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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
  • 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 […]

  • The woman's car landed in this field on Nixon Chapel Road in Marshall County. (Photo: Carson Clark/WHNT News 19)

    Woman taken to hospital after police chase through Albertville

    ALBERTVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Albertville Police chased a woman through parts of the city and downtown Tuesday for nearly 30 minutes Tuesday morning. The chase finally ended when the woman’s car flipped into a field. The chase started between 9:30 and 9:45 a.m.  Albertville Police tried to pull her over in the city limits, but she took off, according to Assistant Police Chief Jamie Smith.  They chased her, and did a loop through downtown. The woman continued driving out of […]

  • Christine Saunders, 45 of Fyffe. (Photo: DeKalb County Sheriff's Office)

    Sheriff: Woman on horseback robs DeKalb County business

    FYFFE, Ala. (WHNT)-  According to DeKalb County Sheriff Jimmy Harris,  deputies arrested a woman Saturday for robbing a local store.   The sheriff says she rode to the store on horseback. Harris says Christine Saunders, 45, of Fyffe is charged with public intoxication and illegal possession of a prohibited beverage. The sheriff says that Saturday, July 5th, deputies responded to the call at the store located at Hammonds Crossroads.   Deputies say they found Saunders intoxicated with items from the store in […]

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    Tennessee couple accused of leaving baby in hot car

    CORDOVA, Tenn. (WREG) — A toddler was pulled from a car after Shelby County, Tennessee deputies and Shelby County firefighters smashed a window. Both agencies were called to a grocery store parking lot at 1230 N. Houston Levee Road Saturday. The child was found in a Nissan Altima. According to a release, “The toddler was left unattended in the locked car, windows up, not running, and parked in direct sunlight. Outside temperatures were over 90 degrees during this incident.” The […]

  • Voters in Marshall County will choose a new revenue commissioner in the July 15th runoff.  (Photo from former WHNT News 19 Photojournalist Brad Hood."

    Runoff to choose Marshall County’s new revenue commissioner

    MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT)-  Two men, both Republicans, are in the July 15th Runoff to fill the vacant spot in the Marshall County Revenue office.  Both Michael Johnson and Don Mitchell say the office is important and needs some one who will give it their full attention. “Well, I’ve worked in a tax office before and I really enjoy the work,” says Johnson. ” But I also enjoy the way that off integrates with the whole community.  It touches every […]

  • (Photo from WHNT News 19's Carson Clark.)

    Saying the Pledge of Allegiance for a sweet treet

    GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)-  Between now and Thursday you’ll have a few opportunities to stop by the Guntersville Ice Cream Shoppe and pickup a sweet treat, free of charge.  Kids can say the Pledge of Allegiance and get free ice cream. “Children 12 and under can come into the shop and say the Pledge of Allegiance and they get a free kiddie scoop,” said owner Joe Clevenger. The store is hosting the event as part of the “I Pledge” campaign.   It […]

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    Arab fire chief offers fireworks safety tips

    ARAB, Ala. (WHNT)- ‘Tis the season for fireworks.   With the Independence Day holiday fast approaching, a lot of people will decide to do their own fireworks show instead of going to a professional one.  Arab’s fire chief, Ricky Phillips, has some suggestions for staying safe. “Enjoy your weekend and have safety in the back of your mind as you are going out to celebrate and shoot fireworks.” Phillips offers up these tips: Only adults should handle fireworks. Make sure spectators […]

  • File photo of a 2013 fireworks show.

    DeKalb County girl hurt at fireworks show

    FYFFE, Ala. (WHNT)-  A 14-year-old Fyffe girl is recovering from second degree burns after an accident at a fireworks show Saturday night.   Gail Ramza tells WHNT News 19 that her daughter, Airel, suffered burns to her leg during the show at Fyffe Church of God. The church puts on a locally produced fireworks show each year in the church’s parking lot.   According to Ramza, a firworks canister fell over toward the crowd.   Two other people had minor injuries. Ramza […]

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    David Blair will not seek re-election to school board

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)-  David Blair announced late Sunday evening that he will not seek re-election to the Huntsville City School Board.  Blair currently serves as the board’s president. In a news release Blair said, “I do plan to stay active in our schools and this great community, helping in any way I can. I thank my fellow board members who have worked so hard and especially our Superintendent Casey Wardynski who has done a phenomenal job leading this system…we are […]

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    UPDATE: Man identified whose body was found Guntersville Dam in April

    GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office says a man whose body was found at the Guntersville Dam in April has been identified as a missing boater. The Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences confirms the body was that of Jackie Rowell of Guntersville.  He was reported missing in November 2013 after an extended boat trip.  Search teams found his boat, but he was not on it. They did find a kitten alive inside and returned it to Rowell’s […]

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    Marshall County EMA hosts all hazards training

    GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)-   Tuesday the Marshall County EMA’s emergency operations center hosted people from across the Tennessee Valley and even other states in a training course designed to help prepare for disasters. “It’s the basic introduction into command and control for emergency responders,” said instructor Sean Hughes.  “It’s kind of their first foray into management of incidences.” The people taking the course are from different agencies.  Some of them are with the Alabama National Guard and others work on Redstone […]


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