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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
  • A Marshall County woman is recovering after being bitten by a rabid bat. (Photo courtesy of WGHP, Greensboro, North Carolina)

    Marshall County woman recovering after being bitten by rabid bat

    DOUGLAS, Ala. (WHNT)-  Barbara Gilliland says if not for her nieces insistence, she could likely be dead right now. “I don’t think I would have found the bat if it hadn’t been for my niece,” Gilliland said. Two weeks ago Gilliland was taking clothes down that had been hanging in front of her house from a weekend yard sale. “I just gathered up a few hangers in my hand, laid them over my arm and I felt something prick me and […]

  • A storm Saturday did damage to Mt. Zion Baptist Church in the Aroney area of DeKalb County. (Photo from WHNT's Carson Clark)

    DeKalb County church damaged by Saturday storm

    ARONEY, Ala. (WHNT)- The congregation at Mt. Zion Baptist Church decided to have services outside Sunday morning.  It wasn’t because they wanted to get some fresh air, but because a storm caused severe damage to the DeKalb County church. “Saturday night around 6:30 we had some straight line winds come through,” said pastor Kevin Brooks.  “It did some significant damage to the back of our church.  So we are trying to get it evaluated right now just to see how […]

  • Update: Police identify body found in Lake Guntersville

    GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)-  Guntersville Police have identified a man found dead in Lake Guntersville on Saturday, August 23. Police say the man was Daniel Patrick Calhoun, 27, of Huntsville.  No foul play was involved. A fisherman found Calhoun’s body around 7 a.m. Saturday just north of the Highway 431 bridge that crosses the Tennessee River.  Guntersville Police, Fire and the Rescue Squad responded.

  • UPDATE: Albertville man pleads guilty to sexual abuse

    ALBERTVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)-  An Albertville man charged with sexual abuse decided to enter a guilty plea before his case had even been presented to a grand jury. Albertville Police arrested Russell Keith Herring, 55, back in June. “Mr. Herring was accused and ultimately plead guilty to molesting by touching in the private area a nine year old girl,” said Assistant District Attorney Jennifer Reynolds. Reynolds says after Herring’s first arrest, he found himself in more legal trouble. “Then another victim […]

  • Riley Henderson

    UPDATE: Former Valley Head football star charged in DeKalb County woman’s death

    CENTRE, Ala. (WHNT)-  Cherokee County deputies have arrested a 17-year-old male in connection to the death of Sarah Ortiz of Valley Head in DeKalb County. Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver announced late Saturday that Riley Joseph Henderson, 17, of Cedar Bluff, was arrested and charged with capital murder in Ortiz’s death. Ortiz’s family reported the 20-year-old woman missing back on July 14.   A fisherman found her body several days later in Weiss Lake in Cherokee County. Henderson is charged with […]

  • Swim4

    “Swim for Melissa 2014″ continues a legacy

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)-  The 2014 “Swim for Melissa” event is in the books.  It was another great success raising funds for the Melissa George Neonatal Memorial Fund. “These kids have been raising money all summer long,” said founder Amy George.  “Then they come here today as part of a team and they swim as many laps as they can in five minutes, and all of the money that they’ve raised throughout the summer, throughout their fundraising efforts, goes directly into […]

  • White Goods

    Marshall County works to make sure old appliances are properly disposed of

    SCANT CITY, Ala. (WHNT)-  Monday was White Goods Pickup Day in Marshall County.   People could take old appliances, electronics or other cumbersome items to the county shops to be disposed of. “It’s a good way to get rid of things you don’t use anymore,” says Fay Rives, who brought some old vacuum cleaners to the District One shop.   “And you can’t put them out on the street.  So they make it convenient for us to come and drop them […]

  • An Albertville church's mission trip to support the Jesse Brooks foundation in Ghana has been postponed due to concerns over Ebola. (Photo courtesy of the Jesse Brooks Foundation)

    Albertville church mission trip postponed due to Ebola concerns

    ALBERTVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)-  Solitude Baptist Church in Alberville was planning to send a mission team to the African country of Ghana soon.  Those plans are now on hold due to the Ebola epidemic that is spreading through many of the adjoining countries. “You could see that the airport was even more full,” said missionary Tammy Brooks.  “We got there that day even 30 minutes earlier and there was no room to stand.  So even natives of that country were fleeing.” Brooks, who’s […]

  • Jason Howard Jett, 29, has not been seen since August 12th.  (Photo courtesy of the Marshall County Sheriff's Office.)

    Deputies searching for missing Marshall County man

    UNION GROVE, Ala. (WHNT)- Marshall County Sheriff Scott Walls is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing Union Grove man.   Walls says that Jason Howard Jett, 29, has not been heard from since approximately August 12th. According to family, Jett was with friends at the time of his disappearance.   Jett was officially reported missing over the weekend. If you have any information about Jett’s whereabouts, you are asked to call the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office.   […]

  • The 1975 WHNT news team of Jim Bonds, Tom Kennemer, HD Bagley and Dick Curtis. (Photo from the WHNT archives.)

    The Real Anchorman: A look back at a 1975 WHNT newscast

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)- Newscasts have changed a lot in the past 40 years.   For starters, news stories are now shot on video, which can instantly be played back, instead of on film.  Film had to be driven back to the station and developed through a batch of chemicals called the “soup,” before it could be put on the air. Also, the more obvious difference, the clothes!  This clip above was the ending segment of a WHNT newscast that originally aired […]

  • Democrat Bryan Bennett has been chosen to face Republican Paul Sanford in the Senate District 7 race. (Photo from WHNT's Alex Lynch)

    Bryan Bennett to replace Mitchell Howie as Democrat Senate nominee

    MONTGOMERY, Ala.  (WHNT)-  A retired Air Force Colonel will be the Alabama Senate District 7 nominee.  Saturday the Alabama Democratic Executive Committee chose Bryan Bennett to take the spot on the November general election ballot.  Bennett will face incumbent Republican Paul Sanford. The committee chose Bennett to replace Mitchell Howie.  Howie withdrew from the race earlier this month.  He said with his wife’s unexpected pregnancy he felt he needed to spend more time at home. According to our news partners […]

  • The iconic fountain inside Huntsville's former The Mall location.  (Photo from WHNT archives.)

    A Rare Look: Go inside a former Huntsville shopping landmark, The Mall

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)-  From 1966 until the early 1980s, The Mall was Huntsville’s premiere shopping location.  It was located at the intersection of Memorial Parkway and University Drive. When Madison Square Mall opened in 1984, The Mall saw its traffic numbers drop dramatically.  However, it managed to stay open until 1998 when the majority of the building was bulldozed.  The Books-A-Million store and the former Toys R Us location are the only remaining sections of the mall. The Mall’s iconic […]


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