Ed Curran serves as a meteorologist for CBS 2 Chicago’s Morning News.
Curran, a Chicago native, originally joined CBS 2 Chicago from WMAQ-TV, where he had served as a weather anchor for the station’s morning news since October 2000. Before that, Curran was the weather anchor for the station’s weekend morning newscasts, as well as the fill-in weather anchor during the week.
Curran has worked for more than 25 years in television and radio. His reports have ranged from breaking news stories to doing aerobatics on the wing of a biplane. Before joining WMAQ-TV, Curran worked at WGN-TV (1996-2000). He joined the station as a consumer and technology reporter and in 1997 he added weather duties to his responsibilities. Curran also served as a technology correspondent for CNN (2000-01).
Prior to his work in television, Curran had a career in Chicago radio. He hosted his own show on WGN Radio (1986-94) and also worked for WLS-AM, WIND and WGCI-FM.
Curran has been honored for excellence in broadcasting throughout this career. He won two local Emmy Awards for his work on CBS 2 Chicago’s 2003 and 2004 broadcasts of the LaSalle Bank Chicago Marathon and an Emmy for “Every Mile Has a Story,” a series of special features that aired leading up to the event (2003). Before that, he received two Emmy Awards in recognition for his work on The Auto Show (2002, 2001).
Curran received his degree from Columbia College. He also completed Mississippi State University’s Broadcast Meteorology program and has earned the American Meteorological Society’s Seal of Approval.
Ed lives in the northwest suburbs with his wife Monica, daughter Jessica, son Jeff and their dogs, Ricky and Shelby.
Nearly 50 years ago, Ford’s Lee Iacocca unveiled the 1965 Ford Mustang to the press. Two days later, a 22-year-old teacher in Chicago needed a car. CBS 2′s Ed Curran reports.
A day after CBS 2’s Ed Curran reported on plummeting gasoline prices, they’ve spiked in a matter of hours. On a day with no new war, no natural disaster, what’s going on?
Some visitors have been avoiding downtown parking fees by putting their cars on West Loop streets. CBS 2′s Ed Curran reports.
It’s one of the growing pains of an improved economy. CBS 2′s Ed Curran reports.
Hollywood producers and actors are coming back to Chicago in droves, and it means big money for the city. CBS 2′s Ed Curran reports.
Chances are this weekend you’ll be out on the patio grilling meat for dinner. But be careful. As Ed Curran reports, food researchers are warning that overcooking meat on the grill is not healthy.
We hear about tragedies all the time. Stories of children who die from heat stroke after being left in a car, sometimes by accident.
The tiny T-shirt printing shop on the Near West Side is called Rags of Honor. It’s Mark Doyle’s creative solution – financed by his savings account — to hire unemployed vets.
My kids learned to drive on quiet streets and busy expressways. But knowing the limitations of your car and your skill is why I thought it was a good idea to get my 18 year old son some additional driving lessons…on a race track.
(CBS) — As the ground heats up, so does business at garden centers. And let’s face it, nothing says Mother’s Day like flowers and plants. CBS 2’s Ed Curran did some shopping to see if [...]
If you’ve felt your allergies kicking in, well, it’s that time of year. The latest readings show elevated amounts of grass and weed pollen, and mold.
It’s time for another Saturday morning test drive. If you’re looking for a compact luxury sport sedan, the Cadillac ATS is a standout.
This week we test drive a car most of us would love to have, if we didn’t have to get a second mortgage to afford it. You’ll find beauty, luxury and power in the BMW 650i.
Chicago filled 350,000 potholes last year and this year could be a bumper crop, or bumpy crop, created by cold freezing nights and mild melting days.
Did you know Chicago hosts the nation’s largest and longest running auto show?
hen it comes to mid-sized sedans, the Ford Taurus has been a well-known name for years and it’s a car built in Chicago!
CBS 2’s Ed Curran looked into what it would take to get to New Orleans this weekend at the last minute.
Every Saturday morning we look at cars, kick some tires, take a test drive. This week, I drove out to the Detroit Auto Show.
On Saturday morning we always kick some tires, whether you are looking for, or dreaming about, a new car.