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

  Thawing Out for the Rest of the Week

  Cool & Sunny MLK Day; Turning Milder This Week

  Sunshine Soon Returns; Chilly MLK Weekend Ahead

  A Welcome Dose of Sunshine; Chilly MLK Weekend

  Some Glimpses of Sunshine; Even Colder by MLK Weekend

  Staying Cloudy and Chilly

  A Wet and Dreary Start to the Week

  Dreary, Wet, and Cold to End the Work Week

  Rain Returns for Thursday; Chilly Pattern Taking Over

  Sunny for Now, but Wet Weather Returns Thursday

  Sunny for Election Day; Rain Returns Later This Week

  Back to More Seasonable January Weather

  Heavy Rain & Isolated Strong Storms for New Year’s Day

  Stormy Weather Headed into the New Year

  Stormy Weather in Store by the New Year

  Columbus cat café struggles to stay in business amid pandemic

  Milder and Eventually Stormier Weather to Close Out 2020

  Wet Start to Christmas Eve; Cold Blast from the North Pole to Follow

  Mild for Now; Tracking Rain & a Winter Blast for Christmastime

  Thick Fog to Start the Week; Eyeing Christmas Eve Rain

  Chilly Sunshine Returns, but Rain Looms Later This Weekend

  Lingering, Stubborn Clouds Before More Freezing Temperatures

  A Soggy and Dreary Wednesday; Turning Even Colder

  The Winter Chill Returns; Rain on the Horizon Mid-Week

  Rain Coming to an End; Turning Chilly & Windy

  Keep the Umbrella Nearby This Weekend

  Turning Milder; Rain on the Horizon

  Thawing Out for the Rest of the Week

  One More Freezing Night Before a Warming Trend Kicks-Off

  Freezing Temperatures Back in the Forecast