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.

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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.


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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?


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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.


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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.


A rarely seen prototype of a Supergirl comic from the 1940s. (CBS, comic courtesy Gary Colabuono)

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.


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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.

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Seven-year-old Andrew Kong holds his nose as he stands before the world's largest flower 14 June 2000 at the Fullerton Arboretum, CA. The Indonesian titan arum 'corpse flower' has a putrid scent to lure pollinating dung beetles and can sometimes be smelled half a mile away. It is the 12th time the 58 inch tall flower has bloomed in the United States. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) AFP PHOTO/Lucy NICHOLSON (Photo credit should read LUCY NICHOLSON/AFP/Getty Images)

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.


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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.


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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.


A load of salt is dumped into an Illinois Department of Transportation snow plow, in preparation for Tuesday's snowstorm. (Credit: CBS)

Salt: From Mine, To Your Street

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


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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.


Chicago student Malik Baker sits in the cockpit during a flight this week. (courtesy: Sean D. Tucker)

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.


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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.


Jeremy Janssen of Mackinaw Fire Department walks through debris along Elgin Avenue after a tornado struck on November 17, 2013 in Washington, Illinois. Several tornadoes touched down across the Midwest today with at least three people reported dead in Illinois. (Credit: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

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.



Worried About Meeting A Stranger For Craigslist Sale? East Chicago Cops Will Oversee It

Lots of people turn to Craigslist when looking for a bargain — or to sell off some unwanted stuff. But meeting a stranger can be dangerous. CBS 2’s Ed Curran reports.


Cleanup crews use vacuum trucks to remove crude oil from Lake Michigan, after a spill from the BP refinery in Whiting, Ind. (Credit: CBS)

Weather Conditions Blunted Impact Of BP Oil Spill On Lake Michigan: Expert

Demonstrators and public officials are seething about BP’s oil spill on the Indiana lakefront, but CBS 2’s Ed Curran reports the damage could have been worse.


CBS 2's Ed Curran measures a monster pothole in Lakeview, on Paulina. (CBS)

And The ‘Biggest Pothole’ Award Goes To …

CBS 2’s Ed Curran is on the hunt for the city’s worst wheel-buster.


Steam rises from the Chicago River as temperatures drop below zero January 27, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. The city is bracing for another round of severe cold as temperatures are expected to drop to -15 to -20 degrees this evening and wind chills are anticipated as low as -25 to -45 degrees through Wednesday morning. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Meet The Man Who Coined The Word ‘Chiberia’

Who came up with the word Chiberia?


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Chicago Auto Show: Cars Do Some Of The Driving For You

(CBS) – Safety is a major theme at the Chicago Auto Show. CBS 2’s Ed Curran takes a look at some of the features being highlighted beginning this weekend. The new Chrysler 200, for example, […]


Workers prepare the Toyota display at the Chicago Auto Show on February 5, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. The show, which is held at McCormick Place, runs February 8-17. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Chicago Auto Show Revs Its Engine Beginning This Weekend

CBS 2’s Ed Curran offers a sneak peak at show highlights.



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