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: A meager rain chance early Friday morning with a Pacific cold front

First Alert: Keeping seasonal temperatures in play with a slight rain chance by Friday

First Alert: Sweater weather is the name of the game

First Alert: Cold nights giving way to cool afternoons under mainly clear skies

First Alert: An overnight cold front to bring us a few showers, cooler weather

First Alert Weather Day declared for Friday night/Saturday morning

First Alert: Pacific storm systems and cold fronts to impact our weather this week

First Alert: Clearing out and cooling down this weekend

First Alert: Rain and a few storms to accompany our Friday cold front

First Alert: Staying warm and humid until our next cold front arrives Friday

First Alert: Increasing clouds and warming up the next couple of days

First Alert: Warming up before clouds and rain return late this week

First Alert: Drying out with lots of blue sky this weekend

First Alert: Drying out and clearing out as we round out the week

First Alert: A chilly, light rain expected on your Thursday

First Alert: A widespread, hard freeze on tap for Deep East Texas

First Alert: Grab the heavy, winter coats. North winds to usher in frigid temperatures.

First Alert: Clearing skies will lead to a cool, sunny weekend in the Piney Woods

First Alert: Sweater weather returns for the end of the week

First Alert: Our next cold front slated to arrive on Thursday afternoon

First Alert: A brief warm-up before another cold front sets its sights on East Texas

First Alert: Beware of some patchy fog overnight, early Tuesday morning.

First Alert: Cold nights will give way to a cool sunshine this weekend

First Alert: Freeze warnings in place as our first, fall freeze is likely tonight

First Alert: Clearing out overnight as cold air funnels in on Halloween

First Alert: More pockets of rain and thunderstorms through Wednesday before a fall chill arrives

First Alert: A brief warm-up before a Canadian cold front arrives mid-week

First Alert: Overnight drizzle will give way to clearing skies, drier air this weekend

First Alert: Turning cloudy, wet, and cool for the end of the week

First Alert: Increasing rain chances with our next cold front