Carri Walters is the Digital Marketing Coordinator here at WHNT News 19. Carri joined the WHNT News 19 team in June of 2012. She has played a variety of roles at the station. She started off working in the studio, but quickly followed her passion of writing into the newsroom where she worked as a producer. She’s now turned her focus to marketing, and is currently a happy member of our Sales team.

Carri is a graduate of Northern Illinois University, where she double majored in Communication and Journalism, with an emphasis in Media Studies.

She grew up in West Chicago, IL. She then lived in Boston, MA for a couple years after college before moving to the Tennessee Valley with her husband.

Carri is excited to be a part of the WHNT News 19 team and loves that she learns something new each time she comes in to work.

Recent Articles
  • Planting a pollinator garden

    Did you know that one third of everything you eat requires some form of pollinator in order to make that food? By “pollinators” of course we’re talking about bees, butterflies, moths, birds, and in some parts of the country even bats.  Whether or not you’re raising fruits and vegetables you still may consider having a pollinator garden in your yard to help the greater good. One of the most important things in a pollinator garden is the plant choice or flowers. […]

  • Petunias are a low maintenance plant

    If the summertime makes you feel a little lazy then you need a plant that doesn’t require a lot of work. If you don’t want to have to go out and prune off all the dead blooms from your plants, then you need a plant that takes care of its own blooms. There are a lot of plants you don’t have the deadhead. One is called a Supertunia – which is a trade name. The plant is a vegetative Petunia […]

  • Best plants to attract Hummingbirds

    One of the great experiences of summer time is when the Hummingbirds come back home. There are several plants you can add to your own yard to help welcome them back. There are three plants in particular that will really get their attention. The Cuphea has a bloom that is closed on the end so most insects can’t get into it and reach the nectar. But a Hummingbird’s beak is able to reach inside and drink it. A butterfly’s proboscis […]

  • Stabilizing a new tree

    When you buy a tree from a nursery there is usually a stake attached to it. That stake is in place to help the tree trunk grow straight. However, the stake also prevents the tree from building stress tissue which gives it strength. So when you’re ready to plant your tree you’ll want to remove the stake, but keep it on hand because it can still be useful. Once your tree is in the ground, grab that stake and push […]

  • The beautiful Oak Leaf Hydrangea is Alabama’s state wildflower

    The Oak Leaf Hydrangea is the state wildflower of Alabama. It’s rightly named because the leaves look like an oak leaf. The bloom is unique because the big, white flowers come out in May and tend to last for a long time. In the fall the foliage turns ruby red. It’s a very versatile kind of plant. In the wild, Oak Leaf Hydrangeas can grow anywhere in the full sun to the full shade. It will bloom in the shade, […]

  • Hostas are great plants for shady areas

    Hostas are plants that live in the shade. They come in a wide variety of sizes, foliage shape, and leaf coloring. Hostas require watering in the summer, but they are very hardy plants. They’ll freeze to the ground over the winter, and will come back up even bigger the next year. Some Hostas have a unique way of making sure they get watered. Certain kinds have furrows, or trenches, across the leaf. When it rains, the furrows channel the water into […]

  • Clematis: A beautiful, climbing plant

    Clematis is a vine that is often seen growing over an arbor or trellis. Different varieties grow to be different sizes. A patio type of Clematis only grows to be about two or three feet tall. Others can grow 12, 15, or sometimes even 25 feet long. You’ll need to plan ahead depending on where you want your Clematis to grow. If you want your plant to spread across an arbor you’ll want to buy the longer ones. Not all Clematis […]

  • Pruning rose bushes

    A rose without any flowers is just another bush. But the rose flower itself could be considered one of the most beautiful things in nature. If you’d like to have flowers regularly on your roses, you need to know that roses only bloom on new growth. Older wood won’t produce any buds. You’ll need to cut those roses back so they come out with all new growth.   Within a rose bloom there are seeds. When a rose is finished blooming and […]

  • Soil volume is key for plant growth

    Soil volume is a key part of helping plants grow big and healthy. You’ll want to work up an area of ground, turn over and break up the soil. Then place an unopened bag of soil mix over that area. First cut some drain holes in the bottom, put a few slices along one side. This will let the water come out of the soil. Then turn the bag over and cut a big X into the bag. That will make […]

  • Best herbs for pest control

    Wild animals can pose a threat to your garden, but if you plant the right kind of herbs you can add to the variety of your garden as well as keep pests away. Deer and rabbits are typically the most bothersome pests to gardens. To keep them away many gardeners use herbs with a minty aroma. Catmint and Ginger Mint are two recommended herbs to use to deter animals. Rosemary also has a fragrance which may help ward off pests. Rosemary […]

  • Coleus plants can grow in shade or sun

    Coleus has been around for ages. You’ve probably seen it used in landscaping. Originally, Coleus was a plant that was always grown in the shade. It was the most dependable plant for shady conditions. More recently, a lot has been done to Coleus and there are now varieties grown to thrive in full sunshine as well as full shade. When you plant Coleus, it’s important to realize the plant likes a lot of water. Water them daily when conditions are […]

  • Now is the time to spray your fruit trees

    Warmer weather is settling in and it’s bringing many fruit trees in the area into bloom. The buds on apple trees, peach, pear, and plum trees are all starting to open up into a flower. Each bloom represents a fruit that’s going to be produced. If you plan to spray your fruit trees, right now is the time to get started. Insects and diseases can affect your trees anytime from the time the blooms occur up until the day of […]