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

  Rain chances going up soon!

  Bye bye Barry, hello (again) heat!

  Welcome to July!

  New month ahead, same Summer-like forecast

  Last weekend of June

  Another round of heat, humidity and storms

  More showers, storms in the forecast

  Remains hot & humid with a few showers

  More showers, storms likely this week

  Doesn’t get much better than this!

  Comfortably cool night ahead!

  Blistering heat Tuesday, then the pattern changes...

  Remains hot, but scattered showers could return soon

  Done with record heat?

Warm weekend ahead, turns hot next week...

Alabama’s weather on cruise control...

  First Alert: Bright, beautiful week in progress

  First Alert: Showers, storms this weekend

  First Alert: Off-and-on rain through the weekend

  First Alert: Higher coverage of showers and storms Thursday

  First Alert: First day of May, but already feels like Summer...

  First Alert: Who turned up the heat?!

The rest of the workweek is warm!

  First Alert: Cruise control through the weekend

  First Alert: Isolated showers lingering

  First Alert: Cooler air returns briefly

Showers, storms possible Monday

  First Alert: Showers, some strong storms return Monday

  First Alert: Remains mild, but showers return soon

  First Alert: Quiet, for now... more rain possible later today for east Alabama