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

  • Construction project closes Virginia Beach preserve through next summer

    Posted on: 5:52 pm, November 22, 2013, by

    A long-term construction project at the Lake Lawson/Lake Smith Natural Area in Virginia Beach will keep that preserve closed through summer 2014.
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  • Clouds may block our view of three wonders in the sky this weekend

    Posted on: 6:08 pm, November 15, 2013, by

    Hampton Roads, Va. - Consider yourself lucky if you are able to see the Beaver Moon, the Leonid meteor shower or...
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  • Norfolk students help NASA go to Mars

    Posted on: 6:31 pm, November 6, 2013, by

    NASA is going to Mars, and they want students right here in Hampton Roads to help them with the mission.
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  • Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group returns home

    Posted on: 3:41 pm, November 6, 2013, by and , updated on: 07:57pm, November 7, 2013

    The USS Kearsarge, USS San Antonio and USS Carter Hall are returning after an eight-month deployment.
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  • Virginia Beach tree removal and replacement could cause traffic delays

    Posted on: 8:13 pm, November 1, 2013, by

    Several bradford pear trees in Virginia Beach are coming down and this could cause traffic delays.
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  • Volunteers take action to restore historic cemetery

    Posted on: 6:41 pm, October 31, 2013, by

    Volunteers took action Thursday to restore an historic African-American cemetery in Suffolk that had been neglected for years
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  • Stop the presses: No more nautical charts will be printed

    Posted on: 7:19 pm, October 25, 2013, by

    Paper nautical charts used by fishermen and other mariners since the Civil War will soon be a thing of the past.
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  • Firefighters put their rescue skills to work in training exercise on Battleship Wisconsin

    Posted on: 7:58 pm, October 23, 2013, by , updated on: 10:50pm, October 23, 2013

    Firefighters from across Southside Hampton Roads put their confined space and rope rescue training skills to work aboard the Battleship Wisconsin Wednesday.
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  • Blame it on the rain: Fire ant mounds are popping up

    Posted on: 6:49 pm, October 18, 2013, by

    Fire ant mounds are taking over one Virginia Beach yard, and our recent rains have a lot to do with it.
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  • Plans are underway to preserve Kempsville history

    Posted on: 6:41 pm, October 17, 2013, by

    If you've driven through Kempsville lately, you've probably noticed a lot of road work and construction in this area.
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  • Tidal flooding still a concern for Norfolk residents

    Posted on: 6:59 pm, October 11, 2013, by , updated on: 07:35pm, October 11, 2013

    Norfolk, Va. – Neighbors who live at 5th Bay Street in Norfolk had to wade through the water again Friday -...
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  • The U.S. government prepares for storm impact despite shutdown

    Posted on: 7:12 pm, October 3, 2013, by

    The government shutdown is not stopping the National Hurricane Center from keeping us safe and informed as Karen threatens the...
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