Back in July the longtime duo of Mike Avery & Deanna Falzone said goodbye to their viewers on the Fox 17 morning show, now Fox 17 has announced a permanent replacement to take one of those seats.

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Akron native Tessa DiTirro will be starting full-time behind the anchor desk on Monday. DiTirro comes from WKRC in Cincinnati where she spent the last 3 years. She'll be joined in mornings by current co-host Rita Ulcinaite along with meteorologists Kevin Craig and Candace Monacelli and traffic reporter Rob Westaby.

📷 Facebook/Tessa DiTirro
📷 Facebook/Tessa DiTirro

DiTirro announced earlier this week on Facebook that West Michigan would be her new home:

It’s officially official! For all who were curious, I’m the newest resident of Grand Rapids, Michigan!
Today is my first day FOX 17 and very soon I will be waking up earlier than I have been in a LONG time!😅☀️ I’m honored to be named the morning anchor. I cant wait to help West Michigan start the day. It’s a dream come true!

Ryan Cummings who had been filling in since Avery & Falzone's departures, announced he'll be heading back to nights:

Enjoying my last week filling in on the morning show. It’s been fun these last 6 weeks, but I can FINALLY go back to nights and get some much needed rest! 3AM alarms do not work well with my body. 🙌🏼

You can follow West Michigan's newest newscaster online:

Facebook Page – Tessa DiTirro
Twitter - @tessonTV
Instagram - @tessontv

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