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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
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    Dominic’s Forecast: Tracking warmer temps and a developing coastal storm

    Tracking warmer temps and a developing coastal storm in the tropics….As we move through the early part of the work week, expect even warmer weather across Hampton Roads and NE North Carolina. High pressure will slide offshore, giving way to southwest winds. Those winds will boost our afternoon temperatures into the low and mid 80s on Monday and Tuesday. We’ll also enjoy plenty of sunshine on both of those days.  A weak front will slide in by Wednesday, which could […]

  • Norfolk businesses reopen two weeks after partial building collapses

    Norfolk, Va. – D’Egg Diner in downtown Norfolk is back in business and ready to take your order. “Basically, it was like reopening a new restaurant,” said Phillip Decker, owner of D’Egg Diner. It’s been two weeks since this local restaurant closed – this after the Selden Arcade building, where the business is located, partially collapsed. “For anybody that has to go through having their business yanked from them and the revenue stream and then worrying about your staff and keeping […]

  • Virginia Run for the Fallen pays tribute to local military heroes

    Hampton Roads, Va. – Runners hit the pavement Thursday to honor and remember our fallen military service members, one mile, one marker, and one hero at a time. “We were a military family.  My husband did 20 years.  My son always wanted to be a soldier,” said Elvena Lewis, who stood by as participants in Virginia’s Run for the Fallen paid tribute to her son, PFC Lee A. Lewis. “His duty in the military was to help those who were injured […]

  • Colonial Williamsburg hopes more lights will bring more people to the historic area

    Williamsburg, Va. – A lot of people visit Colonial Williamsburg every year to get a taste of our heritage and history. “Most of the time, they come away saying, ‘God, I had no idea that there was that much there,'” said Bob Lane, chairman of the City of Williamsburg Architectural Review Board. However, when the sun goes down, many of the historic buildings go unseen.  And the crowds of people you see during the day don’t come out at night. “One […]

  • ADI Temperature Forecast

    Dominic’s Forecast: Tracking warmer temps for the work week

    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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Dominic’s Forecast: Tracking showers and storms

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


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