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: A fall feel this weekend before tropical rains arrive next week

First Alert: A taste of fall on deck this weekend

First Alert: Our first taste of fall arrives this weekend and keeping an eye on the Gulf

First Alert: A few passing showers this evening before a fall-like cold front arrives

First Alert: Increasing clouds with a few showers possible on Thursday

First Alert: A few showers on the menu for Thursday

First Alert: Some low-end rain chances and warm conditions for your mid-week

First Alert: Drier air from Sally to limit our rain chances

First Alert: Warm and breezy with slim rain chances

First Alert: Partly cloudy and mainly dry through our mid-week

First Alert: Seasonal temperatures and some showers on the menu this weekend

First Alert: Seasonal temperatures and rain possible this weekend

First Alert: Rain chances going down as we end the week

First Alert: A few passing downpours as front stalls out

First Alert: Missing out on the cool air as it remains warm and muggy

First Alert: Dodging a few downpours and remaining humid

First Alert: Remaining warm and muggy with a few passing downpours

First Alert: Staying warm and humid with a few passing downpours

First Alert: Hanging on to a few downpours to start the holiday weekend

First Alert: Lingering thunderstorms could impact a few high school football games this evening

  KTRE First Alert Friday Evening Webcast

First Alert: A few pockets of rain still on the menu for Friday

First Alert: Keep those umbrellas handy

First Alert: Passing rain showers to remain in play as we round out the week

First Alert: Passing showers and added cloud cover will help mitigate the heat

First Alert: Breaking the heat wave with better rain chances

First Alert: Hoping for some rain to take an edge off the heat

First Alert: Heat advisories likely to continue through Tuesday

First Alert: The heat will remain relentless as heat advisories get extended through Tuesday

First Alert: The heat returns as we close out the week, head into the weekend