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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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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    Discounts for battling mosquitoes

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – On this week of the Fourth of July, WHNT NEWS 19 is taking action to save you money and maybe even save your skin. This week’s Money Saving Monday report takes aim at mosquitoes and some discounts out there right now for you if you want to take action to get rid of them. Since thousands of families around north Alabama will be spending time outdoors celebrating, we did some homework for you and found companies […]

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    Huntsville’s first Brew Hop set for tonight

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Beer lovers around the Tennessee Valley have an invitation tonight to participate in Huntsville’s first Brew Hop. Homegrown Huntsville, LLC is putting on this event on Thursday, June 26th. It’s a craft beer trolley tour. The first Brew Hop will spotlight three local beer makers: Yellowhammer Brewing on Clinton Ave.; Brew Stooges on Maple Avenue; and Salty Nut Brewery on Evangel Circle. A group of 35 people will start at each location at staggered times beginning […]

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    NASA to provide an update on cryotank testing for deep-space exploration

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (WHNT) –  NASA is expected to share some insight on their efforts to advance deep-space exploration. Workers at Marshall Space Flight Center are conducting a series of tests on one of the largest composite cryogenic fuel tanks ever manufactured. The first round of tests on the tank just wrapped up. NASA is expected to provide an update Tuesday on those tests. The tank arrived at Marshall Space Flight Center back on March 26 aboard NASA’s Super Guppy […]

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    New wine festival coming to downtown Huntsville Sept. 27

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Monday morning, city officials and the owner of Homegrown LLC announced the first Big Spring Crush, a downtown wine festival. It will be Saturday, September 27 in Big Spring Park East. Organizers are planning to have more than 80 wine labels for patrons to sample and enjoy. They are also planning a stage with local entertainment, food trucks, and local restaurants serving wine inspired cuisine. The announcement followed a half-hour of wine tasting and hors d’oeuvres […]

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    Cheaper alternative to pricey pet resorts or cold kennels

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – In this season of taking vacations, what do you do with your four-legged friend if you can’t take him or her along?  WHNT NEWS 19 found a money-saving alternative to expensive pet resorts and traditional kennels. It is Dogvacay.com. If you log onto the site and type in your zip code, it will bring up a list of so-called “hosts” in and around North Alabama. These people charge half or “less than half” of what pet […]

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    Blood donors needed after new guidelines for AB plasma cause shortage

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – Saturday, June 21, is the official start of the summer.  It’s also a time when one critical life-saving measure takes a hit:  blood donation. This year, a new guideline is causing a shortage in one unique and important type of blood plasma. In Madison on Friday, there were more occupied chairs than empty ones at the Lifesouth Blood Center. It was a good day. “I’ve got it and don’t need it, so somebody else does,” said […]

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    Madison County leaders researching how new county restaurants could obtain liquor licenses more quickly

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Madison County leaders are trying to come up with ways to help the survival of restaurants that set up to do business in the county. There’s one location in particular in Harvest where many restaurants have tried, but failed because of one issue. A drive down Highway 53 into Harvest will lead to an area of businesses booming. “People are wanting to spend their tax dollars locally and that’s what we’re seeking,” said Madison County […]

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    Madison neighborhood opposes suggestion to rezone land for shopping center and school

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – An idea to rezone land in Madison for a new high-end shopping mall and a possible new school is not going over well with residents who live nearby. Some residents are upset over how such projects would affect their way of life and they’re pushing a petition to stop it. The Park Meadow neighborhood sits right across the road from what is now a wheat field in land zoned for residential building.   That’s how two women […]

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    McGinnis announces candidacy for District 4 seat on Huntsville School Board

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – With about two weeks before candidates can officially file paperwork to run, a second person has announced a run for the Huntsville City School Board District Four seat. Longtime educator Walker McGinnis is going after the seat being vacated by Topper Birney. Birney is retiring after holding the position for 12 years. McGinnis said he’s happy with the way the school system is progressing and backs Superintendent Casey Wardynski’s plans against the decades old desegregation order. […]