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Carson Clark is a weekend anchor and Sand Mountain Bureau Chief here at WHNT News 19. Carson joined the WHNT team in October of 1999. He also took meteorology classes from Mississippi State University to help him cover this wide range of weather in the Tennessee Valley.

Carson was born and raised here in the North Alabama. He graduated from Brewer High School and then The University of Alabama. In his time at WHNT, Carson has covered everything from Presidential visits, tornadoes, hurricanes, to two football national championships. One of those for the University of Alabama in 2009 and the other for that other school in the state.

Other than a passion for covering news and weather, Carson enjoys traveling and seeing the world. Carson has been to three continents, five countries and 36 states. He also loves football, particularly Bama football and the New England Patriots.

Recent Articles
  • Actor Lucas Black speaks with WHNT News 19 in the November 11, 1994 interview.  (Photo from the WHNT archives.)

    WHNT News 19’s first interview with Lucas Black

    LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) –  Tuesday night on WHNT News 19, NCIS: New Orleans will debut at 8 p.m.   Lawrence County native Lucas Black is one of the four main leads on the new show. Back on November 11, 1994,  former WHNT reporter Valerie Carter visited Lucas at school to talk about his first acting role in the Kevin Coster film “The War.”   Above is the story as it originally aired.

  • Lucas Black, on the set of NCIS: New Orleans (Carson Clark/WHNT News 19)

    Lawrence County’s Lucas Black a key “part of the puzzle” on NCIS: New Orleans

    NEW ORLEANS, La. (WHNT) – Tuesday, September 23 at 8 p.m. on WHNT News 19, the latest show in the NCIS franchise will debut.   One of the key parts of the new series will be Lucas Black, who hails from the Speake community of Lawrence County. WHNT News 19 recently visited with Black on the set of the new show, which is actually being shot in New Orleans.  He portrays a character named Christopher Lasalle, a NCIS special agent. […]

  • Immanuel Gage Allen, in red, after his arrest in 2012. (WHNT News 19)

    Marshall County man pleads guilty in baby’s 2012 death

    MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – An Albertville teenager charged with capital murder in the death of an infant has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge. Monday morning, Immanuel Gage Allen pleaded guilty to manslaughter.  He was charged with capital murder in the death of an 11-month-old child in 2012. Allen was 17 at the time of the crime.  He was the boyfriend of the child’s mother, Bridgett Duncan, who was charged with aggravated child abuse. The baby’s name was Gemma […]

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    Decatur Police say man dies of cocaine overdose after bizzare incident Friday afternoon

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – Decatur Police say a man whose actions Friday afternoon led to numerous calls to 911 died from an apparent drug overdose. Police say Friday afternoon around 2 p. m., Morgan County 911 began receiving calls reporting a man running into traffic on Modaus Road.  Police identified the man as Jose Dorsett. Police say callers reported Dorsett attempting to flag down and get into vehicles.  One person reportedly drove their vehicle into a ditch attempting to avoid […]

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    Taking Action: Viewer concerned about Marshall County cemetery

    ARAB, Ala. (WHNT)-  A Marshall County cemetery is not up to standards.  That’s the claim of a viewer who contacted WHNT News 19 asking us to Take Action. The cemetery in question is the Brookwood Cemetery just outside of Arab. “The flag on the veteran’s part of the cemetery has been left in a disrespectful state. It has been weathered with tears and knotted up for over a year now,” the viewer told us in the email.   The person […]

  • Emergency vehicles park near the accident scene in Douglas. (Photo: Carson Clark/WHNT News 19)

    UPDATE: Man who died in Marshall County tractor accident identified

    MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – A man who died Monday when a tractor overturned on him in Douglas has been identified. Marshall County Coroner Marlon Killion identified the victim as Bennie Poole, 65. The accident happened around 11:30 a. m. on Douglas-Hyatt Road. Killion says Poole was bush hogging on his property when the tractor overturned on him coming up a hill.  

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    Juvenile struck and killed on Memorial Parkway

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)-  A juvenile died Saturday afternoon after being struck by an 18-wheeler.   It happened on Memorial Parkway near the I-565 interchange. Police say the boy, whose age has not been released, was walking in the roadway.  The driver of the truck told police he slammed on his brakes and tried to stop, but was unable to miss the boy. Police say the boy was taken to Huntsville Hospital where he was pronounced dead.    The boy’s name has also […]

  • 9-11 Honor Walk remembers military and first responders

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) –  The event at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center was titled 9-11, Honor, Heal, Celebrate.  While it was centered around the annivesary of the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks on America, it wasn’t just for those who lost their lives on that day. It was also to pay tribute to our military members who have died and served in the two wars since the attacks. “It was a release,” said Jeff Hemphill, an Air Force veteran.   […]

  • Rescue underway at the Huntsville Land Trust for a woman who became lost Saturday afternoon.

    Woman rescued after getting lost in Huntsville Land Trust area

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)-  A woman who became lost Saturday evening while walking in the Huntsville Land Trust on Monte Sano has been found.  She is reportedly safe and unhurt.   She was able to call 911 for help. First responders talked to her over her phone to locate her. They shined bright lights in the Land Trust parking lot so she could find her way back. Multiple crews responded to the scene to help. She made it back to the […]

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    Huntsville firefighters called to home on Kildare Street

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville firefighters were called to 2214 Kildare Street just after 8:30 a.m. Wednesday. This area is just near the intersection of Oakwood Avenue and Meridian Street. WHNT News 19’s Carson Clark reports there was a fire in the back room of the home.  It was put out quickly. No one was injured.

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    Huntsville mayor gives update on “The BIG Picture”

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle made an announcement today regarding the Rocket City’s master planning effort, also known as “The BIG Picture.” Mayor Battle and the city’s Long-Range Urban Planner Dennis Madsen announced two meetings for next week to get the public’s input on the master plan. “If we don’t have followship we don’t have a good plan,” said Battle.  “So we want everybody to feel like this plan is their plan.” The city has been trying for […]

  • Kristian Griffin is set to have a preliminary hearing in Madison County Court Wednesday morning. (WHNT file photo.)

    Kristian Griffin to have preliminary hearing Wednesday morning

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)-  Kristian Griffin will have a preliminary hearing Wednesday at the Madison County Courthouse.   Griffin, along with former volunteer soccer coach David Barrow, are charged with human trafficking. The pair was arrested back in May.  Assistant District Attorney Tim Gann says the alleged victims are two 10-year-old female victims from the Huntsville area. Barrow is also charged in Marshall County with more than 20 counts of possession of child pornography.   He’s being held in the Marshall County Jail. […]


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