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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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    Governor Bentley addresses Alabama’s Ebola readiness during news conference

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WHNT) – National news outlets are following every development of the patient being treated for an Ebola infection in Texas. It’s prompting other states to take note and think about preparedness, including Governor Robert Bentley and top state health officials in Alabama. Governor Bentley held a news conference at 8:00 a.m. from the Alabama Department of Public Health in Montgomery to discuss Alabama’s preparedness in case of an Ebola diagnosis in our state. It is important to note that there […]

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    Coalition working on Homeless Bill of Rights to stop criminality of homelessness

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – There’s a coalition of about 125 social justice groups working on a Homeless Bill of Rights to introduce to state legislatures within three months, according to Aljazeera America. The goal is to end the criminalization of people who live on the streets. Homeless people in Huntsville say it’s desperately needed here. There are some 500 homeless people living in Huntsville currently. Some report being harassed by police when they sit down to take a rest from walking […]


    Madison consignment boutique promises 70 percent discount off retail prices in high-end atmosphere

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – Now that we’re into fall, new styles are emerging. WHNT News 19 is looking for ways to help you save some money while looking stylish and trendy. We found a place in Madison that may fit that description.  It’s called Great Labels Boutique. You may have driven past it on Slaughter Road. Great Labels Boutique is a consignment store, but you’d never know it by the looks of it. The staff truly emphasizes the “boutique” part […]

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    U.S. Navy Fighter Jet lands in north Alabama to be the centerpiece for James Clemens High School campus

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – There’s an old U.S. Navy Fighter Jet at the Veterans Memorial Museum in Huntsville that will soon see a new life of glory. The 60-year-old plane will be on permanent loan from the Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, Florida, to James Clemens High School in Madison. The JROTC Instructor, Retired Colonel Courtney Taylor, has been working for nearly a year to bring it to north Alabama. Students say the jet will be a perfect fit for the […]

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    Madison company invents Juice Jack Defender to protect mobile devices from ID theft and malware

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) –  A Madison man has invented something that protects mobile device users from malware and identity theft that can come in through a USB port. Stuart McCafferty, President of ChargeDefense, and his team said he’s already received orders for the Juice Jack Defender from hundred of clients, including the White House. A lot of the work and development happened in a small room in the basement of his home that he calls “the lab.” Inside it, McCafferty […]

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    Call for warm clothes to help homeless survive brutal winter months

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – While the temperatures are warm right now, there are advocates for the homeless who are thinking about the temperatures in the not too distant future. The North Alabama Coalition for the Homeless (NACH) Annual Winter Drive gets underway Wednesday, October 1st, and lasts through the winter months.  They’ll kick off the drive from the First Stop Homeless Day Center. Organizers are asking for adult sizes in coats/jackets, gloves, socks, thermal underwear, hats, sweatshirts, pant, scarves, blankets […]

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    Huntsville real estate agent holding safety class after slaying of Arkansas realtor

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The slaying of a realtor in Arkansas has real estate agencies across the nation thinking about safety.  Police arrested 33-year-old Arron Lewis, a parolee, and charged him with capital murder in the death of 49-year-old Beverly Carter. Carter’s body was found in a shallow grave Monday days after she disappeared while showing a home. A Huntsville realtor is taking action to help others in her field protect themselves. Diane Hasley of Capstone Realty organized a free class […]

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    Pick a pumpkin and save some cash with discounts at local patches

    MERIDIANVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – We’re inching closer to the Witching Hour and now is the time to decorate for Halloween, as well as the fall. WHNT NEWS 19 is taking action to help you save money while having fun in the fall. Several pumpkin patches in the Tennessee Valley are now open for people to take tours, hayrides and take home pumpkins from the vine. This is the 18th year for Tate Farms in Meridianville to have a blast inviting […]

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    Savings Catcher plan does homework for you and gives back what you overspent

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Millions of people do it every week — some more than once a week — shop at Walmart. WHNT NEWS 19 is taking action to help you save money on your trip with news about the retailer’s new way to help you save money. It’s their new “Savings Catcher” program. The program started August 4th and is an advancement to the store’s price match program from several years ago. For this one, you don’t have to […]

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    Students in three Tennessee Valley school districts to dismiss early today

    (WHNT) – The weekend comes early for students in Huntsville, Madison, and Madison County.  A professional development day for educators means students will only be in class for a half day. Dismissal times for students in all three districts are staggered based on when their classes begin. Madison County Students who start class at 7:45 a.m. will be dismissed at 11:00 a.m. Students who start class at 8:30 a.m. and do not ride a bus to school will be dismissed […]

  • Former teacher’s aide sentenced to 186 months in prison for sodomy conviction

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A former teacher’s aide convicted of abusing a child six years ago has been sentenced to 186 months in prison. That’s roughly 15 years, but nowhere near the maximum sentence for the crime, life in prison. Judge Dennis O’Dell handed down the sentence Thursday morning to Michael Horton, who had worked as a teacher’s aide at Providence Elementary School. In court as friends and family testified on his behalf, Michael Horton’s body shook with unheard sobs. […]

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    Stolen Halloween decorations recovered after video of crime posted to Facebook

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Tuesday, Sept. 23 marks the first full day of fall, but decorations are already up on homes around the Tennessee Valley. And they were up for only a few days at one Limestone County home before someone stole them. However, when the victims decided to post video from their surveillance camera of the thief caught in the act to their Facebook page, they couldn’t believe the response they got. “The table was here,” said Rachell […]


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