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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
  • Guntersville officers investigate a Tuesday night motorcycle crash. (Photo from Carson Clark.)

    Guntersville motorcycle chase ends with injuries and several questions

    GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) –  Guntersville Police are trying to determine why a man on a motorcycle led them on a chase Tuesday night.   Guntersville Police Chief Jim Peterson says it all started when an officer tried to pull the motorcycle over for speeding. “The officer turned around to go after the motorcycle to pull him over,” Peterson said.  “Initially the motorcycle did pull over to the edge of the road, indicating he was going to stop for the officer.” […]

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    Late night chase and crash injures motorcyclist

    MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – A motorcyclist is recovering this morning after witnesses say he lead officers on a chase, which led to a crash. Police say the crash happened around 10:30 Tuesday night at the intersection of Highway 205 and Pleasant Grove Road in Guntersville. The chase went through parts of Albertville, but finally ended when the man crashed into a fence at a convenience store. Police are releasing few specifics about this case at this time.

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    5-year-old Albertville boy dies from brown recluse bite

    ALBERTVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) –  A boy in Albertville died Sunday after being bitten by a brown recluse spider. Branson Riley Carlisle, 5, died Sunday at a local hospital. The boy’s pastor, Jeff Stanford, told WHNT News 19 the child was bitten Sunday morning.  Stanford said Branson was immediately taken to the hospital, but his condition continued to worsen.  He died just hours after being bitten. Stanford said the family is obviously devastated by the loss.  He said pest control came to the […]

  • Former WHNT anchor Tom Kennemer is seen in this May 1977 image from the WHNT newsroom on Monte Sano.  (Photo from the WHNT archives.)

    As WHNT Celebrates 51 years, a look back to 1977

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)-  November 28th will mark WHNT News 19’s 51st anniversary.  The station went on the air Thanksgiving Day 1963. The clip above is from a series of stories that aired in May of 1977 giving viewers a peak behind the scenes.  You will see several clips of Steve Johnson, Missy Ming and Tom Kennemer.

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    All seven schools in the SEC West are bowl eligible

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WHNT)-  For the first time in college football history, seven schools from the same conference division are now bowl eligible.  With Arkansas’ defeat of Ole Miss Saturday, all of the schools in the SEC West are guaranteed to play in the post season. A school must have at least six wins to be bowl eligible. The SEC West is made up of Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, LSU, Mississippi State, Ole Miss and Texas A&M.  Both Alabama and Mississippi State […]

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    Decision from grand jury in Ferguson not expected until Monday at the earliest

    FERGUSON, Mo. (WHNT)-  The grand jury deciding whether to indict Ferguson Police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of unarmed teen Michael Brown will not reconvene until Monday, local and federal law enforcement sources told CNN. The sources spoke to CNN’s Evan Perez, Ana Cabrera, Pamela Brown and Shimon Prokupecz. Local residents had been anticipating a decision at any moment. Some businesses boarded up their doors and windows, and residents hunkered down in their homes. In the days after […]

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    Microbrewery announced for Guntersville moments after council approves alcohol ordinance change

    GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) –  A couple of entrepreneurs wasted no time in taking advantage of a change in Guntersville’s alcohol ordinance.   Brothers Brett and Clay Smith announced they will be opening Main Channel Brewing Company sometime in the first half of 2015. Monday night the city council unanimously approved a change in the city’s alcohol ordinance that will allow microbreweries, microdistilleries and possibly one day brew pubs. “We want to offer all kinds of people different things to come […]

  • A flash of lightning lights up the sky over Airport Road just moments after a deadly tornado hit on November 15, 1989.  (Photo from WHNT's Gregg Stone.)

    1989 Airport Road Tornado, raw video from the moments after the touchdown

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)-  November 15, 2014 marks the 25th anniversary of the deadly Airport Road Tornado.  The F-4 tornado struck one of the busiest parts of the city just after 4:30 as many people were making their way home from work. The video above was shot by WHNT News 19’s chief photographer Gregg Stone.   The video is unedited.   The clip ends as Gregg turned off his camera to help a man who was trapped under rubble.

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    Havoc Toy Toss to benefit local kids at Christmas

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)- Once again the Huntsville Havoc will be helping kids at Christmas.   December 5th the Havoc will host the annual Toy Toss. Fans are encouraged to bring a small, wrapped stuffed animal or toy and throw it on the ice when the Havoc score their first goal.   All of the toys will then be collected and donated to the United States Marine Corps Toys for Tots campaign. That same night the Havoc will also be holding a coat […]

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    Marshall County Christmas Coalition in need of sponsors

    MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT)-  With the countdown to Christmas underway, the Marshall County Christmas Coalition is in need of sponsors.  Almost 1,000 kids are in need of someone to make sure they have a good holiday. “The latest numbers, we had 987 children still needing sponsors in Marshall County,” said Jennifer Palmer with the Christmas Coalition. “These are children that have been pre-screened when we take applications in September.” Palmer says if you would like to sponsor a child, the easiest […]

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    Two injured when car hits flagpoles in front of Albertville library

    ALBERTVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Two people were injured Tuesday when a car slammed into two flagpoles in front of the City of Albertville Library on Jackson Street. WHNT News 19 is working to find out more about the two people injured.  We understand both were taken to a nearby hospital. The flagpoles knocked down had the State of Alabama flag and the U.S. flag.  A third pole, flying the City of Albertville flag, was not damaged. The wreck happened about […]

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    Alabama/Mississippi State game set for Saturday at 2:30 p.m. on WHNT

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WHNT)-  CBS announced Sunday afternoon that the number one ranked Mississippi State Bulldogs’ visit to Bryant-Denny Stadium to take on the Alabama Crimson Tide will air live on the network.   Kickoff is scheduled for Saturday at 2:30 p.m. on WHNT News 19. Number 5 Alabama defeated number 16 LSU in overtime 20-13 Saturday night at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge.   The Tide is expected to move into the top 4 when the new College Football Playoff rankings are […]


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