Erin Moran joined the CBS11 weather team in December 2019. Prior to that, she spent three years working as the morning meteorologist for KXXV-TV in Waco, Texas – so she’s no stranger to the perks that come with living in the Texas climate, but she is aware of the unique challenges that come with forecasting the weather in the Lone Star State.
Erin actually began her career in television news after graduating with a degree in communication from Westfield State University in Massachusetts. She started as a production assistant and worked her way up to reporter, covering news at TV stations in Springfield, Massachusetts, Albany, New York and Charlotte, North Carolina. Erin enjoyed the fast paced environment of the newsroom, but she noticed herself gravitating towards the weather side of things, especially after covering several major weather events. It was in Charlotte where she met her eventual weather mentor, and he encouraged her to go back to school for meteorology.
Erin took a full time job as the weekend morning forecaster at WBTW-TV in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina while taking meteorology classes online through Mississippi State University. In Myrtle Beach, she covered severe thunderstorms and lots of tropical weather, including Hurricane Matthew in 2016 as the storm made its fourth and final landfall just south of Myrtle Beach, near McClellanville, South Carolina. Less than three months later, she made the 1200 mile journey to Texas with her soon-to-be husband and their dog, and the rest is history!
While in Texas, Erin has covered everything from tornadoes, hail, and flooding, to ice storms, extreme heat events, and everything in between. She considers it a great privilege to be welcomed into your home each morning and evening, and she knows it comes with an incredible responsibility to keep you and your family safe, especially when severe weather is forecast.
In her free time, Erin loves to be outside with her husband and their two dogs, Nala and Willow (who you will see A LOT of if you follow her on social media). If you see them out and about, don’t hesitate to say hi!