AUSTIN, Texas — KVUE has named current Daybreak meteorologist Hunter Williams as its next chief meteorologist.
"What makes Hunter special is his work ethic. He’s the first person in and the last person off when severe weather hits. Hunter has seen how weather can impact Central Texans in an instant. He’s constantly looking ahead with the forecast because he understands how important it is to keep everyone informed, down to the second," KVUE News Director Christina Ginn said.
Williams has been at KVUE since January 2020, most recently as Daybreak's meteorologist. His weather coverage has been extensive, from tracking several hurricanes and other severe weather events to, most recently, tracking the winter storm in Texas in February 2021.
Williams displays a passion for telling weather stories in the elements, whether it’s storm-chasing tornadoes or covering record-breaking heat.
"Central Texans are getting a smart, enthusiastic and experienced chief meteorologist. Hunter is someone they can connect with, rely on and trust," KVUE’s President and General Manager Kristie Gonzales said. "Hunter’s passion for weather is contagious, and we’re proud to have him lead our impressive team of meteorologists."
With his change in title, Williams will move from Daybreak to KVUE’s evening and late-night newscasts, providing up-to-date, accurate and informative weather coverage immediately.
Williams first realized he wanted to pursue a career in meteorology on April 27, 2011. On this date, a historic tornado outbreak took place across his home state of Alabama. He recalls sitting on his living room floor watching live coverage of the Tuscaloosa EF-4 tornado as it tore through the city. This experience was transformative for Hunter and ultimately sparked his passion for weather.
Prior to arriving in Austin, Hunter worked at KVUE’s sister station WMAZ in Macon, Georgia. He earned his meteorology degree from Penn State University. Hunter has also received the Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) designation from the American Meteorological Society.
When he’s not covering the weather, Hunter loves to play basketball and can frequently be found running and hiking on local trails.
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