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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
  • 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 […]

  • Photo submitted by Heather Thompson of Scottsboro

    Have you seen more snakes this summer? (See your photos)

    TENNESSEE VALLEY (WHNT) – Have you seen a snake in your lawn this summer? Maybe you’ve seen a few. There seem to be more snakes this year than in past years.  We’ve seen several pictures on social media recently and we bet you have as well. WHNT News 19 talked with Chris Jones, a local snake enthusiast in Albertville.  He said the main reason people are seeing more is because of the rain we’ve had.  There is more vegetation, and […]

  • 30 Years Later: A look back at Madison Square’s opening day

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)  Friday, August 1st, marked 30 years since Huntsville’s Madison Square Mall opened its doors.   Here is a look back at the story WHNT News 19 did on opening day.

  • A medical helicopter waits to take a person to the hospital after a cliff accident in Morgan County. (Photo from WHNT's Laura Christmas.)

    Man falls off a cliff in Morgan County

    VALHERMOSO SPRINGS, Ala. (WHNT)   Volunteer firefighters and paramedics were on the scene of a rescue operation in Morgan County. Talacuh Volunteer Fire Department Assistant Chief Bud Smith tells WHNT News 19 a middle-aged man tripped and fell from a cliff at an area called Lewis Bluff on the Tennessee River.   It’s located off of Talucah Road in Valhermoso Springs. Smith said the man hit a rock on the way down and hurt himself. Emergency crews transported him to Sunnyside Park by […]

  • (WHNT file photo of Somehwere Bar.)

    Woman hit by car in front of Marshall County bar

    GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)-  A woman had to be flown to Huntsville Hospital Saturday night after being hit by a car.   It happened on Alabama Highway 69 in front of the bar called Somewhere. Guntersville Police confirm to WHNT News 19 that the woman was trying to cross 69 when she was hit by a vehicle.   A medical helicopter flew the woman to Huntsville Hospital.   Her name nor her condition have been released.

  • As search for killer continues, Brandy and Brody Parker’s legacy is strong

    ALBERTVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)– July 27th marked nine years since the shooting deaths of Brandy Parker and her unborn son Brody.  Brody was due to be born just days after the shooting. On the morning of July 27, 2005, Brandy was returning home from work.  Police believe that when she got to a stop sign at the intersection of Buchanan Road and Solitude Road, someone was waiting for her.  That person fired a shotgun into Brandy’s truck killing her instantly. The […]

  • Brewer High School student Matthew Ellow is sworn in as Boys Nation president. (Photo courtesy of the American Legion.)

    Brewer High School student elected Boys Nation president

    ARLINGTON, Va. (WHNT) – Brewer High School senior Matthew Ellow has been elected Boys Nation president.   Ellow  won on a vote of 52-46 during the annual convention in Arlington, Virginia. Ellow, who lives in Lacey’s Spring, defeated his opponent Joshua Cook from Knoxville, Tennessee by winning the votes of the boys in the Oregon delegation. According to a press release from the American Legion, the event’s sponsor, Ellow spoke to the other boys about the need to restore belief in […]

  • Mike Sparks, Boaz Fire Chief (WHNT News 19 file)

    Boaz Fire Chief suspended; public hearing set for August 11

    BOAZ, Ala. (WHNT) – Boaz Fire Chief Mike Sparks has been suspended, but the reason is not known. Sparks is currently suspended with pay.  City leaders are not releasing any further details on the suspension, only saying a public hearing on Sparks’ future will be held the evening of August 11. WHNT News 19 will continue to track the latest on this story.

  • Firefighers in Guntersville use a ladder truck Tuesday night to rescue a woman from a rock ledge. (Photo from WHNT News 19's Carson Clark.)

    Guntersville woman rescued from rock ledge

    GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)-  A Guntersville woman is likely counting her blessings after she became stuck on a rock ledge Tuesday night.  The woman, who was not identified, climbed up the cliff along Lurleen Wallace Drive. A witness told WHNT News 19 that the woman, who was wearing a long dress, climbed up the cliff barefoot.   The witness says she reached a certain point and realized she couldn’t go any farther and couldn’t get back down.   The Guntersville Fire […]

  • Guntersville School officials readying counselors to deal with David Barrow case

    GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)-  School starts back for students in Guntersville on August 12th.   Many of them will return to class with unsettling news, that they were possible victims of the alleged crimes of David Barrow. Last week Guntersville Police charged Barrow with 24 counts of production of child pornography, one count of possession of child pornography and one count of aggravated criminal surveillance.  Some of the alleged victims attend school in Guntersville and school officials are offering counseling. “We’ve given them […]

  • Ron Fossett

    Section mayor convicted of DUI, files appeal

    SECTION, Ala. (WHNT)-  Section Mayor Ronald Fossett was convicted Monday afternoon on a charge of driving under the influence.  The charge stems from an arrest back on June 28. Three people testified against the mayor Monday afternoon during his trial in Section municipal court.  One of them was Wade Patterson. Patterson, who is a police officer in Scottsboro, testified that Fossett almost caused him to crash on the evening of June 28, 2013.  Patterson says Fossett ran a stop sign […]

  • 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.”  


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