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: Heavy rain and strong thunderstorms this upcoming week

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

Sunday Morning Weather

  Absolutely Alabama: Sam Romano

  Absolutely Alabama: Introducing Ques ‘N’ Brews

Saturday Morning Weather

  Absolutely Alabama: Full Moon BBQ

  Absolutely Alabama: Boyd Harvest Farm

  Absolutely Alabama: The Shirt Shop

  Battleshield Bandanas provide additional protection from COVID-19

  Absolutely Alabama: Easter Bunny Fishing

  Absolutely Alabama: Black Belt Bird Dogs

  Absolutely Alabama: Otey Putters

  First Alert: Rain returns later tonight, with higher rain chances for the first part of the day on Sunday

  Absolutely Alabama: Sturdivant Hall