Fred Hunter

Fred Hunter

Meteorologist

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

  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

  Absolutely Alabama: Houndstooth Game Calls

  Absolutely Alabama: Native American Pictograph

  Absolutely Alabama: The Hooper House

  Absolutely Alabama: Bow and Arrow BBQ

  Absolutely Alabama: Scott McQueen Folk Art

  Absolutely Alabama: The Worst Fishing Show Ever

  Absolutely Alabama: National Welding Academy

  A matching grant and donation drive for Tigers for Tomorrow

  Absolutely Alabama: Nativity Exhibit

  Absolutely Alabama: Footmad

  Absolutely Alabama: Alabama Sawyer

  Absolutely Alabama: Jimbo Meadors

  Talk about this Fight Club! It’s taking on Parkinson’s Disease

  Absolutely Alabama: Janney Museum

  The Barn Group in Chambers County for veterans

  Absolutely Alabama: Downtown Camden

  Absolutely Alabama: Superhero Chefs

  Downtown coming back to life in Sheffield and it’s Absolutely Alabama