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Think there’s something we should look into? Are you with a PR firm or business wanting to let us know of an upcoming event or a product? E-mail us at news@fox17online.com to tell us or fill out the form below.

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Unpublishing Guidelines:

Under some circumstances, FOX 17 will consider editing or unpublishing certain stories previously posted to the FOX 17 website. Such considerations include:

  • Nonviolent misdemeanor crimes, particularly those from many years ago. 
  • Missing persons cases that are resolved without criminal charges. 
  • Incidents such as Amber Alerts and Silver Alerts which were resolved without criminal charges. 
  • Stories and photos that involve noncriminal behavior. 

FOX 17 will not consider requests involving serious felonies, particularly those involving violent crimes, including sexual assault. Public figures and those in positions of trust are held to a higher standard of scrutiny and therefore, stories involving these individuals will be evaluated accordingly.

The station may check court records and other public records to make an informed, compassionate decision. However, the onus is on the subject to collect the pertinent data surrounding each individual case.

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Problem Solvers

If you have a problem and are not getting the results you feel you deserve, let our Problem Solvers Team know. Call them at 616-447-5180 or send them or email problemsolvers@fox17online.com with details.

Morning Mix

Have an idea for our entertainment and lifestyles show, the Morning Mix? Send an email to Morning_Mix_Staff@fox17online.com to let them know.

FOX 17 Morning News

Do you have an idea for the Morning News team or maybe an idea for a guest segment or something for the gang to come out and try? Send them an email at mornings@fox17online.com or call 616-447-5252 and leave a message.

School Closings

If you’re a school click here to find out what you need to do to have your closing listed on FOX 17.

About FOX 17

In March 1982, WWMA-TV went on air. In February 1983, a group of additional shareholders bought control of the station effective April 1, 1983. On August 15, 1983, the call letters changed to WXMI. In May 1989, a New York-based company headed by Robert Dudley purchased the stock of WXMI. In 1987, WXMI signed an affiliation agreement with the FOX Broadcasting Company, making WXMI a charter FOX television station. In June 1998, Emmis Broadcasting Company of New York purchased the stock of WXMI. Emmis then traded WXMI to Tribune Broadcasting Company — a leading media company with operations in television and radio broadcasting, publishing, education and interactive ventures.

In January of 1999, FOX 17 launched FOX 17 News At Ten it’s first live television newscast. FOX 17 News At Ten was West Michigan’s first prime time newscast and was 30 minutes in length, it’s slogan would win over West Michigan television viewers, “At Ten It’s News, At Eleven It’s History.” The program would later expand to a full hour.

In August 2006 FOX 17 launched FOX 17 Morning News. The program would later expand to four hours from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. featuring News, Weather, Sports and Traffic updates.

In April of 2009 FOX 17 re launched with a new logo. FOX 17 offers West Michigan television viewers their local news in high definition. FOX 17 became the first West Michigan television station to offer television newscasts in HD.

On September 21, 2009 FOX 17 debuted FOX 17 News At Six, an hour long evening newscast. 2 years later on March 7, 2011, the station debuted FOX 17 News At Five.

Public File

FOX 17’s public file is located at:
3117 Plaza Drive NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525

WXMI Online Public File
For accessibility issues pertaining to the online public file, visit the FCC’s Help Website
For other Public File questions, contact the station’s Public File Manager: 616-364-8722

Inspections may be conducted between 8:00a.m. and 5:00p.m, Monday through Friday. If you have more questions regarding this please contact the station during normal business hours. (616) 364-8722.

FOX 17’s Statement of Equal Opportunity Policy

FOX 17 believes in equal employment opportunities for all, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected classification. It is the company’s policy to hire and promote the most qualified applicants to comply with all federal, state and local equal employment opportunity laws. FOX 17 WXMI also is committed to maintaining a work environment free from all forms of employee discrimination and/or harassment. There is a policy of “zero tolerance” for such behavior.

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FOX 17 Production Services
Sight, Sound, Motion, Emotion…
That’s what we’re about. Ideas and images that command attention. Your company is always changing, evolving. So should the way you promote it.

  • A 30 second commercial.
  • A 60 second Public Service Announcement.
  • A 10-minute demonstration video.
  • A half-hour show.

You’ve got the ideas. We’ll make them work. For you.
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