Samantha Jacques is the Weekend Morning Meteorologist at 13 ON YOUR SIDE in Grand Rapids, Mich. She is a Michigan native, growing up in Shelby Twp, where she first discovered her unwavering passion for weather.
Samantha attended Central Michigan University to earn her Meteorology degree, where she was an involved member of the meteorology department, working as a teaching assistant for three years. Beyond her involvement at CMU, Samantha interned at WJBK Fox 2 Detroit and worked at News Central 34, CMU’s on-campus station, and as the mid-day Meteorologist for 9&10 News in Northern Michigan.
Sam's undeniable desire to learn more about science and communicate the importance of STEM education drove her into Meteorology. Now she hopes to use her platform to spark a passion for the atmosphere and our environment in kids and, most importantly, inspire young girls to join the STEM field. She spends her spare time with family, admiring nature, doing yoga, and, of course, playing with her pup Leo. Her loyalty forever resides with Central Michigan University, so, Fire Up Chips!