Neal Barton - KETK News Director

Neal Barton KETK News Director

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Neal Barton anchors the weekday newscasts at 5 and 6 p.m. on KETK and also serves as the station's news director.

Born and raised in Beaumont, most of his family is from right here in East Texas. The Piney Woods was a second home.

Neal graduated from Lamar University in 1981 and began his career in television as a broadcast meteorologist.

Not only has Neal spent twenty years as a meteorologist and still holds meteorology certifications from both the National Weather Association and the American Meteorological Society, but he also reported news and sports during his career.

Throughout his professional life, Neal has worked in large markets (Dallas, Seattle and Nashville) as well as smaller ones, but he finds East Texas to be the place he feels the most at home.

Neal enjoys spending time with his wife, Renee' and their three cats, Abi, Cali and Uncle Lewey and dog Bernie.

You can follow Neal on Twitter @KETK_NealBarton.

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