Stephanie Funkhouser joined Fox 17 in October of 2016 and can be seen anchoring sports on the weekends and reporting during the week.

A Chicago native, Stephanie grew up an avid sports fan, playing soccer, basketball, and sofball. Staying in the Midwest to attend the University of Michigan, she found her passion for sports broadcasting, majoring in Sport Management and minoring in Spanish.

Her first job was working as a co-host and producer for the State Champs High School Sports Show, Sundays at 9am on Fox Sports Detroit. Stephanie has also done sideline reporting for USSSA baseball on MLB.com, filled-in as the in-stadium host for the Detroit Red Wings, been a fill-in anchor for the Detroit Sports News on CBS62, a freelance sideline reporter for the Big Ten Network, and a sideline reporter for Oakland University basketball on ESPN3.

When she isn’t talking or watching sports, Stephanie can be found following her love for food and fitness!


Recent Articles
  • Western Michigan Football excited for 2018 season

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Western Michigan football’s first year under head coach Tim Lester was filled with a number of injuries that included quarterback Jon Wassink. At the annual WMU Alumni golf outing, Coach Lester said Wassink is back and ready for fall. “He looks great. He had a great spring. He’s having a great summer. The second year, speaking from a quarterback, is totally different than year one. The game slows down. There’s no stress. You’re just out there […]

  • So Yeon Ryu wins Meijer LPGA Classic

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — So Yeon Ryu won the Meijer LPGA Classic on Sunday for her first victory of the season and sixth overall, closing with a 5-under 67 for a two-stroke margin. The 29-year-old South Korean player birdied the par-5 16th and par-4 17th and parred the par-4 18th to finish at 21-under 267 at Blythefield Country Club. Two strokes behind Anna Nordqvist and Lee-Anne Pace entering the round, Ryu had six birdies and bogey in the final […]

  • Anna Nordqvist, Lee-Anne Pace share LPGA Tour lead

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Anna Nordqvist and Lee-Anne Pace each shot 8-under 64 on Saturday to share the third-round lead in the Meijer LPGA Classic. Nordqvist and Pace each birdied four of the first five holes and two of the last three — each making 20-footers on the par-4 18th — in their bogey-free rounds. They were at 18-under 198 at Blythefield Country Club. Nordqvist, from Sweden, has eight LPGA Tour victories, winning the Founders Cup and The Evian […]

  • Forest Hills Northern finishes season as Division 2 state runners-up

    WILLIAMSTON, Mich. — The Forest Hills Northern girls soccer team traveled to Williamston on Saturday to take on Marian in the Division 2 State Championship game. The Huskies tied up the game 1-1 in the first half, but Marian scored two goals before halftime and wouldn’t look back from there, winning 4-2 over FHN to capture the state title.

  • So Yeon Ryu shoots 67, leads Meijer LPGA Classic

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — So Yeon Ryu birdied all five par-5 holes in a 5-under 67 to take the second-round lead Friday in the Meijer LPGA Classic. The sixth-ranked South Korean star played her final nine holes — the front nine at Blythefield Country Club — in 5-under 31 to top the leaderboard at 13-under 131. She rallied after making three bogeys in a five-hole stretch on her first nine. “I really like with my putting stroke right now,” […]

  • Kalamazoo Christian Division 4 Runner-Up

    WILLIAMSTON, Mich. — The Kalamazoo Christian girls soccer team fell just short in the Division 4 State Finals on Friday as Lansing Christian won 1-0 and the Comets finish the year as runners-up.

  • Centreville Softball advances to state championship

    EAST LANSING, Mich. — The Centreville softball team topped Unionville Sebewaing 4-0 on Friday to advance to the Division 4 State Finals on Saturday at 5:30pm against Coleman.  

  • MSU golfers receive sponsors exemption in Meijer LPGA Classic

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The Meijer LPGA Classic kicks off this week with over one hundred of the top female golfers in the world. Now, a couple of Michigan State golfers get to participate as well after Ally Geer and Sarah Burnham received sponsors exemptions on Friday. The MSU women’s golf coach Stacy Slobodnik-Stoll said it’s been a great year for the team. “I think the number two is kind of special this year because it was a second back to […]

  • East Grand Rapids lacrosse wins back-to-back state titles

    HOWELL, Mich. — The East Grand Rapids lacrosse team defeated Forest Hills Central 11-10 in double overtime on Saturday to bring home back-to-back state titles by beating the Rangers for the second year in a row. Eric Solberg had a team high six goals on the day and Chris Owens scored the game-winning goal unassisted in the second overtime.