Dominic Brown

Meteorologist

Dominic Brown joined NewsChannel 3 in June 2012 as weekend meteorologist.

If there’s one thing that most people want to know about Dominic, it’s about his name. It looks simple, right? Well, don’t let the spelling fool you. It’s a family name. In fact, Dominic was named after his dad. The best way to remember how to say Dominic is to think of Dennis “The Menace.” Really! You’ll have it in no time!

Dominic is from the Peach State, born and raised in suburban Atlanta in a town called Locust Grove. For as long as Dominic can remember, weather has always been in him. In fact, as a kid, he loved telling people about the weather and giving his own forecast to family and friends. It was always his childhood dream to do the weather, even before he knew how to spell meteorologist! But it wasn’t until severe storms sent Dominic and his family piling into a bathtub in his hometown that he knew for sure that he wanted to pursue his dream and help save lives.

Dominic began his career at WCTI-TV NewsChannel 12 in Eastern North Carolina. He was the first black meteorologist in that station's history. Dominic spent more than four years as weekend meteorologist/weekday reporter, forecasting and being on the front line of several major weather events, including Hurricane Irene in 2011 and one of the worst tornado outbreaks in the state’s history on April 16 that same year.

Before arriving in North Carolina, Dominic spent two years in Starkville, Mississippi. That’s where he received his Master of Science in Geosciences/Broadcast Meteorology from Mississippi State University. While there, Dominic was a graduate teaching assistant in the Department of Communication. He also had the opportunity to get a taste of all kinds of severe weather while chasing storms in Mississippi and all over the Great Plains. He also had a chance to witness firsthand the destruction caused by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005. Before arriving at MSU, Dominic received his Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast News from the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia.

While in school, Dominic interned at WSB-TV in Atlanta and WCBS-TV in New York. Dominic is a member of the Hampton Roads Black Media Professionals, the National Association of Black Journalists, the National Weather Association and the American Meteorological Society (AMS). In fact, he is honored to hold the prestigious AMS Television Seal of Approval. Dominic is also a proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

When Dominic is not working, he enjoys spending time with family and friends, going to the movies, working out, watching sports, and cheering on his Georgia and Mississippi State Bulldogs.

Recent Articles

  • More rain and wind could cause more trees to fall this spring

    Posted on: 6:38 pm, April 16, 2014, by

    Virginia Beach, Va. – Tree crews were on the move today, slicing up a big tree that fell and caused...
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  • Wet weather could mean a bad mosquito season

    Posted on: 7:17 pm, April 9, 2014, by

    All of the wet weather we've seen seen so far this year could make way for a bad mosquito season very soon.
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  • Another cold snap could impact local strawberries

    Posted on: 7:01 pm, April 4, 2014, by

    Virginia Beach, Va. – The sunny, warm weather we’ve seen recently has been great for many Hampton Roads strawberry farmers....
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  • LADEE preparing for its final days in space

    Posted on: 7:27 pm, April 3, 2014, by , updated on: 07:40pm, April 3, 2014

    Hampton Roads, Va. – The Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) mission is coming to a crashing end –...
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  • Norfolk only city in Hampton Roads that is TsunamiReady

    Posted on: 7:36 pm, April 2, 2014, by , updated on: 07:48pm, April 2, 2014

    Hampton Roads, Va. – Norfolk says it is TsunamiReady, the only city in the Commonwealth of Virginia to have that...
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  • Tornado Watch issued for parts of NE North Carolina tonight

    Posted on: 8:25 pm, March 29, 2014, by , updated on: 08:35pm, March 29, 2014

    The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch for the following counties in NE North Carolina until 1 a.m. tonight: Bertie, Hertford,...
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  • Taking Action Against Hunger in Gloucester County

    Posted on: 7:07 pm, March 28, 2014, by , updated on: 11:30pm, March 28, 2014

    NewsChannel 3 took action to help fill empty shelves at a Gloucester County middle school with food, so students won't go hungry.
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  • Headed to the beach for spring break? Don’t forget your coat!

    Posted on: 4:15 pm, March 26, 2014, by , updated on: 07:17pm, March 26, 2014

    The calendar says it`s spring, but with gusty winds and cold weather like this it feels a lot more like winter.
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  • Winter Weather Advisories issued for parts of Hampton Roads

    Posted on: 4:31 pm, March 15, 2014, by and , updated on: 06:08pm, March 16, 2014

    The National Weather Service in Wakefield has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the Lower Peninsula, the Middle Peninsula, the...
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  • Orion Space Capsule Prepares for Testing at NASA Langley

    Posted on: 7:24 pm, March 14, 2014, by

    NASA scientists are working to get humans back in space. But before an astronaut can be sent on a mission, a lot of testing has to be performed on a spacecraft to make sure the vehicle is safe.
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  • Taking Action, Getting Prepared for Floods

    Posted on: 4:39 pm, March 14, 2014, by

    Hampton Roads, Va. – The National Weather Service has declared next week as National Flood Safety Awareness Week. From March...
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  • Sun unleashes intense solar flare, still weaker than the strongest

    Posted on: 3:17 pm, March 14, 2014, by

    NASA scientists are keeping a close eye on the sun, this after it unleashed an intense solar flare Wednesday, March...
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