Ed Curran

curran Ed CurranEd Curran serves as a meteorologist for CBS 2 Chicago.

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).


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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.

Coast-To-Coast Eclipse Gives Scientists Rare Chance To Study The Sun

The city of Carbondale is the ideal viewing site for the eclipse, as it’s the location where the total eclipse will last longest.

08/21/2017

Heavy Snowfall Expected Sunday Night Across Chicago

A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for Lake, Cook and DuPage counties from 1 a.m. Monday through 1 a.m. Tuesday.

03/12/2017

Some Progress Evident In LaSalle County, One Week After Deadly Tornado

CBS 2 Meteorologist Ed Curran returns to the region, about 85 miles southwest of Chicago.

03/07/2017

At Wrigley Field, Fences Go Up, World Series Sod Is Removed

A week after the Cubs’ historic championship, chalk love letters are about to be washed away. CBS 2’s Ed Curran reports.

CBS Chicago–11/09/2016

With Automobiles, Good Luck Defining ‘Made In America’

Only a relatively handful of models really qualify for that phrase anymore, a popular car website says. Ed Curran looks at the top “American” models.

07/02/2016

Star Shower Laser Lights Flying Off Shelves

CBS 2’s Ed Curran reports the $40 product creates thousands of tiny red and green laser lights on your home, saving you the trouble of hanging lights, the hassle of burned out bulbs, and a more festive Christmas electric bill.

12/08/2015

Stores, Shoppers Ready For Black Friday Deals

CBS 2’s Ed Curran takes a look at how stores are preparing for the mad dash for deals.

11/25/2015

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Testing CO Detectors Could Be A Lifesaver

CBS 2’s Ed Curran says you may remember to change your battery when you change your clock, but have you given any thought to changing your detector?

11/23/2015

To Rake Or Not To Rake The Leaves? Expert Weights In

CBS 2’s Ed Curran spent the day with a horticulturalist to answer once and for all if you should or shouldn’t rake the leaves.

11/09/2015

Despite Summer-Like Temps, It’s Starting To Look More Like Christmas

The temperature may be running 15 degrees above the norm, but at Macy’s on State Street, they gotta do what they gotta do. The famous tree in the Walnut Room is being decorated for its lighting this Saturday and generally, around the store it’s beginning to look a lot like…well, you get the idea.

11/03/2015

Comics Expert Has Prototype ‘Supergirl’ Magazine From 1944

The DC superheroine debuted in 1959. CBS 2’s Ed Curran explains she goes back a little further.

10/26/2015

Optimism Growing Among Cubs Fans

On this last day of August, the Cubs have a comfortable five and a half game lead in the wild card race.

CBS Chicago–08/31/2015

Step Right Up! Sniff The Flowering Plant That Smells Like Rotting Flesh

CBS 2’s Ed Curran braces us for “Titan Arum,” also known as the Corpse Flower.

08/17/2015

Storm Rips Shingles Off Homes, Topples Trees In Summit

Heavy rains and strong winds blew through the Chicago area Tuesday, and CBS 2’s Ed Curran reports in southwest suburban Summit, they are assessing the damage.

05/26/2015

CBS 2 Weather Watcher Gets Up-Close Look At Texas Twister

CBS 2 has hundreds of Weather Watchers across the Chicago area and many of them are real weather enthusiasts.

05/06/2015

Salt: From Mine, To Your Street

CBS 2’s Ed Curran takes us on a very deep underground visit beneath Lake Erie.

02/05/2015

How To Protect Your Web Cameras From Hackers

Internet security cameras are amazing technology, but if your webcam isn’t properly setup, you may not be the only person in the world watching.

12/16/2014

Aspiring Young Pilot Gets Ride Of His Life, Alongside Blue Angels

CBS 2’s Ed Curran was on hand Thursday when one young Chicagoan got his first flight.

08/14/2014

Kennedy Construction Nightmare Set To Begin

The first detour, starting in two weeks, will take inbound Kennedy traffic off at Ohio across a two-lane, 15 mph road and back onto the expressway. Simply put, it’ll be a wide-reaching jam-up during three weekends in June. CBS 2’s Ed Curran reports.

05/30/2014

Six Months After Tornado, Washington Partly Rebuilt

The central Illinois town has made some progress, but the road to rebuild the town is still a long process. CBS 2’s Ed Curran reports.

05/16/2014

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