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
  • Person rescued from burning home in DeKalb County

    Crossville, Ala. (WHNT)-  The Kilpatrick Volunteer Fire Department rescued a person from a burning home Sunday morning.   The fire happened at a home on County Road 692 north of Kilpatrick. WHNT News 19 has learned there were two people inside the house.  One person was able to get out unassisted, but the firefighters had to go in and get the second person. One firefighter was taken to the hospital to be checked out but was later released.

  • Two go to hospital after University Drive wreck

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)-  Two people were taken to Huntsville Hospital Saturday afternoon.   They were injured in a wreck on University Drive. The accident happened around 2 p. m. at University and Yukon Street.   The injuries were believed to be minor.  

  • Marshall County Commissioner hurt in wreck in Boaz, should recover

    BOAZ, Ala. (WHNT) – Tamey Hale, a Marshall County Commissioner, was involved in a serious car accident Tuesday morning. The wreck happened after 9 a.m. on Henderson Road in Boaz.  Hale was the passenger in a silver sedan that was hit by another vehicle.  The sedan rolled over. Paramedics had to use the jaws of life to free Hale.  She was taken to Marshall Medical Center South for treatment.  According to The Sand Mountain Reporter, Hale has injuries to her […]

  • College Football Playoff prepares to release first standings as Condoleezza Rice visits Rocket City

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)-  Tuesday night the College Football Playoff committee will release its first standings of the 2014 season.  The release will be made as committee member and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice visits Huntsville. Rice will be in the Rocket City to speak at a fundraiser for Girls Inc.   She is one of 12 members of the College Football Playoff committee. “I think it’s awesome,” said Steve Moulton of sports radio station 97.7 The Zone.  “I’m glad that […]

  • New lane being added to portion of Highway 72 East

    Huntsville, Ala. (WHNT)-  If you have driven between Shields Road and Moores Mill Road on Highway 72,  you’ve probably noticed orange barrels on the side of the road.   These have been put up as the Alabama Department of Transportation begins works on a new lane project. “You definitely need to have a quarter of  a tank of gas if you’re going to start up over that hill because you never know how long you’re going to be there,” Brian […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 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 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 […]