Steve Johnson

I'm from Greensboro, North Carolina. In fact, my mom, dad and brother are all natives of the Tarheel state.

We moved to Huntsville when I was in the third grade, because my father got a job with the Army Missile Command at Redstone Arsenal.

I grew up during the heyday of the work developing America's first missiles, and the Saturn 5 program at Marshall Space Flight Center.

One of my best memories is the way the whole town shook when they tested the Saturn 5's main engines in the mid-60's.

I graduated from Huntsville High School and then went to Auburn, where I majored in Journalism, with minors in speech, English, and history. After graduation, I started work in Anniston at a small TV station that no longer exists, WHMA.

In May of 1977, my family moved back to the Rocket City, and I took a job as Sports Director at what was then called Action News 19.

In late 1999 I started making the transition from sports to news at WHNT News 19. I've been Senior Reporter, and Special Assignment Reporter, and now I'm the co-anchor of our week day morning news. I still report, and you can see my weekly "Driving You Crazy" stories on Tuesday nights at 10:00. In fact, if you have a road or traffic problem that concerns you, please send me an e-mail.

Among other things I also do our "Leadership Perspectives" interviews that are posted on WHNT.Com every Friday, and can also seen on our Sunday morning news.

My wife Sue is the Office Manager for Retina Services of North Alabama. I have two married sons, one of whom, Chris, works at Huntsville Hospital. My other son, Wes, is married with one son. His family lives in Spring Hill, Tennessee and he works at Caterpillar-Financial in Nashville.

You may see me from time to time, riding my bike on the the streets, and roads of north Alabama.

I collect first edition books, and my wife and I are modest collectors of art...especially by local artists. I'm honored to be the Vice President of the Huntsville Arts Council.

I may be from North Carolina, and my wife from Atlanta, but we both consider Huntsville our home town.

Recent Articles

  • Trulock: Madison’s Growth Calls for Continued Road Improvements

    Posted on: 4:49 pm, April 16, 2014, by and

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – Roads are busy in Madison, and that’s not about to change. However, there’s relief on the...
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  • Crumbling Bank Worries Madison County Drivers

    Posted on: 10:56 pm, April 15, 2014, by

    You can find it along Highway 72 East as you leave Huntsville and Head to Scottsboro.  On the east bound...
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  • Huntsville Driver Says Intersection Causes Dangerous Uncertainty

    Posted on: 10:41 pm, April 8, 2014, by

    The Intersection of Lowe Avenue and Madison Street is between the downtown area and Huntsville Hospital. Madison appears to be slightly busier...
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  • Huntsville Councilmen Talk Roads, City Hall Improvements

    Posted on: 1:49 pm, April 4, 2014, by and

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville changes by the day, and these two men see it from a different perspective than...
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  • Super Guppy Brings Important NASA Cargo To Marshall

    Posted on: 12:08 am, March 28, 2014, by

    In most cases, the Super Guppy airplane is its own attraction.  The odd-looking cargo carrier operated by NASA out of El Paso,...
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  • Huntsville Drivers Question “Exit” Sign

    Posted on: 11:15 pm, March 25, 2014, by

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Travelling south on Huntsville’s Memorial Parkway, you pass clearly marked exits for Governors Drive, Bob Wallace...
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  • Forgotten Construction Signs Worry Huntsville Drivers

    Posted on: 10:42 pm, March 18, 2014, by , updated on: 06:48am, March 19, 2014

    Huntsville’s Memorial Parkway is the busiest city street in north Alabama.  This past summer drivers had to endure delays because of re-surfacing. These...
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  • Crumbling Decatur Road Upsets Neighbors

    Posted on: 10:56 pm, March 11, 2014, by

    The neighborhood of brick homes is like many in Decatur, except for one unhappy feature.  At the intersection of Addie...
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  • Huntsville Superintendent Discusses DOJ’s Opposition to School Rezoning

    Posted on: 7:07 pm, March 10, 2014, by and , updated on: 10:56am, March 11, 2014

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - It's a new day in Huntsville's battle to get out from under a decades-old federal desegregation order.
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  • Huntsville Superintendent Wardynski on Zone Lines, Struggle with DOJ & Expectations

    Posted on: 3:40 pm, March 7, 2014, by and , updated on: 04:07pm, March 7, 2014

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – It’s safe to say Dr. Casey Wardynski has a lot on his plate.  As Huntsville’s Superintendent...
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  • Speeders Worry Huntsville Neighbors

    Posted on: 10:49 pm, March 4, 2014, by

    The hill on Wells Avenue in Huntsville is steep, but you can drive it at the prescribed 30-mile an hour...
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  • Madison’s Superintendent Talks About School Growth, Common Core

    Posted on: 1:37 pm, February 28, 2014, by and

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – Madison City Schools are constantly growing – and that presents challenges, says Superintendent Dee Fowler. Dr....
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