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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
  • Lively Buckhorn Teacher Brings Energy To The Classroom

    NEW MARKET, Ala. (WHNT) – This week’s Tools for Teachers award winner is Michelle Jacks, a 14-year veteran English teacher at Buckhorn Middle School who is known for her enthusiastic approach to the job of educating.  Ms. Jacks makes learning so much fun, in fact, that over a dozen students wrote us hand-written letters to us, nominating her for this honor. We surprised Ms. Jacks in the BMS library with 319 dollars to spend as she see fit in her […]

  • Lincoln County High School Teacher Has To Be Jack-Of-All Trades

    Fayetteville, Tenn. (WHNT) – This week’s Tools for Teachers recognition and $319 goes to Andi Birdsong, a Lincoln County High School teacher with a unique role that calls for a lot of adaptability. Ms. Birdsong’s teaching duties include everything from business to English to biology to computers and more. Basically, any student that needs a specialized curriculum to catch up on credits or take a class not offered in the normal catalog turns to Ms. Birdsong for his or her […]

  • Teacher Annie Diaz Cares About Students, In and Out of the Classroom

    Decatur, Ala. (WHNT) – This week’s Tools for Teachers award recipient is a 16 year veteran 5th grade teacher at Frances Nungester Elementary in Decatur. Annie Diaz received WHNT’s surprise classroom visit telling her about this recognition as well as 319 dollars to spend on teaching tools as she sees fit. Ms. Diaz was nominated for this honor by Kisha Barrett, a grateful mother who wanted to express her appreciation for the impact Ms. Diaz’s hard work has had on […]

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    Second Year Teacher Already Receiving Rave Reviews

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – Lee-Cassie Walls has only been teaching for two years, but she is already proving to be a natural at the job, and her performance in the classroom netted her this week’s Tools for Teachers spotlight and 319 dollars to spend on educational tools as she sees fit. Despite her teaching acumen, education wasn’t Ms. Walls’ original major at Auburn University. It was her boyfriend- now husband- who recognized her innate abilities. Obviously, he made the right […]

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    DAR Students Say Thanks To Special Teacher

    MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Our Tools for Teachers award winner this week is DAR High School teacher Carrie Ann Myers. She received WHNT’s customary surprise classroom visit and $319 dollars to spend as she sees fit. It was actually three students who each sent us a nomination form, asking us to say thanks to Ms. Myers on their behalf. One student, Kaleb Gowan, described Ms. Myers’ efforts and attitude in his nomination form. “She strives everyday to do the […]

  • Macedonia Teacher Combines Structure and Relaxed Teaching Style

    SECTION, Ala. (WHNT) – Crystal Woods, a 14-year veteran teacher at Macedonia Elementary School in Jackson County, teaches 4th grade and is this week’s recipient of WHNT’s Tools for Teachers Award. We recently surprised Ms. Woods in her classroom to shine the spotlight on our honoree and give her 319 dollars to spend in her classroom. Ms. Woods was nominated by a current student who actually sent us a two-page handwritten letter asking us to honor her teacher. The Macedonia […]

  • Shala Murray Teaches Students More Than Just A New Language

    ARAB, Ala. (WHNT) – Our Tools for Teachers spotlight this week shines on Shala Murray, a veteran Spanish teacher at Arab High School. We surprised Ms. Murray at her school recently with 319 dollars to spend as she sees fit in her classroom. She  was nominated for this award by current student Lindsey Dukeminier, who wanted so say thanks to this special teacher for opening a whole new world of culture to Arab High School students. “[Ms. Murray] does more […]

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    Valleywx.com: Heavier Snow Arrives Later Today

    So far this morning, the majority of the precipitation in the Tennessee Valley has been a cold or freezing rain, which has provided a coating of ice to elevated surfaces and like trees and cars. Some occasional snow and sleet have been reported as well. We’ve heard a few reports of some slick roads, but by and large travel conditions haven’t deteriorated on a wide scale just yet. Don’t let this morning’s passable roads fool you, though. We’ll likely see […]

  • Boaz Intermediate Teacher Makes Science a Tangible Experience

    BOAZ, Ala. (WHNT) – Our Tools For Teacher’s recognition and $319 reward this week goes to Rachel Noles, a fourth grade teacher at Boaz Intermediate School. This 14 year veteran educator was nominated by current student, Peyton Cooper, who told us Ms. Noles makes learning fun through hands-on activities. Ms. Noles tells us this interactive approach is key in making science come alive for her students. “I just really enjoy seeing them working hands-on and getting to see things you […]

  • Thanks to Special Teacher, Technology Keeps Special First Grader Connected

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – This week’s Tools for Teachers award of 319 dollars goes to April Clark, a first grade teacher at Goldsmith Schiffman Elementary in Big Cove. Amber Bray sent us this nomination after hearing the story of Ms. Clark’s commitment to keep one special student connected to the rest of the her class, even at a distance. Mary Nelson, a first grader in Ms. Clark’s class, suffers from Spinal Muscular Atrophy, a disease that affects Mary’s muscles but […]

  • Wilson School’s Robin Phillips Teaches, Coaches, Mentors

    FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – This week’s Tools for Teachers recognition and 319 dollars award goes to Robin Phillips, a 7th grade math teacher and coach at Wilson school. Mr. Phillips was nominated by Madison, a former student who wanted to express her appreciation for Mr. Phillips’ patience and ability to make math comprehensible. Mr. Phillips says the learning success starts with a positive classroom environment. “They are always eager to learn if you can just get on the same page, […]

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    Valleywx.com: Minor Snow Possible Thursday with Temperature Plunge

    The slight warming trend will continue on Wednesday with temperatures near average, but we won’t bask in the seasonably mild conditions for long. That less-chilly southeast breeze you’ll feel tomorrow will be the result of another approaching storm system, which is set to drag more arctic air into the area while giving us another shot at showers and another round of snow. Rain chances increase after midnight Wednesday night while the colder air moves closer to the Valley. Our temperatures […]


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