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: 'Eggsactly' right for Easter weekend: Mostly sunny & milder!

    Look for mostly sunny skies this afternoon with temperatures climbing into the low to mid 60s.  Easter Sunday should feature plenty of sunshine with highs again in the lower 60s.

  2. D.C. Forecast: A summer-like Sunday, but chillier air by midweek

    Look for yet another taste of summer with mostly sunny skies, southerly breezes, and highs in the low 80s.  Monday will be almost as warm, but chillier air arrives at midweek.

  3. D.C. Forecast: A balmy blossom weekend with abundant sunshine

    Look for a bonanza of cherry blossoms and balmy weather this weekend!  Partly to mostly sunny skies will prevail with highs today near 75 and close to 80 on Sunday.

  4. D.C. Forecast: Sunny & seasonably cool today, but rainy & chilly on Monday

    Look for a mostly sunny finish to the weekend with calmer winds and seasonably cool temperatures near 60.  Chillier air and plenty of rain are up next tomorrow.

  5. D.C. Forecast: Wet, windy & cold today, but March ends on a milder note tomorrow

    Look for a windy, wet, and decidedly chillier day today with periods of rain and highs only in the 40s.  March goes out more lamb-like tomorrow with sunshine and highs in the 60s..