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

  • 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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  • Huntsville Driver Says Intersection, Confusing

    Posted on: 10:47 pm, November 5, 2013, by

    Huntsville University Drive is almost always busy.  It’s sometimes tough for drivers on side streets to get on to University....
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  • Mary Scott Hunter on Common Core, Alabama’s Progress and ‘Gold Collar’ Jobs

    Posted on: 3:22 pm, November 1, 2013, by and

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Mary Scott Hunter represents north Alabama on the State Board of Education.  She’s passionate about public...
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  • 60 Minutes Profile on Nick Saban To Air Sunday, Nov. 3

    Posted on: 11:12 am, November 1, 2013, by , updated on: 12:30pm, November 1, 2013

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WHNT) – It’s safe to say the number one thing most football fans know about Alabama’s Nick Saban...
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    Nick Saban (Courtesy: 60 Minutes)
  • Curve Worries Huntsville Drivers

    Posted on: 10:50 pm, October 29, 2013, by

    In the Piedmont Neighborhood in south Huntsville, Homewood Drive and Riley Road intersect, but not at a crossroads. These two...
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  • Highway 72 Median Cut-Through Has Drivers Scared

    Posted on: 11:30 pm, October 22, 2013, by

    Thousands of drivers travel Highway 72 between Madison and Athens everyday. All along 72 there are numerous median cut-throughs. One...
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  • Parker Griffith: “I’m An Independent”

    Posted on: 3:33 pm, October 11, 2013, by and , updated on: 03:42pm, October 11, 2013

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The government shutdown continues, and there’s no long-term deal on raising the debt ceiling. This is...
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    Dr. Parker Griffith
  • Griffith: Average Voter’s Opinion Doesn’t Matter

    Posted on: 3:28 pm, October 11, 2013, by and , updated on: 03:31pm, October 11, 2013

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Do you plan to contact your Congressional representative about the problems in Washington? Parker Griffith is...
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  • Griffith on the Debt Ceiling: Some in Congress “Don’t Get It”

    Posted on: 3:17 pm, October 11, 2013, by and , updated on: 03:31pm, October 11, 2013

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The debt ceiling.  The October 17 deadline is quickly approaching to raise it or face potential...
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  • Griffith: Moderates are Gone; Tea Party’s Now a Business

    Posted on: 3:09 pm, October 11, 2013, by and , updated on: 03:32pm, October 11, 2013

    Griffith stresses he’s an Independent now.  He talks more about the political divide in Washington, D.C. “The moderate conservative Democrat...
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  • Griffith on Congress: “It’s Infuriating They’re Getting a Paycheck”

    Posted on: 2:54 pm, October 11, 2013, by and , updated on: 03:32pm, October 11, 2013

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - Parker Griffith says he’s had it with both the Democratic and Republican parties.  He says he’s an...
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  • 3D Printing In Space: NASA’s Newest Marvel

    Posted on: 10:29 pm, October 10, 2013, by , updated on: 08:25am, October 11, 2013

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Ask Marshall Space Flight Center Engineer Ken Cooper what he likes about his job these days,...
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