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, storm risk stays elevated before heat ramps back up

  Numerous to widespread showers and thunderstorms expected this week

  Scattered storms for the 4th; storms possible each day into next week

  More heat, humidity and storms for the last day of June

  Triple digit heat index temperatures and scattered storms

  Weekend features typical summer weather

  One more day of elevated rain and storm chances

  Elevated chance for showers, storms for the next few days

  Rain, storm chances are on the rise this week

  Summer officially kicks off this weekend, and the weather feels like it!

  Staying mainly dry through the weekend, but heat is making a comeback

  Comfortable warmth... for now.

  Remains mostly dry now through next week

  More afternoon rain, storms expected before a big drop in humidity!

  More wet weather expected now through Wednesday

  More showers, a few storms still possible thanks to Cristobal

  A day in the life of the Air Force Reserve’s Hurricane Hunters

  Steamy with more scattered rain and storms into the weekend

  Few showers, storms to round out the week before eyes turn to Tropical Storm Cristobal

  The “chance of showers and storms” pattern rolls on

  Tropical Storm Cristobal has formed, becomes third named system this season

  Isolated showers, storms Saturday before Alabama trends drier and hotter

  Drying out from morning storms and warming up

  Thunderstorms likely later today; some could be strong

  Rain likely throughout Tuesday, storms ramp up late

  Warm Wednesday but more heat, scattered storms return soon

  Comfortably warm today and Wednesday, but heat returns soon

  Summer-like pattern to kick off later this week

  Hot weekend ahead

  BIG warm-up on the way