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Beth Jett is a Southern Belle, born and raised in Scottsboro. She's back in the Tennessee Valley with her husband to raise their daughter, Sarah, born in December 2009, and to bring you the news you need to know in a way that you'll enjoy.

Beth is a 1994 graduate of the University of Alabama. She got her start in the media working at Huntsville TV and radio stations. After leaving Huntsville, she worked her way up in television broadcast news, making appearances on network news shows.

From 1996 to 2002, Beth served as anchor/reporter for WSFA in Montgomery. As a crime reporter there in 1996, she founded Montgomery Area Crimestoppers, which is still very active in solving crimes and prosecuting criminals. In 2002, Beth left Alabama for Wichita, Kansas, where she served as a weekend news anchor and reporter at KAKE-TV. There, she covered the arrest and prosecution of the BTK Serial Killer who kept Wichita on edge for 30 years.

In 2005, Beth moved to Minnesota to serve as a reporter and back-up anchor for KSTP-TV in Minneapolis/St. Paul. She was there when the 35W Bridge collapsed, killing 13 people and leaving the country paranoid over the safety of all bridges. In 2008, Beth became the Main Anchor and Managing Editor at KQDS-TV in Duluth, Minnesota, on the shores of Lake Superior. A devoted animal lover, Beth did a weekly report entitled "Animal Tales, " informing viewers of interesting stories about all kinds of animals and animal issues. Beth lead the FOX 21 news team to two Emmy awards.

Meanwhile, Sarah Elizabeth was born, bringing a new kind of love and happiness to Beth and her family. Sarah's grandparents live in Scottsboro and Bowling Green, Kentucky. They insisted on spoiling her and asked that it be convenient for them to do.

Thankfully, WHNT News 19 saved the day and welcomed Beth into its family, making it so that a trip to visit both sets of grandparents is only a car drive away! Thanks WHNT News 19, for Taking Action and Getting Results!

You can see Beth reporting weekdays on WHNT NEWS 19 This Morning. Beth also fills in for Michelle and Steve on the anchor desk.

Please feel free to email her about what's on your mind any time!


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    Vietnam veteran living in fear after three packages delivered to his home

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – A Vietnam veteran in Limestone County feels like a prisoner in his own home. He says it’s because of a delivery last of three packages to his home. It was through snow and ice that a mail carrier delivered the packages to Richard Brown.  Now, he says he wished he’d never received them. Brown said he buys and sells from eBay often, so receiving three packages was nothing unusual. He signed for one, not noticing it […]

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    Political analyst: Billboard & state road project money spat is political theater with more acts to come

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – We haven’t heard the end of the spat over a billboard on Highway 72 in Huntsville, according to WHNT News 19’s political analyst, Jess Brown. Brown said his knees buckled when he saw the billboard that’s now been seen around the state. He called it all “political theater.” “I knew the moment I saw the billboard the governor would have smoke coming out of his ears,” said Brown. He hypothesized Senator Bill Holtzclaw may have been trying to bump […]

  • BRYAN CROW IN PATROL CAR

    Brother of murder suspect describes suspect and victim as lifelong best friends

    SOMERVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A man accused of fatally shooting another in Somerville on Monday afternoon is in custody, charged with murder. Authorities say Bryan Crow fled the scene, but later turned himself in. He was arrested in connection to the death of Chad Lorance. Bryan Crow’s brother spoke with WHNT NEWS 19 exclusively about the relationship between the suspect and the victim. “It’s something hard to deal with,” said Nick Young, brother of Brian Crow. Young came out to […]

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    Spring consignment sales starting up, offering savings for boutique clothing

    HARTSELLE, Ala. (WHNT) – With all of this cold weather, perhaps it would be good to have a healthy dose of spring fever and save money too.  This week is the beginning of several bi-annual money-saving consignment sales in the Tennessee Valley.  It’s a great opportunity to get the best deals on the nicest and cutest outfits for children of any age. For example, Fanci-Pantz Consignment Sale in Hartselle starts this week.  Amy Joiner is the owner. “Serious savings,” she […]

