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.

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.

08/14/2014

Photo Of Traffic On The Kennedy. (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

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

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.

05/16/2014

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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.

05/02/2014

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.

03/28/2014

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.

03/07/2014

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?

03/06/2014

The Chrysler 200 has several "smart" safety features. (CBS)

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, […]

02/07/2014

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.

02/06/2014

Gail Wise of Park Ridge poses with her classic Mustang, the first sold in the U.S. (CBS)

Chicago-Area Woman Still Owns The First Ford Mustang Sold In The U.S.

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.

12/06/2013

Gasoline pump. (Credit: Miguel Gutierrez/Getty Images)

Gas Prices On Roller Coaster Ride — This Time, Back Up

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?

11/14/2013

Parking restriction in the West Loop. (CBS)

City Cracks Down On ‘Day-Tripper’ Parking In The West Loop

Some visitors have been avoiding downtown parking fees by putting their cars on West Loop streets. CBS 2’s Ed Curran reports.

10/03/2013

Tony Mazzacano, a carpenter, is keeping busy these days. (CBS)

Housing Starts Are Up, But Availability Of Trade Builders Down

It’s one of the growing pains of an improved economy. CBS 2’s Ed Curran reports.

09/27/2013

Workers stage a car accident on the Michigan Avenue during the filming of the movie Transformers 3 on July 16, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. Sections of Michigan Avenue, in the heart of the city's downtown, will be closed until Monday morning to accommodate the filmmakers. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Hollywood Cranks Up Film, TV Shoots In Chicago

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.

08/19/2013

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Grilling? Don’t Overcook Your Meat

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.

CBS 2–08/09/2013

Photo Of Parking Lot (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Ed’s Driveway: Don’t Leave Kids In The Car

We hear about tragedies all the time. Stories of children who die from heat stroke after being left in a car, sometimes by accident.

07/20/2013

Rags of Honor on the Near West Side employs veterans, who make T-shirts. (CBS)

T-Shirt Entrepreneur Creates Jobs For Veterans

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.

07/11/2013

A Chicago traffic scene. (CBS)

Ed’s Driveway: Driving Lessons

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.

06/29/2013

CBS 2 asked experts to evaluate flowers from independents and big-box retailers. (CBS)

Experts Compare Flowers From Independents Versus Big-Box Retailers

(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 […]

05/10/2013

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Bloom Of Spring Also Brings Allergy Season With It

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.

CBS 2–05/01/2013

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