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

  Kicking-Off the Week with Wet Weather

  Rain Dominates the Valley Next Week

  Hot and Muggy for Your Independence Day!

  Hot, Humid, and Few Storms Around for the 4th

  Standard July Weather Leading Up to the 4th

  Wetter Weather Gradually Returns to the Forecast

  Rain Chances on the Rise Again Soon

  The Saharan dust is here!

  Still Some Storms Around Before a Drier Weekend

  Weather Pattern Staying Unsettled; Tracking the Saharan Dust

  Staying Stormy at Times Through Mid-Week

  Upping Rain Chances for the Start of the Week

  Summer Heat and Humidity Making a Comeback

  Cool and Pleasant Weather Soon Fading Away

  Staying Unseasonably Cool -- For Now!

  Not as Hot for the Start of the Week

  Seasonable June Weekend, But Potentially a Little Cooler Next Week

  Mostly Sunny and Dry Weather Dominating the Forecast

  So Long, Humidity!

  One More Days of Storms and Mugginess Before a Dose of Dry Sunshine

  More Showers and Storms Around Through Wednesday

  Cristobal Weakens to a Depression; More Rain to Start Off the Week

Humidity Keeps on Cranking Up; Cristobal Finally Moving North

  Staying Muggy & Warm; Cristobal Eyes the Gulf Coast Late Weekend

  Seasonable Weather for the Start of Meteorological Summer

  Staying Hot and Eventually Turning More Humid

  Muggier Days Ahead Again; All Eyes on the Gulf of Mexico

  A Few More Storms, But Some Sunshine on the Horizon

  More Storm Chances Before Drying Out Over the Weekend

  Keeping Rain and Storm Chances Elevated