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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
  • The device found near Marvin's (Photo: Arab Police)

    Update: Arab Police: “Pipe bomb type device found at Marvin’s”

    ARAB, Ala. (WHNT) –   The Arab Police and Fire Departments were on the scene of a suspicious device at Marvin’s Building Materials on Brindlee Mountain Parkway on Sunday. Arab  Assistant Police Chief Shane Washburn told us that a “pipe-bomb type device” was found at the store around 4:30 p.m.  Washburn told us it appeared to be filled with acid. The substance inside the canister was determined to be the liquid plumber Liquid Fire. Police believe that someone may have attempted to shoplift […]

  • 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.  […]

  • An SUV crashed through the wall of a Huntsville Dollar General store Sunday. (Photo courtey of WHNT News 19's Daniela Perallon.

    Car crashes into Huntsville Dollar General trapping two

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)- Huntsville Fire and Rescue personnel responded to a call Sunday afternoon where a vehicle crashed through the wall of a Dollar General store.  The store is located on South Parkway near Green Cove Road. WHNT News 19′ Daniela Perallon reports there were two elderly women in the car at the time.   They were trapped inside for a few minutes but were not hurt.  Two bystanders who attempted to rescue the women did get some minor scrapes.   Five […]

  • Storm damage in Bridgeport, AL after Tuesday's rough weather. (Photo: Jennifer Seale)

    Trees down, power out in much of Bridgeport after Tuesday’s storms

    BRIDGEPORT, Ala. (WHNT) – Power is out in at least half of the town of Bridgeport, in northeast Jackson County near the Tennessee line. An employee at Bridgeport Town Hall confirms there is no power there, or at the police department, which is running on a backup generator.  The mayor says half of the town is without power. There are several power lines down throughout town, as well as many trees on homes and power lines. North Alabama Electric Cooperative […]

  • Guntersville Police investigate a deadly motorcycle crash Tuesday night. (Photo from WHNT's Carson Clark.)

    Man killed, woman injured in Guntersville motorcycle wreck

    GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Guntersville Police are investigating a deadly motorcycle wreck.  It happened Tuesday night around 11 p.m. on Wyeth Drive. Police say a man and woman were on the bike when they lost control in a curve. The man, Phillip Shane Dodd of Arab, died on the scene.  He was 36 years old. The woman, 33-year-old LeeAnn Ashley of Boaz, was flown to Huntsville Hospital by helicopter.  No word yet on her condition this morning.

  • Marine Matt Littrell stands on the side of a DeKalb County road during a rest from his cross country journey. (Photo courtesy of WHNT Reporter Carson Clark.)

    Marine rides horseback across America to help prevent military suicides

    Mentone, Ala. (WHNT)- Marine Matt Littrell is riding horseback from coast to coast.  A months long journey that will carry him across the heart of America. “What we are doing is taking these four horses here and riding from Surf City North Carolina to Camp Pendleton, California,” Littrell said. Tuesday morning WHNT News 19 caught up with Littrell as he was making his way down Lookout Mountain.  The Colorado native had spent the night before on a farm near Mentone. […]

  • Fire Districts

    Five Marshall County volunteer fire departments hoping voters approve districts

    MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT)- When voters in Marshall County go to the polls on July 15th to decide some party nominations in the runoff election, some of them will also vote on fire districts. During the legislative session, a bill was approved that would allow fire districts to be created to help support volunteer departments.   Homeowners and businesses inside those districts would pay five dollars per month to their local fire department.   Five departments met the requirements for the district: […]

  • DNC

    Birmingham submits bid to host 2016 Democratic National Convention

    BIRMINGHAM (WHNT)- The Democratic National Committee announced Saturday that Birmingham and five other cities had submitted bids to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention.  The party will nominate its candidate for President at the convention. In addition to Birmingham, Cleveland, Columbus, New York, Philadelphia and Phoenix all submitted bids. “Hosting a party convention is a true honor and we’re thrilled with all the fantastic options that we have going into the next cycle,” said Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the committee chair. […]

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    Gov. Robert Bentley Easily Wins Alabama GOP Primary

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WHNT) – The Associated Press has declared the winner of the Republican governor primary election to be incumbent Robert Bentley. The governor is planning for a victory party in Tuscaloosa tonight.  The event will be in the north end zone at Bryant-Denny Stadium. “Not a lot of people remembered we had an election today, so we had to remind them,” Bentley joked at an 8 p.m. press conference. Bentley said a call from an AP official let him know the […]

  • Rachel Wright

    Family: Woman Being Treated for Legionnaires’ Disease in Marshall County

    GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A Georgia woman is in Marshall Medical Center North being treated for Legionnaires’ Disease.  This, according to the woman’s family. Rachel Wright’s family says the 36-year-old is in the intensive care unit.  There’s no word yet on how Wright contracted the disease, or where.  There is a Facebook group set up for people to offer support. The hospital said it could not confirm any information about Wright due to patient confidentiality laws. WHNT News 19 spoke […]

  • Widows Creek

    TVA CEO: New Obama Rules on Coal Could Speed Up Decision On Closing Widows Creek

    STEVENSON, Ala. (WHNT) – Tennessee Valley Authority President and CEO Bill Johnson says new rules announced by President Obama on Monday could speed up a decision on the future of its Widows Creek power plant. In a conference call with reporters Monday afternoon, Johnson said TVA officials are still looking over the rules which seek to reduce carbon emissions across the United States. Many believe carbon is contributing to man-made global warming or climate change.  Widows Creek is a coal-fired […]

  • Justin Johnson performs during the 10th Annual Lowe Mill Cigar Box Guitar Festival.

    Photo Gallery: Lowe Mill Hosts 10th Annual Cigar Box Guitar Festival