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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
  • ADI 48hr Futurecast

    Dominic’s Forecast: Tracking more rain into Sunday

    As we move through this Saturday, expect mostly cloudy skies across Hampton Roads and NE North Carolina. Some of those clouds will bring us scattered showers by this afternoon and evening, from west to east. Rain will continue tonight.

  • Police, business owners prepare for crowds during College Beach Week

    Virginia Beach, Va. – Two years ago during College Beach Weekend, chaos broke out at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. Several reports of stabbings, shootings and fights erupted in the Resort City. “There were not enough police officers and too many people and you know, the alcohol gets flowing the later the night goes on. People stop thinking rationally,” says David Smith who works at Foxy Jewelry and Accessories. He hopes that with a heavier police presence this year, much like […]

  • Multi-million dollar development put on hold because of eagles nest

    A $30 million development has been put on hold in the Kempsville section of Virginia Beach, all because of a family of bald eagles.

  • ADI 48hr Futurecast

    Dominic’s Forecast: Tracking showers, storms and sunshine in your Monday forecast

    Track rain with the NewsChannel 3 Interactive Radar Tracking showers and storms….As we move through our Sunday night, expect scattered showers and a possible thunderstorm as a frontal system approaches the viewing area. Some of the rain could be heavy at times overnight. By Monday morning, many of us will have rain for the commute. Again, a few isolated thunderstorms are possible. Otherwise, expect mostly cloudy skies to become partly cloudy by late morning. By afternoon, most of the area […]

  • Not unusual to see sharks swimming near the coast this time of the year

    Great white sharks have gotten a lot of people's attention recently. In fact, several of these big fish have been spotted swimming near our coast.

  • Local culinary students compete to have their dish eaten by astronauts in space

    Hampton, Va. – A team of culinary students in Hampton has cooked up a meal in hopes that it will one day be eaten by astronauts in space. “It’s always been a dream for me to come to NASA and speak with astronauts and work with them as well,” said senior student Brittney Richards. Richards is one of six students from Phoebus High School, participating in a program through NASA Langley called HUNCH.  It stands for “High school students United with […]

  • ADI VIPIRcast Noon

    Dominic’s Forecast: Tracking showers and storms, some could be strong to severe

    Dominic Brown’s Live VIPIR Forecast Track storms with the NewsChannel 3 Interactive Radar Tracking strong to severe storms….As we move through this Friday, expect a mix of sun and clouds across the viewing area. It will be warm and breezy as high temperatures soar into the lower 80s, with breezy southwesterly winds. Stay VIPIReady though. Late in the day, a cold front will move in from the west, colliding with the warm, humid air. As a result, showers and thunderstorms […]

  • Great white sharks creating a buzz along the North Carolina coast

    Hampton Roads, Va. – Two great white sharks, swimming near the North Carolina coast have created a lot of buzz online recently. In fact, one of those sharks, who goes by the name of Genie, swam her way into the Pamlico Sound of North Carolina around 3:30 a.m. Thursday.  Genie weighs nearly 2,300 pounds and is about 14 feet long. Genie was tagged in 2012 by researchers at Ocearch, an organization whose mission is to track the movement and study […]

  • ADI VIPIRcast AM

    Dominic’s Forecast: Tracking showers and storms

    As we move through this Thursday, expect more unsettled weather across Hampton Roads and NE North Carolina.

  • If you live on the Peninsula, you could see fewer weather watches and warnings on your phone

    No matter what type of weather, NewsChannel 3 always keeps you VIPIReady days before storms roll into Hampton Roads. And the next time a storm affects the Peninsula, the way that NewsChannel 3 warns you for that storm may be different.

  • Chesapeake to begin aerial spraying for mosquitoes Monday

    Chesapeake, Va. –  Baby mosquitoes are already showing up in standing water across the City of Chesapeake, waiting to grow up to bite you. “We’ve had plenty of rain, plenty of snow and the swamps are full,” said Joe Simmons, Director of the Chesapeake Mosquito Control Commission. Simmons says the cold, wet winter kept many of his crews from cleaning out ditches. That helps keep the water flowing so mosquitoes can’t find a place to breed. But now, the city is turning its […]

  • Emergency managers meet, discuss what they’ve learned since deadly Cherrystone tornado

    Hampton, Va. – Officials say alerts on cell phones and better communication are two important keys they’ve learned since the deadly Cherrystone Campground tornado last July in order to keep people safe. “I knew that campground like the back of my hand. And I knew the vulnerability. And I knew if it was a tornado, something really, really bad could have happened,” said Bill Sammler, Meteorologist at the National Weather Service office in Wakefield. Last summer, an EF-1 tornado ripped through […]


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