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.

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Recent Articles
  • Lakeview chiropractor helping dog with defect

    LAKEVIEW, Mich. — A West Michigan chiropractic clinic has been treating humans for over 30 years. Last summer, they took on a unique case: a golden retriever named Augie. It takes a second look at Augie to notice based on the way he moves around the office at Lakeview Family Chiropractors, but there’s something different about him. Augie was born with a growth plate defect in one of his legs, making it shorter than the others. “He’s never known anything […]

  • Finding Kaedyn his Forever Home

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich — An 8th grader in West Michigan, gives 100% in everything he does and is hoping to find his Forever Home. FOX 17’s series features kids in Michigan’s foster care system find loving families. So far, we’ve helped about 95% of kids we’ve featured. Kaedyn is 13 years old and loves basically anything that moves. The West Michigan Aviation Academy in Grand Rapids invited us inside their classrooms to learn a thing-or-two about flying airplanes. For a […]

  • Medical Moment: Athletic Trainers

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  • A voice of help and comfort: The woman behind the phones of Spectrum Health

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich– Chances are, if you’ve ever called Spectrum Health to make an appointment or have had to call for assistance in the parking garage, you’ve heard Kathy Shoemaker’s voice. Kathy has been an Administrative Assistant with Spectrum Health for nearly 30 years, but her voice work started about 20 years ago. “We were doing after-hours nurse triage for doctors’ offices and for every doctor’s office there had to be a greeting,” said Kathy. From there, more people started […]

  • Medical Moment: Cancer rehabilitation programs at Spectrum Health

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  • Finding Allie her Forever Home

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich — FOX 17 continues our Forever Home series, featuring kids in Michigan’s foster care system. Allie is a sweet and kind 12-year-old, looking for a family to call her own and to create lasting memories with. We spent the morning with her having some indoor fund at the Salvation Army Kroc Center in Grand Rapids. Allie never gives up and loves doing anything hands-on, including the rock climbing wall, basketball, swimming, soccer, and going to the park […]

  • Medical Moment: Spider and Varicose Veins

  • ‘Let Rian be Rian’: Raising a ‘theyby’ in West Michigan

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — It’s the big question after a family learns they’re pregnant: is it a boy or a girl? However, instead of biology dictating the expectations that come with being either, some parents are choosing not to assign their child a gender right away. It’s a small but growing group raising “theybies.” It’s a choice that’s undoubtedly raising eyebrows, and certainly won’t fit into every family’s lifestyle, but it is working for Jazz and Drea McKinney in Grand […]

  • Finding Katlyn her Forever Home

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich — FOX 17 is proud to continue our Forever Home series, featuring children in Michigan’s foster care system, find loving homes. Though our partnership with Orchard’s Children’s Services, we’ve helped place 95% of the kids who have been featured. 14-year-old Katlyn is incredibly smart, fun, creative, and is starting to figure out her own unique sense of style. The pro’s at Douglas J Aveda Institute in Grand Rapids gave her a little pampering and the chance to […]

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