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WXMI Fox 17 News

WXMI 17 Grand Rapids Live

Fox 17 News LogoWXMI Fox 17 is an E.W. Scripps Company-owned Television service that provides services to GrandRapids/Battle Creek/Kalamazoo Television market. Fox 17 is a licensee of Grand Rapids and works under the affiliation of Fox Network. Enjoy the unlimited news and entertainment at the station’s official website, as well as on cable and satellite. Moreover, Fox 17 Grand Rapids uses the brand name Fox 17 News and the slogan Let’s Connect for its newscast service. Fox 17 Live presents newscast, traffic updates, WXMI weather, live sports, medical moment, Know the Law, Morning Mix, Problem Solvers, Podcasts, contests, Community Events. Additionally, the station’s news services include Morning News, Local News, Taste of Town, The Rebound West Michigan, local Grand Rapids News, Taste of Town, and more.

Along with this, viewers can also enjoy Something Good, Birthday Shoutouts, Politics, The Rebound West Michigan: the State of Education, and National News. WXMI weather includes services like Today’s weather forecast, Interactive radar, daily forecast, Alerts, maps & radar, closings, and delays. Fox 17 Grand Rapids also features an exclusive segment Morning Mix that includes DIY, Crafter Corner, MI Vacay, Morning Buzz, Fashion/Beauty, We’re Hiring, Weather Kid, Trusted Advisor, and whatnot.

Watch Fox 17 Live Stream

Stream WXMI Fox 17 live stream and enjoy exciting TV programs including Friends, Two and a Half Men and WWE Smackdown. Also, Fox 17 News, The Drew Barrymore Show, Just for Laughs: Gags, Raw Travel, Fox 17 Morning News, and others. Viewers can either stream the coverage live on a laptop or mobile phone. Feel free to give us your feedback about the streaming quality.

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Fox 17 Live Stream Schedule

The table below enlists the schedule of all the TV programs airing on the Fox 17 live stream throughout the week.

Sr. TimeShows
112:10, 12:40, 1:10, 1:40, 2:10, 2:40, 3:10, 3:40, 4:10, 4:40 (AM)FOX 17 Overnight Headlines
115:00AMFOX 17 Morning News
129:00AMReplay: FOX 17 Morning News
1310:00AM - 9:00PM (with hour-by-hour gap)This Half Hour
1410:00PMFOX 17 News at 10
1511:00PMFOX 17 News at 11
1611:35PMReplay: FOX 17 News at 11

Audience & Viewers General FAQs

What channel is Fox in Grand Rapids?

Fox 17 Grand Rapids comes at Virtual CH 17 in Kalamazoo, Battle Creek, and Grand Rapids. Enjoy all Fox 17 shows from local newscasts to the hit TV series such as Two and a Half Men and Friends via WXMI live stream on various digital platforms as well.

How can I watch WXMI Fox 17 on my computer?

There are several ways to watch WXMI Fox 17 live stream on your computer. You can head to Fox Grand Rapid’s official website and stream the programs live there. Plus, you can also get the exciting Fox services here at You can stream the news for free, with lower buffering, and without a cable subscription.

How to tune Fox 17 Grand Rapids on DirecTV?

Fox 17 News on DirecTV

Fox News Grand Rapids can be watched on DirecTV by tuning the station at Channel number 17. DirecTV is a popular satellite TV service in the United States that also provides its service in Grand Rapids, Battle Creek, and Kalamazoo. Watching Fox in these regions is not a problem now, with DirecTV satellite service. If your area doesn’t support a cable service and yet you want to enjoy cordless services of Fox 17 in those remote areas, tune the station at CH 17.

Why is Fox News Sunday not on 17 Grand Rapids?

There isn’t any solid information available anywhere on the internet or social media pages about Fox News Sunday missing on WXMI Fox 17 live. However, we can only assume that Fox disconnected the program and decided to replace it with some other show.

WXMI News Team

News is important. Therefore, a station needs an expert team of news anchors, reporters, and investigative journalists to conduct the information. Fox 17 News team provides the truth, the accuracy, the trust, and more importantly, the reliable piece of information to the Grand Rapids public. From handling the tasks (both on camera and off camera) in a news studio to reporting from different locations around the Michigan, WXMI news team provide quality. Each member of the squad has earned a relevant degree in their respective field from reputable universities around the United States. The team consists of reliable news anchors/reporters such as Todd Chance, Mike Avery, Lauren Edwards, Janice Allens, Anthony Domol, Kevin Craig, and LeighAnn Towne. The following are the popular news personalities at Fox News Grand Rapids team.

