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

  Pre-Easter Cold Snap in Full Effect!

  No April Foolin’ Here - Winter Has Returned!

  Potential Storms Through Wednesday Night Before a Winter-Like Cooldown

  Taking a Ride on the Weather Roller Coast This Week!

  Off-and-On Rain Chances Through the Weekend

  Decent Rain Chances in the Forecast This Week

  A Cool Transition from Winter to Spring

  Severe Weather Possible Wednesday PM & Thursday AM

  Severe Storms Return to the Forecast This Week

  Warm and Dry Through the Weekend, but Rain on the Horizon Next Week

  The Dry, Mild, and Hazy Weather Pattern Persists

  Unseasonably Dry Weather Persists

  Very Dry Weather Pattern in Store This Week

  Clouds on the Horizon Before Another Stretch of Dry Weather

  Sayonara Clouds! Nice Weather Returns to the Forecast

  Heavy Rain at Times for Tuesday

  Starting off Meteorological Spring with Rain & a Cooldown

  A More Unsettled Weather Pattern Over the Next Week

  A Generous Helping of Spring-Like Sunshine!

  Major Springtime Vibes!

  Showers for Monday Before A Dose of Sunny, Spring-Like Weather!

  Storms Stay to Our Southeast, Sunshine Soon on the Horizon

  Wind Chills in the Teens & Flurries Possible Tuesday Morning

  Showers & Storms This Afternoon Before a Bitterly Cold Tuesday

  Keeping Rain Around for the 3-Day Weekend

  Dense Fog Again for the Morning; Rain & Storms Back Tonight

  Spring-Like Weather in the Immediate Forecast

  A Stretch of Warm and Unsettled Weather

  Turning Milder and a Little Wetter This Week

  Unsettled Weather Possible Over the Next Week