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Albert Flores grew up on the southside of San Antonio attending schools in the Harlandale school district. During his junior year in high school, Albert was asked to MC the school talent show...and the broadcasting bug took hold.
To pursue a career in broadcasting Albert toured television and radio stations looking for any way into the business. In 1972, KENS-TV offered a scholarship to a student interested in the field of broadcasting. Albert, along with hundreds of other high school seniors, applied for the scholarship. After an exhaustive 4-month screening process, Albert was awarded a 4-year $10,000 scholarship to the University of Texas.
At UT Albert majored in Broadcast Journalism with a minor in Meteorology. He did news on the campus radio station, then in mid-senior year, he was given a chance to appear as a substitute weekend weatherman on KTBC-TV. He did so well that he was offered a job as permanent weekend weathercaster.
After graduation Albert moved to the Valley to work in TV and radio and two years later moved to Corpus Christi TV. accepted a job at KRGV-TV/AM in the Valley of Texas as the primary weathercaster. A few months later, he came home to San Antonio and KENS-TV. At the age of 24, Albert was the youngest anchor to join the highly successful Eyewitness News team with Chris Marrou and Dan Cook.
While doing 3 evening newscasts at KENS, Albert joined the morning team of Sonny Melendrez, Elizabeth Ruiz and Cindy Cassiano at KTSA/KTFM. Four years later, Albert moved to Clear Channel KJ-97 providing weather for morning anchors Ed Chandler and Randy Carroll, and producing a weekly computer software show that he co-hosted with Pat Rogers. He remained at Clear Channel radio for 5 years.
Today, Albert Flores is the Chief Meteorologist for WOAI NEWS-4, appearing weekdays on 4 evening newscasts.