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.
Jimbo Meadors has spent a lifetime on the waters which form the Mobile-Tensaw Delta. It is a place he knows, loves and hopes to help preserve and help educate future generations on the importance of the Delta to our state’s environment.
In 1864 a Montgomery businessman named Alfred Janney decided to build a furnace in Calhoun County to produce iron for the war effort. His venture met with less than success when a force of Twenty-Three Hundred Union Cavalry arrived and blew it up.
On weekends across the Southeast, an organization called The Barn Group in Chambers County is teaming up with the Wounded Warriors Project to bring veterans and their families together for a time of camping and camaraderie.The Barn Group conserves land across the United States and organizers said t