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Brandon Chambers joined the WHNT News 19 team in June 2011.

Brandon was born and raised in Oklahoma, but his roots run deep in the south. In fact, his grandfather was born here in the Tennsessee Valley in Decatur.

Brandon holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Oklahoma, and served for seven years as a meteorologist in Oklahoma City, where he covered weather that ranged from destructive tornadoes and hail to ice storms and blizzards.

Other than his passion for weather, Brandon's interests include almost all sports (especially baseball), hunting, fishing, flying, and just about anything else that will get him outdoors.

Recent Articles
  • Veteran Kindergarten Teacher Keeps Kids on Their Toes

    RAINSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – WHNT’s Tools for Teachers award this week goes to Connie McFall, a kindergarten teacher at Plainview Elementary School in Rainsville. She’s been on the job for 28 years and is still keeping a step ahead of her energetic students. Ms. McFall was nominated by April Hamilton, a grateful mom who appreciates how much her son loves his kindergarten and his teacher. “My son comes home every day talking about how great she is and what he’s learned,” April told […]

  • Recognizing Danville’s Veteran Agriscience Teacher

    DANVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The FFA and agriscience programs at Danville High School are the envy of many schools around the region, thanks in large part to Sandy Fields, who’s been teaching for 28 years. Mr. Fields is this week’s Tools for Teachers award winner, which comes with $319 to spend as he sees fit in his shop or classroom. He was nominated by a current student who says Mr. Fields is a “trusted mentor, adviser, and friend to everyone […]

  • Band director settles for nothing less than students’ best

    Madison, Ala. (WHNT) – Our Tools for Teachers mission this week took us to the James Clemens High School band room, where we surprised band director Keith Anderson with $319 to be spent as he sees fit on supplies. Mr. Anderson was nominated by Clemens sophomore, Natalie Falkenberry, who really appreciates the dedication he has for the music program and the example he sets as a human being. She also likes the awards the band is already winning on a […]

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    Second Grader Thanks Her Teacher for Making School Fun

    Lincoln County, Tenn. (WHNT) – Our Tools for Teachers award winner this week is Suzette Pike, a second grade teacher at Highland Rim Elementary.  She was officially nominated by Dr. Bill Edwards, but the idea actually came from his daughter Rhiannon Edwards, a student currently in Ms. Pike’s class.  According to Dr. Edwards, Rhiannon is really loving school, which hasn’t always been the case, and he credits Highland Rim as a whole but especially Ms. Pike. Like many of our […]

  • Lexington School Teacher Leaving a Legacy of Excellence

    Lexington, ALA. (WHNT) – This week’s Tools for Teachers award recipient is Lexington school’s Shelain Collier, a veteran teacher who is in her 25th and — sadly for the Lexington school community — final year. She was nominated by second grader Maggie Brady who loved her experience in Mrs. Collier’s first grade class last year. On Maggie’s behalf, we surprised Mrs. Collier with $319 to spend in her classroom. Like so many in the Shoals area, Mrs. Collier felt the […]

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    Valleywx.com: Overview of severe weather potential for Monday/Tuesday

    This post is intended to give a general overview of the severe weather threat facing the Valley Monday and Tuesday. For a lengthier and more detailed discussion of not only our severe weather expectations, but also tonight’s weather and the cool-down that follows the upcoming storms, head over to the main forecast page. — A long-lived severe weather event is likely around much of the Southeast Monday and Tuesday, including here in the Tennessee Valley. Some questions remain as to […]

  • A Young Choir Teacher is Already Making Her Mark in Muscle Shoals

    Muscle Shoals, ALA. (WHNT) – This week’s Tools for Teachers honor goes to Christina Booker, a music teacher at Muscle Shoals Middle School. She received 319 dollars for supplies during WHNT’s surprise classroom visit. Despite the fact she’s only in her second year as a teacher, Ms. Booker is already changing the landscape at this school by injecting a fresh dose of enthusiasm into the choir programs, getting middle school kids excited about vocal performance. It was the mother of […]

  • West Limestone teacher strives for positive impacts

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – This week’s Tools for Teachers spotlight shines on Tobie Craig, a third grade teacher at West Limestone School. We surprised Mrs. Tobie (as the kids call her) with $319 to spend in her classroom as she sees fit. She was nominated fellow teacher Amanda Gibbs, whose son is in Craig’s class. Gibbs credits Mrs. Tobie for sparking her son’s interest in reading. “Mrs. Tobie has given Daniel confidence and motivation to do his best,” Gibbs […]

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    Principal: “Joan Scott has probably taught half of Arab to read”

    ARAB, Ala. (WHNT) – This week’s Tools for Teachers award winner is Joan Scott, a Marshall County teaching institution. We surprised Ms. Scott at Arab Primary with $319 to spend on teaching supplies as she sees fit. Ms. Scott has been teaching for more than five decades, and despite the fact she technically retired a few years back, she’s still touching lives as a Title One reading teacher at Arab Primary School.  During the course of her illustrious career, multiple […]

  • Caring and Concern-Hallmarks of This Week’s Tools for Teachers Honoree

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – This week, we feature Wanda Shaw as WHNT’s Tools for Teachers award recipient. She teaches kindergarten at West Decatur Elementary, and, with the help of several administrators, we surprised Mrs. Shaw in her classroom with 319 dollars cash to be spent on teaching supplies. She was nominated by fellow teacher Janet Foster, who admires the compassion and the sacrifices Shaw makes for the children in her care. These sentiments were echoed by all those we met […]

  • Pisgah English teacher finds success by keeping things simple

    PISGAH, Ala. (WHNT) – This week’s Tools for Teachers honor goes to Tammie Bass, a middle school English teacher at Pisgah School. In addition to a little spotlight on WHNT News 19, she received $319 dollars for classroom supplies during our surprise visit. Ms. Bass was nominated by the mother of a Pisgah student, who appreciates the “no nonsense” approach Bass takes to teaching. This veteran teacher of more than 25 years tells us that she hopes her students gain […]

  • Albertville Teacher’s Message to Students: Be Yourself

    Albertville, Ala. (WHNT) – This week’s Tools for Teachers honoree and recipient of $319 cash for classroom supplies is Spring Charles, a veteran educator in her 16th year of teaching. The first 15 years of her career were spent teaching Albertville’s 2nd graders, but this year she’s taking on a whole new set of challenges by teaching technology to the students of Albertville Middle School- many of whom she had taught previously. Ms. Charles was nominated for this recognition by […]


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