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! 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.

Awards:

  • Alabama Associated Press Best Weather Anchor - 2017 (Runner up 2015)

Education:

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

Recent Articles by Amanda

  The warmth sticks around, but does the sunshine?

  Comfortable next several days

  Dreary and cold today, more sun on the way

  A wet, chilly Tuesday ahead

  Above average temps continue through the weekend, More rain next week

  Warm weather continues, but does rain return soon?

  Quiet and mild before rain returns by the end of the week

Sunshine, much warmer temps headline the next week

  Rain ends early Thursday, colder air returns

  Rain stays in the forecast over the next several days...

  Rain stays in the forecast over the next several days

  Warm through Thursday, wet at times

  Warm weather with occasional rain

  Multiple opportunities for rain over the next 7 days

  Sunny and cold today, but temps slowly warm up ahead of our next system

  Cold and breezy now, rain heading towards the weekend

  Huge temperature drop arriving soon!

  Rainy night in progress, showers linger through Wednesday

  Scattered showers and storms arrive early Tuesday

  A soaking rain to end the week, staying above average

  Warmer with a few clouds today, then rain returns

  Get ready for the return of some 60s and a good shot of rainfall

  Sunshine sticks around for now, but rain returns soon

  Another chilly stretch on the way

  Patchy freezing fog and a spotty, light wintry mix?

  Rain is gone, but we are not done with the cold

  Remains cloudy tonight; showers expected Thursday

  Two systems eye Alabama bringing rain and cooler temps

  Couple of shower chances over next 7 days

  Milder than normal first week of 2021