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

  FIRST ALERT: First Alert for a cold start Monday morning; also, a threat of frost this week

A Gift for the Ages

Music, Mighty Grow and mockingbirds

  FIRST ALERT: Strong to severe thunderstorms possible Saturday morning

Changing times and tulips

Friends, flowers and Bud’s Best

Big bass and more in Eufaula

Bows & boats and boots & saddles

A Step Back in Time

A black belt adventure in The Loveliest Village

Jay’s Birds: A family tradition

Candy art with Pucker Powder

Shaw’s is Smoking Again

A little child will lead them

  Absolutely Alabama: One man’s trash

Sunday Morning Weather

There’s no place like home

  Absolutely Alabama: Big John and Little Texas

The winds of change

Hunters Helping The Hungry

Back To The Future

The road less traveled

Old World meets Lookout Mountain

Ave Maria Grotto alive with the lights of Christmas

Treasures From The Past

  FIRST ALERT: Rainy weekend continues

  Absolutely Alabama: Pine Hill Farms White Christmas

  FIRST ALERT: Fog likely later tonight and overnight

Absolutely Alabama: All along the trail

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