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.
You can watch Amanda on WSFA weekdays during Alabama Live!, The News at Noon and First at Four.
The Alabama Broadcaster's Association gave Amanda their "Best in Broadcasting" award for her coverage of Alabama weather in both 2019 and 2020; she was also named the Best Weather Anchor of the year for 2017 by the Associated Press, and 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 running, watching football and baseball (go Patriots/BoSox!) and spending time outside hiking with her shelter dog, Tanner.