TEGNA’s WZZM-TV (Grand Rapids) has announced that Meredith TerHaar has returned to the station’s morning team to anchor the show with James Starks and Meteorologist Laura Hartman.
“I am so excited to be returning once again to my home station,” said Meredith. “Wherever my adventures in life take me, I always wind up coming back to where my heart calls home.”
TerHaar anchored the weekend morning news for three years and more recently was a part of the on-air ensemble in 2019 while managing the team behind the scenes.
“Meredith is West Michigan through and through,” said 13 ON YOUR SIDE President and General Manager, Dan Baylog. “We look forward to her passion, energy and unique local perspective and we can’t wait for her to get started.”
Born and raised in Ottawa County, TerHaar graduated from Hope College and began her journalism career at WZZM as an intern in 2003. She was quickly hired as an Associate Producer, and then promoted to Noon Show Producer. She left in 2009 for a smaller market to hone her skills as a Multimedia Journalist and Anchor and then worked as Assistant News Director at WJHG in Panama City, Florida until she rejoined the WZZM team in December of 2014.
“Meredith’s enthusiasm is contagious and her excitement about telling stories is clear,” said 13 ON YOUR SIDE News Director, Julie Flynn. “We’re so glad to have her back on the team, and I know viewers will welcome her back to their morning routine.”