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: Get set to dodge some tropical downpours this weekend

First Alert: Deeper moisture moving in from the Gulf should bring the Piney Woods some better rain chances

First Alert: Slightly better rain chances could return for the end of the week, this weekend

The unrelenting heat continues, but a few showers will offer some minor relief

Typical, August weather rolls right along for the Piney Woods

First Alert: A shift in the pattern will bring us a modest chance for rain on Wednesday

Heat advisories remain intact, but some heat relief is near

First Alert: A hot, steamy, and dry weekend on tap for the Piney Woods

Heat Advisories extended through Friday as the heat will remain relentless

Heat levels continue to climb across the Piney Woods

Heat levels on the rise this week

Rain chances dwindling means temperatures climbing

First Alert: Prospects for wet weather going up this weekend

First Alert: Better rain and storm chances return this weekend

Entering August hot, humid, and mainly dry

Rounding out the week hot, humid, and mainly dry

Rain chances drop off as we head into Wednesday

First Alert: Better storm coverage leads to a nice cool down for many in the Piney Woods

First Alert: Summer showers and thunderstorms make a return to East Texas

The humidity and a small chance of showers returns this weekend

The cool summer nights tour almost over as humidity, rain chances return this weekend

Cool, summer nights mean more record lows are in jeopardy of going down

Drier air will lead to some cooler summer nights in the Piney Woods

First Alert: A rare, July cold front to bring us a nice summer treat to the Piney Woods

A hot and humid weekend is on the menu, but heat relief arrives next week

Rain chances slim-to-none over the next few days as we sweat it out in the July heat

First Alert: Trying to stay cool as the July fry continues for East Texas

First Alert: Drying out and heating up in the days ahead

A few showers possible on Tuesday before we dry out and heat up

Tropical Storm Barry to provide us with some rain and slightly cooler temperatures this weekend