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

First Alert: Washout conditions and a chilly rain on tap for your Tuesday

A couple of cold fronts will provide us with some cooler weather this weekend

Warm, southerly winds and peeks of sunshine on the menu

First Alert: Cranking up the wind machine as the warming trend continues

Brighter and Drier Days Ahead

A cold front will bring us some showers overnight before drier air and sunshine returns Tuesday

First Alert: A light, wintry mix possible tonight. A few slick spots possible on bridges, overpasses.

A taste of winter returns to the Piney Woods

First Alert: Good rain chances and cooler weather return with a Thursday cold front

First Alert: One more warm day before rain and cooler weather arrive to the Piney Woods

First Alert: Some patchy fog likely on Tuesday morning. Remaining warm under the clouds

A mild weekend ahead with a few passing, light showers

First Alert: Warming up with rain chances in play in the days ahead

First Alert: Warming up with slight-to-modest rain chances in the days ahead

First Alert: A light freeze tonight followed by a gradual warming trend

First Alert: Winds of change will bring us a cold sunshine on Tuesday

First Alert: A mixed bag of weather on tap this weekend

Lots of sunshine and drier days lie ahead

Clear and cold with a couple of light freezes on the menu

Turning wet and cold overnight; Find the jackets and umbrellas.