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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!


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  • Morgan County school officials meet to learn how to run the new virtual school

    Informational meeting & sign-up for Morgan County Virtual School tonight in Decatur

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – There’s a meeting tonight in Decatur on a new virtual school opening up next month in Morgan County. Tonight’s meeting is for parents of students who may qualify for it. WHNT News 19 visited Priceville Elementary School to see the children hard at work learning at their traditional school. Meanwhile, adults were hard at work learning how to run the new virtual school.  It’s due to open February 2 online. “It will benefit the parents because […]

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    New stores in Madison let you save money buying trendy clothing and clean out your closet for cash

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – Madison has two new stores designed to save shoppers money on trendy clothing and accessories. Plato’s Closet and its sister store, Style Encore, have only been open in Madison for a few weeks, but they’re already full of great deals. If you’re looking for a trendy winter coat, gloves, boots, pants, tops, scarf or purses — all gently used or even new — you can find them there. “Teen, young adults casual brands from the last […]

  • Some learn the hard way how to protect homes from frigid pipe-bursting weather

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Friday night is forecast to be another below-freezing night. Lots of people are learning the hard way how to prepare a home for such conditions: with the messy aftermath of a burst pipe, cracked water heater or some other problem. We caught up with Bobby Lawles who owns and runs Mr. Fix-It in Huntsville.  He says he has been working from morning til night since Wednesday fixing pipes and water heaters that froze, cracked or burst […]

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    UAH biologists pore over results from successful crystal experiment from ISS

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)  – A team of biologists from UAH is hoping for the start of big things this year from an experiment they sent to the International Space Station last April. The results came back in October and the team has been working feverishly to process them. It’s a huge amount of data for a project aimed at improving drugs to stop various common diseases. UAH Biology Professor Joe Ng and his colleagues are breathing easier now after working […]

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    11-year-old pitches fundraiser to provide homeless people with weather radios

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Tonight is round two for dangerously cold temperatures for the Tennessee Valley.  Most people have plenty of warning to prepare. But, what if you had no way to be warned of impending severe weather, such as the bitter cold or even tornadoes? That’s what homeless people face every day. An 11-year-old has an idea that could be a solution to the problem. It’s hard to imagine seeking refuge from sub-zero-degree weather in thin woods, but that’s […]

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    President Obama to unveil America’s College Promise in Knoxville

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WHNT) – The highest leaders of the country are expected to appear today just a few hours away from the Tennessee Valley. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will be in Knoxville to pitch what they call America’s College Promise. The two will appear at Pellissippi State Community College around 1:30 pm. They’ll talk about a proposal to set things up so students could get the first two years of community college education for free, if […]

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    Spa, Pool and Barbecue Show at Von Braun Center this weekend

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Forget about the freezing cold temperatures for a moment and go to a happy place of summertime fun. That’s exactly what will be on display starting at noon today at the Von Braun Center. It’s a traveling sales event called the Spa, Pool and Barbecue Show. Organizers say the show produces hundreds of events each year throughout the United States.  They sell everything related to spas, swim spas, saunas, pools, patio furniture, and barbecue islands. They also claim […]

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    Governor’s task force studying use of drones in Alabama to finalize report on recommendations

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WHNT) – Thursday a panel of people tapped to examine the use of unmanned drones in Alabama will get together to finalize their report. It’s the deadline for a task force Governor Robert Bentley set up last August to study the use of unmanned aerial systems. The members will convene at 9:00 a.m. Thursday in Montgomery. The devices they’ve been considering can be used in various situations. For example, firefighters have looked at them to assist them on scenes […]

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    Fugitive on Tennessee’s Most Wanted List arrested after found hiding out in Tennessee Valley

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WHNT) – A man suspected of murder and on Tennessee’s “Top Ten Most Wanted” is in custody. Authorities found 18-year-old Jabriel Linzy hiding out in the Tennessee Valley. Linzy made the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s list of wanted fugitives in December 2014. Authorities learned Linzy was in the Chattanooga area. He’s charged with first degree murder, attempted murder and employing a firearm during a dangerous felony for a fatal drive-by shooting last October. The TBI, US Marshals and […]

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    American Red Cross offers 10 ways to survive frigid weather

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Tennessee Valley is bracing for the first serious blast of frigid air.  That means emergency responders and charitable organizations are getting in position to help people with any critical problems they may face. The American Red Cross (ARC) has a list of steps people can take to stay safe during this hazardous weather. It’s advice that bears repeating since folks in the Tennessee Valley don’t see this kind of weather very often. The ARC offers […]

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    Stay warm, save money with a few minor changes in and around your home

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – With the temperatures bottoming out this week across the Tennessee Valley, you might expect to feel a chill when you get the bill for trying to keep warm. There are some things you can do to avoid a monstrous power bill and keep costs reasonable. First, officials with the Tennessee Valley Authority say they are making available the resources needed to handle a 150% increase in power demand from this past Sunday’s cold weather. So, there […]

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    Pet safety during cold weather: Animals can suffer frostbite and hypothermia despite fur coats

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – With wind chills expected to hover around minus-5 degrees this week, you’ll likely feel cold even if you’re wearing a fur coat.  That goes for the four-legged members of our families who have natural fur coats. The Alabama Veterinary Medical Association put out a reminder for pet owners to be prepared to protect their pets against the severe cold. Here’s a checklist of things to remember to do to keep pets –indoor or outdoor pets– safe […]

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