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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
  • Former WHNT reporter Dick Curtis stands next to Rose the cow during an early 1990s Dick Curtis at Large segment in Marshall County. (Photo from the WHNT archives.)

    A look back at the “Climbing Cow of Marshall County”

    MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT)-  Former WHNT News 19 reporter Dick Curtis worked at the station from the 1970s into the early 1990s.  He’s best known for his nightly segment that ended our 6 p. m. newcasts called “Dick Curtis at Large.” One of his most famous segments and one that still gets requests from viewers, is the “Climbing Cow of Marshall County.”  

  • How to Pronounce Von Braun

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)   Numerous buildings in Huntsville are named after Dr. Wernher Von Braun.  But how do you pronounce Braun?  During the time he was in Huntsville, Dr. Braun told everyone that his name was pronounced like the color Brown.   However, in the years after he left, people started putting a different spin on the pronunciation. This video clip is from WHNT News 19’s coverage of Dr. Von Braun’s going away ceremony in February of 1970.   You’ll notice all of […]

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    Man drowns in DeKalb County

    BOAZ, Ala. (WHNT)-  A 70-year-old man drown Friday afternoon in DeKalb County.   According to the chief deputy, the man drown in a pond. It happened along County Road 198 which is in the southern part of the county.  It has a Boaz mailing address. The man’s name has not been released.

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    Alabama’s Gold Rush & the backstory of the Trail of Tears

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)-  Most students in Alabama learn about the Trail of Tears.  It was the forced removal of native people from the southern United States in the 1830s.   What most of them are not taught is one of the driving factors for the removal. “There was kind of this backstory to it, which involved the gold rush,” said Kelly Fisk with Burritt on the Mountain. That gold rush isn’t the one in the late 1840s in California that gave […]

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    Bicyclist flown to hospital after hit & run in Guntersville; suspect caught

    GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Police have charged a man with leaving the scene of an accident Tuesday morning in Guntersville.  Police say Robert Wesley Westmoreland, 33, hit a bicyclist and drove away. The collision happened around 9:30 a.m. on Highway 431 in Guntersville, on top of the mountain in front of the Wavaho station. Guntersville Police Chief Jim Peterson identified the man riding the bike as Presume Mibia.  He is Haitian, and was in the area on a work visa. […]

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    12-year-old boy hit by car in Albertville

    ALBERTVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A 12-year-old boy was hit by a car Wednesday afternoon in Albertville. It happened around 3 p.m. on West Main Street at the intersection of Windy Lane.  Police say the boy has a broken leg and was taken by ambulance to Marshall Medical Center South. A helicopter was called, but couldn’t fly due to the weather. The car that hit the boy is being towed.  Traffic is almost cleared up in the area. WHNT News 19 […]

  • Mentone’s Camp Laney becomes first camp in Alabama to be “Storm Ready”

    MENTONE, Ala. (WHNT)- When parents send their kids off to summer camp, they naturally worry and hope and pray they will be safe.   At Camp Laney in Mentone, a camp for boys, parents have one less thing to worry about. “It’s been a process,” said camp owner Rob Hammond. “It’s been about a year long process.  The national weather service has been out here.  We’ve gone over to Huntsville and toured their headquarters.” Camp Laney was designated Tuesday as the […]

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    Jerry Hayes rides a mechanical bull in 1980

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)-  34-years-ago this summer, America was obsessed with the question, “Who Shot J.R.?”   The TV show Dallas was a huge hit and it’s influence spilled over into Huntsville with a bar also called Dallas.   The bar also featured a mechanical bull, and our very own cowboy, Jerry Hayes, had to go check it out.

  • Voters approved four of five proposed fire districts in Marshall County Tuesday. (Photo from WHNT's Carson Clark.)

    Voters approve four of five proposed fire districts in Marshall County

    GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)- Voters inside of four of the five proposed fire districts approved paying a five dollar per month fee to support local volunteer fire  departments.  Voters inside of the Georgia Mountain, Hebron, 4-C and Waterfront districts all voted in support of the measure. However, voters inside of the Swearengin district voted no by a wide margin, 180-70. Richard Lawson with Georgia Mountain, who had helped organize the measure, was pleased that four of the five passed.   He did […]

  • The Bridgeport City Pool where Bert Winston lost his life Saturday.  (Photo from WHNT's Carson Clark.)

    Accusation: Drowning victim left at bottom of deep end, lifeguards went home

    Bridgeport, Ala. (WHNT)-  Family and friends of drowning victim Bert Winston, told the Bridgeport City Council Monday night that Wintson was left at the bottom of the pool and the lifeguards went home. Winston died Saturday afternoon during a picnic for the First Missionary Baptist Church.  Church members say that kids saw Winston, 48, who could not swim, fall into the pool. “There was a concern that Bert was in the deep end,” one woman, who did not identify herself, […]

  • Remembering the heat wave of 1980

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)-  The summer of 1980 set records for heat.  Many of those records still stand today. That summer, WHNT did many stories about the heat, including this unique story from former report Dick Curtis which aired on July 15, 1980.


    Apartment fire in Huntsville leaves several families without a home

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala.  (WHNT)-  Several families lost their homes after an apartment fire Saturday. The fire started around 7:30 Saturday night at the Willow Pointe apartment complex in the northwest part of the city off Rideout Drive. Huntsville Fire, Huntsville Police Officers and HEMSI all responded to the call. Fire crew’s at the scene said the fire started in the attic. They said the residents started smelling smoke and got out of the building. The flames spread to several units. No […]


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