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

  Warming Up Before Wet Weather Early This Weekend

  A Gradual Warm-Up

  Pleasant and Dry Weather for Most of the Work Week

  A Wet and Chilly TGIF Before a Drier Weekend

  Chilly and Gloomy Weather to End the Work Week

  Record-Breaking November Cold!

  Winter Returns!

  Arctic Blast Creeping Closer to the Southeast

  The Next Cold Front Has Arrived!

  A Foggy Start Before the Rain & Cold Front Arrives

  Warmer and Sunnier Before Some Major Cooldowns

  More Clouds for Tuesday, But Still Trending Warmer

  Clouds & More Seasonable Temperatures Return

  One More Sunny Day Before Clouds Return

  Chilly Sunshine for the First Weekend of November

  Bone-Chilling Beginning of November

  Rain and Storms to Contend With Before Trick-or-Treating

  More Wet Weather Leading Up to Halloween

  Keep the Umbrella Around for the Weekend

  Wet Weather Soon Returns

  That Fall Feeling!

  Cold Front Coming Through!

  Another Round of Storms Preceding Our Next Cold Front

  Alert Center Action Day Saturday thanks to Soon-to-Be Nestor

  Finally Some Chilly October Weather!

  Coldest Air of Fall Thus Far on the Way!

  A Refreshing Dose of Rainy Weather

  Hopeful for Rising Rain Chances

  Slightly More Fall-Like!

  Pleasant Mornings and Warm Afternoons