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.
We got a bit of rain this past winter. Okay, a lot of rain. So when you’re taking stock of your garden this year, you may find that some of your plants haven’t faired well from the abundance of water. Some plants might get a chance to dry out on bright, sunny days, but some might be suffering from root rot, or may have drowned altogether. Here are some tips on what to do when planting new plants to insure […]
Spring is on it’s way, and if you like gardening, you’re probably eager to get back in the yard. But during this time North Alabama still has temperature fluctuations that may bring in cold weather that’s risky to some plants. So what’s safe to plant now, and what needs to wait until warmer weather comes in? Permanent landscape plants, like shrubs and trees, should be fine to plant now. You can also get your cool season vegetables started. Try lettuces, […]
Registration closes 11am CST on Thursday, March 21. It’s NCAA Tournament time, and we’ve got a bracket waiting for you! Sign up and make your picks before the first game starts on Thursday, March 21. You’ll have a chance to enter your 64-pick, 16-pick, and 4-pick brackets, and at the end of the tournament, you could win one of our awesome prizes! 1st round (64-pick) prize is a 49″ Roku HD Smart TV, 2nd round (16-pick) prize is a $200 […]
Voting has ended for this contest. We’ve selected our Top 5 designs, but now we need your help! Take a look at the top 5 designs below, and vote for your favorite. The winner will serve as the design inspiration for the WHNT model rocket in the ‘Rockets on Parade’ installation of the Apollo 11 celebration, painted by the contributing artist. Voting ends on Friday, March 15, so get your vote in today!
The submission period has ended for this contest. Stay tuned for the Top 5 selections and get ready to cast your vote! WHNT News 19 has an unpainted model of NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS). Would you like WHNT to commission you to paint it? We’re looking for experienced artists or professionals to design a memorable theme for our rocket, and we’ll give one grand prize winner a $500 VISA gift card to help bring an idea to […]
If you’re looking for a nice evergreen vine to cover your porch, pergola, or arbor, you may want to take a look at Smilax, also known as Jackson Vine. Jackson Vine has been around for a long time, and is often used to hang over entrances of old historic homes downtown. It’s an easy plant to grow and should do well in sun or shade. The variety Smilax Smali has some thorns, but only at the base of the vine. […]
When planning out your landscape, it’s always good to consider a plant’s size, foliage color, and possible blooms. But also be sure to take into consideration the plant’s texture. Ornamental grasses can offer great texture to add into your landscape. Most ornamental grasses prefer sun and don’t need much water once established. Depending on the variety, grasses can grow anywhere from two to ten feet tall and offer different blooms and textures. Carly Rose Penacieden is a dwarf with small, […]
If you’ve ever been to a tropical location, you’ve likely seen different varieties of Hibiscus flowers. But here in Alabama a tropical Hibiscus won’t last more than one summer without the help of a greenhouse. Luckily we have a native Hibiscus that thrive and return in your garden. Native hibiscus is often called Rose Mallow or Swamp Rose. It prefers sun and moist soil, and can tolerate the wet areas in your garden. It’s hearty from Alabama to Michigan, but […]
A shade garden is a landscape area with four hours or less of direct sun. If you have a shade garden, here are some ideas of what you can plant and how to be successful. First, the shade is typically created by a tree, or many trees. Remember these shade makers use quite a bit of water and have competing root systems. As such, if it’s practical, consider using a shallow raised bed for planting new shrubs. When choosing your […]
Do you have plenty of room in your sunny yard and want an easy to grow fruit? Try fig! Here are some tips on how to successfully grow a fig tree in your yard. Figs require full sun and warm weather to thrive, so make sure you have a large, sunny area where you can plant. In other parts of the world, some figs will grow to be 50 feet tall, but around here in north Alabama, figs are more […]
Oak Leaf Hydrangea is the official Alabama State Wildflower. They’re grown in all sections of Alabama, and when it starts to bloom in May and June, it’s hard to miss. The botanical name is Hydrangea Quercifolia, which means Oak foliage, due to its resemblance to an Oak Tree leaf. All Oak Leaf Hydrangeas bloom with creamy white flowers in late May to June, but the flowers don’t last all summer. As the flowers mature, their petals go through shades of […]
The temperature’s warm, the sun is high in the sky, and the Daylilies are beginning to bloom. Daylily is a dependable perennial that can be easy to grow. The flowers of Daylily only last from one morning until the next night, but even though the blooms only last for a day or so, there are multiple blooms waiting in line to open over the next few weeks. They can flower in almost all colors of the rainbow; yellows, oranges, reds, […]