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: Falling further into autumn with a cold and windy Sunday

    Look for a mostly sunny, windy and rather chilly day to finish the weekend. Winds gusting from the northwest up to 35 mph will make high temperatures in the mid to upper 50s feel that much colder. After an unseasonably cold night, Monday will be milder.

  2. D.C. Forecast: A bit of sunshine today, a spot of rain possible tonight and tomorrow

    Look for a partly sunny and mild day with high temperatures in the low to mid 60s. Clouds will increase this afternoon with showers possible overnight. That rain threat continues on Columbus Day with highs tomorrow near 70
  3. D.C. Forecast: A soggy start, but a partly sunny finish to a cool weekend

    Look for a cool, cloudy, and mostly wet start to the weekend with highs today only near 60, Periods of rain will give way to partial clearing this evening. Sunday should be a big improvement with partly sunny skies, but temperatures will stay near 60.

  4. D.C. Forecast: After flirting with an early freeze, a warmer week ahead

    After an exceptionally cold start to the day, look for temperatures to rise, but only to the lower 60s this afternoon under sunny skies. After another cold night - but not as chilly as last night - Monday will warm into the lower 70s.

  5. D.C. Forecast: Mostly sunny & dry, but some autumnal chill too for the weekend

    Look for skies to clear today as a cold front arrives with winds up to 25 mph and a daytime high near 70. After a chilly night in the 40s, tomorrow will be sunny, but unseasonably cool with a high in the lower 60s.