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

  Seasonably warm weekend ahead, then temps fall next week

  Rain ends, clouds linger

  Rain chances grow Thursday

  Cooler than normal temps to kick off Fall

  Rain and wind impacts from Sally continue for many overnight

  Nearly as good as it gets for Labor Day weekend

  Drier, hotter pattern begins Wednesday

  Heat builds by midweek

  Scattered storms continue this afternoon

  Laura strengthens quickly, heads for Texas/Louisiana coast

  Marco to send rain our way today, then temps heat up

  Rain and storms continue, Tropics are very active

Numerous showers and storms likely for the end of the workweek

  Mostly dry with slightly lower humidity today

  Hot start to the week with more storms by Wednesday and beyond

  Storms slowly wind down this evening

  Rain and storms chances elevated this week

  Hot, humid and mostly dry weekend

  Seasonable and sunny start to August

  Scattered rain and storms this afternoon

  Tropical Storm Hanna forms in Gulf of Mexico, sends rain our way

  Big heat, small rain coverage through Friday

  Typical thunderstorm chances each day with mid-90s continuing

  Typical July weather this week

  Hot, mostly dry weekend expected

  Hot & mostly dry Tuesday, more wet weather expected Wednesday

  Heating things up this week!

  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