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

  Absolutely Alabama: America’s oldest trade canal

  Absolutely Alabama: Kritter Kids Kountry Korner

  Absolutely Alabama: From Ag-Gear To Arlington House, A Clean Sweep Across Alabama

  Absolutely Alabama: A Day with Pat Dye

Absolutely Alabama: Adventures in racing and fried chicken

Absolutely Alabama: Sword fighting, catfish noodling, and more ways to kickoff your summer vacation

  Absolutely Alabama: Sweet sounds, old towns, and some sharp steel

  Absolutely Alabama: Beaches, Balloons, and Builders

Absolutely Alabama: Bowling for a Cause, Logging Your Family History, & Worldwide Fame

Wes: Very cold start to Easter followed by big warm-up

  Absolutely Alabama: From tracks to valleys and pottery to paintings

  Absolutely Alabama: Gators Guys, High Flying Hawks, Iron Horses and Barehanded Bass Fishing

Absolutely Alabama: Rockin’ Guitars, Rockin’ Rockers, and Runnin’ Dogs

Absolutely Alabama: Typewriters, Cannons, and Kayaks

  Absolutely Alabama: Gardens, Caverns, Paintings, and Patriots

  Tracking the St. Clair County tornado, one year later

Saturday Morning Weather

  Absolutely Alabama: Diamonds, horseshoes, and stained glass

Absolutely Alabama: Celebrating AL art and artists

Absolutely Alabama: Celebrating Cannons, Coffee, Brand New Days, and Sword Swallowers?

  Absolutely Alabama: Sweet Walks, Sweet Memories, and Sweet Potato Pie

  Absolutely Alabama: Mobile, Mountains, Music and Monks

  Honest man rewarded for returning Marine’s lost wallet

Absolutely Alabama: Talking Turkey, Trees, Sweet Castles, and Sweeter Biscuits

Absolutely Alabama: Handcrafted Art & Handmade Memories

  Absolutely Alabama: Dancing, Dairy, and the Crappie Capital of The World

Absolutely Alabama: Angels and Relics, Seed and Supply, Service and Honor - and Baseball!

Absolutely Alabama: YOLO, Yoga, and Cookies

  FIRST ALERT Weather: Dry, cool weather moving in

  Absolutely Alabama: Seafood, Fiddles, Fine Pastries and...Ghosts Of Christmas Past?