David Brown, or “Brownie” as he is affectionately known, presents weather for Sydney’s Seven News five nights a week alongside newsreader Mark Ferguson and sports anchor Mel McLaughlin.
David has been at the forefront of meteorology in Australia for the past three decades.
As a child growing up on the coast, David loved nothing better than watching a magnificent thunderstorm unfold.
After secondary school, he went on to Monash University, where he had almost completed a science degree when he saw a newspaper ad for graduates to complete a post graduate diploma in Meteorology and in turn work at the weather bureau.
The bureau took around 12 student every two years. David applied in 1982 and got the job.
In the first nine months at the bureau, David completed his Diploma in Meteorology.
He went on to become a senior forecaster, briefing TV stations for their weather news.
In 1989, Network Ten’s newsreader David Johnston approached David at the bureau to join Ten News.
In the same year he made his television debut, David also started a stint on the TTFM breakfast show as its man-on-the-spot with weather and traffic updates.
After two years on air, David returned to the Bureau of Meteorology, and was - to his delight - seconded to the 1st Flight Training School with the Australian Air Force at Point Cook.
He served as an Honorary Flight Lieutenant and chief meteorology instructor for the next 12 months, and was able to indulge in his passion for flying.
After a total of nine years at the weather bureau, David was again approached to present the weather on television –this time by Seven, where he has remained for the past two decades.
In 2006 David released his first book ‘The Weather’ analysing the big weather events that have shaped the Australian landscape over the past 150 years.
David met his German-born wife Angela while doing the jive at a ballroom dancing night.
They have two daughters; Melanie and Jessica.