This weekend, Michael Behrens joins TEGNA-owned WZZM-TV (Grand Rapids). An Indiana native, Michael is no stranger to the Midwest having worked in both Fort Wayne and Saginaw prior to his most recent contributions at TEGNA sister station KYTX CBS 19 in Tyler, Texas.
“I am very happy to call West Michigan and 13 ON YOUR SIDE (WZZM) my new home. West Michigan presents many weather challenges and I can’t wait to tackle them all,” Michael said. “Growing up in Indiana, and previously having lived and worked in Michigan, I have missed the Midwest and I am excited to make a homecoming to the region!”
“Michael is intelligent and driven. His Midwest background and experience will serve our greater Grand Rapids audiences well and we’re excited for him to join our team at 13 ON YOUR SIDE,” said 13 ON YOUR SIDE President and General Manager Dan Baylog.
From being afraid of storms as a child to chasing them as an adult, Michael has kept an eye on the sky for his entire life. He has a passion for learning all he can about weather, predicting it and communicating it to audiences at home.
“We love Michael’s energy and look forward to all he will accomplish,” said Julie Flynn, 13 ON YOUR SIDE News Director. “He is going to fit in great with our team.”