Brad Hlozek

Brad Hlozek

KTRE Chief Meteorologist

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: Rain and storm chances ratchet up starting Friday evening

First Alert: Skies get a makeover as clouds and rain chances on the menu for the Piney Woods

First Alert: Clearing skies will lead to a chilly night in the Piney Woods

First Alert: A few storms this evening before a cold front arrives Tuesday morning

First Alert: A weekend cold front to bring us rain, cooler temperatures

First Alert: Record highs in jeopardy before a weekend cold front comes calling

First Alert: Flirting with record high temperatures as we round out the week

First Alert: Unseasonably warm weather and lots of sunshine in the offing

First Alert: Feeling the warmth in the Piney Woods this week

First Alert: A cloudy, wet weekend on the menu for the Piney Woods

First Alert: Locally heavy rainfall likely on Friday with a cold front

First Alert: Rain chances ramp up with a cold front on Friday

First Alert: Warm, southerly winds will rule the day until a Friday cold front comes calling

First Alert: A few passing showers under cloudy skies and warming temperatures

First Alert: Keeping the warm temperatures in place with a slight chance of rain this weekend

First Alert: Remaining unseasonably warm and humid with low-end rain chances

First Alert: Spring fever is in the air and will be here to stay

First Alert: Some patchy fog overnight will give way to warm, breezy conditions on Wednesday

First Alert: Lots of warmth and humidity in the air this week

First Alert: Gearing up for a dry and mild weekend in the Piney Woods

First Alert: A joyous return to sunshine and mild temperatures

First Alert: A few showers will linger overnight before skies clear out on Thursday

First Alert: Gearing up for some locally heavy rainfall on Wednesday

First Alert: Rain chances ratcheting up for the mid-week time frame

First Alert: The weekend will start off sunny before it turns cloudy and windy

First Alert: A gradual warming trend and lots of sunshine on the menu

First Alert: A widespread freeze tonight will give way to a cool sunshine on Thursday

First Alert: Gearing up for a cold and windy Wednesday in East Texas

First Alert: Drier days lie ahead, but a mid-week cold snap likely to bring in some freezing temperatures

First Alert: Some patchy frost and a light freeze likely tonight