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: Hot, hazy, and humid with a few cooling summer storms on the menu

First Alert: Hot and steamy with a few downpours returning this weekend

First Alert: The July Fry is back and will be here to stay

First Alert: Hot, hazy, and feeling steamy in the days ahead

First Alert: Hot, hazy, humid, and breezy weather the name of the game

First Alert: Hot, hazy, and humid weather on the menu as we round out June

First Alert: A warm, humid, and hazy weekend on deck with a few passing showers

First Alert: Warm, hazy, and humid with a few scattered showers this weekend

First Alert: More scattered downpours likely on Friday

First Alert: Deep moisture will keep downpours on the menu

First Alert: More pockets of rain likely on Thursday

First Alert: Keep the umbrellas handy as downpours remain in play for the Piney Woods

First Alert: Heavy rainfall may lead to some flooding concerns overnight

First Alert: Heavy rain and thunderstorms likely tonight through Wednesday

First Alert: Locally heavy, but much needed rainfall on the menu for the Piney Woods

First Alert: Locally heavy downpours likely through mid-week

First Alert: Dodging a few downpours this Father’s Day weekend

First Alert: A few scattered downpours possible this weekend

First Alert: Rounding out the week with more sunshine and less rain

First Alert: High pressure to keep us hot and mainly dry into the weekend

First Alert: More sun and diminishing rain chances mean hotter temperatures

First Alert: Hot and mainly dry as we round out the week in East Texas

First Alert: A slim chance of a cooling shower on Wednesday

First Alert: Prospects for rain looking bleak as it will remain hot and mainly dry

First Alert: A small chance of a cooling downpour on Tuesday

First Alert: Feeling hot and more humid under partly cloudy skies

First Alert: A sunny, hot, and dry weekend in the works for the Piney Woods

First Alert: A ‘dry heat’ will remain in place as humidity levels stay low

First Alert: Dry air will lead to another cool, crisp night in the Piney Woods

First Alert: Clear skies and low humidity days on the menu for East Texas