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    Senator plans bill to require Alabama companies to inform consumers when data is stolen

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – A Birmingham law firm is taking the lead on litigation against Home Depot for a hacking incident that compromised the personal data of millions of people. Coincidentally, there is currently no requirement of companies in Alabama to tell consumers if and when they are hacked and data is compromised. State Senator Arthur Orr, from Decatur, hopes to change that. Handing over precious personal information when shopping or doing other business, and assuming that data is protected, […]

  • OFFICER DRIGGERS AND FAMILY

    Decatur Police ask for support for a young officer diagnosed with a brain tumor

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – Police in Decatur are working the streets with heavy hearts. They’re worried about what’s ahead for one of their own. It comes after a  recent medical diagnosis for Officer Joshua Driggers. Everyday, residents in and around the River City can see Decatur Police officers hard at work serving and protecting the public. This week, what you can’t see is what’s in the back of their minds. “At this point, the police department and everyone in the […]

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    Limestone County authorities await toxicology reports for 61-year-old while her family struggles to cope

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – The Limestone County Sheriff’s Office awaits information from forensic examiners to figure out the cause of death for a woman found Monday night in southeast Limestone County. Sheriff Mike Blakely said an autopsy was performed Wednesday morning, but the pathologist wanted to wait to issue a cause of death for Christine Garth until toxicology work can be completed. A passerby found the body of the 61- year-old along the side of a road Monday night […]

  • BODY FOUND IN SOUTH LIMESTONE COUNTY

    UPDATE: Limestone County death investigation reveals woman found partially unclothed with no apparent injuries

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT)  – The sheriff of Limestone County is turning to the public for help determining what happened to a 61-year-old woman found dead along the side of the road in the southeast part of the county. Sheriff Mike Blakely said Christine Garth was on the phone 30 minutes before she was found dead a mile and a half away from her home Monday night. WHNT News 19 went to the scene and was met by a Limestone […]

  • DECATUR PUBLIC UTILITIES VEHICLE

    Decatur city councilman argues priorities for the River City are out of order

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – As Decatur city leaders try to move ahead with a long list of improvement projects for roads and recreation, one city leader says it’s irresponsible spending. The lone critic on the Decatur City Council –Billy Jackson — argues priorities for the city are out of order. “We have to prioritize our needs and we’re doing a poor job of just doing exactly that,” said Jackson. The Decatur City Councilman, who has been suffering from a cold, […]

  • The Limestone County Sheriff's Office says a woman's body was found Monday night on Zion Church Lane in the Belle Mina community. (Photo: Beth Jett/WHNT News 19)

    Woman’s death under investigation in southern Limestone County

    BELLE MINA, Ala. (WHNT) –  The Limestone County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a 61-year-old woman in the southern portion of the county. Sheriff Mike Blakely said the body of Christine Garth, 61, was found around 10 p.m. Monday on Zion Church Lane, about a mile from where she lives in Belle Mina.  A driver found her and called 911. Blakely said Garth was on the phone with a man asking for a ride around 9:45 last night. […]

  • SPRING AVENUE IN DECATUR

    Decatur City Council pursuing $10 million line of credit for future projects

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – Decatur city leaders are planning big things for the River City in terms of roads and recreation. Monday, at their regular meeting, the Decatur City Council took the first step towards setting up what they call a “cash management tool” to help. Right now, it’s a bumpy drive down Spring Avenue in the rain, with patches and puddles all along the roadway. But brighter and smoother days are ahead. Spring Avenue is one of many spots […]

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    Moulton city leaders use $326,000 of liquor tax money for enhancements at H.A. Alexander Park

    MOULTON, Ala. (WHNT) – The city of Moulton is cashing in on people who buy adult beverages. City leaders recently made a big purchase with money from the city’s liquor tax.  The mayor was very pleased, one liquor store owner was not. On Monday afternoon, rain poured in H.A. Alexander Park in Moulton. City leaders are planning new life for it and for residents. “It will be a long process,” said Moulton Mayor Ray Alexander. He said the city spent […]

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