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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!


Recent Articles
  • EMPTY KENNELS AT HAS

    Big changes coming for Huntsville Animal Services as kennels remain empty

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Huntsville Animal Shelter is still not accepting pets after an illness hit them July 22nd. Workers continue to scrub walls and floors to get rid of any bacteria and viruses, but that’s not all going on.   There are some big changes in the works for the shelter and staff. On a weekday morning, there are no sad eyes and no desperate cries coming from the kennels inside Huntsville Animal Services (HAS). “As empty as the […]

  • INSIDE MADISON PREK CENTER

    Excitement abounds as crews work to finish Madison’s new Pre-K center

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – The new school year begins Tuesday, August 5th for many students and there’s a nervous, yet excited, feeling in the air in Madison. Crews are trying to finish up with the city’s Pre-K Center and there’s a lot left to do.  In fact, there’s one thing that not be ready for the first day of school. Tile by tile, workers are getting the building at Nance Road ready for about 120  4-year-olds who will be there […]

  • Solution in the works for Big Spring Park’s sinkhole

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – We have an update about a sinkhole problem on the east side of Big Spring Park in Huntsville.  There’s now a better timeline as to when you can expect the problem to be repaired. Engineers have come up with proposals to fix the problem.   The city expects to solicit bids to do the work within the next few weeks. A large chain link fence is currently around the sinkhole to keep people away.   City […]

  • Hogan Family YMCA in Madison

    Madison City Council cuts appropriation to Hogan Family YMCA in half

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – Madison city leaders are debating pulling away funding from the Hogan Family YMCA. According to our news partners The Huntsville Times/Al.com, the topic came up in Monday’s City Council meeting when some members of the council suggested the city is unfairly subsidizing the YMCA. The debate is over more than $25,000, the amount appropriated to the Hogan Family YMCA.  If taken away, the non-profit claims it could jeopardize the amount of free or reduced-cost services the […]

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    Fire Chief: White substance in Big Spring Park water was latex paint

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The city’s fire chief said a milky white substance found in the water at Big Spring Park on Saturday was latex (water-based) paint. The water is clear today. Over the weekend, Eric Schultz, a photographer with The Huntsville Times/Al.com, noticed the substance on Saturday evening while taking pictures.  He  called the Huntsville Fire Department. Schultz said it was flowing into the Indian Creek canal around 7:30 p.m. The fire department called in the hazardous materials unit to […]

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    Advice and sites to help parents and students ace the test on saving money for school supplies

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – For most kids in the Tennessee Valley, the new school year begins August 5th. The rush is on for parents to get their kids what they need to succeed in the classroom and WHNT NEWS 19 is taking action to help parents succeed in saving money in the process. Perhaps the best supplies any parent or student could have right now are the nearest internet connection and maybe a smart phone. There are all kinds of […]

  • Mill Creek Bridge on Wall Triana

    Wall Triana Bridge project running behind; Madison City School bus routes altered

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – A major thoroughfare through Madison is blocked while crews work to replace a bridge over the Mill Creek. That worried a WHNT NEWS 19 viewer, who emailed the newsroom asking WHNT to find out how it’s going to affect children trying to get to school when classes start August 5th. WHNT NEWS 19 took action and found the project is running behind schedule. District officials for Madison City Schools have already taken steps to make sure it’s still […]

  • MDA shots of missiles

    Small businesses can learn how to join the $6 billion efforts of the Missile Defense Agency in defending the US and allies

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Von Braun Center in Huntsville is buzzing with talk about one of the most important agencies for the defense of the United States:  the Missile Defense Agency (MDA). Thursday is day two of a two-day conference attracting hundreds of people from across the country to learn about the MDA and all of the support that’s needed to keep it running to protect the U.S. and its allies around the world. The 12th annual Missile Defense […]

  • RECALL

    Fruit Recall: Voluntary recall of peaches, plums & pluots due to possible listeria contamination

    For anyone who has purchased whole peaches (white and yellow), nectarines (white and yellow), plums and pluots recently, there is a voluntary recall of some of the fruits due to potential contamination from listeria monocytogenes. That’s according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Wawona Packing Company of Cutler, Calif is voluntarily recalling certain lots of the fruits packed between June 1, 2014 through July 12,2014. Wawona Packing has notified retailers of the specific lots being recalled. No other products […]

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    Save money and time with local businesses that fix electronic devices

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – It’s a mishap that’s sure to make you wince, if not cry: when you drop your electronic device and crack the glass. With smart phones and tablets costing so much, damaging one and having to replace it may be enough to bring tears. Wipe your eyes and don’t worry. WHNT NEWS 19 found a way to save you money so such a scenario won’t break the bank. There are quite a few local businesses that make […]

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    UPDATE: Man in custody after Florence standoff ends peacefully

    FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – A man is in custody following a standoff that began late Thursday night on Duncan Avenue.  The man’s wife was injured. Police say Christopher Lee Foote is being held in the Lauderdale County Detention Center. Officers responded to a 911 call at 130 Duncan Ave.  When they arrived, Foote’s wife ran out of the house screaming for help.  She said her husband had cut her. Police tried to talk with the husband, but he refused to […]

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    Christmas Charities hosting its first “Christmas in July Gala” as it celebrates 65 years of service to needy families of Madison County

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala.  (WHNT) – Early Thursday morning, volunteers started turning the Historic Roundhouse Depot into a workshop that would make Santa Claus smile. “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas,” laughed Nikki Thompson Frazier, the Executive Director of Christmas Charities Year Round.  “We are celebrating Christmas in July with our Christmas in July Gala.” With holiday cheer hanging from the trees, Frazier and her staff checked their lists twice to make sure they thought of everything for the first […]