• Follow me on:

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
  • Christmas_Bow

    Christmas Charities hosting its first “Christmas in July Gala” as it celebrates 65 years of service to needy families of Madison County

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala.  (WHNT) – Early Thursday morning, volunteers started turning the Historic Roundhouse Depot into a workshop that would make Santa Claus smile. “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas,” laughed Nikki Thompson Frazier, the Executive Director of Christmas Charities Year Round.  “We are celebrating Christmas in July with our Christmas in July Gala.” With holiday cheer hanging from the trees, Frazier and her staff checked their lists twice to make sure they thought of everything for the first […]

  • WHNT.com

    Local young professionals holding social gatherings to network

    HUNTSVILLE and MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – It has been said that ‘it’s all about who you know’ when it comes to career opportunities among other things in life. Young Professionals in Huntsville and Morgan County are getting together for events Thursday, July 17th. The organizations target the under-40 crowd who are interested in networking and socializing in a relaxed environment. Huntsville Young Professionals are volunteering from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Historic Huntsville Depot Roundhouse to help […]


    Madison authorities and school personnel drill for an ‘active shooter’ scenario

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – Tuesday morning, James Clemons High School portrayed a scene that’s become all too common in the United States — a school shooting. It was all made up — a scenario designed to test the reactions of emergency responders in Madison. Police officer, firefighters, ambulance crews, and school personnel met up around six o’clock to act out an “active shooter” drill.  They all knew it was a practice, but they didn’t know the details of the staged […]

  • Courtesy:  Dollar Shave Club

    Get a good clean shave for less: join the club or go local

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – WHNT NEWS 19 is taking action to help men look clean cut and cool, keeping more money in their wallets. We found ways to save money and enjoy a nice clean full face shave. Most men would tell you they change out the razors at least once a month and even more, depending on what kind of razor they’re using.  Even using a cheap one and replacing it often can add up over a year. In […]


    Hunting and Fishing Expo features TV celebrities, water-skiing squirrel and all things related to the outdoors

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – If you have an interest in the outdoors, the South Hall of the Von Braun Center in Huntsville is the place to be. It’s the home of this year’s Tennessee Valley Hunting and Fishing Expo. And this year, attendees will have the chance to meet two big TV celebrities, as well as a famous furry creature. Organizers of the TVHFE say it’s weekend entertainment for the family, designed for outdoor enthusiasts of all kinds. “Anything that […]


    Seven Madison County women announced as honorees for Women Honoring Women Gala

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Thursday, July 10th, was a big day for seven special women in Madison County. The Women’s Economic Development Council of Huntsville announced them as the honorees for a banquet that celebrates their success and contributions to society and other women. The seven women are: Dorothy Davidon, Dr. Pam Hudson, Ellin Jimmerson, Donna Rush, Eula Battle, Nancy Jones, and Donna Coleman. They are top achievers in fields such as arts & humanities, business & professional, community & […]


    Save time and money with help from a certified professional organizer

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala.  (WHNT) – This week, WHNT NEWS 19 is taking action to help you save money by helping you save time. There is a slew of local people who make their money by helping you get organized and uncover ways you may be wasting both money and time. Case in point:  Karen Wright.  She is a certified professional organizer with special qualifications and experience saving money, time, and space. Wright says she is the first and only person in […]

  • Hair from the heart

    Hair from the Heart: A teen’s mission

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) –  A 13-year-old girl is on a mission to collect hair. It’s her way of dealing with her mother’s battle with cancer. It’s a moment in time captured in photographs — the day a 13-year-old girl gave up something she loved, for someone she loved more. It’s the story of a daughter’s love for her mother. Kayla Thompson of Madison County is watching her mother Brandy Thompson struggle through her second battle with colon cancer. The first […]

  • Pabst the Tabby Cat and Banjo the Corgi (Alicia Revelle)

    Protect your pet from the fourth of July, a holiday that may make them howl or scowl

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Happy Birthday, America!  238 years is something to bark about!  But the holiday isn’t necessarily fun for all members of the family.  The four-legged members of your family may not do so well with the loud noises. WHNT NEWS 19 is taking action for them with some reminders of caring for pets over the holiday weekend. According to those who track pets and how they’re affected by the holiday, more pets go missing around the fourth […]

  • Photo: Campsealeharris.org

    Summer camp for children and teens living with diabetes starts next week

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – There’s an action-packed, educational summer camp open for children and teenagers living with diabetes.  It begins Monday, July 7th and goes through July 10th. It’s the Sugar Falls Day Camp at Camp Seale Harris. The summer camp targets children ages 5-15 with diabetes and a sibling or friend in the same age group. The camp will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the UAH Fitness Center, 500 John Wright Dr. NW Huntsville, AL […]

  • 20140702-053748-20268872.jpg

    Heavenly smells coming from food exhibit in Gulf Shores; north Alabama restaurants featured

    GULF SHORES and ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (WHNT) – As if you need an extra incentive to visit the beaches of Alabama, you may be lured in by heavenly smells coming from The Wharf in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. The Art of Alabama Food exhibit begins today, July 2nd and goes through August 9th. It will feature 36 professional food shots from the “100 Dishes to Eat in Alabama Before you Die” brochure. It’s part of the Alabama Tourism Department’s […]

  • NASA_generic_logo_400x225

    Space mission considered successful even though key piece of equipment failed

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – NASA engineers are analyzing data they retrieved after an experiment launched and splash-landed over the weeekend. Even though a key piece of equipment in the mission failed, managers at Marshall Space Flight Center consider the mission to be a big success. Scientists call it the LDSD, which stands for Low Density Supersonic Decelerator. “This initial flight was to be a shake-out test of the test vehicle,” said John McDougal, one of a team of NASA engineers […]