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
  • 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.

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • UPDATE: Man killed in Marshall County crash identified

    ASBURY, Ala. (WHNT) –  Alabama State Troopers say Jerry Garrett, 77, died in a crash Saturday afternoon in Marshall County. The crash happened on Martling Road outside of Albertville.  Marshall County Coroner Marlon Killion pronounced Garrett dead on the scene. Troopers say three vehicles were involved in the crash.   A 17 year old and a passenger were taken to an area hospital for treatment.

  • House catches fire in Madison, no injuries

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT)-  A home in Madison caught fire Sunday afternoon around 3 p.m. on Big Oak Lane.   Officials with Madison Fire and Rescue say the fire started inside a teenager’s bedroom. Authorities say there were no injuries.  There was smoke damage throughout the house but the cause has not been determined. WHNT News 19 has a crew on the scene gathering more details.

  • Homeowner hits intruder with baseball bat during Huntsville burglary

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)-  Huntsville Police say a woman was attacked during a morning burglary.  Police say the incident happened just before 7 a.m.  in the 1300 block of Monte Sano Boulevard. Police say the female intruder went to the home and broke into the garage.  Police say she then broke into the house. Police say the homeowner caught the woman in the act and hit her on the head three times with a baseball bat.   HEMSI took the intruder to […]

  • Bacon Bandit caught in Jefferson County

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reports that deputies located the “Bacon Bandit” overnight in the Coalburg community.   The man escaped from the Adamsville, Alabama jail back on October 29th. Deputies say the man, who has never been named, stole bacon from a local Walmart store.  Investigators say he escaped from the jail, hopped on a slow moving train and got away. In a statement, deputies say Friday night they developed information on the man’s […]

  • Marshall County woman with same cancer as Brittany Maynard, devastated by her loss

    GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) –  In March of 2009 Tracy Spark was given news no one wants to hear.  Doctors had just found a tumor on her brain the size of a softball. “Here, here in Alabama, they said you’ve got a year to a year and a half at best to live, ” Sparks said.  “And that’s with chemo and radiation starting immediately. “ Sparks says neither she nor her husband would accept the diagnosis and began searching for alternatives. […]

  • Coroner: Man’s death in Guntersville ruled a workplace accident

    GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Police are investigating a man’s death on Morrow Street in Guntersville. Marshall County Coroner Marlon Killion said the incident has been ruled a workplace accident. Stephen Paul Woods, 41, of Albertville, died Monday morning around 10:30 a.m.  The coroner said Woods was working on a barge for a company that had just finished building a pier behind the house. Woods was using a pile driver, but it hit him in the back of the head.  He died instantly, […]

  • UPDATE: Victims of Sheffield wreck identified

    SHEFFIELD, Ala. (WHNT)-  Three people died in an early morning car crash in Sheffield Sunday.   Sheffield Police tell WHNT News 19 that the crash happened around 2a.m. at the intersection of Jackson Highway and 28th Street. Police say the vehicle hit a pole at the intersection and split in two. Colbert County Coroner Carlton Utley told WHNT News 19 the victims were Montoy Debarge Vaughan, 27, of Macon, GA; Jeremiah Dashaun Booth, 22, of Kingsland, GA; and Desmond Lamar Varnon, 40, of […]