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. Cheers for a sunny & warm Cherry Blossom finale

    Look for a very comfortable finale to the Cherry Blossom Festival with plenty of sunshine, light winds and highs around 70. Monday should be equally sunny and even a few degrees warmer than today.

  2. A blossom bonanza weekend with abundant sunshine

    Look for a very pleasant weekend with mostly sunny skies and seasonable temperatures in the mid to upper 60s. Today will be the breezier day with northwesterly winds gusting to 25 mph.

  3. A cool & breezy Easter, then a week of April showers

    Look for a picture perfect Easter Sunday with plenty of sunshine, lighter winds, and comfortable temperatures in the low to mid 60s. Monday will be warmer still, with sunny skies turning partly cloudy by afternoon.

  4. Windy & cool today, calm & mild for Easter

    Look for a windy and much cooler day than yesterday with high temperatures reaching only the upper 50s. Skies will be mostly sunny and northwesterly winds gusting to 35 mph.

  5. After a weekend of wintry chill, spring returns on Monday

    While there will be more sunshine and lighter winds than yesterday, today will still be quite chilly with daytime highs rising only to the upper 40s. Tomorrow will be more comfortable with temperatures near the seasonal norm of 60 degrees.