Ruta Ulcinaite: Anchor/Reporter at WXMI 17

At Fox 17 Grand Rapids Mi Ruta Ulcinaite stepped into the industry in February 2017. She is a passionate news anchor and reporter and joined WXMI FOX 17 in June 2021. There isn’t much history about Ruta being here in WXMI TV since she only started working here two months ago, but Ulcinaite has strong storytelling skills. She always attributed her passion for news and storytelling to the amazing teachers and mentors at MSU, where she also completed an internship at WDIV News, The State News, and HOMTV Okemos. While serving the University, Ulcinaite was honored with various accolades including the award for her inclusive reporting from the Society of Professional Journalists. Ruta completed her degree in Broadcast Journalism and Political Science at Michigan State University in 2019.

Work Profile and Experience of Ruta

Ruta Ulcinaite

Before joining Fox 17, Ulcinaite was a member of the Multimedia Journalist team at Scripps Media Omaha-owned KMTV News from June 2019 to May 2021. While being a part of that station, she was a leading reporter covering the coronavirus reports, leading journalist providing unemployment coverage and coronavirus coverage in The Rebound franchise, and substitute anchor on weekend & evening programs.

Before that, Ulcinaite was a Producer and Assignment Desk Manager from September 2018 to December 2018 and then MMJ Reporter & Anchor from January 2018 to May 2019 at Focal Point News. In January 2018, Ruta became an Intern Reporter at HOMTV who was responsible for writing, editing and shooting content for various stories and packages on weekly basis. Moreover, Ulcinaite was also in charge of anchoring, reporting, camera work, control room, and producing the content. Prior to this, Ruta was an Assignment Desk Intern at WDIV Local 4 News aka ClickOnDetroit from May 2017 to August 2017.

While working for ClickOnDetroit, she supervised police scanners, publications for news tips/ ideas, and monitored competitor stations. Ruta also followed Up with fire and police departments. Meanwhile, she also used to gather, dismantle, and verify local information that could possibly be turned out to be newscasts and stories. Ulcinaite also visited the field, worked with photographers, observed reporters, and conducted interviews. Ruta started her work at The State News as an Intern Reporter from February 2017 to May 2017. During that internship, she wrote stories each week and researched and produced 3+ videos. Plus, she also rotated desks and covered several topics for the student newspaper.

Fox 17 Weather Team

WXMI weather presents the most exciting features and weather equipment that help to predict the most accurate weather conditions in the area. All these services need to be managed by a capable team of meterologists, hence the WXMI Weather team is competent enough to fulfill this duty. From collecting data based on the radar and field observation to crafting the 24-hours/7-days weather forecast via a 3d model, WXMI weather has also got it all for you. They provide weather news or weathercast on all platforms including TV, mobile app, official website, and weather mobile alerts. So, you can not miss the weather in any situation at any cost. Haleigh Vaughn, Laura Velasquez, and Candace Monacelli are popular weathercasters in WXMI weather.

Candace Monacelli: Meteorologist at WXMI Weather

Candace MonacelliCandace Monacelli is a weather anchor at Fox 17 who joined the channel in June 2017. Monacelli was born and brought up in the neighborhood of Cleveland, Ohio. She spent her time growing up beside the lake. Before Fox 17, Monacelli was a meteorologist at 21 WFMJ News from May 2015 to June 2017. While working for them, Candance prepared weather forecasts, conducted multimedia journalist tasks on weekday news telecasts, and provided remote interviews for a morning show. Candace completed her graduation at Kent State University in Journalism in 2015. Plus, she was also enrolled at Mississippi State University in 2016 in Meteorology.

Candace’s Past Life

Monacelli was also an Associate Election Show Producer from November 2012 to December 2012 at TV2 Kent Ohio, where she helped cover the Ohio Primaires and Presidential Election. She also managed camera tasks and teleprompter during a taping of the telecast. Afterward, she was promoted to Field Hockey Reporter from August 2011 to December 2011. While serving as a Field Hockey Reporter Candice covered all home matches, shot b-roll during the match, and sometimes edit sports highlights for the digital content. In January 2012,

Monacelli was promoted to Correspondent where she participated in story ideas at meetings,  anchored packages in the primetime news. Subsequently, she became a Track & Field Reporter from January 2012 to May 2012 in the same channel. In addition, she gave coverage to all home meets, prepared game highlights to display in the news headlines, conducted preview interviews, and more. Eventually, she became a Floor Director from January 2012 to May 2012. While she was a Floor Director, Candace helped the show run smoothly, hunt talent on-air, and manage communication between studio and control room.

