Nick LaFave is an evening anchor at 13 ON YOUR SIDE in Grand Rapids, Mich.. For nearly 20 years he's specialized in politics, breaking news and feature storytelling.

Nick grew up in Marquette and is a proud Yooper. He holds degrees from both Northern Michigan University and Grand Valley State University. He's a member of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.

During his career, Nick has interviewed national and world leaders. But, his favorite stories are ones that involve the people in our local communities and the issues they face every day. His "One Good Thing" series focuses on the positive aspects of life in West Michigan.

Nick has won several awards for his work as both an anchor and a reporter from several organizations, including the Emmys and the Michigan Association of Broadcasters.

When Nick isn't at work, he's spending time with his wife and daughter. For fun, Nick referees hockey and is a member of the Star Wars costuming group, the 501st Legion.

Follow Nick on Twitter and Facebook or send him an email at nicklafave@wzzm13.com.