Watching Meredith TerHaar in the morning broadcast of WZZM-TV is always a joy. She is a breath of fresh air for 13 On Your Side viewers. But now, Meredith TerHaar is leaving WZZM-TV for a different opportunity after 20 years. Since the announcement came out, her followers have been asking questions, and they especially want to know if she will also be leaving Grand Rapids, Michigan. Thankfully, the anchor answered most of them. Here’s what Meredith TerHaar has to say about her departure from 13 On Your Side.
Meredith TerHaar Leaves WZZM-TV
A native of West Michigan, Meredith TerHaar graduated from Hope College in 2003. After that, she began her career in journalism as an intern at WZZM 13. Soon after, she was promoted to producer of the noon show, having previously served as associate producer.
In 2009, TerHaar relocated to Panama City Beach, Florida, to join WJHG as an assistant news director and honed her abilities as a multimedia journalist and anchor. When Jennifer Pascua, the previous anchor at the time, was moved to the 5:00 p.m. news slot, TerHaar took her place.
TerHaar has loved her role as a weekday morning news anchor. During that time, she and her husband, Eric, became parents of two kids. In 2021, she co-authored a book and a family devotional, The Wandering Wise Man, with her husband.
Now that her children have gotten older, managing time as a morning anchor has become difficult. She has been setting the alarm for 2:00 a.m. for a decade now. However, TerHaar feels it’s time for a new experience and life routine without getting out of bed in the wee hours of the morning. So, she has decided to leave the station.
Meredith TerHaar is leaving WZZM-TV and her last day is January 6, 2022. She will join Corewell Health, formerly Spectrum, as a communications specialist, supporting their Zeeland and Grand Haven campuses.