Aurora Murray started at Redwood News as the Weekend Meteorologist/Reporter in June 2021. She was promoted to the Morning Meteorologist in August 2021.
Aurora is from the Chicagoland area. Prior to coming to Redwood News, she was a Public Preparedness Coordinator at the Will County Emergency Management Agency, the second largest county in Illinois. She earned her State of Illinois Emergency Mangers Certification during her time at the Agency. She was the liaison between The National Weather Service of Chicago and The American Red Cross Greater Chicago Chapter. She joined the Disaster Team with the American Red Cross as a Volunteer to teach disaster preparedness classes. Aurora assisted with achieving a milestone for the American Red Cross where she lead and taught the one millionth child with The Pillowcase Project. Aurora has always had a passion for weather and keeping the community prepared and informed before a disaster strikes and what to do during and after a disaster occurs. Aurora’s passion and curiosity for weather lead her to become a storm chaser and train the trainer instructor for severe weather in Illinois.
Aurora attended Southern Illionois University of Edwardsville where she earned her Bachelors of Science Degree in Geography/Meteorology. During her time in college she won Student Leadership Awards in the Geography department and was an Ambassador for the department. Aurora was the lead forecaster at Slu-TV, at the University of St. Louis, where she joined their campus TV Station. She has interned at Fox Chicago during college. She also externed at WREX in Rockford, Illinois and at WEWS in Cleveland, Ohio.
Aurora’s passion for weather started at a young age where she used to mimic the broadcast meteorologist and tell the weather to her family and friends. She was known as the ‘pitcher weather lady’ to the umpires at the softball fields after she called off her playoff game during mid pitch because a severe thunderstorm was approaching the fields.
Aurora says she is excited to be here on The North Coast and experience its microclimate. She loves to try new food at local restaurants and explore outdoors in the North Coast’s beautiful nature with her family. Her husband and five children are looking forward to their time here on the North Coast and exploring and learning about it with Aurora.