Fred Hunter

Fred Hunter


Birmingham, Ala.

WBRC First Alert Meteorologist Fred Hunter was born in Alabama in the historic town of Ft. Payne. He has lived, attended school, raised his family and worked in the South all his life.

A graduate of Fyffe High School, Fred went on to attend college at the University of Alabama. He finished with undergraduate and graduate degrees in Broadcast-Film, Journalism and Public Relations. Fred then graduated from the meteorology program at Mississippi State University and became certified by the National Weather Association.

Prior to his position at WBRC, Fred worked in Austin, Texas, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and in Tuscaloosa.

Fred has called WBRC home since 1997. He is married to the former Ivy Jean Bullard, a native of Sylacauga. Together they have four girls, Stephanie, Stacey, Katherine and Rebecca.

Fred also produces Absolutely Alabama, a series of stories about people, places, and things from, about, or related to his home state.

Recent Articles by Fred

A real life field of dreams

  93-year-old Martha Tucker’s last election as a poll worker

Absolutely Alabama: Gardens, The Gulf, Cowboys and Memories

  Absolutely Alabama: Jubilee Decor

Saturday Morning Weather

Special deer hunt at Oak Mountain State Park

Art is in the air

Saturday Morning Weather

  FIRST ALERT Sunday Morning Weather

  Saturday Morning Weather

Message in a Bottle

The message, the mural and the magic

  Absolutely Alabama: Momma’s Bait and Tackle

Brenda’s famous biscuits

The official state water comes from the Heart Of Alabama

Say it with a Song

  Absolutely Alabama: Goat yoga

Camp McDowell shows the world as it could be

  A sweet beachbound destination

’Why don’t we just open a bait shop somewhere?’: Momma’s Bait & Tackle in Cullman County

  Absolutely Alabama: Sweet Creek Farm Market

Harvesting Safe Harbor - Navy Cove Oysters

  Absolutely Alabama: Navy Cove Oysters

Becoming An Outdoor Woman program

Still plenty of fish in the sea

  Hardcore Bassing: 13-year-old Vestavia Hills youngster lands The Big One

  Absolutely Alabama: Red Snapper Fishing

  Absolutely Alabama: Slade Lecroy

  Absolutely Alabama: Left Hand Soap Company

  Absolutely Alabama: Extreme Green Farm