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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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  • U.S. Airman Marion Hooten Caudle

    Remains of U.S. Airman who died in 1952 returned to family in Alabama

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The remains of US Airman Marion Hooten Caudle of Sylacauga arrived at Huntsville International Airport at 1 p.m. Thursday, six decades after he died during the Korean War. His nieces were at the airport to receive his remains, bringing closure to their family. Jamie Aldridge of Muscle Shoals, Suzi Adams of Lafayette, Louisiana and Becky Elders of Huntsville are sisters and nieces of their “Uncle Sonny,” as he was known among family members. Hooten Caudle died in […]

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    First Stop Homeless Day Center expecting new mobile classroom to be delivered Wednesday

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – First Stop Homeless Day Center in Huntsville is expecting a big delivery on Wednesday — a mobile classroom.  It will allow clients to have a better setting to learn life skills. This comes as city leaders are ramping up discussions about how to help the homeless in Huntsville. First Stop is busier now more than ever, since Huntsville closed down “Tent City” under Interstate 565.  The Executive Director is trying to keep up with adding new […]

  • HALLOWEEN HOUSE

    Halloween light and sound show “Terror on Deaton Drive” gives thrills while raising awareness of organ donation

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – There’s a house in South Huntsville dressed up for Halloween, with a most unique light and sound display. The creator has been working on it since May, hoping to give people a thrill during the holiday.  And he was thrilled to just be able to do it. During the day, the house at 16008 Deaton Drive looks like any other — nicely decorated for Halloween. But when the sun goes down, the house becomes Terror on […]

  • HAS CAT KENNELS

    Free advice from consultant helps Huntsville Animal Services achieve shocking adoption rates in October

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – It’s an unusual situation at Huntsville Animal Services (HAS), and a very good one. There are currently no cats in the towers of kennels kept in the front of the building. The director says it’s due to new approaches moving the facility closer to a 90% live release rate. Visitors to HAS may see the cat kennels after they walk through the front doors. They are usually full, but on this day, all were empty. Dr. […]

  • Valley Votes 2014

    Voter registration deadline Oct. 20 for November general election

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Today is an important day for anyone who planning to cast a vote in November’s general election. October 20 is the deadline to register to vote in the November 4 general election. There are about three million voters in Alabama, according to Secretary of State Jim Bennett. This will be the first general election where Alabama`s new photo ID law will be in effect, although the law was in effect for the primary and primary runoff […]

  • Subscription boxes for kids entertain, educate and inspire for minimal cost

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – It’s a goal for all parents — finding ways to entertain children, teach them, maintain adult sanity and even save money. WHNT News 19 took action and found several options that promise to provide all those things for less than the cost of a DVD of the movie “Frozen” or the coolest Skylanders toy. Plus, these ideas even mix in the super-cool idea of a child receiving his or her own package in the mail. We’re […]

  • ‘Cleaning for a Reason’ takes one chore off the shoulders of female cancer patients

    NEW MARKET, Ala. (WHNT) – They come armed with mops, buckets, dust rags and gloves to special homes around North Alabama. A non-profit organization recruits local cleaning companies to polish off a big chore for women who are fighting for their lives. “Whenever I hear they’re coming, I just get all giddy,” said Tracy Woodcox of New Market. She’s a 48-year-old survivor of a cancer of her blood plasma, having battled it for five years. Over the last year, visits […]

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    Operation Stand Down treating homeless veterans to a weekend of free services in Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Today brings the beginning of an important weekend for veterans in north Alabama who are homeless. Operation Stand Down Huntsville is holding a weekend of activities for about 130 veterans who need a break from the streets. The organization does this every year for homeless vets and usually sees about 130 homeless veterans from the area. Volunteers go out in vans and pick up the veterans from various points in the city and bring them to […]

  • New Walmart on Memorial Parkway open for business

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Residents now have a brand new place to shop in Huntsville.  Walmart employees and city leaders held a grand opening celebration at 7:30 a.m. for the new store on South Memorial Parkway. A company-issued news release states the new location created 85 jobs, full-time and part-time.  That puts the total number of employees at the new Walmart location to 300. The new location, at 3031 Memorial Parkway Southwest, is actually the relocation of another store at […]

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    Madison County Health Department holding flu shot clinics this week

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Medical experts say it’s an important step in the fight against the flu.  We’re talking about the flu shot. The Madison County Health Department will conduct a flu shot clinic for most of the day on Tuesday October 14th. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say they’ve already seen activity in Alabama, North Dakota, and New Hampshire. Seasonal flu activity can go from now through as late as next May. The CDC says the […]

  • WESBEES

    Money Saving Monday: delivery from restaurants that don’t deliver

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – It’s something we all need to make it through the day:  a good meal. WHNT NEWS 19 is taking action to help you save time and money and get just what you want delivered, even if the restaurant doesn’t deliver. It’s an entrepreneurial venture for a Huntsville couple who is all about saving time and offering discounts through their homegrown business called Wesbee’s. Jason and LaToya Cosby wanted more choices than just pizza for food delivery […]

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    Huntsville leaders to announce development plans for downtown Holiday Inn site

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – It’s a moment many developers and the public have been eagerly anticipating for months. Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle and officials with the city’s Urban Development Department are expected to announce what will come of the old Holiday Inn property in downtown Huntsville. Past city leaders have suggested it may be a mixed use development with retail, office and residential space. Officials will make the plans specific and final during a news conference at 2:00 p.m. The […]

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