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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
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    Juvenile struck and killed on Memorial Parkway

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)-  A juvenile died Saturday afternoon after being struck by an 18-wheeler.   It happened on Memorial Parkway near the I-565 interchange. Police say the boy, whose age has not been released, was walking in the roadway.  The driver of the truck told police he slammed on his brakes and tried to stop, but was unable to miss the boy. Police say the boy was taken to Huntsville Hospital where he was pronounced dead.    The boy’s name has also […]

  • 9-11 Honor Walk remembers military and first responders

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) –  The event at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center was titled 9-11, Honor, Heal, Celebrate.  While it was centered around the annivesary of the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks on America, it wasn’t just for those who lost their lives on that day. It was also to pay tribute to our military members who have died and served in the two wars since the attacks. “It was a release,” said Jeff Hemphill, an Air Force veteran.   […]

  • Rescue underway at the Huntsville Land Trust for a woman who became lost Saturday afternoon.

    Woman rescued after getting lost in Huntsville Land Trust area

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)-  A woman who became lost Saturday evening while walking in the Huntsville Land Trust on Monte Sano has been found.  She is reportedly safe and unhurt.   She was able to call 911 for help. First responders talked to her over her phone to locate her. They shined bright lights in the Land Trust parking lot so she could find her way back. Multiple crews responded to the scene to help. She made it back to the […]

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    Huntsville firefighters called to home on Kildare Street

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville firefighters were called to 2214 Kildare Street just after 8:30 a.m. Wednesday. This area is just near the intersection of Oakwood Avenue and Meridian Street. WHNT News 19’s Carson Clark reports there was a fire in the back room of the home.  It was put out quickly. No one was injured.

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    Huntsville mayor gives update on “The BIG Picture”

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle made an announcement today regarding the Rocket City’s master planning effort, also known as “The BIG Picture.” Mayor Battle and the city’s Long-Range Urban Planner Dennis Madsen announced two meetings for next week to get the public’s input on the master plan. “If we don’t have followship we don’t have a good plan,” said Battle.  “So we want everybody to feel like this plan is their plan.” The city has been trying for […]

  • Kristian Griffin is set to have a preliminary hearing in Madison County Court Wednesday morning. (WHNT file photo.)

    Kristian Griffin to have preliminary hearing Wednesday morning

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)-  Kristian Griffin will have a preliminary hearing Wednesday at the Madison County Courthouse.   Griffin, along with former volunteer soccer coach David Barrow, are charged with human trafficking. The pair was arrested back in May.  Assistant District Attorney Tim Gann says the alleged victims are two 10-year-old female victims from the Huntsville area. Barrow is also charged in Marshall County with more than 20 counts of possession of child pornography.   He’s being held in the Marshall County Jail. […]

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    Florida/Alabama game to air on WHNT September 20th

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WHNT)-  CBS announced Monday the SEC matchup between the Florida Gators visiting the Alabama Crimson Tide will air live on the network September 20th.  Coverage from CBS will begin on WHNT News 19 at 2 p.m. This will be the first appearance of the season for both Alabama and Florida on CBS.   On most Saturdays during the season, CBS gets first pick of the SEC game it wants to air. The matchup will be Alabama’s first SEC […]

  • The Marshall County Preppers are hosting a meeting Monday night focused on infectious diseases. (Photo from WHNT archives.)

    Marshall County Preppers hosting class about Ebola

    GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)- The Marshall County Preppers will host a meeting Monday night about the Ebola virus.   The virus is currently sweeping through many countries in West Africa. The meeting will focus on Ebola but also about preparing for infectious diseases in general. The Marshall County Preppers is geared toward helping individuals be prepared for disasters like tornadoes, power outages and other disasters that could cut people off from getting supplies. “We tell people it’s the small things that are […]

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    Suicide bomber kills more than a dozen people in Iraq

    BAGHDAD (AP) – Iraqi officials say a suicide bomber targeted a meeting between security forces and Sunni militiamen in a small town north of Baghdad, killing at least 16 people. A police officer says Monday’s attack took place in Duluiyah, some 80 kilometers (45 miles) north of Baghdad. The bomber drove his explosives-laden Humvee into the gathering of a major Sunni tribe, the Al-Jabour. Al-Jabour fighters have sided with Iraqi forces in the battle against the militants from the Islamic […]

  • Prince William and Princess Kate are expecting a second baby. (Photo courtesy of Buckingham Palace.)

    Royal couple expecting second baby

    LONDON (CBS) – Don’t stuff that royal baby memorabilia into the attic just yet. Kate and William wasted no time in starting to build their family, and the young Prince George appears unlikely to go on as an only child for very long. “Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting their second child,” said a statement released Monday by Clarence House, the official residence of the […]

  • A Marshall County woman is recovering after being bitten by a rabid bat. (Photo courtesy of WGHP, Greensboro, North Carolina)

    Marshall County woman recovering after being bitten by rabid bat

    DOUGLAS, Ala. (WHNT)-  Barbara Gilliland says if not for her nieces insistence, she could likely be dead right now. “I don’t think I would have found the bat if it hadn’t been for my niece,” Gilliland said. Two weeks ago Gilliland was taking clothes down that had been hanging in front of her house from a weekend yard sale. “I just gathered up a few hangers in my hand, laid them over my arm and I felt something prick me and […]

  • A storm Saturday did damage to Mt. Zion Baptist Church in the Aroney area of DeKalb County. (Photo from WHNT's Carson Clark)

    DeKalb County church damaged by Saturday storm

    ARONEY, Ala. (WHNT)- The congregation at Mt. Zion Baptist Church decided to have services outside Sunday morning.  It wasn’t because they wanted to get some fresh air, but because a storm caused severe damage to the DeKalb County church. “Saturday night around 6:30 we had some straight line winds come through,” said pastor Kevin Brooks.  “It did some significant damage to the back of our church.  So we are trying to get it evaluated right now just to see how […]


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