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
  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Decatur High School faculty sad to lose wing, selling pieces of gym floor to fund scholarships

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – May 22nd is the last day of school for hundreds of students in the Tennessee Valley and you can bet they’re excited. But some faculty members at Decatur High school have mixed emotions, knowing part of their building will be torn down. So they’ve decided to preserve part of it to create a scholarship fund. Athletes play pickleball in Decatur high school’s auxiliary gym on a floor that holds all kinds of memories. “we’ve had hundreds and even thousands […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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,” […]

  • Morgan County Deputy’s widow attends law enforcement memorial ceremony

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – National Peace officers Memorial Day is Saturday, May 15th. This week, local departments are holding their own ceremonies leading up to it. The service in Decatur on Wednesday morning was particularly difficult for one woman in attendance. On a bright sunny day, a crowd gathered to reflect on dark times. It was a ceremony to remember officers killed in the line of duty in Morgan County, dating back to 1905, and to thank those who work […]

  • Closing arguments to begin Thursday in Moyers capital murder case

    ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) – Defense attorneys for Joel Moyers rested their case Wednesday without calling Moyers to the stand. Moyers is accused of fatally shooting Brandon Hydrick in 2012. Hydrick’s brother, sister, and other family members have been in the courtroom during the trial, which began Monday. Jessica Hydrick called the trial a nightmare and said her family is ready for it to be over. She is hoping the jury convicts of capital murder and sentenced to life in prison without […]