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: Passing rain showers with rumbles of thunder likely on Friday

First Alert: Rain and storm chances will peak on Friday across East Texas

First Alert: Cloudy and cool with passing rain showers on Thursday

First Alert: Cloudy and damp conditions to persist across the Piney Woods

First Alert: Overnight showers and storms will extend into Wednesday

First Alert: A few strong storms and rain chances on the upswing this evening, overnight

First Alert: Rain chances on the upswing this week

First Alert: Multiple rain chances on display this week in East Texas

First Alert: Heavy storms set to move out overnight, setting us up for a stellar weekend

A First Alert Weather Day in effect through late this evening

First Alert Weather Day through Friday evening as strong-to-severe thunderstorms set sights on East Texas

A First Alert Weather Day in place for Friday evening due to severe weather potential

First Alert: Another round of possible severe weather has prompted a First Alert Weather Day for Friday evening

Strong damaging winds, large hail possible for East Texas Friday

First Alert: A return to sunshine and warming temperatures on Thursday

First Alert: Heavy thunderstorms will exit our region this evening

A First Alert Weather Day declared for Wednesday as spring storms are likely

First Alert: Spring thunderstorms could turn strong-to-severe on Wednesday

First Alert Weather Day declared for Wednesday as severe weather possible for East Texas

First Alert: Warm, humid, and windy under partly cloudy skies

First Alert: Warm, humid, and windy conditions to persist through mid-week

First Alert: Increasing clouds and a few sprinkles possible this Easter weekend

First Alert: Passing clouds with seasonally cool temperatures this weekend

First Alert: Seasonally cool weather will continue through the Easter weekend

First Alert: A starlit sky will lead to another cold night

First Alert: Below normal temperatures will put a chill in the air

First Alert: Clearing skies and chilly days in store as we enter April

  KTRE First Alert Wednesday Evening Webcast

First Alert: Periods of rain, gusty winds, and turning much cooler on Wednesday

First Alert: A Canadian cold front to bring in rain, gusty winds, and much cooler weather