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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
  • 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.  […]

  • Jerry Hayes rides a mechanical bull in 1980.  (Photo from the WHNT archives.)

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.”  

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Video Flashback to 1985: Crowds packed Joe Davis Stadium during Stars’ first season

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)- The 2014 season marks the official final season of the Huntsville Stars.  Next year the team is supposed to move to Biloxi, although due to construction delays there is the possibility the Stars could still play part of the 2015 season in Huntsville. Back during the Stars first season in Huntsville, crowds were packing into Joe Davis Stadium.  Not only were there huge crowds, but the Stars also won the 1985 Southern League Championship. The story above […]

  • Actor Lucas Black speaks with WHNT News 19 in the November 11, 1994 interview.  (Photo from the WHNT archives.)

    WHNT News 19’s first interview with Lucas Black

    LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) –  Tuesday night on WHNT News 19, NCIS: New Orleans will debut at 8 p.m.   Lawrence County native Lucas Black is one of the four main leads on the new show. Back on November 11, 1994,  former WHNT reporter Valerie Carter visited Lucas at school to talk about his first acting role in the Kevin Coster film “The War.”   Above is the story as it originally aired.

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