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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
  • 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 […]

  • Stakeholders and TVA finding balance in fight against water weeds

    SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (WHNT)-  There are two main invasive weeds in Lake Guntersville, hydrilla and milfoil.  Neither plants are native to the lake.  In fact it’s believed that milfoil entered the Tennessee River system by someone dumping a home aquarium in the Watts Bar Lake, upriver from Lake Guntersville. “It’s very, very important for us to have a balance,” said Rick Roden.  Roden is the president of the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce.  He also part of the Lake Guntersville Stakeholders. […]

  • Hazard Mitigation

    Marshall County preparing new hazard mitigation plan for public inspection

    GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)-   The Marshall County Emergency Management Agency has prepared a new hazard mitigation plan.  The new plan will be ready for public inspection next week. “What we are addressing are issues in which we can lesson effects and impacts of disasters upon our citizens, our natural resources, our industries, our businesses,” said EMA Director Anita McBurnett. Counties are required to update their plans every five years.   McBurnett says the plan covers almost every possible eventuality. “Weather […]

  • Fred Simpson speaks during an August 1980 news conference in his office at the Madison County Courthouse.  Simpson died Tuesday after a long illness. (WHNT file photo.)

    Former Madison County District Attorney Fred Simpson dies

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)- Former Madison County District Attorney Fred Simpson died Tuesday.   Friends and coworkers described Simpson as a “bulldog in the courtroom, but also a true gentleman.” Simpson, 78, died after a long illness. Simpson served as DA from 1969 to 1981.  After leaving the DA’s office, Simpson wrote several books, including the “Sins of Madison County.”   The book focused on lynchings that were carried out in the county. Simpson’s funeral is Thursday at 1 p.m. at Whitesburg […]

  • Denise Piskorz listens to her daughter play the flute.  She was concerned when she heard 6th grade band had been dropped in Scottsboro.

    Getting Results: 6th grade band reinstated in Scottsboro

    SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (WHNT)- 6th grade band is back in Scottsboro.   However, it was gone for several days after reportedly being cut to give students more time to focus on testing. “I thought it was a big blow to the band,” said Denise Piskorz.  “I think it’s very devastating.” Piskorz says she found out over the weekend that school officials had decided to end 6th grade band.   She says the reason’s she heard just didn’t make any sense. “It helps them […]


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