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: Seasonally cool and pleasant weather continues as we round out the week

First Alert: Drying out and cooling down as we round out the week

First Alert: A few overnight storms to give way to cooler, drier conditions on Wednesday

First Alert: Warming up with more downpours likely on Tuesday

First Alert: Winds of change will bring us rain and a big dip in temperatures on Friday

First Alert: Warming up before a strong cold front cools us down on Friday

First Alert: One more cool night before a quick warming trend commences

First Alert: Feeling our first taste of fall

First Alert: A warm weekend ahead, but cooler weather arrives next week

First Alert: Dodging some thunderstorms and still dealing with the October warmth

First Alert: Bringing back some scattered downpours to round out the week

First Alert: Our first taste of fall is coming to the Piney Woods

First Alert: Entering October still feeling like summer in the Piney Woods

First Alert: Dodging a few showers this weekend

First Alert: Still feeling the warmth with a few showers returning this weekend

First Alert: Remaining warm with a few showers entering the picture by the weekend

First Alert: No fall-like temperatures in the offing for the foreseeable future

First Alert: The calendar says fall, but it still feels like summer in the Piney Woods

First Alert: More pockets of rain still in play through Friday

First Alert: Heavy, tropical downpours on the menu through Friday

First Alert: Tropical Depression Imelda to soak the Piney Woods

First Alert: A hot and mainly dry weekend on the menu

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

First Alert: Drying out and heating up as we round out the week

First Alert: Scattered downpours offers minor relief for some

First Alert: Isolated showers may cool a few down the next couple of days

First Alert: Making a run toward the century mark as the heat remains relentless

First Alert: Remaining hot and dry as we flirt with the century mark

First Alert: Unseasonably hot weather on the menu for the Piney Woods

First Alert: Starting off September hot and dry in East Texas