Brandon Chambers joined the WHNT News 19 team in June 2011.

Brandon was born and raised in Oklahoma, but his roots run deep in the South. In fact, his grandfather was born here in the Tennsessee Valley in Decatur.

Brandon holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oklahoma and was a meteorologist for a TV station in Oklahoma City for 7 years before moving to the Tennessee Valley. His time in Tornado Alley–where he covered weather ranging from destructive tornadoes and hail to ice storms and blizzards–prepared him well for the wild weather of Dixie Alley.

A lot has happened for Brandon since moving to Huntsville. It was here he met WHNT’s anchor/investigative reporter Carrie Marchese. The two were married on the Amalfi Coast of Italy in 2013 and welcomed their first child, a baby boy named Branson, in 2014.

Recent Articles
  • Austin High Teacher Honored for Helping Students With Real Life Skills

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – Getting a good education isn’t just about the basics of English, math, science and history.  A wide variety of elective courses makes a well-rounded student. Students at Austin High School love their family consumer science teacher, Bethany Gonzalez.  Gonzalez has a hands-on approach to teaching hands-on skills. Her classroom environment is for honing real world abilities, and the kids certainly stay busy. “My students, some of them will be helping build a Habitat for Humanity house […]

  • Social Studies Teacher Brings Military Experience to the Classroom

    LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – This weeks Tools for Teachers honoree and recipient of 319 dollars is David Weiss, a Social Studies teacher at Central School in Lauderdale County. His day job involves teaching junior high kids geography and civics, but he also serves as an Army Reserve soldier and has been deployed to Iraq. Mr. Weiss is known for his structured, but caring, classroom environment. He credits military training for influencing his approach to teaching. “In leadership and the […]

  • Live Blog: Friday Morning Storms

    Strong to severe storms are moving through the Tennessee Valley this morning. Expect strong winds, heavy rain, frequent lightning, and even some hail. A Tornado Watch is in effect until 10 AM; we will be here watching it with you and keeping you updated on and on WHNT News 19. Click here to read our live blog.

  • Storms Weaken, Tornado Watch Cancelled Early

    A tornado watch has been cancelled early, as storms weakened as they moved through the Tennessee Valley. The severe threat is over for north Alabama; the next round of strong or severe storms is possible by Sunday night/Monday of next week.  See the forecast discussion at for the latest ideas about that situation.

  • Lively Buckhorn Teacher Brings Energy To The Classroom

    NEW MARKET, Ala. (WHNT) – This week’s Tools for Teachers award winner is Michelle Jacks, a 14-year veteran English teacher at Buckhorn Middle School who is known for her enthusiastic approach to the job of educating.  Ms. Jacks makes learning so much fun, in fact, that over a dozen students wrote us hand-written letters to us, nominating her for this honor. We surprised Ms. Jacks in the BMS library with 319 dollars to spend as she see fit in her […]

  • Lincoln County High School Teacher Has To Be Jack-Of-All Trades

    Fayetteville, Tenn. (WHNT) – This week’s Tools for Teachers recognition and $319 goes to Andi Birdsong, a Lincoln County High School teacher with a unique role that calls for a lot of adaptability. Ms. Birdsong’s teaching duties include everything from business to English to biology to computers and more. Basically, any student that needs a specialized curriculum to catch up on credits or take a class not offered in the normal catalog turns to Ms. Birdsong for his or her […]

  • Teacher Annie Diaz Cares About Students, In and Out of the Classroom

    Decatur, Ala. (WHNT) – This week’s Tools for Teachers award recipient is a 16 year veteran 5th grade teacher at Frances Nungester Elementary in Decatur. Annie Diaz received WHNT’s surprise classroom visit telling her about this recognition as well as 319 dollars to spend on teaching tools as she sees fit. Ms. Diaz was nominated for this honor by Kisha Barrett, a grateful mother who wanted to express her appreciation for the impact Ms. Diaz’s hard work has had on […]

  • Second Year Teacher Already Receiving Rave Reviews

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – Lee-Cassie Walls has only been teaching for two years, but she is already proving to be a natural at the job, and her performance in the classroom netted her this week’s Tools for Teachers spotlight and 319 dollars to spend on educational tools as she sees fit. Despite her teaching acumen, education wasn’t Ms. Walls’ original major at Auburn University. It was her boyfriend- now husband- who recognized her innate abilities. Obviously, he made the right […]

  • DAR Students Say Thanks To Special Teacher

    MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Our Tools for Teachers award winner this week is DAR High School teacher Carrie Ann Myers. She received WHNT’s customary surprise classroom visit and $319 dollars to spend as she sees fit. It was actually three students who each sent us a nomination form, asking us to say thanks to Ms. Myers on their behalf. One student, Kaleb Gowan, described Ms. Myers’ efforts and attitude in his nomination form. “She strives everyday to do the […]

  • Macedonia Teacher Combines Structure and Relaxed Teaching Style

    SECTION, Ala. (WHNT) – Crystal Woods, a 14-year veteran teacher at Macedonia Elementary School in Jackson County, teaches 4th grade and is this week’s recipient of WHNT’s Tools for Teachers Award. We recently surprised Ms. Woods in her classroom to shine the spotlight on our honoree and give her 319 dollars to spend in her classroom. Ms. Woods was nominated by a current student who actually sent us a two-page handwritten letter asking us to honor her teacher. The Macedonia […]

  • Shala Murray Teaches Students More Than Just A New Language

    ARAB, Ala. (WHNT) – Our Tools for Teachers spotlight this week shines on Shala Murray, a veteran Spanish teacher at Arab High School. We surprised Ms. Murray at her school recently with 319 dollars to spend as she sees fit in her classroom. She  was nominated for this award by current student Lindsey Dukeminier, who wanted so say thanks to this special teacher for opening a whole new world of culture to Arab High School students. “[Ms. Murray] does more […]

  • Heavier Snow Arrives Later Today

    So far this morning, the majority of the precipitation in the Tennessee Valley has been a cold or freezing rain, which has provided a coating of ice to elevated surfaces and like trees and cars. Some occasional snow and sleet have been reported as well. We’ve heard a few reports of some slick roads, but by and large travel conditions haven’t deteriorated on a wide scale just yet. Don’t let this morning’s passable roads fool you, though. We’ll likely see […]