Meteorologist Laurie LaMonica has been a Lehigh Valley resident since 2002 and is happy to join the WFMZ and AccuWeather team. She also forecasts for Blue Ridge Communications News TV-13, as the primary fill in Meteorologist. Laurie began her broadcasting career at TV-13 in 2002 as a General Assignment Reporter. In 2005 she joined FOX 43 in York, PA as the station's Harrisburg Reporter. At the same time, Laurie was working on her Meteorology certification via Mississippi State's distance learning program. Once certified in 2007, she became a freelance meteorologist, periodically filling in at Harrisburg stations ABC27 and CBS21.
Laurie is married to long time WFMZ anchor John Derr. She enjoys her part-time work, as she is also a busy mom of two little boys! Besides the weather, one of Laurie's other passions is being a TurboKick Instructor at Lehigh Valley's 24/7 Fitness Trexlertown location. Laurie received her undergraduate degree in Communications Media at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2002. In her spare time, Laurie enjoys being with her family, spending time with friends and reading.