Laura Hartman is a meteorologist and multi-media journalist at 13 ON YOUR SIDE in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Laura became fascinated by the weather because of her upbringing on a dairy farm in Ionia, Mich. Her family watched the local weather morning, noon and night, every single day. She's been watching WZZM 13 since she can remember! Weather has been a focal point of her life from a very young age.

She obtained a Bachelor's of Science in Meteorology from Central Michigan University in May of 2012 (Fire Up Chips!) and started her career at WILX in Lansing in April 2012. Laura obtained the Certified Broadcast Meteorologist seal from the American Meteorological Society in 2015, the highest level of professional certification offered to a broadcast meteorologist.

Her hobbies include reading, running and hanging with her husband and golden retriever named Piper.

Feel free to email her at lhartman@wzzm13.com. You can also find Laura on Twitter and Facebook.