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
  • You can’t predict a car accident, but you can prepare for one

    Accidents happen every day.  Statistic Brain reports that 5,400,000 non-fatal car crashes take place every year, or almost 15,000 every day. Every driver needs to know what to do after a car accident, and every car should have a checklist to ensure no steps are missed following a crash. In addition, there are items every vehicle should have at all times. Here are the Top 10 Items to Keep In Your Car In Case of a Wreck.   Many drivers […]

  • Make the most of your container garden with these tips

    Container gardening is a great way to save space and add some variety to your garden.  With the right planning and care, you can plant your containers in the spring, watch it thrive through the summer, and have full, beautiful plants coming into the fall.  Here are the three big tips for your container plants. Size:  Make sure your container is large enough and can hold enough soil to allow the plants to grow.  If the container is to small, […]

  • Hoping for a lush lawn this year? Here are tips on how to get it

    If you have a lawn, chances are you work hard in the spring and summer to make it beautiful and weed free.  Here are some basic tips that can help you along the way. First, what kind of grass you have is important.  Around here, fescue, bermuda, or zoysia are usually used.  Occasionally you may have luck with blue grass, centipede, or saint augustine.  Healthy grass that is thick and mowed correctly will keep most weeds from establishing.  Fertilizing your […]

  • Is powdery mildew affecting your plants?

    Healthy Japanese maples can be beautiful additions to your garden, but occasionally they can be affected by a common fungus called powdery mildew.  This can be a tough fungus to deal with, but if you know the basics, you can identify it and may be able to keep it from spreading. Powdery mildew is usually easy to identify.  It looks like a white powdery spot or area on the top of the leaves or stems, making the plant look like […]

  • Gallery: Main Street Music Festival in Albertville, AL

    The City of Albertville’s Main Street Music Festival is back this weekend, and it’s going to be a great weekend of fun, games, music, and community!  Here are some pictures from past festivals.  Be sure to check out their website for this year’s lineup, with headliner Bret Michaels.  

  • Some perennial flowers thrive during mid to late summer

    These long summer days and hot temperatures often mean poor performance of some flowers, but there are some perennials that do very well.  Not only are they good flowers for the summer, but most are also butterfly and pollinator friendly.  Here are a few that will thrive this time of year. Blanket flower, or Gaillardia, does well in the heat.  It has a multicolored blanket of colors.  It’s a great host plant and provides great butterfly nectar. Coreopsis is a […]

  • Make a statement in your garden with hardy hibiscus

    This time of year, we can expect hot temperatures, days spent at the pool, and weekend cookouts.  In the garden, we can always count on perennial hibiscus to make a show.  The dinner plate-sized blooms on these flowers are easier to grow than you might think. Perennial Hibiscus, also called hardy hibiscus or rosemallow, is a perennial that thrives in the heat of summer and comes back even after the coldest of winter.  The flowers prefer decent soil, but can […]

  • Lantanas are great for attracting butterflies and birds to your garden

    Lantanas are multicolored flowers that are full of nectar, and as such, are great for attracting butterflies and hummingbirds.  They have a number of good traits that may be perfect for your garden. Lantanas love full sun and need at least six hours for their flowers.  They are quite drought tolerant, so they don’t need too much water.  Some lantanas may have berries by late summer for the birds, but other animals like deer and rabbits won’t be interested.  These […]

  • Native coneflowers may be perfect for your perennial garden

    Echinacea, or coneflower, as it’s commonly called, is a durable, long-growing, native perennial flower for our area. They come in a variety of colors, like yellow, white, red, orange, and a soft pinkish-purple color.  Coneflowers usually develop a good tap root and are drought tolerant, though they still appreciate a good watering. These flowers can bloom from the beginning of summer to the end, especially if you deadhead their old flowers.  But if you want to attract birds, keep some […]

  • Unique Pawpaw trees are native to our area

    Most people don’t know it, but there is a unique tropical tree that is native to most of the eastern United States.  The Pawpaw tree is a member of the tropical tree family and usually only grows to about 25 feet tall.  There are a lot of attributes that make it a great tree for you to consider planting during the dormant season. The Pawpaw tree is considered a host plant to the zebra swallowtail butterfly, and while these butterflies […]

  • Grow some great strawberries in your garden

    If you’re interested in growing strawberries, you generally have tow types to choose from.  The first is called an ever bearing variety.  These produce more than once a season, but with a smaller fruit.  The other is called a June bearing variety, and these produce only once a season, but with much larger fruit.  Though the name may suggest otherwise, a June bearing variety doesn’t produce in June.  Instead, it produces in April or May.  So, let’s take a look […]

  • Make your garden a welcoming space for pollinators

    Pollinators can be many different creatures, like bees, butterflies, birds, beetles, and even bats.  Without them, we wouldn’t have any fruits or vegetables, and help sustain other plant life.  Whether large or small, you can make a pollinator garden in your yard. First, have flowers with plenty of pollen or nectar.  Also provide an area with water so the pollinators can have a drink.  Offer some mud, logs, or natural mulch as shelter.  Make sure your pollinator garden is in […]