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Top Ten facts about Tessa DiTirro

Cats, theater, and American Idol
Tessa DiTirro
Posted at 6:02 AM, Sep 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-20 12:01:56-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Meet the newest member of the FOX 17 morning team, Tessa DiTirro.

Here are Tessa's top ten facts:

1. She grew up in Akron, Ohio (the home of LeBron James!) Tessa attended a visual and performing arts high school for singing. The school is the alma mater of Chrissie Hynde and the Black Keys (to name a few).

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Tessa DiTirro graduates high school in Akron, OH.

2. She is an only child.

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Tessa DiTirro as a schoolgirl in Akron, OH.

3. She's been singing since she could talk. Tessa was a member of professional, school, and church choirs. Singing in a professional children's choir allowed her the opportunity to travel the world. Some of her favorite trips included Malta, Sicily, the Czech Republic, Austria, Germany, and France.

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Tessa DiTirro ready for a choir performance

4. She attended Ohio State University.

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Tessa DiTirro is a proud Ohio State University alum

5. Tessa loves working with kids! During her time working in Wheeling, WV Tessa served as a Court Appointed Special Advocate, or CASA. That person gets to know children involved in custody situations and advocates for their best interest in court. In Cincinnati, she served as a 'big sister' in the Big Brother, Big Sister program.

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Tessa DiTirro is sworn in as a Court Advocate in West Virginia

6. Coffee in the morning is a must.

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Tessa DiTirro loves her coffee

7. Tessa is a foodie, especially anything involving tacos, queso, sushi, donuts, brunch or mac and cheese! She is looking for recommendations for good eats in West Michigan.

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Tessa DiTirro loves food, and talks about it on social media a lot

8. She has one cat named Lola, who she adopted 6 years ago.

Tessa DiTirro and her cat, Lola

9. Tessa loves running and staying active. She's run a half marathon, numerous 5Ks and 10Ks. Recommendations for area trails are appreciated!

Tessa DiTirro runs a half marathon
Tessa DiTirro loves running.

10. In 2011 Tessa auditioned for American Idol in Pittsburgh. She did not get a ticket to Hollywood 😉

Tessa DiTirro on her way to audition for American Idol

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