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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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    Korean War veterans to graduate from Clements High School decades after leaving school to serve their country

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Friday night, May 29th, is graduation for seniors at Clements High School in Limestone County. Among the graduates will be three guys who took a little longer than usual to get their diplomas. They include Dale Casteel. He lives in his home surrounded by all things Native American. He’s a Cherokee who goes by the name Lone Elk. At age 83, he remembers pranks he pulled when he was in school. “We even played hooky from […]

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    Invasion of food trucks at Ingalls Harbor to bring in food for the needy

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – Ingalls Harbor in Decatur is smelling great on Friday night, May 29. Food trucks have invaded. The fun event is bringing in resources for people who really need food. Regina Willingham with the Neighborhood Christian Center says there is a great need for food at this food pantry. It was just restocked this week. “Probably another week or two and the shelves will be empty again,” she said. She says the center doles out thousands of items […]

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    LifeSource of Decatur in running for $25k grant; needs your vote on Facebook to help hundreds who need it

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – There’s an organization in the River City that serves hundreds of people living below poverty and trying to be successful in life. And it’s in the running for a $25,000 grant to be able to help even more people. LifeSource is the work of Robin Ladner. “Success here may be getting a driver’s license or obtaining a vehicle,” said Ladner. She owns and runs the organization, teaching classes and helping her clients who range in age […]

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    Decatur residents call for meeting with law enforcement to protect them after violent criminal activity

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – Residents living on 3rd through 8th Avenues southwest are meeting with representatives of Decatur Police, Morgan County Sheriff’s Office and other city departments at Now Faith Church of Jesus Christ to demand better protection and a clean neighborhood. It follows a weekend of random robberies, shootings and two murders near their homes. Doris Baker and Rhonda Wilson helped organize the meeting Thursday night at 6:00 p.m. They want heightened police presence and unsightly and unsafe landscaping cleaned […]

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    4 men help rescue Decatur fire victim from burning home

    DECATUR, Ala. – Decatur Fire & Rescue battled a fire at a residence on 7th Ave SE on Wednesday afternoon. Smoke from the fire could be seen drifting onto Hwy 31. “The smoke was so thick it had all of us coughing,” said Wayne Pullum. He lives across the street from Richard Draper. Neighbors say 53-year-old Draper rents the house with his sister, Donna, who was not home at the time of the fire. Crews responded to the house just after 3:00 p.m., […]

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    Nurses spread message about 2015 Bike Ride MS event

    ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) – A couple of nurses at Athens-Limestone Hospital share a commonality: they both have multiple sclerosis. Pam Gaston and Ella Ball spend much of their time on their feet. They are glad of that because the disease they have robs people of their mobility. “You’re just really tired in the afternoon,” Gaston said. “I became bed-bound, wheelchair-bound, worked myself back up,” Ball said. They both try to eat healthy and exercise each day to hold off the […]

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    Kirby Bridge in Morgan County slated to close June 1st through 2016

    MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Motorists who drive from Danville to get to Decatur and other places are about to be inconvenienced for at least a year. The Kirby Bridge which crosses the Flint River is about to be closed off. On Wednesday, surveyors were doing prep work for a project to replace the Kirby Bridge. It will take them through 2016 to complete. “People just need to be patient,” said Morgan County Commission Chairman Ray Long. “I mean it’s […]

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    Hillsboro man critically injured in morning rush hour crash on I-565

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The family of a 26-year-old man from Hillsboro is with him at the hospital as he tries to recover from life-threatening injuries suffered in a car crash on Interstate 565 Tuesday morning. Chad Godsey wrecked around 8:45 a.m. near the Interstate 65 interchange. Huntsville Police said witnesses reported Godsey was driving erratically before the crash and had already side-swiped the center concrete barrier. A spokesman for Huntsville Police released a statement saying Godsey hit a Cadillac in the […]

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    Morgan County Commission approves giving $300K to new Polaris plant

    MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Work is underway in Limestone County on a new Polaris manufacturing plant that will provide 1,700 jobs to Tennessee Valley workers.  Now, there are new financial incentives for the company from government leaders hoping to benefit from the new jobs. The Morgan County Commission voted unanimously Tuesday morning to pay $300,000 towards the company’s new plant. “That’s a lot of jobs for north Alabama. We’re going to get our share of them,” Commission Chairman Ray […]

  • Lawrence County Commission implements payroll cuts, eliminates positions, prepares for more cuts

    LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Money woes for Lawrence County hit home Friday for the wallets of county employees. The Lawrence County commission held a specially called meeting Friday morning. Commissioners upheld recommendations by department heads to shave off 20% of their payroll budgets. Commissioner Bradley Cross recommended 15% cuts to all county employees to spread the financial pain equally. But that motion was voted down by commissioners who said not all county employees are paid by the general fund […]

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    Morgan County jury finds Steven Childers not guilty of manslaughter

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – A jury has found a Priceville man not guilty of manslaughter. The verdict came in Friday morning. The trial for Steven Childers took place at the Morgan County Courthouse this week.  The jury got the case early Thursday afternoon. Childers was accused of killing his former neighbor, Jeremy Lorance, on January 14, 2014.  Lorance died from multiple gunshot wounds to the head.  He was found in the driveway of his home on Griffin Road.  Police said […]

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    Cook’s Museum of Natural Science getting new $17 million home

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – What started out as a simple insect collection is turning into a $17 million museum. Cook’s Natural Science Museum is going from a 5,000 square-foot facility to a 57,000 square foot interactive museum. The plan has been in the works for three and a half years. “It started out as an insect collection used in the pest control business,” said Brian Cook, President of the Board of Directors of the museum. “And we had Boy Scouts and other […]


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