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Alyssa is one of the newest members to join the FOX 17 team and is excited to explore and learn more about West Michigan.

Born and raised in Flushing, MI, Alyssa has always had a passion for reporting as she grew up watching the local news and taking several station visits to sit through newscasts. Alyssa’s quest for a career in broadcasting led her to Central Michigan University where she graduated with a degree in Broadcast & Cinematic Arts and a minor in Journalism and American Sign Language.

Alyssa previously worked at WPBN-TV 7&4 News in Traverse City, MI taking her viewers on adventures throughout northern Michigan.

From breaking news to the must see events, Alyssa is passionate about sharing your story. If you see her around town make sure to say hello and feel free to shoot her story ideas at Ahearin@fox17online.com.


Recent Articles
  • Exhibit comes to GR to educate teens on distracted driving

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — UNITE’s Arrive Alive Tour is coming to Grand Rapids to help educate teens on the dangers of distracted driving. The tour uses a simulator that will let you experience the potential dangers of texting while driving or driving intoxicated, all from a controlled environment. You can attend the conference for free on Wednesday, October 10th from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Celebration Cinema North in the Back Parking Lot Near IMAX at 2121 Celebration Dr. NE Grand Rapids, […]

  • Food Fight Fridays — Thornapple Kellogg High School

    MIDDLEVILLE, Mich. — FOX 17 took ‘Food Fight Fridays’ to Thornapple Kellogg High School this week to see just how many donations they could raise. Partnering with Feeding America West Michigan, FOX 17 is challenging West Michigan schools to see who can raise the most nonperishable food items. The winner at the end of the year will win the FOX 17 Food Fight Fridays cup and will get to keep it in their halls for the following school year. Thornapple Kellogg […]

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    Kalamazoo Aldi reopens after remodel with a new design

    KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Residents living in Kalamazoo will be excited to know that their store has been remodeled and is opening back up to the public Thursday. The first 100 customers through the doors at the store located at 3720 Gull Road in Kalamazoo will get gift cards and be entered for a chance to win free produce for a year. Doors are open to shoppers after the ribbon cutting ceremony at 8:25 a.m. The renovation is part of a […]

  • AeroMed called to serious motorcycle crash in Kent County

    SPENCER TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A motorcyclist was seriously injured in an early morning crash Friday. Police responded around 4:20 a.m. on Maston Lake Drive between Sorensen and Trufant Avenues in Sand Lake, which is in northern Kent County. We’re told a passerby came across the scene and called 911 after finding the motorcyclist in a ditch. The motorcyclist, 39-year-old Raymond Hilliker was airlifted to the hospital and we’re told his injuries are considered life-threatening. Deputies believe speed or alcohol may […]

  • Food Fight Fridays — Grandville High School

    GRANDVILLE, Mich. — FOX 17 took ‘Food Fight Fridays’ to Grandville High School this week to see just how many donations they could raise. Partnering with Feeding America West Michigan, FOX 17 is challenging West Michigan schools to see who can raise the most nonperishable food items. The winner at the end of the year will win the FOX 17 Food Fight Fridays cup and will get to keep it in their halls for the following school year. Grandville raised […]

  • Anchor Chat: Why do you love fishing? Let’s see your catch!

    Here’s a look at what our viewers said!  

  • Food Fight Fridays — Greenville High School

    GREENVILLE, Mich. — FOX 17 launched its newest segment Food Fight Fridays. Partnering with Feeding America West Michigan, FOX 17 is challenging West Michigan schools to see who can raise the most nonperishable food items. This week Alyssa Hearin visited Greenville. The grand total of donations weighed in at 3,756, which is 3,130 meals! That puts Greenville in first place. The winner at the end of the year will win the FOX 17 Food Fight Fridays cup and will get […]

  • Labor day cook-off with FOX 17 morning crew

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Not only is it Labor Day weekend, but college football has officially kicked off and NFL is about to begin and that calls for lots of good eats. FOX 17’s Alyssa Hearin, Brody Carter, Candace Monacelli and Candese Charles took on a cook-off and shared some of their favorites and new recipes including a deviled eggs, cowboy caviar dip, fruit angel food cake and puppy chow. Who’s the real winner? You decide! Alyssa’s Angel Fluffy Fruit […]

  • Riding the wake: Adaptive Wake Surfing Tour comes to West MI

    EAST GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — It definitely takes talent to take on water sports like wake surfing and patience to perfect the skill. One girl from right here in west Michigan is proving that’s losing a limb is not going to stop her from doing what she loves and now she’s determined to help others overcome the same obstacle. On the water is where you can find Lexi Youngberg, 25, with her wakesurf board in tow, not only competing but […]