Amanda Curran Biography|BioWiki
Amanda Curran is an American metrologist currently working for 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.
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 3 pm, 5:30 pm, and online newscasts. Amanda also spent two summers interning at her local television station, WMUR-TV.
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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! and First at Four.
Amanda was named the Best Weather Anchor of the year for 2017 by the Associated Press. In 2015, Amanda received the first runner up for the same category.
Recently, Amanda has earned the American Meteorological Society’s Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) designation, 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.
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