Hayley LaPoint

Meteorologist

 

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Born and raised north of Boston in Topsfield, Massachusetts, Hayley has been interested in weather since she was a young child. She often would spend hours in front of the family camcorder with a large map pointing out the next big weather system coming up the coast. Hayley realized her love for storytelling in high school while on stage acting and singing in many theatre productions. Combining these passions, along with her love for geography and public service, made becoming a broadcast Meteorologist the ideal career path.


Hayley earned a Bachelor's degree in Meteorology and an associate's degree in TV News in 2009 from Lyndon State College in Vermont. While studying meteorology in college, Hayley interned at WHDH-TV in Boston, MA with Chief Meteorologist Pete Bouchard.


After graduation, Hayley joined Valley News Live (KVLY-TV & KXJB-TV) in Fargo, ND as a Meteorologist and Reporter in October 2009. Hayley was on- air and reported on the Red River Valley Flood of 2010, June 17, 2010 tornado outbreak,

along with multiple blizzards and cold air outbreaks.


In the spring of 2011, Hayley was awarded the “Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM)#550” seal of approval from the American Meteorological Society, the first meteorologist in the Fargo viewing area to earn the distinction. In June 2013, Hayley was elected to a three year position on the AMS’s Board of Broadcast Meteorologists.


Hayley returned to New England in August 2011 when she became the Weekday Morning Meteorologist at WPTZ-TV in Burlington, VT/ Plattsburgh, NY. Her first day on-air was during Tropical Storm Irene, a storm that devastated many communities in the viewing area. 


After three years at WPTZ-TV, Hayley was offered a position as Weekend Evening Meteorologist at WPTZ’s sister station in Manchester, NH WMUR-TV. At WMUR Hayley reports live from active weather situations and produces special weather content for TV, mobile, and the WMUR website.


Hayley and her husband Jim (who is also a meteorologist) live in southern New Hampshire with their Westie named Doppler. When not forecasting the weather, Hayley loves exploring the outdoors, cloud-watching, and eating sushi!