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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
  • Local homeless advocate has big criticism about building tiny homes for Huntsville’s homeless population

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Volunteers in Huntsville are fast-tracking an idea to build tiny homes for local homeless people. The group plans  to be at the Huntsville City Council meeting Thursday night to discuss the project. But one man vehemently opposed to the project plans to be there, too. Clete Wetli is the Executive Director for First Stop Day Center for the homeless and believes building these homes could create a dangerous environment. Wetli points to new tables at the […]

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    Third Annual Skating in the Park opens today

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Huntsville Museum of Art and Redstone Federal Credit Union, lead rink sponsor, announce the return of the third annual Skating in the Park in Big Spring Park. It’s an outdoor ice skating rink in downtown Huntsville. The rink will officially open to the public today, Friday, November 21, at 3:15 p.m.  Skating in the Park will be open through January 4, 2015. The newer, larger rink is located directly behind the Huntsville Museum of Art. […]

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    Affordable Care Act will affect all Americans at tax time through new forms or fees

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) -  Open enrollment is underway for the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Americans have until December 15th to go to the online Marketplace and sign up for coverage to begin January 1, 2015. Meanwhile, tax preparers say they are hearing from their clients who have questions about how the ACA will affect everyone in the future. “We’ve already had a lot of questions about this,” said Mark Rogers of Thompson Tax and Accounting Service in Huntsville.  He recalled […]


    Registration for NASA’s 2015 Human Exploration Rover Challenge now open

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – It’s “game on” for high-schoolers, college and university students who can come up with a vehicle that can move around on other planets, moons and asteroids. Team registration for the 2015 NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge is open now. It’s organized by NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center and it is an international event. High school, college and university students compete to design, engineer and test a human-powered rover on a mock course designed to simulate the […]

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    Black Friday deals and steals already released so shoppers can come up with their plans to save

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The most anticipated shopping day of the year is coming up on us.  Black Friday is about 10 days away, and several stores aren’t waiting to get the word out about their deals and steals. Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving.  Even the U.S. Space and Rocket Center is getting in on the fun. Other merchants are so anxious to get your money that they’re opening up on Thanksgiving Day with some blockbuster deals, ramping […]

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    Humane Network CEO working with Huntsville Animal Services to help staff excel

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A staff tasked with saving the lives of animals others don’t want now has new energy and ideas. An expert in helping shelters save the lives of more animals has been working with Huntsville Animal Services to build on good things happening there already. “He came in as an owner surrender,” said Dr. Karen Hill Sheppard, as she massages a black cat in a kennel.  “His owner for unknown reasons did not want to keep him any […]

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    Big Spring Park East repairs done, new sidewalks going in

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A project to fix problems from sinkholes in Big Spring Park East is moving into the final stages. City officials say the repair work is complete and now crews are working on installing the sidewalks. The problem showed up sometime in May in a pretty big section of the park between Huntsville City Hall and the old Central Bank building. The sealed-off area included Big Spring, Huntsville’s original water source, and part of the adjoining canal. […]

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    Homeless Coalition asks for donations of blankets, coats; groups to discuss warming centers

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The North Alabama Coalition for the Homeless will meet Thursday afternoon to plan for an emergency warming center in the Huntsville area. Executive Director Lineise Arnold says one church has already been identified that is willing to help. However, other church leaders who are interested in having their buildings used as temporary shelters are asked to attend the meeting at 2 p.m. at the Family Services Center in Huntsville. Another way to help is through the Annual Winter […]

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    Suspect in recording studio murder set for hearing days before scheduled jury trial

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – This morning, there is court action expected in a murder case from 2012, as one of the suspects moves closer to his trial. Dederick Derrick has a status hearing set for 9:00 a.m. at the Madison County Courthouse for his alleged role in the shooting death of Larry Christopher Cole in December of 2012. Cole was shot and killed on December 4th inside a recording studio located at 2005 Poole Drive in north Huntsville. Police arrested […]

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    UPDATE: Madison Police say 1 in custody in connection to homicide at Madison apartment complex

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – Madison Police say one person is in custody in connection to a man’s death at Mountain Lodge Apartments located at 365 Shelton Road. Police Chief Larry Muncey said 42-year-old Arun Noble of Athens was shot around 10:30 a.m., Wednesday. He died at the scene after he was shot multiple times. “I was putting my kids in the car,” said Mountain Lodge resident Nicole Wages. “That’s when I found the young gentleman on the other side of […]

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    Preliminary hearing for Huntsville woman charged with vehicular homicide continued

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A preliminary hearing for a Madison County woman who was charged with vehicular homicide in September, then arrested again on a DUI charge was continued Wednesday. It was a preliminary hearing in the case against 31-year-old Latonya Haley at 10:00 a.m. at the Madison County Courthouse.  Read more about the case against her here. Haley has been in police custody since being arrested on charges of DUI, speeding, driving without a license and failure to have […]

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    Judge rules on pre-trial motions in Morgan County capital murder case

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – Wednesday morning, there was some movement in a capital murder case in Morgan County. Charles Makekau, one of three men charged in the 2013 robbery and shooting of Jamie Travers, had a status and motion court hearing at 9:00 a.m. The judge ruled on about 25 pre-trial motions. The case was not set for trial, but remains on the docket. Makekau is Travers’ former roommate and is accused of setting things up for the robbery to occur in […]


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