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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
  • HPD BLUE NOTES

    Huntsville Police “Blue Notes” do community policing through song

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – From Minneapolis, to Cleveland, and maybe Birmingham, protestors are expected to show up in popular shopping areas this weekend to speak out about what they see as racism in the country. In Huntsville, four black police officers are communicating messages of peace through song and they’re in high demand. Miles away from where people are staging “die-ins” in response to black citizens fatally shot by white police officers, there’s music. The “Blue Notes” of the Huntsville […]

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    Last-minute gift wrapping provides emergency packs for the homeless

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – With less than a week until Christmas day, there is an option to help you with last-minute gift wrapping. It’s an option that allows you to help Huntsville’s homeless population too. It’s called “Pack and Wrap”, a project by a new local ministry called Sonshine Ministries. Ashley Burgamy is one of two people who set up the new ministry. She said they are holding a gift-wrapping day on Saturday, December 20th from 10am – 8pm at […]

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    New holiday show arrives in Huntsville for weekend

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A new holiday show arrives in Huntsville Friday morning for performances at the Von Braun Center Friday night, Saturday, and Sunday (December 19-21.) It’s Cirque Dreams Holidaze, sponsored by the Broadway Theatre League (BTL). Cirque Dreams Holidaze is described as a holiday spectacle, perfect for all ages. It’s a traveling show that’s coming to Huntsville after a run in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The BTL benefits from ticket sales to the show, getting a small cut of the […]

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    Company employees find the perfect Christmas gift for their boss, then deliver it to someone else

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – So what do you get your boss, who seems to have everything, for Christmas? It’s simple.  You change someone else’s life for the better, in your boss’ honor. That’s exactly what played out in Madison County recently. It has been a great year for Loose Ends Estate Sales by MJ, headquartered out of the boss’ home. But employees had one more loose end for the year to tie up: what to get the boss for Christmas? […]

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    Madison Co. District 6 Food Share gets underway Thursday morning for pre-screened families

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Today is the day for some extra help with groceries for families who struggle to feed their children every day. It’s called the District 6 Christmas Food Share. Madison County Commissioner Bob Harrison and his staff will hand out food boxes to 600 pre-screened families. Food will only be handed out to those families. The need for such help is great.  Census reports show nearly 13 percent of Madison County residents live below the federal poverty […]

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    HEMSI Staff to bring Christmas presents to preschool children by ambulance

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Today, people who often see the worst situations will get to enjoy some of the happiest moments of the year. Personnel with Huntsville Emergency Medical Services, Inc. (HEMSI) will get to distribute recently donated toys to local children. It has become a favorite annual event for HEMSI staff. And it’s what Christmas is all about: seeing the face of a child light up with happiness from the magic of the holiday. The delivery is part of […]

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    Half-Baked Comedy Show and Bake Sale combines humor and homelessness to benefit Rose of Sharon Soup Kitchen

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – This week, a dozen local comedians will put a different spin on homelessness to raise money for Rose of Sharon Soup Kitchen. The comedy show will include a man known as the “Most Popular Homeless Comedian in Huntsville.” Over the summer, he was a client at Rose of Sharon. Those visiting the soup kitchen might admit it’s hard to laugh when you hear the struggles of people who come there for help. “On average, we serve […]

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    2014 in Review: Huntsville homeless community sees highs and lows, hopeful for change in 2015

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – This year has been a roller coaster for the homeless of Huntsville, with highs and lows, good and bad. One local advocate is hoping for big things out of 2015, including real working solutions to issues the homeless face. Watching a homeless person break apart a wooden pallet is a high point of 2014 for Huntsville’s homeless.  It’s a sign of empowerment.  Homeless people are learning how to create things to create opportunity for themselves, not […]

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    Last-minute holiday gifts for $15 or less

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – With just a little more than a week left to shop for your family, friends and coworkers for the holiday, WHNT News 19 is helping you save money with last-minute gift ideas. We are talking about practical things people will use and maybe didn’t realize they needed. WHNT NEWS 19 scoured the websites of experts who track these things and compile top lists and we put them together for you. They include ideas from $5 to […]

  • CASA volunteers build & install ramps to give clients freedom

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Life for several people who live with disabilities just got a little bit easier, thanks to the time and talent of volunteers in Madison County. CASA of Madison County is in the middle of their holiday season blitz of wheelchair ramps for those who need them. They built and installed one for a home in New Market on Friday.  It will allow an 80-year-old woman with Alzheimer’s to get out of her house for the […]

  • Zonder is a Friends of rescue foster. He is without sight, hearing, and a tail. But thanks to FOR, He has HOPE. He also has a great mentor in Bella, A FOR adoptee. Zonder will be available soon.

    Huntsville Animal Services celebrates 90% live release rate, launches holiday $5 adoption rate

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – With less than three weeks left in 2014, the staff at Huntsville Animal Services (HAS) is overwhelmed with unwanted dogs and cats. It has already forced them to stop taking in owner-surrendered animals. Yet, just last month, the staff celebrated their most successful month ever. Dogs and cats fill the kennels at HAS.  There are so many this month, staff are refusing any owner-surrendered animals for now.  The director says there’s simply no room. “What starts happening […]

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    New sunshade, picnic table and benches at Huntsville’s dog park

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – City leaders are unveiling new improvements to the dog spot on Cleveland Avenue that will have dog owners howling with happiness. Mayor Tommy Battle and animal advocates plan to make the announcement at one o’clock at the dog park. A spokeswoman for the city said pet owners have been asking for covered pavilions to get out of the sun, but the city could not build them since the park is on ALDOT right of way. Mayor Battle […]

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