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

  • Madison County Drivers Worry About Bridge

    Posted on: 10:37 pm, December 31, 2013, by

    Piney Woods Road in Madison County is your basic two lane.  It’s a bit rough, but certainly busy.  Drivers who...
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  • Results on Dangerous Madison County Intersections

    Posted on: 10:50 pm, December 17, 2013, by

    The intersection of Clearvue Drive and Homer Nance Road in Madison County has a problem. Drivers on Clearvue have to contend...
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  • Rebuilding Huntsville’s City Hall: The Possibilities

    Posted on: 10:00 pm, December 11, 2013, by and , updated on: 09:42am, December 12, 2013

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville’s City Hall is an aging building. Once a symbol of the community’s innovation, it could...
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    Steve Johnson talks with Tim Packard about one plan for a new Huntsville City Hall.
  • Shoppers’ Driving Problem In Huntsville

    Posted on: 10:59 pm, December 10, 2013, by

    This time of the year, roads and highways in Huntsville seem to be a little busier, especially in the areas...
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  • Did You Know? The Alabama State Climatologist Helps Recruit Jobs

    Posted on: 12:15 pm, December 6, 2013, by and , updated on: 12:17pm, December 6, 2013

    Dr. John Christy is Alabama's State Climatologist. Believe it or not, his work is used to help lure companies to bring jobs here.
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  • Hill Scares Madison County Drivers

    Posted on: 11:02 pm, December 3, 2013, by

    The intersection in question is where Robinson Road dead ends at M0ores Mill Road in Madison County.  “When you’re coming...
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  • Diversifying the Workforce, Airfare Prices, Luring the Chip Industry and Boeing

    Posted on: 10:10 am, November 27, 2013, by and , updated on: 10:14am, November 27, 2013

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce is involved in several projects to lure news and diversify...
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  • Drivers Have Problems Seeing on Homer Nance Rd.

    Posted on: 10:45 pm, November 26, 2013, by

    No, drivers can’t see in Madison County, not when they’re at the intersection of Clearvue and Homer Nance.  If you’re on...
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  • Moms Worried About Kids On Limestone County Highway

    Posted on: 10:45 pm, November 19, 2013, by

    Highway 99 in Limestone County is busy almost all the time. That doesn’t make parents with kids who cross the...
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  • Huntsville’s Urban Planner Charged with Designing City’s Comprehensive Master Plan

    Posted on: 4:14 pm, November 15, 2013, by and

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle says the administration is about to do something it hasn’t done before...
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  • Huntsville Drivers Want To Know Where To Stop

    Posted on: 10:55 pm, November 12, 2013, by , updated on: 11:08pm, November 12, 2013

    Huntsville drivers have a problem. If they obey the stop sign, and painted stop line on the surface of Randolph...
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  • Mayor Says Huntsville Is Strong

    Posted on: 3:46 pm, November 6, 2013, by

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle covered a lot of ground in his 30-minute State of the City...
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    Mayor Battle State of the City 13