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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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    Lawrence County farmer offers reward for information about 12 horses stolen from his farm

    LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT)  –  In Lawrence County, there’s a warning out to farmers to keep a closer eye on their livestock and gates. That comes after the recent thefts of 12 horses and some cattle. “We just check and make sure they’re all okay every day,” said Wayne Hensley, a cattle farmer in Morgan County who also manages the Northwest Alabama Livestock Stockyard in Moulton. He’s concerned about reports from farmers in Lawrence County who have noticed their livestock […]

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    Jury selection underway in Gholston capital murder trial in Decatur

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – The capital murder trial of Ezekiel Gholston is underway at the Morgan County Courthouse.  He is the second of three co-defendants accused in the robbery and shooting deaths of two of employees at Krystal Restaurant on 6th Avenue in August of 2011. Judge Glenn Thompson is hearing the case. The widow of victim Jeff Graff has been in the courtroom to observe jury selection. Morgan County District Attorney Scott Anderson told jurors the mother of Jesse […]

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    Superintendents want equal playing field for all schools so parents can have equal and fair choices

    MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – The state capitol is expected to be the scene of thousands of people marching in support of School Choice.  It’s a movement towards allowing more independent schools in Alabama which will likely adhere to different rules and regulations than public schools. It’s a hot issue among educators in north Alabama, causing them stress. It is so much of a concern that five school superintendents met exclusively with WHNT NEWS 19 to voice their concerns. They’re […]

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    Limestone County Commission approves $1 million in incentives for Polaris

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – The Limestone County Commission met Monday morning for a special meeting to authorize an incentive for Polaris Industries. Their contribution is $1,000,000 to reimburse Polaris for costs incurred on temporary office and training space. It will be paid in five annual installments of $200,000. Members voted three to one to authorize a resolution to approve the move. Commissioner Ben Harrison voted it down. “The central issue that I have with incentives of this type is […]

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    Decatur Animal Services Update: Donations are up, but live release rate is down

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – It’s been five months since there was a change in leadership of Decatur Animal Services (DAS). The staff believes things are going smoothly and improving for the animals. WHNT NEWS 19 stopped by to check the statistics and found a mixed bag in how abandoned or unwanted animals are fairing in the River City. We ran into four-year-old Luke Hicks of Hartselle who found his new best friend, Raven, at DAS.  She’s a two-month-old hound mix […]

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    Open house on Thursday for TEC 515: the new home for Biz Tech and north Alabama entrepreneurs

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – If you’ve ever had an idea you believe could be a great business, we have good news for you.  There’s a new center in Huntsville designed to help you succeed. It’s called TEC 515 and it’s located at 515 Sparkman Drive. This week, the center is inviting in the public to see how entrepreneurs are working to create jobs. “We’re trying to make this the hub of entrepreneurial-ism in north Alabama,” said Bob Ludwig, the CEO […]


    Historic black school in Athens to become museum & community center

    ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) –  A historic site in Athens that was on the verge of ruin is now getting new life. It’s hard to imagine that the shell of the old Trinity School will soon become a place where children can learn to become leaders, just like they did decades ago. “Right now, all the work is being done,” said Jimmy Gill, a graduate of Trinity School. Gill is also the President of the Athens City Council.  As a child, […]

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    Limestone County Courthouse renovations in final phase

    ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) – There is significant progress to report about renovations of the Limestone County Courthouse. Construction crews are now in the final phase of the project. County leaders say workers will finish Phase 2 of the $5 million project this week. This time next year, there will be much more room for people to work out their legal differences in Limestone County. Downtown Athens has been a cone zone for at least eight months now. But county officials […]

  • A group marches near the Limestone County Courthouse on Monday as part of the Martin Luther King Day activities. (Photo: Beth Jett/WHNT News 19)

    Large group celebrates life of MLK in Limestone County

    ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) – Several dozen people came out to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in Limestone County on Monday. There were two events, and while people voiced concern and worry over where things stand today, they also expressed the same kind of hope Dr. King had six decades ago. The first group gathered outside the courthouse to reflect on the man who worked to make things better during a not-so-perfect time for America. Leon Steele remembers the struggle. […]


    Retailers, restaurants offering discounts on MLK Day

    ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) – Today is a national holiday to pay tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr.  There will be several stories told on this day about King’s impact on our nation’s history and his dream for equality. That is the focus of today’s coverage of this important holiday. However, this and other holidays also bring a chance for you to save money at a number of retailers.  Many retailers and restaurants are hoping to bring in business by offering […]

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    Decatur Police starting up a new unit — the boat unit

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – The Decatur Police Department is about to add a new unit — a boat unit.   It comes thanks to a federal grant and lots of donations from the River City’s business community. The vessel doesn’t have a name yet, but the Decatur Police Department can’t wait to meet her in person. It’s the department’s new 27-foot inflatable boat. “This vessel was completely custom-made for the Decatur Police Department,” said Lt. John Crouch.  He watched it come […]

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    Criminals ransack & burglarize 4 churches, grocery store along Highway 24

    LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Four churches and a grocery store along Highway 24 are picking up the pieces from an early this morning crime spree. The worst damage was at the last target, Faith Tabernacle Church. “Looks like they’ve even spooned some chili out of there,” said Pastor Anthony Simmons of Faith Tabernacle Church, looking into the refrigerator in the fellowship hall of his church.  “Well, they took them something to go it looks like.” He’s talking about the […]


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