Amanda Curran

Amanda Curran joined WSFA 12 News in July 2014 as a Meteorologist. Before moving to the Heart of Dixie, Amanda grew up in New Hampshire and most recently spent four years in Vermont. There she graduated with her Bachelor's Degree in Atmospheric Sciences and her Associate's Degree in Television Studies from Lyndon State College. At Lyndon State, Amanda worked for the Vermont Center for Community Journalism (VCCJ-News 7), a student-run news station broadcasting to cities and towns in northeastern Vermont. During her time at the VCCJ, she prepared forecasts for the station's Emmy Award winning 3pm, 5:30pm, and online newscasts. Amanda also spent two summers interning at her local television station, WMUR-TV. You can watch Amanda on WSFA weekdays during Alabama Live! and First at Four. Amanda was named the Best Weather Anchor of the year for 2017 by the Associated Press. In 2015, Amanda received first runner up for the same category. Recently, Amanda has earned the American Meteorological Society’s Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) designation, a professional recognition of the quality of her weather broadcasts. Among radio and television meteorologists, the CBM designation is sought as a mark of distinction and recognition; the AMS grants the CBM designation to broadcast meteorologists who meet established criteria for scientific competence and effective communication skills in their weather presentations. To earn the CBM, broadcasters must hold a degree in meteorology or equivalent from an accredited college or university, pass a rigorous written examination, and have their on-air work reviewed to assess graphical content, explanation, and presentation skills. On top of her weather duties, Amanda loves the opportunity to go out into the community and meet new people. In her free time, Amanda enjoys playing her saxophone, watching football (go Patriots!!) and spending time at the local bark park with her border collie, Tanner.

Recent Articles by Amanda

  First Alert: What a week!

  First Alert: Cool, dry weather ahead

  First Alert: Warmer, strong storms possible this weekend

  First Alert: Feels like Winter, but getting warmer...

Chilly evening, bitterly cold overnight

Strong, possible severe, storms in our Sunday forecast

  First Alert: Tracking possible severe weather Sunday afternoon

  First Alert: Tuesday storms, then we turn colder

Jan. 30 marks coldest recorded day in Alabama history

  First Alert: Rain, snow are gone and we’re left with sunshine!

  First Alert: Wet now, snow possible later

First Alert Weather Day declared for Tuesday

  Security video captures Wetumpka tornado’s devastation

First Alert: Storm threat winding down, some showers continue

  First Alert: Showers, storms for Wednesday

  WSFA meteorologists pinpoint Wetumpka tornado using Baron

  First Alert: Mild air slowly fades away...

Tracking our next front: barely any rain, but cooler air returns soon...

  First Alert: More weekend rain expected, but it’s not a washout

On/off showers possible today...