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

  Wet week ahead, storms likely Easter Sunday

Full Pink Supermoon: Get ready for the biggest, brightest supermoon of 2020

  Dry today, but multiple chances for showers, thunderstorms this week

Can warmer than normal Gulf water temps increase our chance for severe weather?

  Temperatures warming up, but humidity stays low

  Sunny weather to last into the weekend

March 2020: Montgomery’s mean temperatures were the warmest on record

An absolutely perfect stretch of days ahead

  Record-breaking heat in store next few days

  Turning up the heat!

  Getting warmer and drying out

  Close to record-breaking warmth today!

  Above average warmth continues

  Warm and (mainly) dry for now...

  Above average warmth sticks around

  More fog Friday morning

  Feels like Spring!

  Remains warm all week with hit or miss rain expected

  Warm, wet at times

  Dry and sunny now through the weekend

  Skies are starting to dry out!

  First Alert: More widespread rain on the way

  First Alert: Dry Sunday, rain returns next week

  Colder temperatures are on the way!

  We are finally sunny, but it’s cold!

  Rain slowly fades, and sunshine return!

  More rain on the way...

  First Alert: Rainy days ahead for Alabama

  First Alert: Isolated rain lingers, then we turn colder

  Storms Wednesday night, river flooding risk increases