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

  A Mix of Storms and Sun

  Have the Umbrella Around for Tuesday Afternoon!

  Rain Chances on the Rise Again

  Friday’s Weather Can’t Be Beat!

  A Welcome and Rare Summer Cooldown

  Wet Weather Soon Behind Us

  Rain Chances Gradually Dwindling

  Rain Not Over Just Yet

  Wet Weather Not Letting Up Just Yet

  A Soggy Stretch of Days

  Rain Makes a Long-Awaited Return

  One More Hot Day Before Rain Returns

  Running Hot Before Rain Returns Late Week

  A Few More Clouds Around for Friday

  Any hope for a thundershower?

  Staying Hot and Dry

  “Dog Days of Summer”-Like Weather Continues

  More Scorching Heat for Memorial Day

  Heat Wave Cranking Up for Memorial Day Weekend

NOAA forecasts “near normal” hurricane season

In the Middle of the Heat Wave

Heat Wave Keeps On Keeping On

And So the Heat Wave Begins

Sizzling Summer-Like Heat Cranks Up This Week

  And So the Transition to Summer Begins...

Rain Chances Return

More Sunshine Before Isolated Rain Chances Return

More Pleasant Weather for Tuesday

Sunny Skies Return This Week!

Soggy Weather for Mother’s Day