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

  An Arctic Blast on the Horizon


  Dense Fog Advisory for Hump Day

  Storms Moving Back in for Tuesday Afternoon

  Spring-Like Weather Persists This Week

  Transitioning to Warmer and More Unsettled Weather

  A Sunny Hump Day Before Changes Loom

  Another Cold Front Moving In!

  Quiet Weather... For Now

  A Soggy and Stormy Friday in Store

  Wet Weather Returns

  New Year, New Forecast!

  Ringing in a Seasonable Start to 2020!

  A Refreshing Cooldown to Wrap Up 2019!

  Gloomy but Mild Weather Through the Weekend

  Staying Mild Through the Weekend

Cold and Dry for Now, but Changes Soon to Come

  It’s Beginning to Feel a Lot Like Christmas!

  A Pre-Christmas Cold Front Moving In!


  Severe Weather Possible Monday Overnight

  Storms on the Horizon

  Cold & Dreary Weather to End the Work Week

  A Cold Rain Soon to Come

  The Winter Chill Returns!

  Arctic Cold Front On the Way!

  Turning Milder Before Another Winter Blast

  A More Unsettled Pattern Takes Over

  Rain Chances on the Rise Again

  More Chilly Mornings But Warmer Afternoons