Claire Johnson is the Digital Sales Coordinator here at WHNT News 19. Claire joined the ranks at WHNT in May 2016, and is thrilled to be part of such an amazing team.

Growing up, Claire split her time between upstate New York and Huntsville. She attended college at the State University of New York at Oswego where she majored in Broadcasting and Mass Communication. She then made her final move to settle down in Huntsville in the fall of 2009.

Claire is happy to be a part of the WHNT News 19 team, and loves working on the digital side of sales, where she is always learning something new.

Recent Articles
  • It may finally be time to plant your tomatoes

    Easter has passed, tax day is behind us, and we may finally have some warmer weather ahead, which means it’s time to plant your summer garden. No summer garden is complete without tomatoes, so whether you like red, pink, yellow, purple, white, beefsteaks, slicers, cherries, or grapes, here are some tips on getting your tomato garden started. 1. Pick a sunny location. Most tomatoes will thrive when temperatures are warm. 2. Make sure your soil is rich in organic materials; […]

  • Shady ground cover options that will bring a pop of color to your landscape

    If you have shade in your garden, it can be tough to find ground cover that offers a pop of color, especially in a perennial that will come back each year. Here are a few choices that can work in the shade and bring you the ground cover you need and the color you want. Laumium, also called Dead Nettle, has a pink flower, but sometimes blooms white with a silver variegated leaf. Ajuga is a common ground cover that […]

  • Salvia is one of the easiest flowers for your garden

    Salvia, often known as Sage, is one of the most hassle-free flowers for a sunny spot in your perennial garden. There are more than 700 species of Salvia available, and most require a similar environment. Make sure they have sun and loose, well-drained soil. They will begin to bloom in the spring and will continue to bloom off and on through the summer. Salvia attracts pollinators, like bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. And if you have problems with deer in your […]

  • CLOSED: Test your 90s music trivia and enter to win from Arts Huntsville

    Panoply is coming up in just a few short weeks, so we wanted to get a jump start on the excitement! Play our 90s music trivia quiz from Arts Huntsville and you could win a Panoply Prize pack. Good luck!

  • Look at native wild flowers to bring some color into your garden

    If you have a shaded or semi-shaded garden and you’re looking to add some perennial color, consider bringing in some native wild flowers. Here are a few varieties to look at: Bleeding Heart: This wild flower comes with red or white heart-shaped flowers and loves the shade. It’s early to bloom and will go dormant in the summer, but it will come back again next spring with more blooms. Celandine Poppy: Celandine poppy boasts a yellow flower and blooms in […]

  • CLOSED: Test your wine knowledge and enter to win

    The ALS Association is gearing up for their Wine and Dine event in April, so to get the party started early, we’re testing your wine knowledge! Take the quiz below and enter to win a spa gift basket from ALS complete with lavender lotion, tea, and cookies. Good luck!

  • Prune your Crape Myrtles without committing Crape Murder

    Crape Murder is the act of pruning your Crape Myrtles incorrectly, causing long-term damage to the plant. People may prune their Crape Myrtles in late winter and early spring because they think it blooms more in the summer. Others may prune because their Crape Myrtles are too large. But topping back the branches is referred to as Crape Murder. The Crape Myrtle will still grow back and have plenty of summer flowers, but the repeated pruning and regrowth at the […]

  • Fringe flower may have a home in your yard

    Chinese loropetalum, or fringe flower, is a very popular, colorful, and versatile landscape shrub. Most often you’ll see a maroon leaf with a fuchsia or red flower, but some varieties can have a green leaf or a white flower. Loropetalum prefer being in the sun, but they can tolerate the shade. They bloom in early spring, so if you want to prune them, wait until after flowering. Typically they are evergreen but you can expect some foliage to fall off […]

  • Magnolia varieties give you options for your landscape

    If you’re a southern gardener looking for a tree with shiny evergreen foliage and fragrant white flowers, a southern magnolia would be the perfect tree for you. Another great option for spring is a saucer magnolia, commonly called a tulip magnolia due to the flowers that grow on it resembling a tulip flower. These varieties lose all foliage over the winter, but they bloom very early in the spring when the first mild weather arrives. The best location to plant […]

  • Top 10 tips for driving on Alabama’s winter roads

    Winter driving can be daunting the first time you head into the snow. Preparing your vehicle for a winter road trip is a vital way to ensure your safety and the safety of others. Below we have compiled the top 10 winter driving tips to give you a safe and stress-free driving experience this winter.    Take fifteen minutes to do a pre-trip inspection.  Check your anti-freeze levels, heater, defroster and wipers. Put weather appropriate washer fluid (anti-ice) in your […]

  • It’s time to swap out your summer flowers for fall and winter

    Autumn has fallen upon us, which means it’s time to start planting your fall seasonal plants for the colder temperatures to come.  These could be violas, pansies, snapdragons, or a number of other fall-friendly flowers.  Around this time, some of your summer flowers may still look good, but they’ll need to be sacrificed in order to get the new flowers started and settled for the season.   When planting pansies, make sure your soil is loose with organic matter; they […]

  • Big plants can make a big statement in your landscape

    We already know that plants can come in all shapes and sizes.  Let’s take a look at two large plants that can make a big impact in your flowering landscape. First is angel trumpet, or Brugmansia.  Angel trumpet is a tropical, woody plant that can bloom in white, pink, purple, or yellow.  It thrives in warm temperatures and usually doesn’t start blooming until mid to late summer.  It’s a beautiful plant with large, drooping, trumpet-like flowers that are, but all […]