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.

Heavy Rain, Flash Flooding Expected Throughout Chicagoland Area

Heavy rain swept into the Chicagoland area on Tuesday afternoon.


Bike Path To Connect Chicago To Southern Michigan

The Marquette Greenway will take bicyclists and pedestrians on a scenic trip around the southern tip of Lake Michigan.


38th Annual Taste Of Chicago Kicks Off In Grant Park

Thousands of people are eating their way through the 38th annual Taste of Chicago, which opened Wednesday in Grant Park.


How Do You Grow A Toad? Just Add Water

CBS 2’s Ed Curran reports the weather played a role in the reason we have an abundance of amphibians.


How Much Should You Water Your Lawn?

The warm weather may have you wondering how much you should water your lawn.


Severe Thunderstorm Watch Until 8:00 P.M.

Damaging winds are the main threat as a line of storms is expected to develop Sunday afternoon.


Wet Spring Causes Fungus To Grow On Trees

Spring has been tough on trees this season due to the record amounts of rain.


Flood Warnings In Effect For Illinois, Wisconsin Counties

The National Weather Service has issued flood warnings for several counties around Illinois and Wisconsin.


Heavy Rain Fills Techny Basin In Glenview

After Monday’s storms, heavy rain filled the Techny Basin in Glenview.


Severe Thunderstorms Causing Wind And Hail Damage

Severe thunderstorms are hitting counties all across Illinois.


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Red Flag Warning Issued For Illinois, Dangerous Conditions For Wildfires

Illinois is under a red flag warning, meaning conditions are very dangerous for wildfires.


Lighting Up For A Good Cause

A Winnetka teen has found a way to light up some faces in more ways that one with a spectacular display.


What Are Those Dark Splotches On Some Autumn Leaves?

CBS 2 Meteorologist Ed Curran tells us about black tar fungus and how to make it go away.


Cleanup Continues On Flooded Chicago Riverwalk

The Riverwalk is the city’s newest gem, but too much river left not enough walk this weekend.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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?


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Salt: From Mine, To Your Street

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