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.
Ron and Angie VanHerwyn give a home to injured or endangered animals and also bring them to area schools to use as teaching tools. They call it Kritter Kids Kountry Korner. We call it Absolutely Alabama.
From custom clothing, to handcrafted pens, we're sweeping our way through the state this Father's Day Weekend. Plus we'll show you a home that is absolutely beautiful and, of course, Absolutely Alabama.
When you’re one of the most famous football coaches in the history of the state, what do you do when the cheering and the championships end? If you’re Pat Dye there’s still plenty of time to literally get growing.