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.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — After nearly a century in business, the ink is about to run dry for a beloved West Michigan print shop. Rose Engraving, 2222 28th St. SE in Grand Rapids, is closing Friday after 80 years in business. “Rose started in what we can tell about 1940 it was downtown at the time, it had roughly about one-hundred employees and it was pretty much the only way to print things,” Aaron Muller, owner of Rose Engraving. From […]
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — West Michigan teens are gearing up and getting hands on training on how to be a firefighter. It’s all part of the youth fire academy at the Grand Rapids Fire Department. The department reached out to the community, took applications and after several interviews this year they have 19 students that are taking part. The entire week is free and firefighters teach the kids how to gear up, keep the station clean and go through scaled […]
OTTAWA CO. Mich. — More than 10,000 customers waking up without power in Ottawa County Saturday morning after the severe thunderstorms overnight. The Ottawa County Sheriff’s office is asking people to be cautious when driving after several roads have trees down around the Georgetown Township area. The Georgetown Township Fire Department, along with Ottawa County Emergency Management and the National Weather Service will be out surveying the damage from the storms on Saturday.
SPARTA, Mich. — Imperial Gunworx security alarms went off around 3:30 a.m. after an alleged break-in, according to the store owner. We have a crew on scene working to learn more. No word yet on any stolen guns, however the front door was smashed in.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The 2019 Beer City Open Pickleball Championships is underway in Grand Rapids. Mother-daughter duo Leigh Waters and her 12-year-old daughter Anna Leigh Waters will be competing in the Beer City Open which runs through Sunday. Anna Leigh will likely be the youngest player taking part in the championship games this weekend. She has been playing pickleball for the last 2 years and says the best part is being able to get competitive and play alongside her mom. “Well […]
ALTO, Mich. — You are invited to bring the family out to Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park, 8313 Pratt Lake Ave SE in Alto, to spend some time with baby animals this week. It’s all in honor of Baby Animal Week which was so popular last year that the owners extended the one-day event until a week-long celebration. The park will have a bunch of new baby animals that you can get up-close and personal with and take photos. Officials […]
WALKER, Mich. — Today is the last day on the job for the city of Walker’s fire chief Robert Walker. To make sure he gets the proper send off, the department picked him up for his last shift with a firetruck. Chief Walker started with the Walker Fire Department on September 19, 1978 as a paid-on-call firefighter. He became Deputy Chief in 1997 and promoted to Fire Chief in 2016. The city has chosen David L. Pelton as the new […]
HOLLAND, Mich. — The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit is reminding people about rising water levels that will create dangerous conditions on Lake Michigan. These higher than average levels have created many safety concerns including electrical shock drowning and floating debris, as well as property damage to the shorelines with erosion, flooding, and damage to docks and seawalls. With the water levels being higher than normal, wakes from the boats are creating erosion along the shoreline and seawalls. Even […]
IONIA, Mich. — The Ionia County Health Department is urging people to get tested due to sexually transmitted infections and diseases being on the rise nationwide. While some are easily treatable, many people aren’t even aware that anything is wrong with them. “STDs are on the rise nationwide, in Michigan, in Ionia County, pretty much everywhere,” said Ken Bowen, health officer with the Ionia County Health Department. The diseases can cause serious health problems, especially if they aren’t caught early […]