Terri DeBoer Leaving WOOD in Grand Rapids After Nearly 30 Years

By Kevin Eck 

Terri DeBoer is retiring from Grand Rapids, Mich., NBC affiliate WOOD after nearly 30 years with the station and more than 35 years working in local news.

The station said DeBoer will be launching her own publishing company, working as a professional coach, and spend more time with her family.

“My retirement from broadcasting will allow me to spend more time with my family; especially my aging parents and my sweet grandsons,” said DeBoer. “Time goes by so fast!”


DeBoer started her career in the mid-1980s as a news reporter and anchor at WBAY in Green Bay, Wisc. She joined WOOD in 1995.

She was the first female in the state of Michigan to earn the Television Seal of Approval from the American Meteorological Society.

“It’s so fulfilling to see the number of women in meteorology skyrocket,” she said. “It’s humbling to think I was a pioneer in our industry.”

Her last day on-air will be Friday.