Dominic Brown joined News 3 in June 2012, making history as the station’s first black 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 reared 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 forecasts to family and friends. It was always his childhood dream to do the weather, even before he knew how to spell meteorologist!

Dominic began his career at WCTI-TV NewsChannel 12 in Eastern North Carolina. He was the first black meteorologist in that station’s history as well. 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 his family, friends and frat brothers, going to the movies, working out, watching sports, and cheering on his Georgia and Mississippi State Bulldogs.

Hair provided by: AOC Salon


Recent Articles
  • adi-temperature-forecast

    First Warning Forecast: A few flakes possible for some but chilly for most of us today

    A few flakes possible for some but chilly for most us today….Get really for some chilly weather for most of Hampton Roads and Northeastern North Carolina. As we move through our Monday, expect a good deal of clouds across the area as a front crosses the area early. With cold air in place, some areas could see a few snowflakes or light rain showers early. Little to no snow accumulation is expected. Otherwise, as we move through this Monday, expect clouds and […]

  • adi-temperature-forecast

    First Warning Forecast: Cooler temperatures settle in

    Cooler temperatures settle in….The warm weather we’ve seen over the past couple of days is going a way for a while. Much cooler weather is settling in over the next few days. As we move through our Friday, expect chilly conditions. Highs will be in the upper 40s and lower 50s under a mix of sun and clouds. Winds will be a bit breezy from the west between 10 and 20 mph, with gusts to 25 mph. We may see […]

  • temp_contour_change

    First Warning Forecast: The rain moves out and the cooler weather moves in

    The rain moves out and the cooler weather moves in….The cold front that brought rain to the area today will move offshore, allowing for some cooler temperatures to move in. As we move through our Thursday, expect a few lingering showers here and there as a cold front swings through the viewing area. Some of the rain could be heavy at times.  Otherwise, expect gradual clearing from west to east. Our winds will blow in from the west-southwest between 15 […]

  • radar-full

    First Warning Forecast: We’re tracking rain and cooler temps on the way

    We’re tracking rain and cooler temps on the way….We hope you soaked up the sunshine today. We’re tracking rain, along with some cooler temperatures in your First Warning Storm Team Forecast. As we move through our Wednesday evening, expect mostly clear to partly cloudy skies. Then, tonight, clouds will increase late, ahead of our next weather maker, a cold front. Still, tonight should be dry. Low temperatures will be in the lower 50s. On Thursday, grab your rain gear. The […]

  • radar-full

    First Warning Forecast: Sunny today, but we’re tracking rain and cooler temps on the way

    Sunny today, but we’re tracking rain and cooler temps on the way….Soak up the sunshine as much as you can. We’re tracking rain, along with some cooler temperatures in your First Warning Storm Team Forecast. As we move through our Wednesday afternoon, expect plenty of sunshine across Hampton Roads and Northeastern North Carolina. Our temperatures will be delightful, too. Highs will be in the mid 60s.  Tonight, clouds will increase late, ahead of our next weather maker, a cold front. […]

  • adi-temperature-forecast1

    First Warning Forecast: Clearing skies, then warmer temps

    Clearing skies, then warmer temps….The cloudy, gloomy weather we’ve seen will be going away as more sunshine moves in, at least for a little while. As we move through our Tuesday evening, expect gradual clearing across Hampton Roads and Northeastern North Carolina as an area of low pressure lingers to the north. As the low moves farther away from the area, our winds will relax a bit tonight. Otherwise, expect mostly clear skies tonight with lows in the low 40s. […]

  • adi-futurecast-noon

    First Warning Forecast: Tracking a soggy stretch of weather

    Tracking a soggy stretch of weather….Enjoy the dry weather while it lasts. We’re tracking a soggy stretch of weather ahead. As we move through our Thursday evening, expect partly to mostly cloudy skies across the area. It’s going to be chilly, with temperatures in the upper 30s. On Friday, we’ll see a good deal of cloud cover as an area of low pressure moves in from the southwest. That system will spread scattered showers in our direction by afternoon and […]

  • adi-futurecast-pm

    First Warning Forecast: The sun returns, but we’re tracking a soggy stretch ahead

    The sun returns, but we’re tracking a soggy stretch ahead….Some of us saw rain and even a couple of thunderstorms today.  But we’ll get a brief break from the wet weather before it moves back in. As we move through our Wednesday evening, expect partly cloudy skies and chilly conditions. Winds will be a bit breezy from the northwest between 10 and 15 mph. Later tonight, those winds will quiet down a bit, giving way to low temperatures in the […]

  • radar-full

    First Warning Forecast: Tracking mild temps and several rain chances

    Tracking mild temps and several rain chances….It’s hard to believe it’s January with highs in the 50s and 60s. And that’s exactly what we’re tracking this week, along with several chances for rain. As we move through our Tuesday evening, expect mostly cloudy skies. Scattered showers will be possible as a frontal system approaches the viewing area tonight. Overnight temperatures will be in the mid 50s. Winds will be gusty from the southwest. A few scattered showers will be possible […]

  • adi-temperature-forecast

    First Warning Forecast: Tracking warmer temps and a chance of rain

    Tracking warmer temps and a chance of rain….The big weather headlines of the week focus on warmer temperatures and a chance for scattered rain. As we move through our Monday night, expect mostly cloudy skies. Areas of patchy fog will be possible tonight. A stray sprinkle is not out of the question, but most areas will be dry. Low temperatures will be in the low 40s. On Tuesday, expect some showers to build in through the day as a frontal […]

  • adi-temperature-forecast

    First Warning Forecast: Cooling down just in time for the weekend

    Cooling down just in time for the weekend….Get ready for a big cool down as we move through the next few days. A cold front will push through the area today. We’ll likely see our high temperatures early in the day, with highs in the 60s. Then, we’ll see our numbers falling into the upper 40s and lower 50s by afternoon as our winds take a shift from the north. We’ll see more clouds than sun as the front pushes […]

  • temp_contour_change

    First Warning Forecast: We’re cooling down again

    We’re cooling down again….Enjoy the warm weather while it lasts!  We’re tracking much cooler weather, just in time for the weekend. As we move through our Thursday, expect a big warm up. High temperatures will be in the upper 60s and lower 70s, due in part to some gusty southwest winds. Average highs are in the upper 40s this time of the year. And the current record high in Norfolk is 75 degrees set back in 1890.  We’ll see a […]