Lauren Linahan

WRGX Meteorologist

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Lauren Linahan Bio

A couple of weather events stand out in fueling my fascination with meteorology: in 2004, the eye of Tropical Storm Bonnie passed over my hometown of Valdosta, Georgia. My young mind was boggled by how suddenly a torrential downpour and howling winds can usher in serene, clear skies. 10 years later, I was stuck in SnowJam 2014 in Atlanta, a situation where snow and ice had the power to temporarily immobilize a metropolitan city.

Yet my road to weather was not a clear cut one. Though I regularly watched The Weather Channel along with my bowl of breakfast cereal as a child, it never dawned on me that I could ever be a meteorologist; I was always the "artsy" type. However, one fateful day in college, I begrudgingly stepped in to a required lab science class, which happened to be Intro to Weather and Climate. The rest is history.

I grew up in South Georgia, the epicenter of heat and humidity in the Southeast. I received a B.S. in Environmental Geosciences and a B.A. in French from Valdosta State University. I am currently furthering my education in the atmospheric sciences through Mississippi State’s Broadcast Meteorology Program, and will complete my studies in August 2017. In the future, I even hope to pursue my Master's in Meteorology. Yes, I would honestly be content attending school the rest of my life!

During my undergrad, I was a teaching assistant for meteorology courses at Valdosta State. My first job post-graduation was at CNN in Atlanta as a tour guide, which allowed me to meet people from all walks of life from all over the world. While at CNN, I participated in an internship-like environment in their weather department, and also shadowed at WMAZ in Macon.

In my free time, I enjoy traveling with friends and family or sitting down with a good, home-cooked meal to a Netflix marathon. My hobbies include dancing, exercising, and spending time in the Great Outdoors (weather permitting or not). Most importantly, I am on a mission to find the best Mexican food in Dothan.

I have always been a storyteller, and I will be a platform for your voice in the Wiregrass; I am here to serve you through both the seemingly mundane AND severe weather. If you want to chat, find me on Twitter (@LinahanWX) and Facebook (Meteorologist Lauren Linahan) or email me at lauren@wtvy.com.


Sports Headlines

Posted: 02/23/2018 - New details of payments to athletes in a federal investigation that has lurked in the shadows since first rocking college basketball last fall mark the latest threat to the sport’s basic foundation, showing the breadth of alleged corruption.

Posted: 02/22/2018 - Action tips off from the BJCC Monday at 10:30am.

Posted: 02/23/2018 - You thought stopping one of them was hard? How about trying to stop both of the Duff twins on the basketball court? Behind LaTora and LaTascya, Samson is Birmingham bound once again.

Posted: 02/22/2018 - Wesley Person is now 14 points shy of becoming the first player in program history with 2,000 career points.

Posted: 02/22/2018 - Troy (4-1) is coming off its first loss of the season Wednesday night in a midweek tilt at No. 26 Auburn.