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Dave Brown (meteorologist)

Dave Brown is a meteorologist from the United States. Moreover, Dave Brown was the former chief meteorologist from 1977 to 2015 for WMC-TV, the NBC affiliate in Memphis, Tennessee, United States.

Early Life

Dave Brown was born on the 1st of September 1946, in Trenton, Tennessee, in the United States of America. According to his date of birth, he is 77 years old and holds American nationality. Moreover, he has a birth sign of Virgo and his actual birth name is David H. Brown.

Other than this, there is not much more information available regarding his parents, siblings, and early childhood life. We may presume that Brown’s parents might have raised him.


Talking about his academic career, he studies political science at the University of Memphis. However, there is no other information available regarding his other further academic background.

Professional Career

Talking about his professional career, Dave Brown began his broadcasting career as a sophomore in high school in 1962 as a disc jockey at WKBJ Radio in Milan, Tennessee.

One year later, he transferred to WIRJ Radio in Humboldt, Tennessee. During the time of studying at the University of Memphis, he moved to WHBQ-AM Radio56 in Memphis, where he was on the air from September 1964 to October 1968.

This station was the first in the world to broadcast an Elvis Presley song on the radio in 1954. In October 1968, he obtained a position as a staff announcer and host of Dialing For Dollars on WHBQ-TV across the hall.

In May 1972, he began his meteorological career as a weathercaster on the first transmission of WHBQ-12 TV’s noon program. Before joining WMC-TV, he was chief weathercaster from 1973 until 1977.

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Caption: Dave Brown working as a meteorologist on a television channel (Source: WKNO FM)

Memphis Wrestling television program

For most of his broadcasting career (from 1967 to 2002), he also co-hosted the Memphis Wrestling television show (and its predecessor, Championship Wrestling), most notably for 25 years with Lance Russell and the rest with Corey Maclin.

Wrestling insiders and fans have named Russell and Brown “the greatest television announcing team in wrestling history.” Jerry Jarrett left his business partners (who owned the wrestling timeslot on Channel 13) to manage his own Memphis territory, and Brown moved to WMC.

WMC agreed to show Jarrett’s Championship Wrestling in the traditional Saturday hour, in part because “Lance and Dave” would give commentary.

Russell rejoined Brown several weeks after the first broadcast on Channel 5, where wrestling would remain for the following 26 years. Wrestlers and managers in the Memphis area, such as Jimmy Hart, nicknamed him “Dave Brown the Weather Clown” while others nicknamed him “Howdy Doody.”


Brown announced in August 2014 that WMC-TV had agreed to his request for a reduced schedule. He was only seen on the 6 p.m. newscast beginning September 1, 2014. He stated in his announcement that he has worked since the age of ten, the majority of which he worked six days a week.

Fifty-two of those years were spent in broadcasting, including more than 37 at WMC-TV. Brown’s reduced schedule was the first step toward his retirement, which became official on August 31, 2015, when he was named Chief Meteorologist Emeritus.


Brown has been active in the anti-drunk driving campaign since the May 1997 death of his daughter, granddaughter, and unborn grandson at the hands of a drunk driver. He has addressed the issue of impaired driving to students, civic clubs, and church groups in four states.

Moreover, he worked the play-by-play for the All Elite Wrestling: Dynamite events from Southaven, Mississippi, on January 8, 2020, with Excalibur for AEW Dark, as the event was declared “A Tribute to Memphis Wrestling” with appearances by Memphis wrestling legends and offspring of deceased wrestling legends. He called the opening match for the main Dynamite program.


On April 22, 2017, Dave Brown was inducted into the Memphis Wrestling Hall of Fame along with Lance Russell. Moreover, he was formally inducted into the Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame on May 6, 2017.

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Caption: Dave Brown, Lance Russell, and Jerry Lawler attending, Memphis Wrestling Night at the Memphis Grizzlies game at FedEx Forum (Source: Pinterest)

Dave Brown – Net Worth 2024

Officially, this retired meteorologist has not shared his income, salary, and earnings. Working as a meteorologist for several years, he has collected a decent sum of money. According to an online site, this net worth is estimated at around $1 million to $5 million.

Relationship Status

Talking about his personal life, he married his wife Margaret Bramblett Brown in December 1967. With the marriage, the couple has three daughters, Denise Brown VanCleef, Stefanie Brown Kuehl, and Carmen Brown Schmid. However, the former meteorologist has not been a part of controversy or scandals which may harm his professional career.

Body Measurements

This man has light green eyes with white hair color. Other than this, there is no other detail available regarding his height, weight, and other body stats.

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Caption: Dave at the Action News 5 studio (Source:
Action News 5)

Dave Brown – Social Media

On his Twitter page, there are more than 6.7k followers. Likewise, there are more than 6.8k followers on his Facebook page and he is not active on Instagram.