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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
  • Flashback to 1980: On the road to Florida with three Auburn brothers

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)- In the fall of 1980 the Auburn Tigers traveled to Gainsville to take on the Florida Gators.  Three brothers, all Auburn graduates and all dentists, packed up and made the trip. WHNT went along with the ride.   The story above originally aired on November 1, 1980. -1980 report by Harold Bugg

  • A look back at the first Doppler Radar in Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)-  November 15th will mark the 25th anniversary of the deadly Airport Road tornado.  The F-4 tornado touched down just after 4:30 in the afternoon as people were making their way home from work. 21 people died as the result of the touchdown in Huntsville.   A tornado warning was not issued until after the tornado was on the ground, prompting community leaders to demand better technology.   That technology came in the form of a doppler radar […]

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    Guntersville woman indicted for manslaughter in 5-year-old nephew’s death

    GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A Marshall County grand jury has indicted a Guntersville woman for manslaughter following a wreck that killed a 5-year-old boy earlier this year. Five-year-old Chaysen Garner died when he was thrown from a vehicle on Alabama 69 in March.  His aunt, Chasity Leann Garner, was driving the 2003 Toyota Sequoia. Prosecutors say she was under the influence at the time.  They did not specify what type of substance. Chasity Garner was arrested Tuesday, October 21 and […]

  • The 5th Annual Pink Pumpkin Run is scheduled for this coming Saturday in Guntersville.  (Photo from WHNT's Carson Clark)

    Pink Pumpkin Run to benefit mammography in Marshall County

    GUNTERSVILLE, Ala.  (WHNT)- Saturday morning runners will be lacing up their shoes for the 5th annual Pink Pumpkin Run.  It will take place along the lake in Guntersville. “The Pink Pumpkin run is 5k run, a 10k run and a one mile fun run,” said Andrea Oliver with the Marshall Medical Centers Foundation.  “And people can still sign up, online or in person.” The Pink Pumpkin Run combines the two biggest things of October, pumpkins for Halloween and the color pink […]

  • Cindy Davis is vaccinated during a drive-thru flu shot clinic in Marshall County. (Photo courtesy of WHNT's Carson Clark)

    Drive-thru flu shot clinic in Marshall County also serves as pandemic training

    GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)   To the public, Tuesday’s drive-thru flu shot clinic at the Marshall County Tech School was just an easy way to get vaccinated.  When asked why she was participating in the clinic, Cindy Davis said, “To keep from getting the flu.” However, to officials at the Marshall County Emergency Management Agency, it was much more than just a clinic.  It was training. “It’s actually a full scale exercise,” said George Harwell with the EMA.  “We are having […]

  • Deshler football coach Jake Linville is seen in this October 3, 2014 file photo.

    Deshler football coach Jake Linville dies suddenly; community offers support

    TUSCUMBIA, Ala. (WHNT)- Deshler High School head football coach Jake Linville died Sunday afternoon.  Tuscumbia Police Chief Tony Logan says Linville died around 5 p. m. Sunday afternoon at his parents’ home in Collinwood, Tennessee. Wayne County Sheriff Ric Wilson told The Times Daily the cause of death was a self-inflicted gunshot wound.  Linville’s body was found in a barn behind the house. It’s not clear if Linville’s death was intentional or an accident, though.  Larry Moore, a family friend […]

  • Senator Jeff Sessions speaks during his Washington update at the Von Braun Center Monday.  (Photo from WHNT's Carson Clark.)

    Senator Jeff Sessions gives Washington update

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)- Senator Jeff Sessions (R) visited Huntsville Monday to give an update from Washington.   Sessions spoke to a packed audience inside the VBC North Hall. Sessions spoke on a wide variety of topics, including the fights against both the Ebola epidemic in West Africa and the fight against ISIS in Iraq and Syria.   Sessions encouraged President Obama not to take any options off the table when it comes to fighting the Islamic terrorists. “I just hope the […]

  • Huntsville Police: Man shot 3 times by officer will recover

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)-  Huntsville Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting near Sparkman Drive. Huntsville Police Captain Mark McMurray says an officer was involved in a traffic stop late Sunday when the driver, Kendall Westbrook, jumped out of the car after stopping. He says the officer saw the driver had a gun. “The officer asked him to stop, and he ran about 20 yards, and the officer was running behind him and he turned on the officer with the handgun in […]

  • Flashback to 1980: Alabama fans head to Rocky Top to take on Tennessee

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WHNT)-  Back in October of 1980, the Crimson Tide was the number one team in the country.  WHNT News 19 caught up with a group of Alabama fans who made the trip to Knoxville to watch the Tide beat Tennessee 27-0. Enjoy the video clip and take in all the splendor that was the early 1980s.   We will post an Auburn story from 1980 next week. -1980 report by Harold Bugg

  • Another successful Shred Day in Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) –  Cars were lined up bright and early at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center for the biannual document shredding event sponsored by the Better Business Bureau of North Alabama. “The Better Business Bureau of North Alabama, in partnership with the community as a whole, offers this service twice a year to allow the community to come out for a shred day in order to shred important documents, said president of the local chapter, Elizabeth Garcia.  “And […]

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    Guntersville business, The Frugal Decorator, destroyed by fire

    MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – A Guntersville business is deemed a total loss after a fire destroyed the structure Friday morning. The fire at The Frugal Decorator started around 6 a.m. Friday. “We started using all of our resources, not just a specific engine from a specific station,” Guntersville Fire Chief Jeffrey Tongate says. The flames were finally put out around noon. Firefighters had to call in more assistance to help with the effort and with traffic control on Highway […]

  • Celebrating Miss Baker, one of America’s first astronauts

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)-  June 10th marked the anniversary of what is considered the birthday of Miss Baker.   The squirrel monkey was one of the first animals to be sent into space.   She returned to earth successfully and retired at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center.   The story above is from late May of 1984 as Miss Baker was being honored at the center, which was then called the Alabama Space and Rocket Center. Miss Baker died in August of 1984.  […]


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