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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
  • Forest Hills Kindergarten Teacher Has Parents’ “Thumbs Up”

    FLORENCE,  Ala. (WHNT) – Shea Thompson is a kindergarten teacher at Forest Hills Elementary whose classroom environment is full of encouragement in the form of hand claps and thumbs-up. Now, she’s getting a little pat on the back herself through our Tools for Teachers award. Brandie and Paul Dunstan, parents of one of Ms. Thompson’s kindergartners, appreciated the passion and commitment to their son’s education so much that they took the time nominate this nine year educator for the honor. […]

  • Mt. Carmel Teacher Drives Bus, Visits Students’ Families at Home

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – This week’s Tools for Teachers $319 award recipient is Eddie Pack, a third grade teacher Mt. Carmel Elementary. In addition to his teaching duties, Mr. Pack also drives a school bus before and after school, meaning his typical workday is 12 to 14 hours. Fittingly, it was his job as a bus driver that led Mr. Pack to an education career in the first place. His principal at the time saw the heart Mr. Pack […]

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    Athens Teacher Keeps Science Fun and Engaging

    ATHENS, Ala (WHNT) – This week’s Tools for Teachers award recipient is Debbie Elmore, a science teacher at Athens Intermediate School. She was nominated by Amanda Roberts, whose daughter was in Ms. Elmore’s class last year. Dr. Benitha Jones, Assistant Principal at Athens Intermediate, helped us surprise Ms. Elmore. Elmore is known for keeping science a fun and engaging experience for her kids, and plans to spend the $319 prize that accompanies our Tools for Teachers award on dissection. More […]

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    Fayetteville Art Teacher Inspires Students

    FAYETTEVILLE, Tenn. (WHNT) – This week’s Tools for Teachers award recipient is Jennie Roles-Walter.  She’s an artist as well as an art teacher at Fayetteville High School who’s getting creativity out of her students many didn’t know they had. In addition to the basics of art, Ms. Roles-Walter also strives to instill a sense of generosity in her students through fundraisers where their creations are sold to benefit worthy causes.  She says her approach to art and art education has […]

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    Tanner’s Misty Dindlebeck Credits Famous Poet in Her Teaching Approach

    TANNER, Ala. (WHNT) – Our Tools for Teachers winner for the week of September 2, 2013 is Misty Dindlebeck, a third grade teacher at Tanner School. This veteran educator of eight years was nominated by fellow teacher Tracy Jones, who is also mom to a former student of Ms. Dindlebeck. After our customary classroom surprise where we presented $319 to our honoree, we learned a little about Ms. Dindlebeck’s keys to success. She says she can sum up her approach […]

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    Pisgah Math Teacher Making a Difference in Students’ Lives

    PISGAH, Ala. (WHNT) – Katrina Wheeler teaches 5th and 6th grade math at Pisgah School and is our first Tools for Teachers award recipient of the new school year. Assistant principal Bill Shelton says Ms. Wheeler keeps her kids engaged in their lessons by first showing that she cares. “Students that go into her class always know she cares about them and to me that’s  a big hurdle you have to get over if you expect to get the best […]

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    Photos: WHNT’s Storm Chasing Trip In Texas

    TEXAS (WHNT) – WHNT News 19 has a team in Texas for a storm chasing educational trip. Here are various photos.  We’ll continue to add more over the next few days.

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    Valleywx.com: Latest Severe Weather Outlook For Thursday

    (WHNT) – The Storm Prediction Center has expanded the increased the higher probability of seeing severe weather to cover more of the Tennessee Valley for Thursday and has increased the odds for areas south and east of the WHNT News 19 viewing area. This powerful storm system is currently affecting some Mississippi River Valley states to our west with the threat for severe weather today. Multiple tornado watches are in place for Arkansas, Missouri, and southern Illinois. The threat for […]

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    Valleywx.com: Minor Winter System Moves Through Tonight

    A quick moving upper-level disturbance, currently developing in the Plains to our west, will begin affecting the area with a wintry mix tonight, possibly consisting of rain, snow and sleet. Major accumulations of snow are not expected, but  grassy surfaces, rooftops, and cars may get some minor accumulations, most likely less than an inch. The best opportunity for accumulations will generally be west of I-65 (see the figure below). You can also interpret the image above as the areas with […]

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    Valleywx.com: Winter Weather Advisory Tonight/Tomorrow

    In anticipation of some minor accumulations of snow and near or sub-freezing temperatures the National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Jackson, DeKalb, and Franklin (TN) Counties from 9PM tonight through 12PM Saturday. Even though major accumulations of snow are not expected., a few slick spots may develop late tonight/early tomorrow morning, especially on the bridges and overpasses in the higher terrain of Northeast Alabama and Southern Middle Tennessee, where the temperatures will be cooler. Even though […]

  • Making it Right: A Taking Action Investigation Follow up

    We first brought you the story of Rhonda Norman in early November.  She called WHNT News 19 after watching our Taking Action Investigation: The Plumber- a hidden camera investigation where we exposed the unethical business practices of Ardmore man Tommy Mayo. WHNT News 19 took action after the Better Business Bureau of North Alabama contacted us with a history of deceptive practices concerning Tommy Mayo.  Mayo’s plumbing business, “A&A Plumbing,” has an ‘F’ rating with the BBB. The BBB says […]

  • Tools for Teachers: Shanda Upchurch

    Meet Tools for Teachers honoree Shanda Upchurch.  She teaches third grade at Riverton Elementary School.


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