Catherine Behrendt is the Community and Program Director at 13 ON YOUR SIDE in Grand Rapids, Mich. She’s also host of The Exchange on My West Michigan, a weekday news/lifestyle program.

Catherine arrived in Grand Rapids in 1987, hired to produce newscasts and do special project reporting. She was quickly pulled into the daily reporting mix and has never stopped listening, learning and telling people's stories.

Catherine serves on the station's management team, overseeing Programming and Community Projects and contributing to My West Michigan.

She’s an active community volunteer, having served on the boards of directors for various non-profit groups including the Rockford Education Foundation, Bethany Christian Services, ACCESS of West Michigan, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the American Cancer Society, the West Michigan Alzheimer's Association, the Kent County Humane Society, Direction Center and the Grand Rapids Metropolitan YMCA.

Catherine has worked on a variety of community diversity initiatives. She’s a past president of the Junior League of Grand Rapids and has won several awards for her community engagement.

If you'd like to reach Catherine, send her an email at