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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
  • Grand Haven Uber driver issues warning after harrowing ride caught on camera

    GRAND HAVEN, Mich. — An Uber driver near the lakeshore is warning others about a problem passenger who harassed her over the weekend. The incident was caught on Cindi Chute’s dash camera.  She says she got the camera for her safety, but now calls it her saving grace. The ride happened just after midnight Sunday, a routine trip that turned into an incident Chute wishes had never happened. “I’ve been all over the place and never had an incident like […]

  • Annual picnic celebrates beating childhood cancer

    BYRON CENTER, Mich. — Dozens of families, doctors, and nurses gathered at the  Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital’s Annual Reunion Picnic Wednesday night to celebrate beating childhood cancer. There were games, music, and activities for everyone at Douglas Walker Park in Byron Center. Lily Loding was there with her dad, Nathan Loding, and her entire family. Looking at her now, you’d never know she was battling a rare form of cancer not too long ago. “It’s kind of an invisible disease; […]

  • Glover’s Heroes helps out breast cancer survivor

    JENISON, Mich. — Dozens of volunteers worked hard Wednesday for people who could really use a little extra help with projects and landscaping around the house. It’s part of Glover’s Heroes Community Give Back Day, helping out area firefighters, police officers, EMTs, teachers, nurses and others. One of the five people picked out of about 90 nominations is breast cancer survivor Sharon Aalderink. She has been in remission for 14 years, but is dealing with knee issues. “It just got […]

  • Grand Rapids veteran raising money for surgery after support puppy hit by car

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A Grand Rapids veteran is asking for help after his support dog was hit by a car. Josh Gunneson says when he let his dogs out Monday night they took off across the street.  His 13-week-old German shepherd Freya was hit. Freya was supposed to start training in about a month to become Gunneson’s certified support animal. After seeing two veterinarians in Grand Rapids, the dog is now at Michigan State University’s Veterinary Medical Center for […]

  • West Nile Virus survivor ‘I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy’

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich –  The Kent County Health Department is warning of a potentially serious outbreak of the West Nile virus this season. One West Michigan mother who survived the virus tells FOX 17 it was an experience she would wish  on anyone. “I remember,  I was mowing my front yard when it happened, and it was on my right ankle,” said Heather Ibrahim, one of the first people in Kent County to contract West Nile. She was diagnosed in 2002. […]

  • 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 […]