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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
  • 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.

  • Photo of Greg Clem, after he came out of the woods early Tuesday afternoon. He's in good condition. (Courtesy: Scottsboro/Jackson County Rescue Squad)

    UPDATE: Missing Jackson County man found alive

    JACKSON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – There’s good news to report in the search for a man who went missing Monday afternoon in a very wooded area of Jackson County. Greg Clem, 48, is alive. Teams had been looking for Clem all night, including during the severe storms. The Scottsboro/Jackson County Rescue Squad confirmed Clem walked out of the woods on Letson Point Road in Hytop around 1 p.m. Monday.  He is in good shape. Clem, 48, is from Limestone County.  He […]

  • The church van crashed into a creek off Horton Road on Sunday, Oct. 12. (Photo Courtesy: The Sand Mountain Reporter)

    12 hurt in church van crash in Marshall County

    MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – A dozen people are recovering after a wreck Sunday afternoon involving a church van in Marshall County. It happened about 1:30 p.m. on Horton Road.  The van was carrying people from Red Apple Baptist Church, which is located on Red Apple Road outside of Boaz. State Troopers say the driver of the van lost control and overturned into a creek.  All 12 people inside the van were taken to local hospitals, and a few with more […]

  • Boaz woman finds balloons that traveled from near Memphis

    BOAZ, Ala. (WHNT)-  A Boaz woman found balloons Saturday that seem to have caught a ride in the jet stream. “I took a break from the Alabama game and they were just bouncing around in my yard,” Shirley Marshall said Tuesday. “And I picked them up.  I thought they were from our harvest festival we were having here in town.” The logo on the balloons said, “Fayette Academy.”   Marshall says she called the telephone number on the balloons and found […]

  • UPDATE: DeKalb County youth football coach arrested on pornography charges

    FORT PAYNE, Ala. (WHNT) –  The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office arrested Randall Miller Berry, 51, of Rainsville on charges of producing pornography.   Berry was arrested Friday. “This case is on-going and we are working to see if there is a pattern of behavior or of this case goes beyond the borders of DeKalb County,” Sheriff Jimmy Harris said in a statement. Investigators say Berry was producing pornographic material at his residence, some of which involved juveniles.   Sheriff Harris […]

  • Community expresses concern at Marshall County Red Cross meeting

    GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)- People packed into a room at the Guntersville Public Library Monday to express concern about new cost cutting measures at the American Red Cross.   Those measures cost Marshall County Red Cross director Judy Rhea her job. “She was diligent.  She was dedicated.  And that kind of dedication, I’ve never seen before in any kind of organization,” said Debbie Head. Head’s home was destroyed during the April 27th, 2011 tornado outbreak.   She was one of several […]


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