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: Some patchy frost and a light freeze likely tonight

First Alert: The rain moves out as a cold sunshine moves in for Friday

First Alert: A cold rain to continue through midday Thursday

First Alert: A chilly rain on the menu through Thursday afternoon

First Alert: Another round of cold, wet weather heading for the Piney Woods

First Alert: Passing clouds and milder temperatures on the menu this weekend

First Alert: A frosty start to Friday will give way to some cool sunshine in the afternoon

First Alert: Getting a chance to dry out as a cool sunshine makes a welcome return

First Alert: One more round of heavy downpours before drier weather returns

First Alert: More periods of moderate-to-heavy rain likely through Wednesday

First Alert: A sunny start to your weekend ends with cloudy skies before rain chances ramp up next week

First Alert: Clearing skies will lead to a light freeze tonight

First Alert: A brief wintry mix possible overnight before skies clear out on Thursday

First Alert: Colder, wetter weather returns to the Piney Woods

First Alert: Clearing skies means a return to sunshine this weekend

First Alert: Patchy drizzle possible overnight before drier weather, sunshine return this weekend

First Alert: Overcast skies will keep a chill in the air

First Alert: Rain ends overnight, but cloudy skies are here to stay

First Alert: Find the rain gear as rain chances ramp up on Tuesday

First Alert: Some sunshine and some rain on the agenda this weekend

First Alert: Clearing skies overnight will bring back the sunshine on Friday

First Alert: A chilly rain to continue through early Thursday morning

First Alert: A chilly rain will lead to a raw, dreary Wednesday

First Alert: A light freeze tonight before clouds and rain return for the mid-week

First Alert: A weekend cold front will bring a batch of rain before sunshine returns by Sunday

First Alert: Slightly cooler with cloudy skies lingering into the weekend

First Alert: A pair of cold fronts will keep rain chances in play through Saturday

First Alert: Keep the umbrellas handy as more rain is on the menu

First Alert: Keep the umbrellas handy as wet weather in the works this week

First Alert: Severe weather likely tonight before clearing skies return this weekend