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. Partly sunny & cool today, even chillier on Monday

    Look for a cooler and breezier day than yesterday with daytime highs in the mid 50s and partly sunny skies. Even chillier air is likely on Monday with temperatures only in the 40s.

  2. Feeling more like spring today, but cooler on Sunday

    Look for clouds to gradually clear and skies to become partly sunny. Temperatures should reach the upper 50s with light southwesterly winds. After a front passes through this evening, Sunday will again be partly sunny, but cooler with highs only near 50.

  3. D.C. Forecast: Partly sunny & cool today, then a week of seasonal swings

    Look for a partly sunny, blustery, and noticeably cooler day than yesterday with highs in the low to mid 50s and northwesterly winds gusting to 35 mph.

  4. D.C. Forecast: After a mild, but soggy start to the weekend, a sunnier, cooler finish

    Look for periods of rain & fog on what will be a mild and rather humid day. Temperatures will top out near 60 today, but a cold front overnight will usher in a noticeably cooler day tomorrow. Highs on Sunday will be only near 50, however skies will be partly sunny.

  5. D.C. Forecast: Getting back to normal with seasonably comfortable days

    Look for a seasonably mild start to Daylight Saving with partly to mostly sunny skies and a high today in the lower 50s. Tomorrow will be similarly comfortable with highs again in the 50s.