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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
  • HALLOWEEN HOUSE

    Halloween light and sound show “Terror on Deaton Drive” gives thrills while raising awareness of organ donation

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – There’s a house in South Huntsville dressed up for Halloween, with a most unique light and sound display. The creator has been working on it since May, hoping to give people a thrill during the holiday.  And he was thrilled to just be able to do it. During the day, the house at 16008 Deaton Drive looks like any other — nicely decorated for Halloween. But when the sun goes down, the house becomes Terror on […]

  • Subscription boxes for kids entertain, educate and inspire for minimal cost

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – It’s a goal for all parents — finding ways to entertain children, teach them, maintain adult sanity and even save money. WHNT News 19 took action and found several options that promise to provide all those things for less than the cost of a DVD of the movie “Frozen” or the coolest Skylanders toy. Plus, these ideas even mix in the super-cool idea of a child receiving his or her own package in the mail. We’re […]

  • Valley Votes 2014

    Voter registration deadline today for November general election

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Today is an important day for anyone who planning to cast a vote in November’s general election. October 20 is the deadline to register to vote in the November 4 general election. There are about three million voters in Alabama, according to Secretary of State Jim Bennett. This will be the first general election where Alabama`s new photo ID law will be in effect, although the law was in effect for the primary and primary runoff […]

  • ‘Cleaning for a Reason’ takes one chore off the shoulders of female cancer patients

    NEW MARKET, Ala. (WHNT) – They come armed with mops, buckets, dust rags and gloves to special homes around North Alabama. A non-profit organization recruits local cleaning companies to polish off a big chore for women who are fighting for their lives. “Whenever I hear they’re coming, I just get all giddy,” said Tracy Woodcox of New Market. She’s a 48-year-old survivor of a cancer of her blood plasma, having battled it for five years. Over the last year, visits […]

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    Operation Stand Down treating homeless veterans to a weekend of free services in Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Today brings the beginning of an important weekend for veterans in north Alabama who are homeless. Operation Stand Down Huntsville is holding a weekend of activities for about 130 veterans who need a break from the streets. The organization does this every year for homeless vets and usually sees about 130 homeless veterans from the area. Volunteers go out in vans and pick up the veterans from various points in the city and bring them to […]

  • New Walmart on Memorial Parkway open for business

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Residents now have a brand new place to shop in Huntsville.  Walmart employees and city leaders held a grand opening celebration at 7:30 a.m. for the new store on South Memorial Parkway. A company-issued news release states the new location created 85 jobs, full-time and part-time.  That puts the total number of employees at the new Walmart location to 300. The new location, at 3031 Memorial Parkway Southwest, is actually the relocation of another store at […]

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    Madison County Health Department holding flu shot clinics this week

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Medical experts say it’s an important step in the fight against the flu.  We’re talking about the flu shot. The Madison County Health Department will conduct a flu shot clinic for most of the day on Tuesday October 14th. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say they’ve already seen activity in Alabama, North Dakota, and New Hampshire. Seasonal flu activity can go from now through as late as next May. The CDC says the […]

  • WESBEES

    Money Saving Monday: delivery from restaurants that don’t deliver

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – It’s something we all need to make it through the day:  a good meal. WHNT NEWS 19 is taking action to help you save time and money and get just what you want delivered, even if the restaurant doesn’t deliver. It’s an entrepreneurial venture for a Huntsville couple who is all about saving time and offering discounts through their homegrown business called Wesbee’s. Jason and LaToya Cosby wanted more choices than just pizza for food delivery […]

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    Huntsville leaders to announce development plans for downtown Holiday Inn site

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – It’s a moment many developers and the public have been eagerly anticipating for months. Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle and officials with the city’s Urban Development Department are expected to announce what will come of the old Holiday Inn property in downtown Huntsville. Past city leaders have suggested it may be a mixed use development with retail, office and residential space. Officials will make the plans specific and final during a news conference at 2:00 p.m. The […]

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    Governor Bentley addresses Alabama’s Ebola readiness during news conference

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WHNT) – National news outlets are following every development of the patient being treated for an Ebola infection in Texas. It’s prompting other states to take note and think about preparedness, including Governor Robert Bentley and top state health officials in Alabama. Governor Bentley held a news conference at 8:00 a.m. from the Alabama Department of Public Health in Montgomery to discuss Alabama’s preparedness in case of an Ebola diagnosis in our state. It is important to note that there […]

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    Coalition working on Homeless Bill of Rights to stop criminality of homelessness

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – There’s a coalition of about 125 social justice groups working on a Homeless Bill of Rights to introduce to state legislatures within three months, according to Aljazeera America. The goal is to end the criminalization of people who live on the streets. Homeless people in Huntsville say it’s desperately needed here. There are some 500 homeless people living in Huntsville currently. Some report being harassed by police when they sit down to take a rest from walking […]

  • GREAT LABELS BOUTIQUE

    Madison consignment boutique promises 70 percent discount off retail prices in high-end atmosphere

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – Now that we’re into fall, new styles are emerging. WHNT News 19 is looking for ways to help you save some money while looking stylish and trendy. We found a place in Madison that may fit that description.  It’s called Great Labels Boutique. You may have driven past it on Slaughter Road. Great Labels Boutique is a consignment store, but you’d never know it by the looks of it. The staff truly emphasizes the “boutique” part […]

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