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

  • Students take icy dip in the Special Olympics’ Cool School Challenge

    Posted on: 7:07 pm, February 7, 2014, by

    More than 400 students from schools across Hampton Roads gathered at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront today, taking part in the Cool School Challenge in support of the Special Olympics.
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  • New FEMA floodmaps show changes in Virginia Beach

    Posted on: 6:57 pm, February 6, 2014, by and

    New FEMA floodmaps should be released later this year and they show that there have been some changes in flood zones in parts of Virginia Beach.
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  • It could cost you to ride a North Carolina ferry

    Posted on: 6:29 pm, February 5, 2014, by , updated on: 06:01am, February 6, 2014

    A lot of people depend on the Currituck-Knotts Island Ferry, a ride over the Currituck Sound that's absolutely free right now.
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  • Drivers taking it slow in Elizabeth City

    Posted on: 7:05 am, January 29, 2014, by and , updated on: 07:16am, January 29, 2014

    Dominic Brown is live in Elizabeth City with updates on snowfall totals and roadway conditions. NCDOT trucks are plowing main...
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  • VIDEO: Kids enjoy sledding in Suffolk

    Posted on: 1:22 pm, January 22, 2014, by and

    Nothing is stopping these Suffolk kids from sledding with their friends! Dominic Brown talked to 7-year-old Graham Webb and 8-year-old Carter...
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  • Team Coverage: Snow falls in Virginia Beach

    Posted on: 6:04 pm, January 21, 2014, by , updated on: 06:49pm, January 21, 2014

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  • VIDEO: Portsmouth crews treat roadways

    Posted on: 2:57 pm, January 21, 2014, by and

    Meteorologist Dominic Brown shows us what crews are doing today ahead of the winter weather – live in Portsmouth on...
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  • Beach city leaders say they are ready if snow falls this weekend

    Posted on: 6:45 pm, January 17, 2014, by

    Road conditions are fine now, but they could be a concern if snow moves in this weekend. Click here for...
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  • NOAA Weather Radio signal down, affecting boaters

    Posted on: 6:34 pm, January 16, 2014, by

    The NOAA Weather Radio System, that serves most of Hampton Roads, is off the air for the next three to six weeks.
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  • Hampton Roads NOAA Weather Radio system off the air

    Posted on: 6:20 pm, January 15, 2014, by

    If you use a NOAA Weather Radio to alert you of severe weather, you may or may not get watches and warnings to your device over the next three to six weeks.
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  • Wallops Island: A hub for space flight in Virginia

    Posted on: 7:14 pm, January 10, 2014, by

    More and more people are coming to Wallops Island these days to experience space travel up close and personal.
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  • City takes action to make sure Rudee Inlet is safe for boaters

    Posted on: 6:51 pm, December 5, 2013, by

    Shoaling is a recurring problem for the Rudee Inlet. But this time, city leaders say the situation has become serious.
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