Dominic Brown

Dominic Brown

Chief Meteorologist

Dominic Brown joined WIS-TV as chief meteorologist in June 2017.

If there’s one thing that most people want to know about Dominic, it’s about his name. Don’t let the spelling fool you. It’s a family name. Dominic was named after his dad. But the best way to remember his name is to think of Dennis “The Menace.” Really! You’ll have it in no time.

Dominic is from the Peach State, born and reared in suburban Atlanta in a town called Locust Grove. He received his Master of Science in Geosciences/Broadcast Meteorology from Mississippi State University. Before arriving at MSU, Dominic received his Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast News from the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia.

Dominic joins WIS-TV after spending five years as meteorologist at WTKR-TV, the CBS affiliate in Hampton Roads, VA. He was the station's first black meteorologist. While at WTKR, Dominic tracked several major weather events to affect Virginia and Northeastern North Carolina, including Hurricane Sandy in 2012, Hurricane Matthew in 2016, deadly tornado outbreak in Virginia in February 2016 and a deadly tornado along the Virginia Eastern Shore in 2014.

Dominic began his career at WCTI-TV, the ABC affiliate in Eastern North Carolina. He was the first black meteorologist in that station’s history as well. Dominic spent more than four years as weekend meteorologist/weekday reporter, being on the front line of many weather events, including Hurricane Irene in 2011 and one of the worst tornado outbreaks in the state’s history on April 16 that same year.

He is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists, the National Weather Association and the American Meteorological Society (AMS). In fact, he is honored to hold the prestigious AMS Television Seal of Approval. Dominic is also a proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

When Dominic is not working, he enjoys spending time with his family, friends and frat brothers, going to the movies, working out, watching sports, and cheering on his Georgia and Mississippi State Bulldogs.

Recent Articles by Dominic

TROPICS: Heads up!  Researchers at Colorado State University predict an above-average 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season

Snow in the Midlands this week? Some weather apps say ‘yes,’ but forecast still uncertain

  FIRST ALERT: Tropical Storm Fay forms in the Atlantic Ocean, just east of North Carolina

  Tips to keep parents informed about their kids’ use of technology

FIRST ALERT: Brace yourself! We’re tracking temperatures in the 20s & 30s!

  First Alert Forecast: Tracking more 90s, but much cooler weather is on the way

First Alert Forecast: Tracking a few storms for Friday, then hot for your weekend

  First Alert Forecast: Tracking near-record highs and a chance for storms

  First Alert Forecast: Near-record highs by the end of the week!

First Alert Forecast: We’re warming back into the 90s soon!

  First Alert Forecast: Cooler weather settles in, but it won’t last long!

Tropics Are Heating Up

  First Alert Forecast: Cooler weather is moving in!

  First Alert Forecast: Get ready! Much cooler weather is on the way!

First Alert Forecast: Tracking storms for your weekend, also watching a new storm in the tropics

HUMBERTO: Depression strengthens into Tropical Storm Humberto; storm will churn off U.S. coast

  First Alert Forecast: Tracking the heat and the tropics…

  First Alert Forecast: Get ready for more heat and humidity!

  First Alert Forecast: Tracking more hot, humid weather this week

First Alert Forecast: Tracking hot, humid weather for your weekend!

  TRACKING DORIAN: Dorian continues moving northeast; threat turns to North Carolina

First Alert Forecast: Get ready for more showers and storms and more 90s…

First Alert Forecast: Tracking storms for your weekend; also watching the tropics

  First Alert Forecast: Tracking scattered showers and storms ahead!

  First Alert Forecast: We’re tracking more heat, humidity and storms

First Alert Forecast: Hotter weather is on the way!

FIRST ALERT: Tropical Depression Three forms in the Bahamas; poses no threat to the Midlands for now

First Alert Forecast: Get ready for more triple digit heat and more storms!

  First Alert Forecast: We’re tracking triple digit heat and more storms!

  First Alert Forecast: It will feel like the triple digits over the next few days!