Amanda Curran

Amanda Curran

Meteorologist

Montgomery, AL

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!, The News at Noon and First at Four.

In 2017, Amanda 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 and baseball (go Pats and BoSox!!) and spending time at the local bark park with her border collie, Tanner.

Awards:

  • Alabama Broadcaster's Association, Best in Broadcasting: Weather Anchor - 2020
  • Alabama Broadcaster's Association, Best in Broadcasting: Weather Anchor - 2019
  • Alabama Associated Press, Best Weather Anchor - 2018
  • Alabama Associated Press, Best Weather Anchor - 2017

Education:

  • Lyndon State College (Vermont) - Atmospheric Sciences & Television Studies

Recent Articles by Amanda

  A beautiful weekend start to finish

  More on/off showers, storms through Thursday

  Will this upcoming workweek be a washout?

  The beautiful weather continues

  Sunny, comfortable Friday forecast

  Wind damage across much of central Alabama

  Stormy evening for some - more storms tomorrow

  Mostly dry weekend ahead

  Unseasonably warm weather continues

  More warmth expected ahead of our next system

  Much warmer this week

  Strong storms possible Saturday

  Chilly, windy Wednesday ahead for Alabama

  Quick shot of cold air Wednesday/Thursday

  Showers tonight, more rain into the first half of the weekend

  More rain chances on the way

  Intervals of rain ahead

  Wet Wednesday, cool and unsettled Thursday and beyond

  Warm, dry start to the week

  Widespread rain, storms to end this AM

  One more dry day before plenty of rain and storms

  One more nice day...

  Sunny for now with 80s coming back

  Another frosty night, then a warm up begins

  Much cooler air has arrived

  Rain and strong to severe storms Wednesday, then much colder

  Temperatures and rain chances ramp up, then come crashing down

  More shower and storm chances, but no big severe threat

  Severe threat over, rain remains in forecast

  Scattered storms now through Friday morning