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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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  • DECATUR ART TOUR

    River City expecting to be flowing with art, music and good conversation during special events downtown tonight

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – Tonight, art, music and good conversation will be flowing through the River City. If you don’t have plans for tonight, check out a Night of Art and Music in Downtown Decatur. Local artists will proudly display their works of art and Jim Parker returns with his popular Songwriters Series. The events are set for Thursday, August 21st from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Studios and merchants will turn Bank Street into a lively art gallery for […]

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    Valley Votes on Tuesday; applications for absentee ballots due in today

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – It’s almost time for the Valley to vote again.  This time, it’s for Huntsville’s municipal election. Tuesday, voters will go to the polls to determine several key leadership positions. And today is an important deadline if you plan to participate in the election, but can’t make it to the polls. This is the last day to apply for a regular absentee ballot for the general municipal election. That means whether you mailed in your application or […]

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    UPDATE: ACT Scores released; national composite score is 21, average score in Alabama is 20.6

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) –  Wednesday morning, educators all over North Alabama and the rest of the state will be buzzing over new test results. Click HERE for the National and State ACT scores.  They were released publicly early Wednesday morning.  Click HERE for Alabama results.   Click HERE for a detailed explanation of scores in Alabama. Nationally, the average composite score is 21.  The average for students in Alabama is 20.6.  That’s up from last year, when the state paid for […]

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    Now is the time to score with low cost snacks for the season of football parties

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – We’re just days away from the best time for weekend parties: football season. Friday, August 22nd is WHNT NEWS 19’s first “Football Friday” event, kicking off high school football. The following weekend is the first one for SEC football. Now is the time to get thinking about how to save money while enjoying the game. Its been said the best seat in the house can be your living room, sharing the action with your closest friends […]

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    One Huntsville holds gathering tonight to discuss peace building through solidarity

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – With tension building and peace deteriorating in Ferguson, Missouri, now may be the perfect time for a gathering planned by One Huntsville. The group aims to provide an opportunity to meet across religious, racial and cultural segments, exchange information and become informed through a good program. The August program is set for Tuesday, August 19th at 5:00pm at the Huntsville Madison County Public Library on Monroe Street. The program is entitled, “Economic Mobility and Peace Building […]

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    Goat Show at Clinton Row features art, cheese, charity and a real goat

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - This weekend–a show that will get your goat in a good way. Downtown Huntsville will play host to the Goat Show at Clinton Row. It’s to benefit local artists as well as an international organization. The show combines art, music, charity and cheese–specifically, goat cheese. It also celebrates a new goat cheese distributor, Belle Chevre, which opened up a tasting shop on Jefferson Street, just around the corner from Clinton Row. The Goat Show will be […]

  • TREE FOR SASHA

    9 year old remembered for her kindness and love for animals

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Thursday morning was bittersweet for staff and children at Piney Chapel School and very difficult for one first grade teacher in particular. The staff placed a marker at the base of a small dogwood tree planted on the campus in memory and honor of Sasha Dison at the end of the 2013 school year. Sasha passed away earlier this year, at the age of 9, losing a hard fought battle with cancer. Her mother, Larissa, […]

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    Pet Supply Drive for Manna House aims to help treat people in need by treating their furry companions

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Leashes, toys, beds, food, money. That’s what members of a law firm in Huntsville are asking residents. It’s a supply drive for pets, with the hope that ultimately, it will make things better for people. Manna House caters to people who need help with basic necessities of life. For many, that means necessities for their best friends too. “We feed the family, we feed the pet,” said Fran Fluhler, the director of Manna House (link to […]

  • HAS ANIMAL

    Huntsville Animal Services’ launch of new adoption effort brings together animals, children, love, and laughter to save pets

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – It was an event designed to bring together things most people love — animals, children, and laughter. Tuesday, August 12th, brought the premiere of a special adoption night that will be held each Tuesday night at Huntsville Animal Services (HAS).   And now, this will happen every Tuesday at the shelter on Triana Boulevard. It was also a money-saving approach by staff members who are trying any way they can to clear out the kennels and keep […]

  • FORUM FLYER

    Huntsville School Board candidates to be grilled during free public forum at Merrimack Hall

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – In less than two weeks, residents of Huntsville will be asked to go to the polls again and elect several members of the Huntsville City School Board of Education. If you haven’t kept up with who’s running and what the issues are, they will all be laid out tonight as each of the candidates argues why he or she is the best person to join the board. The Women’s Economic Development Council (WEDC) put it together, […]

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    Police team up to find and arrest man suspected of stealing a vehicle and hitting a pedestrian

    RAINSVILLE, Ala. –  The Rainsville Police Department teamed up with the Fort Payne Police Department to nab a man they say stole a car and hit a pedestrian. Rainsville Police say it happened Monday morning at the Dollar General Store at 444 McCurdy Avenue N. in Rainsville. Police say someone called 911 around 9:00 in the morning to report a person had been hit by a vehicle that was being stolen from the parking lot. The pedestrian was taken to […]

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    “Game-changing” development plans for Stone Middle School to be announced Monday

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – “Game changer” for West Huntsville, a new “gateway” — those are the terms people on the inside track of city development are using when talking about Huntsville’s Stone Middle School. While it’s all technically still in the works, officials expect it will be done—with pictures of what’s coming–by Monday afternoon. The announcement is at 2 p.m. When you look at the vacant school building on west Clinton Avenue, it may be hard to imagine it’s going […]

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