WXMI Mobile Apps

Mobile apps are a way to access things easily on your mobile phone, it applies to TV channels as well. Now, other than antenna, satellite, cable, and official website, users can also watch TV on their mobile device through the TV channel’s official mobile app. Same like other TV channels in the United States, Fox 17 live also focuses on the digital transmission of their TV service via a mobile app. For this purpose, Fox 17 Grand Rapids has introduced two separate apps for the viewers: one focusing on the current affairs in Kalamazoo and political coverage and the other for the weather reports.

Fox 17 West Michigan News

WXMI 17 news app offers related local, national, and community stories, along with Grand Rapids breaking news, the latest weather reports, and notifications for the important stories throughout the entire day. After opening the application, viewers will also know right away what’s happening in the region and what is hot in the nearby areas. Furthermore, the app’s latest simple layout allows the user to access the tabs and features simply and easily. You can also watch the news headlines, WXMI weather reports, and video clips with just a single tap.

WXMI Fox 17 News Live Coverage Studio
Fox 17 News Live Coverage Studio | Courtesy: official website

The app includes the following features:

  • Alerts for breaking news and top stories
  • WXMI live stream
  • Latest weather section with hourly, daily, and 7-day forecasts
  • Fast and reliable to use
  • An ad-free premium service with a very little fee of $1.99 a month. The price can even drop further down to $10.99 per year.

Fox 17 West Michigan Weather

WXMI Fox 17 weather app offers all the exciting weather services that its official website has to offer. Additionally, from the current weather conditions to Today’s forecast, school closings, maps, video forecast, locations, and interactive radar, users can experience the best weather service in Grand Rapids, Battle Creek, and Kalamazoo.

Fox 17 Popular Programs

WXMI Fox 17 Grand Rapids offers different exciting TV programs. Along with this, Most of these programs following the news genre, however, some of the thrilling TV series excite things up. The following table contains the list of shows.

Family Guy Bob’s Burger Two and a Half Men FOX 17 News at 10:00 p.m.
Friends Just for Laughs: Gags The Simpsons The Tell-Tale Head Business First AM `
Raw Travel Float Your Boat House Smarts Fox 17 Morning Mix The Steve Wilkos Show My Child Was Abused in Your Care
The Drew Barrymore Show Fox 17 News Midday Right This Minute Modern Family A Tale of Three Cities
Dateline Secrets in Pleasant Grove Newsfeed Hell’s Kitchen Young Guns: Young Guns Come Out Shooting Modern Family A Tale of Three Cities
Duncanville Das Banana Boot Housebroken Who’s a Good Girl? Modern Family Fight or Flight Daily Mail TV
Lego Masters Hero Shot! Fox 17 News at 5:00 p.m. Mental Samurai The Steve Wilkos Show I Don’t Believe That’s How He Died
MasterChef Legends: Emeril Lagasse – Auditions Round 1 WWE SmackDown To the Rescue Xploration Nature Knows Best
Modern Family Family Portrait Boxing To Be Announced Xploration DIY Sci

About WXMI Grand Rapids

WXMI Grand Rapids first started operations on 18 March 1982 with the calls WWMA as an independent network. Heritage Broadcasting Company was the original owner and founder of the channel. An year later, extra shareholders took control of the channel and decided to change the calls to WXMI (the current callsigns) on 15 August 1983. Channel 17 News Grand Rapids MI became a Fox affiliate in 1987. WXMI 17 News currently serves under the ownership of E.W. Scripps Company and provides coverage from the studios located in the northern area of Grand Rapids on Plaza Drive. However, WXMI 17 antenna is installed in Middleville’s southwest area.

WXMI Fox 17 Building with Anteena
WXMI Fox 17 Building with Anteena | Source:
Tel: 616-364-8722
Tower Location: Southwest of Middleville
Brand Name: Fox 17 West Michigan

Coverage Map

Fox 17 News Coverage Map
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Trevelyan Cosmo
Trevelyan Cosmo
A professional writer since 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Economics, Trevelyan Cosmo ran the creative writing department for the major News Channels until 2019. He then worked as a Senior content writer with, including national newspapers, magazines, and online work. He specializes in economics and broadcasting communications.

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