Ed 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).
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.
Heavy rain swept into the Chicagoland area on Tuesday afternoon.
The Marquette Greenway will take bicyclists and pedestrians on a scenic trip around the southern tip of Lake Michigan.
Thousands of people are eating their way through the 38th annual Taste of Chicago, which opened Wednesday in Grant Park.
CBS 2’s Ed Curran reports the weather played a role in the reason we have an abundance of amphibians.
The warm weather may have you wondering how much you should water your lawn.
Damaging winds are the main threat as a line of storms is expected to develop Sunday afternoon.
Spring has been tough on trees this season due to the record amounts of rain.
The National Weather Service has issued flood warnings for several counties around Illinois and Wisconsin.
After Monday’s storms, heavy rain filled the Techny Basin in Glenview.
Severe thunderstorms are hitting counties all across Illinois.
Illinois is under a red flag warning, meaning conditions are very dangerous for wildfires.
A Winnetka teen has found a way to light up some faces in more ways that one with a spectacular display.
CBS 2 Meteorologist Ed Curran tells us about black tar fungus and how to make it go away.
The Riverwalk is the city’s newest gem, but too much river left not enough walk this weekend.
The city of Carbondale is the ideal viewing site for the eclipse, as it’s the location where the total eclipse will last longest.
A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for Lake, Cook and DuPage counties from 1 a.m. Monday through 1 a.m. Tuesday.
CBS 2 Meteorologist Ed Curran returns to the region, about 85 miles southwest of Chicago.
A week after the Cubs’ historic championship, chalk love letters are about to be washed away. CBS 2’s Ed Curran reports.
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.
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.
CBS 2’s Ed Curran takes a look at how stores are preparing for the mad dash for deals.
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?
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.
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.
The DC superheroine debuted in 1959. CBS 2’s Ed Curran explains she goes back a little further.
On this last day of August, the Cubs have a comfortable five and a half game lead in the wild card race.
CBS 2’s Ed Curran braces us for “Titan Arum,” also known as the Corpse Flower.
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.
CBS 2 has hundreds of Weather Watchers across the Chicago area and many of them are real weather enthusiasts.
CBS 2’s Ed Curran takes us on a very deep underground visit beneath Lake Erie.