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Annie is an Emmy-winning journalist who joined the FOX 17 news team in summer 2015. Annie started her West Michigan journey anchoring on weekend mornings and has anchored every show the station has to offer since. You can now catch her anchoring the weekday 5:00, 10:00, and 11:00pm broadcasts.

A native of Reno, NV, Annie discovered early on she had a true strength for writing and telling stories. It was that passion, plus a full-ride gymnastics scholarship that brought her to the University of Iowa. She double-majored in Journalism/Mass Communication and Sports Studies with the hopes of turning her true love for sports into a career as a non-athlete.

In addition to her student-athlete duties, Annie was able to work for the Universities award-winning television station, DITV where she discovered she was better suited for news.

After graduation, Annie spent three years as the morning reporter and fill-in anchor for KIMT News 3, a CBS affiliate in Mason City, IA.

In her free time, Annie loves to workout, travel, try new foods and restaurants, volunteer, and go to concerts/sporting events, especially when it comes to the Hawkeyes.

Feel free to send her story ideas at aszatkowski@fox17online.com

Recent Articles
  • Mother of new triplets: “I’ve learned that joy and sorrow can coexist”

    WEST MICHIGAN — This Mother’s Day is extra special for one woman in Zeeland. After a successful pregnancy four years ago, followed by several miscarriages, Betsy Koop and her husband Jonathan recently welcomed triplets into the world, but it was a difficult road to get to delivery day. “Our day-to-day is just a lot of handing babies to different people and feeding them and snuggling them,” said Betsy. But Betsy Koop wouldn’t have it any other way. She said, “I […]

  • Nassar survivor demanding change in culture

    EAST LANSING, Mich — Repressed confusion, frustration and anger for the hundreds of survivors of Larry Nassar’s abuse. Many are still fighting to see lasting change. For survivor, Larissa Boyce, and many like her, the courage to confront her abuser has only fueled a fight to prevent any institutional culture from harboring or enabling a pedophile like Nassar. Boyce read two victim impact statements during Nassar’s sentencing hearings in Ingham and Eaton counties. She’s also working with Michigan lawmakers to […]

  • West Michigan gymnastics club moving forward after Nassar abuse scandal

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich — Gymnastics has been under a microscope ever since the Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal broke in 2016. After hearing hundreds of victim impact statements during his sentencing, the sports’ culture has been called into question. However, Grand Rapids Gymnastics is doing what they’ve always done: Training hundreds of athletes in a safe, positive and empowering environment. Owners and coaches tell FOX 17 that while the Nassar case is heartbreaking and shocking, it does not define the sport […]

  • Nassar abuse survivor on former MSU Gymnastics coach: ‘She truly enabled him’

    EAST LANSING, Mich. — It’s one of hundreds of heartbreaking stories involving survivors of sexual abuse at the hands of former famed sports doctor Larry Nassar. Larissa Boyce is sharing her story, speaking to a culture and system breakdown that nurtured the crimes of a pedophile. She tells FOX 17 it’s something that should have been prevented decades ago. Boyce is believed to be one of the first female gymnasts to tell then-Michigan State University head gymnastics coach Kathie Klages about […]

  • Nassar abuse survivor and family healing together

    East Lansing, Mich.  — Calls for accountability and change are still ringing on the campus of Michigan State University months after Larry Nassar learned he’ll spend the rest of his life behind bars. But that’s only one side of the fallout; survivors and their families are still confronting the impact of this abuse at home. Larissa Boyce relied on her family this past January when she confronted Larry Nassar in court, but as the abuse was happening, Boyce’s relationship with […]

  • Tribute on the Grand canceled

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich – A big summer concert event that raises money and awareness for Grand Rapids Whitewater is being put on hold. Tribute on the Grand was scheduled for its third year in Ah-Nab-Awen Park this August, but GRWW and their partnering organization, Founders Brewing, made the tough decision to cancel the event. The free,  all-day concert featured live music from cover bands from all over the country, family-friendly activities, food and beer. It was the marquee event to get the West […]

  • GRPS teacher leads the way with ‘Innovation Classroom’

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich –  A Grand Rapids teacher has created a website to help other teachers all over the world integrate technology into their classrooms. We first introduced you to Heather Gauck and her mission in September of 2016. At that point, the Resource Teacher at Harrison Park Elementary  School had just received a $40,000 grant from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to make her project a reality. Gauck said, “It felt pretty amazing, it made me realize that this didn’t just […]

  • ‘Invisible Injuries’ — What parents need to know

    WEST MICHIGAN –  Chances are, if your child plays a sport, they’ve suffered some sort of injury, but there are plenty of things parents, coaches, and doctors are doing to keep kids safe and to help them recover faster. Adam Schultz, Assistant Soccer Coach at North Muskegon High School knows injuries come with the territory. He feels the benefits outweigh the risks, but not at the cost of safety. He learned this first-hand when his son, Trevor, got hurt in […]

  • West Michigan soldier surprises parents after time overseas

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Sgt. Ethan Larson is finally back home after nearly a year overseas.  For his big homecoming, he and his wife decided to make it extra special. Sgt. Larson is in in the Michigan Army National Guard and has been maintaining and fixing helicopters in Iraq and Kuwait, but now he’s back home for good. “It was good to get home and be with my wife and spend some time in our new house,” Larson said. To celebrate, […]