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. DC Forecast: Clouds. then rain, then bitter cold make for a challenging week ahead

    Look for an cloudy & chilly day with high temperatures in the 40s. With southerly winds and higher dew points however, it won't be as bitingly cold as Saturday. Rain is likely overnight and again on Monday.

  2. D.C. Forecast: Seasonal confusion: Wintry chill on a fall weekend!

    Look for a sunny, but unseasonably chilly start to the weekend with daytime highs today only in the low to mid 40s. Sunday will be cloudier and bit milder, but temperatures in the mid to upper 40s will still be well below the seasonal norm of 58.

  3. D.C. Forecast: Feeling like November today, more like January late next week

    Look for a partly to mostly sunny and seasonably cool day with high temperatures in the upper 50s. Winds will be northwest at 5 to 10 mph.  Even milder weather is expected on Monday & Tuesday.

  4. D.C. Forecast: A mosty sunny & cool weekend; then a brief warmup through Veterans Day

    Look for a partly sunny and cool start to the weekend with highs in the low 50s and calmer winds than yesterday. Sunday will be equally sunny and even a bit milder with highs near 60.

  5. D.C. Forecast: More autumnal bliss with a sunny & breezy Sunday

    While it won't be quite as warm as yesterday and certainly breezier, today will offer yet more autumnal bliss. Look for sunny skies, high temperatures in the mid to upper 60s, and northwesterly winds gusting to 25 mph.