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 VIPIR Forecast: Tracking more moderate to major tidal flooding on Monday

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  • Dominic’s VIPIR Forecast: Minor tidal flooding expected through Monday, along with more rain for much of the week

    Track rain in your neighborhood with the NewsChannel 3 Interactive Radar HERE. A Coastal Flood Advisory remains in effect until 9 a.m. Monday for Outer Banks Dare county; until 11 p.m. Monday for the cities of Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach,  and Accomack, Northampton (VA), Isle of Wight, Surry, and Outer Banks Currituck counties; and 1 a.m. Tuesday for the cities of Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson, and Gloucester, James City, Mathews, Middlesex and York counties. We’re tracking more unsettled […]

  • Dominic’s VIPIR Forecast: Tracking scattered rain, gusty winds and tidal flooding through the weekend

    Tracking rain, wind and tidal flooding through the weekend….Keep your rain gear handy! Our weather will remain unsettled through the weekend, courtesy of a slow-moving area of low pressure to our south. Today, we’re expect mostly cloudy skies with a good chance of scattered showers. Some of the rain could be heavy by afternoon and evening. High temperatures will be in the mid 70s. Track rain in your neighborhood with the NewsChannel 3 Interactive Radar HERE. Tonight, scattered showers are […]

  • Dominic’s VIPIR Forecast….Tracking more wind, rain and tidal flooding through the weekend

    Tracking more wind, rain and tidal flooding in your forecast….Our weather will remain unsettled over the next several days due in part to an area of low pressure that continues to meander offshore. So, going through this Thursday, expect more clouds than sun. A few showers are possible, but no washout is expected. With the low offshore, we will continue to feel a persistent northeast winds between 15 and 25 mph, which could cause some minor flooding around high tide today (around […]

  • Dominic’s VIPIR Forecast: Tracking more rain, wind and tidal flooding

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    Local events to check out the supermoon lunar eclipse September 27

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  • norfcam

    VIPIR Forecast: Tracking a few more clouds and a few showers, too

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    Rare supermoon lunar eclipse will have you seeing red very soon

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  • baycam

    VIPIR Forecast: More warm weather is on the way

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