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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
  • FILL OUT YOUR BALLOT: Make your predictions for the 2019 CMA Awards!

    The CMAs are almost here, so let’s see how well you can predict this year’s winners!  Fill out your ballot below before the CMA Awards and see how close your predictions were.  And make sure to catch our “On the Red Carpet” streaming special before the event!  

  • What you should know about Kudzu bugs

    Meet the Kudzu bug.  You may not know about it now, but it may become more common, and a nuisance, in the future. Kudzu bugs are a small type of stink bug.  It only feeds on members of the bean family, like Kudzu or soy beans, but can be found congregating on other host plants like cotton, wisteria, or ballbearing.  Their largest presence happens twice a year – once in spring, and again in the fall. If you come across […]

  • PHOTO GALLERY: Send us your Fall Photos

    It’s officially fall in the Tennessee Valley and we want to see how you celebrate!  Send us your fall photos and yours may be selected to be featured on-air!  

  • Pansies and Violas can bring color to your garden through the winter

    October is finally here, which means your summer flowers are probably finished, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have some fresh color in your garden as we ease into the winter months.  Of all things that prefer cool and cold weather, Pansies and Violas are the best of the bunch. Violas and Pansies are very similar plants.  Pansies have the larger flower, some with solid colors and some with the blotched center or ‘face’ in the bloom.  Violas have much […]

  • CLOSED: ENTER TO WIN: Game Cam Photo Sweepstakes

    Send us your game cam photo and you’ll be entered to win a Spypoint Link-Evo 12.0 MP Infrared Cellular Trail Camera from Academy Sports + Outdoors!  Contest entry closes on 10/27 so be sure to get your submissions in!  

  • Start planning to plant your spring flower bulbs

    It’s time to start talking about daffodils, tulips, and hyfins.  If you want to have these spring bulbs popping up in your garden in the spring, you need to plan a few months ahead. Most fall planted bulbs, like tulips and daffodils, are grown in Holland and shipped to the U.S. in late summer.  By October they will have arrived at your local nursery, giving you the best selection of colors and varieties from which to choose. Don’t plant your […]

  • When to plant your fall and winter vegetable garden

    The last of summer is hanging on with hot temperatures and little rain, but the days of summer vegetables in your garden are probably long past.  But if you’re hoping to plant some fresh vegetables for the fall and winter, like lettuce, broccoli, cabbage, and other greens, now is the time to do it. Small starts of broccoli, cauliflower, or Brussels sprouts are perfect to plant in late September or early October; it gives them enough time to grow and […]

  • You can’t have fall without Chrysanthemums

    It’s hard not to think of fall flowers without thinking of the Chrysanthemum.  If you start seeing pumpkins and hay bales, you’ll see mums too.  If you think about football or homecoming parades, there’s a good chance Chrysanthemums are somewhere in the mix.  They’re easy to find, and easy to grow. When you buy fall mums, most will be budded and ready to bloom.  Once budded, their only need is water and some sunlight; fertilizing, trimming, and pinching are not […]

  • Fall is the perfect time for planting, but why?

    “Fall is for planting.”  You may have heard this before, but do you know what makes fall the best time to plant trees, shrubs, and perennials?  Here are some reasons. First, consider the roots.  Cooler fall temperatures means less foliage growth and in turn, more root development.  Many trees and shrubs lose their foliage in winter, and will focus their energy on root development instead of foliage growth.  And healthy roots means healthy tops; perennials that die back to the […]

  • PHOTO GALLERY: Dog Walking Forecast

    Send us a picture of your pup, and we may include it on-air as part of our Dog Walking Forecast!  

  • Try Persimmon if you want a fruit-bearing tree in your landscape

    Whether you do it for personal use or for protecting wildlife, planting fruit-bearing trees in your landscape is a rising trend.  If you want an easy plant to grow, consider Persimmon.  Here’s a look at a couple varieties that can bring different characteristics to your yard. The native, or common, Persimmon is a large tree that can easily reach 30-40 feet, all the way up to 60 feet or more with age.  The fruit of common Persimmon are the size […]

  • Tips to properly identify Poison Ivy

    A run-in with Poison Ivy leaves most people with an uncomfortable, itchy rash, so it’s important to know how to identify it out in nature.  It’s often confused with similar vines, so here are some tips so you can know the difference. Poison Ivy always has three leaves, and it’s leaf pattern is always the same.  The center leaf of Poison Ivy grows on a longer stem than the other two, and is usually slightly larger in size.  Poison Ivy […]

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