Carri Walters is the Digital Marketing Coordinator here at WHNT News 19. Carri joined the WHNT News 19 team in June of 2012. She has played a variety of roles at the station. She started off working in the studio, but quickly followed her passion of writing into the newsroom where she worked as a producer. She’s now turned her focus to marketing, and is currently a happy member of our Sales team.

Carri is a graduate of Northern Illinois University, where she double majored in Communication and Journalism, with an emphasis in Media Studies.

She grew up in West Chicago, IL. She then lived in Boston, MA for a couple years after college before moving to the Tennessee Valley with her husband.

Carri is excited to be a part of the WHNT News 19 team and loves that she learns something new each time she comes in to work.

Recent Articles
  • Peppers with blooms

    Decorative plants for fall

    One sure sign that fall is now here is that several fruits, vegetables, and flowers are changing colors. When the apples turn red and the pumpkins turn orange it really begins to look like fall. Plants can sense what time of year it is and know when to act because of a process called photosynthesis. Basically, the plants sense the length of the day and that allows them to know when to bloom or when to get ready for the cold weather. […]

  • Japanese Persimmon

    Japanese Persimmons are best known for their fruit

      The Japanese Persimmon has glossy foliage and makes an excellent small tree. It grows quickly and is best known for its fruit. The fruit of the Japanese Persimmon is much larger than the Persimmon that is native to America. It is typically larger than a tangerine. The plant grows well in the north Alabama area, but this is about as far north as it can grow because a hard freeze could be damaging. Japanese Persimmons are self-fruitful, which means you only need one tree and don’t need […]

  • Japanese Anemone

    The Japanese Anemone: a hardy perennial that blooms in the fall

    It’s easy to assume that most plants put on their blooms in the springtime or in the summer. But there are actually several plants, like the Japanese Anemone, that are wonderful perennials that bloom in the fall. Japanese Anemones are also called Wind Flowers because the blossoms sway in the wind. There are several varieties. Most are different shades of pink while some are white. Japanese Anemone foliage is considered to be especially pretty. The blooms are graceful and meandering through […]

  • chinese cabbage

    It’s time to start thinking about fall vegetables

    Many people’s summer gardens grew really well this year. Some peppers and tomatoes may still be producing good fruits. But summer is nearly over, and as we head into fall there are lots of other things to grow. It’s about time to start thinking about your cool season vegetables. You can now replant your garden with a variety of other vegetables that don’t grow well in summer, but that will do great between now and Thanksgiving. Some of the veggies you should consider planting include: cabbage, […]

  • Mum 3

    Chrysanthemums are growing now to prepare to bloom this fall

    Summer is the time of year when Chrysanthemums tend to grow and increase in width. Mums don’t typically flower in the summer because they are a photosensitive plant. The plant can tell what time of year it is, and when it’s appropriate to bloom, by how long the sun is out each day. However, some mums will bloom a bit early. But because of the chance of warmer days ahead of us, an early blooming plant won’t bloom as much or […]

  • Dealing with weeds

    Types of weeds and how to treat them

    When you’ve worked hard to build a beautiful landscape along your property, there’s nothing like a beautiful lawn to finish it out. But weeds can take away from the beauty you’ve spent so much time working to create. Several common weeds found in the area include broad leaf weeds, like clover and Virginia Button Weed, as well as grass weeds, like Crab Grass. While all types of weeds are inconvenient, they are actually all very different and need to be […]

  • Safely relocating iris plants

    If you have irises in your garden, then you have the potential to have a sturdy perennial that blooms in the summer and will likely be here to stay for years to come. Even so, there may be times when you consider relocating your iris. From time to time irises become overgrown and then don’t flower as much. Perhaps the area your iris is in has become too shaded. Or it could just be that you want to share your […]

  • Landers McLarty donates a car full of school supplies

    MADISON, Ala. – Landers McLarty showed up to our Kids to Love “Pack the Backpacks” Blitz Drive with a Subaru packed to the brim with school supplies. All the backpacks, pencils, crayons, and other school necessities will be donated to foster children across Alabama and Tennessee. All these donations are making it possible to send more than 5,000 children to class prepared for the new school year. The school supply drive has ended, but you can still make a donation online.

  • Growth training your apple tree keeps all fruit within reach

    If you’ve ever wanted an apple tree, but don’t want a large tree that takes up a lot of space and requires climbing a ladder to reach the fruit, then you might like to have a cordon or an espalier apple  tree. A cordon is  a tree that has been trained to only form two to four branches. When you learn how and when to prune it, you can keep it to about eight feed wide and still grow lots of fruit […]

  • Growing more fruit on your muscadine vines

    People who settled in this country in the late 1700’s, especially those in the southeast, found native grape vines that came to be known as muscadines. In the wild, muscadines tend to grow aggressively and grow very long runners. However, they don’t typically produce much fruit. It is possible to regularly have fruit if it has fewer vines. There are a few ways to help you achieve this with your own vines. First, build a wire trellis. Take one of the best […]

  • Holmstrup Arbor Vitae

    Evergreen plants make excellent privacy hedges

    If you want to create a little more privacy in your yard, but don’t want to build a big fence, there are certain plants that lend themselves to screening by creating a hedge or barrier.  Arbor Vitae is an evergreen which makes it the perfect choice for growing a privacy hedge. It comes in several varieties that can be either very narrow or very broad, but most grow to be very tall. The Holmstrup Arbor Vitae grows to about 10 feet […]

  • Kiwi Vine

    Add Kiwi Vines to your landscape

    If you’re looking for an interesting plant to grow around a gazebo or another yard structure, the Kiwi Vine may be what you want. The vine attracts some people’s attention with its unusual looking leaf. It’s rounded with a slight point on the end. The vine has beautiful white blossoms which will produce fruit in May, but then it has a long ripening season before it’s ready to eat. If you want your Kiwi Vine to produce fruit, you’ll need both […]


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