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. Washington, D.C. Forecast: After record rainfall, a dry & delightful Sunday

    After yesterday's deluge, today will be partly sunny, breezy and dry. Look for highs around 80 and westerly winds gusting to 25 mph. Monday will be similarly pleasant with low humidity

  2. Flash flooding possible as heavy rain threatens

    Look for a wet Saturday with periods of rain, heavy downpours, and occasional thunderstorms. A FLASH FLOOD WATCH is in effect until early Sunday. One to two inches of rain are possible.

  3. Drying out, but staying hot for Father's Day

    After some early rain, skies are beginning to clear on this Father's Day. Look for a partly sunny and hot day with the highs in the low 90s. Scattered showers are possible this afternoon.
  4. A humid weekend with heavy rain likely Saturday night

    Look for a very warm and humid day with scattered showers and thunderstorms and highs in the upper 80s. Heavier rain and thunderstorms are expected overnight as remnants of Tropical Depression Bill pass through the area. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect from 8 PM today until 8 AM Sunday morning. One to three inches of rain are possible.

  5. More sun & less chill to finish the weekend

    The rain and clouds have departed and we can look forward to a mostly sunny and pleasantly cool afternoon with high temperatures in the low to mid 60s