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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
  • Lawrence County Commission implements payroll cuts, eliminates positions, prepares for more cuts

    LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Money woes for Lawrence County hit home Friday for the wallets of county employees. The Lawrence County commission held a specially called meeting Friday morning. Commissioners upheld recommendations by department heads to shave off 20% of their payroll budgets. Commissioner Bradley Cross recommended 15% cuts to all county employees to spread the financial pain equally. But that motion was voted down by commissioners who said not all county employees are paid by the general fund […]

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    Morgan County jury finds Steven Childers not guilty of manslaughter

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – A jury has found a Priceville man not guilty of manslaughter. The verdict came in Friday morning. The trial for Steven Childers took place at the Morgan County Courthouse this week.  The jury got the case early Thursday afternoon. Childers was accused of killing his former neighbor, Jeremy Lorance, on January 14, 2014.  Lorance died from multiple gunshot wounds to the head.  He was found in the driveway of his home on Griffin Road.  Police said […]

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    Cook’s Museum of Natural Science getting new $17 million home

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – What started out as a simple insect collection is turning into a $17 million museum. Cook’s Natural Science Museum is going from a 5,000 square-foot facility to a 57,000 square foot interactive museum. The plan has been in the works for three and a half years. “It started out as an insect collection used in the pest control business,” said Brian Cook, President of the Board of Directors of the museum. “And we had Boy Scouts and other […]

  • Delays expected on Interstate 65 next week for part two of road resurfacing project

    MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Motorists traveling on Interstate 65 got a welcome sight Thursday morning. An Alabama Department of Transportation worker was removing construction cones that blocked lane of traffic over the Tennessee River bridge for the last two days. “We’re currently milling and repaving a section of that roadway and as we approach the bridge we had to make sure that the bridge and slab was stable,” said Johnny Harris, ALDOT North Region Engineer. He explained it is […]

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    Lawrence County school board cuts 13 positions, more cuts coming

    LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – It was a quick and painful meeting of the Lawrence County Board of Education Wednesday afternoon. The outgoing school superintendent recommended a list of cuts to save the district $1 million dollars. It’s a start at counterbalancing a loss of twice that much due to losses of state and local funding. While the cuts were painful, there was some good news. After repeatedly warning that the athletic department might need to be cut, education leaders […]

  • Dianne Moore and JoAnn Clinard are twin sisters and drive a school bus together in Limestone County, AL.

    Limestone County bus drivers, also twin sisters, save father suffering stroke who didn’t show up at bus stop

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – A Limestone County man is recovering from a massive stroke he suffered at his home in Tanner Monday afternoon. Help came quickly for Ron Edwards, though, because of two unlikely heroes who are just sticklers about following policy. “We never leave a special needs child unattended,” said Limestone County school bus driver Dianne Moore. She and her assistant JoAnn Clinard are twin sisters and have driven school buses for 16 years, the last 10 years […]

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    Limestone County School District releases video of bus driver talking on cell phone

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – The Limestone County School District released video Tuesday showing a school bus driver operating the bus while talking on a cell phone. Rusty Bates, the Director of Transportation for the district, said the video is public record. It shows 35-year-veteran bus driver Debbie Hardaway talking on her cell phone on two occasions in March. It was brought to Bates’ attention by an anonymous caller. He said once he checked the video he found two infractions […]

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    Lawrence County Commissioners hear proposals to cut county budgets by 20 percent

    LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – The Lawrence County Commission had a painful meeting Tuesday morning. They listened to county department heads describe how they could just cut 20% of their payroll budget. Sheriff Gene Mitchell began saying he recommended cutting nine positions, which included for school resource officer’s and other deputy positions. Revenue Commissioner Tommy Praytor suggested shortening the work week but one day. Several commissioners insisted this was something they hated to do but was necessary for the county to […]

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    GUILTY: Joel Moyers convicted of capital murder, sentenced to life without parole

    ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) – Limestone County jurors have found Joel Moyers guilty of capital murder in the death of Brandon Hydrick.  The jury foreman announced the verdict about 10:45 a.m. Friday. Hydrick’s family was in the courtroom throughout the trial and talked with us after the verdict was read. “We’re ecstatic,” said Jessica Hydrick, the victim’s sister.  “This is exactly what we wanted and what we’ve been working on for three years and we are beyond thankful to everyone that […]

  • Mother of 5 among Calhoun Community College graduates

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – Calhoun Community College will hold graduation Friday night inside Kelly Gymnasium. Organizers moved it from outside due to a chance of inclement weather. But it will still be special for 430 graduates receiving diplomas, including one determined mother of five. Dannielle Watley of Decatur, shared her living room with her 18-year-old daughter to study. “It’s been quite a journey to get here but I’m really excited,” Watley said. “She worked really hard though and studied really […]

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    Jury deliberating in Joel Moyers’ capital murder trial

    ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) – The jury is now deliberating the fate of Joel Moyers, who is on trial for capital murder in Limestone County. Jurors got the case around 1:15 p.m.  WHNT News 19’s Beth Jett is in the courtroom – follow her updates on Twitter @bethjett . Jury is asking to understand the difference among capital murder, reckless murder, and manslaughter, and what must be proved. @whnt — Beth Jett (@bethjett) May 14, 2015 Limestone County jury has been deliberating […]

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    Diabetic alert dog arrives for Athens man on Saturday, saves him from episode that night 

    ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) – An Athens man who lives with Type One Diabetes has a new leash on life thanks to the arrival of “Sweetie,” a diabetic alert dog. TJ Tucker and his family have been working for months to raise $25,000 to pay for the dog and her training. Saturday, May 9, 2015, Warren Retrievers out of Virginia delivered Sweetie to TJ. The bond between them was almost instant. “I was pretty surprised that she was alerting that quick,” […]

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