Brad Hlozek

Brad Hlozek joined the East Texas Weather Team in March 2006 as the Weekend Meteorologist. He became KTRE's Chief Meteorologist in December of 2008, and continues to provide East Texans with an accurate, and informed weather forecast each weeknight at 5, 6, and 10 p.m. A graduate of Texas A&M University in College Station, Brad received a Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology in December of 2005. While at A&M, Brad had the exciting opportunity to storm chase. Although he never saw a tornado, the experiences of observing the radar and the storm structures while out in the field, was a great teaching tool. One of Brad's most memorable experiences so far was covering Hurricane Ike when it came through East Texas on September 13, 2008. In working around the clock, he realized that covering a hurricane was both exhilarating, and exhausting at the same time. On a lighter note, the Easter snow event in April of 2007 was quite remarkable for East Texans considering it was the latest snowfall to ever fall in East Texas for the early part of spring. Several inches of snow fell and stuck to the ground, leading to a "White Easter" for many across the Texas Forest Country. Brad's experiences before he came to KTRE-TV included internships with Chief Meteorologist Tim Heller at KTRK (ABC 13) in Houston, Texas during the summer of 2004 and with Chief Meteorologist Bob French at in Bryan College Station, Texas in the summer and fall of 2005. The Woodlands, Texas, is the place Brad calls home. He moved there in the late summer of 1992 and has seen the area grow in size and numbers ever since.  He says the pine trees in Lufkin remind him of the pine trees and woods back home.

Recent Articles by Brad

Clearing skies will lead to a cool sunshine this weekend

Hang on to your hats: A cold, damp, and windy day on tap for your Friday

An evening storm or two will give way to much colder and windy conditions on Friday

Overnight showers and thunderstorms are likely in East Texas

Increasing clouds and mid-week thunderstorms on the horizon

A light freeze tonight will give way to a cool sunshine on Tuesday

Heavy Rains and Possible Flash Flooding Keep First Alert Weather Day(s) in Place Through Saturday Morning

First Alert Weather Day(s) in place for Friday, early Saturday

First Alert Weather Days on tap for Friday, Saturday

A First Alert Weather Day has been declared for Friday, early Saturday morning

FAWD: First Alert Weather day scheduled for Friday through midday Saturday morning

A Light Freeze Tonight Followed by More Cool Sunshine on Wednesday

A Cool Sunshine on the Menu

First Alert Weather Day in place through tonight, then clearing out this weekend

First Alert Weather Day in effect for Friday evening, overnight

A First Alert Weather Day in place for Friday evening

FIRST ALERT: Isolated severe storms possible in Deep East Texas area

Warm, southerly winds will bring back more humidity before a few storms arrive Friday evening

Winds of change will lead to a significant warm-up in the days ahead

A light freeze and frosty conditions expected tonight, early Tuesday morning