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: A mild Sunday, but a colder and wintry Monday

    WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for immediate D.C. area in effect Monday from 2AM to 6PM. Click here to see a map of all watches and warnings for the region.

    Look for a mostly cloudy & mild Sunday with high temperatures near 50. However rain, and then snow, will develop in the overnight hours. Snow will continue throughout the day on Monday.

  2. D.C. Forecast: A wet start and a white finish to the weekend

    Look for an early afternoon rain or snow shower and then clearing skies. Highs today should reach the low 40s. After a sunny start tomorrow, look for increasing clouds and then snow by late in the day.
  3. D.C. Forecast: A showery Sunday, but a sunny finish to the holiday weekend

    Look for periods of rain to extend through the early afternoon. Heaviest amounts will be along the Bay and to the east. High temperatures should top out in the mid to upper 40s. A FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON FOR CECIL COUNTY IN MD.

  4. D.C. Forecast: A mostly dry & seasonable weekend, but showers on Sunday

    Look for a sunny, but chilly start to the weekend with highs near 40 and lighter winds than yesterday. Clouds will increase overnight with rain likely Sunday morning, especially east of DC. Highs could reach 50 tomorrow.

  5. D.C. Forecast: A chilly Sunday, an icy Monday, & another cold week ahead

    Look for chilly, but moderating temperatures into the upper 30s this afternoon under mostly sunny skies Freezing rain is likely tonight and early tomorrow before changing over to all rain.