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

  Scattered showers, storms return Friday with plenty of rain Sunday

  Today is dry, but rain chances are returning soon

  Rain potentially returning to the forecast soon

  Warming up this weekend, so when will wet weather return?

  Sunny, mild afternoons and chilly nights

  Quiet, sunny workweek in progress!

  Tropical humidity and warmth with scattered showers, storms possible

  Remains mostly cloudy and mild for the rest of the weekend

  Rain chance up a little Saturday, still watching progress of Eta

  From the 30s to near 80 over the next week

  A seasonably Fall-like weekend is in store!

  Cool, dry weather dominates for the next week

  Warm with scattered rain Saturday

  Rain chance rises as the weekend approaches

  Warmer than normal temperatures continue

  Unseasonably warm 80s going nowhere

  Delta to hit same areas as Laura, only low-end impacts expected locally

  Hurricane Delta is now a category 4 storm

  Hurricane Delta soon enters the Gulf of Mexico

  Picture perfect Fall weekend expected!

  Staying sunny, dry and comfortable for quite some time!

  Fall-like weather in full effect for the next week

  We’ve got arguably the best 7-day forecast of 2020

  Big drop in temperature expected thanks to our next cold front!

  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