Dave Zahren ABC7 Forecaster

Dave Zahren

Dave joined WJLA in 1990 after being chosen as one of the winners of the station’s Weekend Weathercaster Search, a live audition of prospective meteorologists during the February sweeps that year. Twenty years later, Dave continues as a weekend weather forecaster for tbd/News Channel 8 and WJLA-ABC7.

Besides his weather forecasting duties, Dave serves as the Senior Television Specialist with the Prince George's County Public Schools' Office of Television Resources in Landover, Maryland. Over the past twenty-five years, he has written, produced, and hosted four award-winning science programs that have aired on cable television: "Give Science A Hand", a hands-on approach to science aimed at elementary school students; "Science Bowl", an interscholastic science game show; "Under the Microscope", a series of staff development programs for elementary teachers that also airs nationwide on PBS stations, and a new series, "Anatomy of a Lesson."

Dave is a cum laude graduate with a B.S. degree from the University of Pittsburgh and has an M.A. degree in school administration and human relations from George Washington University. In 1985, after a teaching career that had spanned fourteen years, including three years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Nairobi, Kenya, Dave was selected as Maryland's Teacher in Space candidate. He was one of 100 teachers chosen from the 40,000 applicants nationwide to vie for a flight aboard the space shuttle Challenger.

Dave has received a number of awards, including the CINE Golden Eagle, for his work as a science teacher, a television host and producer, and a space educator. He continues to produce and host public television programs with the Office of Television and Web Resources in Prince George's County and is in his eighth season as moderator of “It’s Academic,” a high school quiz program that airs on WJZ-TV in Baltimore

Contact Dave

WJLA
1100 Wilson BLVD, Suite 601 Arlington, VA 22209

Recent Stories

  1. D.C. Forecast: Seasonably chilly & partly sunny today, then soggy through midweek

    Look for overcast skies to turn partly sunny this afternoon as temperatures hover in the lower 40s. Winds will remain calm as they were yesterday. Rain is likely on Monday with some sleet possible N & W of DC.

  2. D.C. Forecast: Dry & chilly for the weekend, then showers on Monday

    Look for a mostly cloudy & chilly start to the weekend with high temperatures only in the upper 30s. It will be sunnier and a bit milder on Sunday with highs in the mid to upper 40s

  3. D.C. Forecast: Partly cloudy & seasonable for much of the coming week

    Look for a seasonably comfortable day with skies turning partly cloudy and high temperatures nearing 50 degrees. Northwesterly winds are likely to gust to 25 mph before subsiding at sunset.

  4. D.C. Forecast: A seasonable, partly sunny, & somewhat brisk Saturday

    Look for seasonable and somewhat milder conditions this weekend with partly to mostly sunny skies and high temperatures in the upper 40s to low 50s both days. Winds will remain rather brisk however, with gusts to 20 mph.

  5. D.C. Forecast: A beautifully sunny, but blustery & bitingly cold Sunday

    After yesterday's rain and gloom, a much brighter and drier day is here to wrap up the weekend. But while it is great to see the sun again, brisk winds gusting to 30 mph are making for a much colder day with highs in the low 40s and wind chills in the 20s and 30s.