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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
  • Winter Watch_Warning

    Winter Storm Warning extended to all of Hampton Roads; NE NC under Winter Weather Advisory

    The National Weather Service has expanded the Winter Storm Warning to all of Southside and the Peninsulas. The warning begins 9am Monday and extends until midnight Monday night. Residents under the warning can expect accumulations of 2 to 4 inches of snow and sleet along with a light ice accumulation. Temperatures will start in the upper 30s to lower 40s early Monday morning and fall into the lower to mid 20s by afternoon. Winds will be from the north increasing […]

  • Future of space travel from Wallops Island looks bright

    Launching rockets from Wallops Island is a big deal in Virginia now. But the possibilities that exist for space travel in the near future could be an even bigger deal.

  • Hampton Roads citizens cope with roller coaster weather

    From snow to warm, then back to cold, it’s been quite a winter here in Hampton Roads. NewsChannel 3 talked to several folks at City Center at Oyster Point in Newport News to get their take on the season. Not only has it been cold, but we’ve seen a good deal of snow, too. Many of us will have to wait for that though. More up and down temperatures are in the forecast the next few days.

  • Will an unusual winter bring fewer mosquitoes this year?

    Mosquitoes are bound to be buzzing around when the weather warms up. But with all of the polar vortexes, deep freezes and snow storms we’ve seen this winter are there going to be fewer mosquitoes? It’s been an unusual winter so far here in Hampton Roads. From the polar vortex and cold snaps to several inches of snow over and over again. Some have even called it the winter that won’t end. Joe Simmons is the director of the Chesapeake […]

  • Local agencies work together during training exercise

    Crews were on the move Thursday, all part of a drill to enhance their training, readiness and response during a real aircraft emergency. “It’s something that we don’t like to think about, but we have to think about it,” said U.S. Army LTC Jamie Efaw, Deputy Joint Base Commander Little Creek-Fort Story. The Navy, the Coast Guard, and several local city emergency responders joined forces and took action at the scene of a mock fiery and deadly plane crash at […]

  • Human spaceflight a possibility for Wallops Island

    Wallops Island is known for its rocket launches from our Eastern Shore. But one company is pushing hard to have Wallops the site for sending people to outer space.

  • NOAA Weather Radios are working again

    The Norfolk NOAA Weather Radio transmitter is back on the air.

  • ADI 48hr Futurecast

    Quick shot of snow possible Monday

    We are keeping an eye on a quick-moving system that could give some of us a little snow Monday afternoon and evening. An area of low pressure will move along a cold front to our south on Monday. Some moisture will also ride along with the low as it moves in our direction, and with temperatures expected to be in the 30s for much of the day, this system could produce a little snow. This mainly looks like a Southside Hampton Roads and […]

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

    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.

  • New FEMA floodmaps show changes in Virginia Beach

    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.

  • It could cost you to ride a North Carolina ferry

    A lot of people depend on the Currituck-Knotts Island Ferry, a ride over the Currituck Sound that's absolutely free right now.

  • Drivers taking it slow in Elizabeth City

    Dominic Brown is live in Elizabeth City with updates on snowfall totals and roadway conditions. NCDOT trucks are plowing main roads in Elizabeth City. Drivers are taking it easy on the roads. It’s about 18 degrees in Elizabeth City, according to Dominic, and about four inches of snowfall have been reported there. Click here for additional information on the winter storm.


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