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I'm the Morning & Noon Meteorologist at WOOD-TV in Grand Rapids, married with 3 kids

Biography

Terri DeBoer is a 21st Century mom! She works full time as the Morning & Noon Meteorologist at WOOD-TV, the NBC affiliate in Grand Rapids, MI. She's happily married, with 3 great & very busy kids! She understands the challenges of "today's moms" & has started this blog as a way to keep a diary of the joys & challenges of daily life!

Even though her career puts her in the public eye, Terri's life has actually been quite ordinary. Her dad was a "lifer" in the military, spending more than 20 years as an enlisted man in the US Air Force. Terri was born in New Jersey, kindergarten in "Tornado Alley", and much of the growing up years in the Big Sky State of Montana native, she's also lived in South Dakota, Washington, Wisconsin and, since 1990, West Michigan.

Early in her career, she anchored the news, but her passion is weather and science. She returned to college to study meteorology, and became the first woman in Michigan to earn the American Meteorological Society's Television Seal of Approval.

Since joining 24 Hour News 8 in 1995, she has kept West Michigan covered. She loves to share her enthusiasm about West Michigan's ever-changing weather "on the air" and "in the classroom". Terri is dedicated to encouraging young people to become enthusiastic about science and the weather. To that end, she frequently visits schools to give seminars about weather, as well as to promote math and science careers to girls. Terri was awarded the Best Weathercast by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters.

She's worked with Cystic Fibrosis, Special Olympics, Big Brothers & Big Sisters, Children's Miracle Network, American Cancer Society, March of Dimes, G.R. Schools PEEP Program, Kalamazoo Junior League, MDA, the Grand Rapids Griffins Youth Foundation, the Salvation Army Angel Tree Program, Ken-O-Sha, and many more.

Terri is also on the Board of Directors for the Grand Rapids Griffins Youth Foundation & is the current Co-Chair & Co-President of the Education Freedom Fund Scholarship Program. Terri is also serving on the fundraising committee for Kent County's Millennium Park Project.

Interests

Driving the Carpool!, Watching my kids play sports, Golf, Reading, Cooking