Lauren Linahan

Lauren Linahan

Morning Meteorologist

Lauren Linahan joined Storm Team 9 as the weekday morning meteorologist in April 2018. She is excited to be back home in her home state of Georgia, and only a few hours from her hometown, Valdosta.

Lauren graduated from Valdosta State University back in 2012 with a B.S. in Environmental Geosciences and a B.A. in French - easy to guess which one proves a little handier these days! She also completed Mississippi State’s Broadcast Meteorology Program in 2017. In the future, Lauren hopes to pursue her master’s from #HailState in Applied Meteorology. If it weren’t for student loans, she would be in school the rest of her life!

During her college years, weather wasn’t always her calling; Lauren was originally a theatre major, but never looked back after choosing to take Intro to Meteorology for her required core science course and went on to become a teaching assistant for the freshmen Weather and Climate class.

After graduation, Lauren pursued her burgeoning interest in media while working as a tour guide at CNN in Atlanta. While working at the CNN World Headquarters, she spent her free time in the weather department, laying the foundation for her future broadcast weather career.

Lauren comes to Columbus after her first on-air job as a meteorologist and field reporter at WTVY/WRGX, the CBS and NBC affiliates in Dothan, Alabama. During her time in the Wiregrass, Lauren extensively covered multiple severe weather events, from tornadoes to straight-line winds. One of Lauren’s favorite aspects of working in Dothan was providing live coverage of Hurricane Hermine making landfall in Florida, as well as reporting countless stories that highlighted animals in need through the community.

Despite a rewarding start to her career in Dothan, Lauren is thrilled to be back on the other side of the ‘Hooch’ in the Peach State. She is looking forward to exploring the Great Outdoors and the local restaurant scene in the Valley.

Recent Articles by Lauren

  Another Cold Front on the Way!

  Picture Perfect Fall Weather Heading into October

  Here Come the Cold Fronts!

  More Fall Cold Fronts on the Way!

  Remnants of Beta Bring Rain and Storms Today

  The Crisp Fall Air Soon Fading Away

  Happy First Day of Fall!

  More Beautiful Fall Weather in Store!

  Warm, Muggy and Unsettled Weather into the Weekend

  Keep the Umbrella Around!

  Eyeing a Wetter Pattern in the Coming Days

  Dry for Now, but Humidity Soon Makes a Comeback

  Nearly Perfect Labor Day Weather!

  Staying Hot & Dry Heading into Labor Day Weekend

  Cranking Up the September Heat

  Cranking Up the Heat for the Start of September

  Staying Hot and Muggy This Week

  Storms Around at Times Through the Weekend

  Laura Makes Landfall Overnight; Uncomfortable Heat for the Valley

  Hot and Muggy for the Valley; Dangerous Laura Nears Louisiana & Texas

  Rains Diminish from Marco; Laura Strengthens into a Hurricane

  Marco Brings Gloomy Weather; Watching Laura Closely

Tropical Storm Laura Forms; Watching the Gulf Closely

  Turning Stormier; Watching the Tropics for Next Week

  So Long, Drier Air!

  A Brief Dose of Lower Humidity-- for Some!

  A Little Drier Air in the Forecast

  Rain Chances Up Through the Start of the Weekend

  Tempering the Summer Heat with More Storms Later This Week

  More PM Storms in the Forecast