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

  • Old Madison County Bridge Causes Driver Worries

    Posted on: 10:53 pm, February 25, 2014, by

    The four old bridges on Old 431 near Hampton Cove are well-known.  The expense of replacing them is the only...
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  • Griffith: Medicaid Expansion, Job Creation & Education Lottery Important to Alabamians

    Posted on: 4:33 pm, February 20, 2014, by and

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Parker Griffith is back on the political scene.  He’s running for governor as a Democrat, although...
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  • Huntsville’s Parker Griffith Starts Campaign For Governor

    Posted on: 12:00 pm, February 19, 2014, by , updated on: 02:26pm, February 19, 2014

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The official website is up and running, and retired Huntsville physician and businessman Parker Griffith is now...
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    Dr. Parker Griffith
  • Huntsville Utilities Handling Weather Situation

    Posted on: 10:46 am, February 11, 2014, by , updated on: 11:39am, February 11, 2014

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville Utilities covers all of Madison County and a portion of Marshall County.  Thousands of customers...
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  • School Board Members Urge Parent Participation During Rezoning Transition

    Posted on: 4:26 pm, February 7, 2014, by and

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Many changes are coming to Huntsville City Schools.  Thursday, the board approved a major system-wide rezoning...
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  • Huntsville Drivers Worry About Faded Paint

    Posted on: 10:41 pm, February 4, 2014, by

    It’s the road that turns off Highway 431, into the Hampton Cove Area. The Eastern Bypass, as it’s officially called, is a...
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  • Madison County Drivers Not Obeying Speed Signs

    Posted on: 11:05 pm, January 28, 2014, by

    There’s a construction project just getting underway at County Line Road in Madison County.  When it’s complete, there will be...
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  • Flu Season: Don’t Mess Around – Get Your Symptoms Treated Early

    Posted on: 2:12 pm, January 24, 2014, by and

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – If you haven’t gotten the flu yet this season – consider yourself lucky.  You probably have...
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  • Getting Results On Rough Huntsville Road

    Posted on: 11:16 pm, January 21, 2014, by , updated on: 06:22am, January 22, 2014

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Clubview is one of the older established streets in Huntsville. Just a few weeks ago it was one...
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  • Huntsville Drivers Frustrated By Road Work Delay

    Posted on: 10:57 pm, January 7, 2014, by

    Clubview Drive in Huntsville has been part of the city for a long time. You can tell that by the old...
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  • Allison Dillon-Jauken with The Huntsville Arts Council Talks About The Growing Art Community

    Posted on: 4:06 pm, January 3, 2014, by and

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville’s largest festival, the summer entertainment for the new downtown entertainment districts, and the public art...
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  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems Growing In Importance for Army

    Posted on: 3:00 pm, January 3, 2014, by

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (WHNT) – Once upon a time, they were unmanned aerial vehicles.   Now they’re officially described as...
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