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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!

Recent Articles

    Huntsville School Board candidates to be grilled during free public forum at Merrimack Hall

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – In less than two weeks, residents of Huntsville will be asked to go to the polls again and elect several members of the Huntsville City School Board of Education. If you haven’t kept up with who’s running and what the issues are, they will all be laid out tonight as each of the candidates argues why he or she is the best person to join the board. The Women’s Economic Development Council (WEDC) put it together, […]

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    Police team up to find and arrest man suspected of stealing a vehicle and hitting a pedestrian

    RAINSVILLE, Ala. –  The Rainsville Police Department teamed up with the Fort Payne Police Department to nab a man they say stole a car and hit a pedestrian. Rainsville Police say it happened Monday morning at the Dollar General Store at 444 McCurdy Avenue N. in Rainsville. Police say someone called 911 around 9:00 in the morning to report a person had been hit by a vehicle that was being stolen from the parking lot. The pedestrian was taken to […]

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    “Game-changing” development plans for Stone Middle School to be announced Monday

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – “Game changer” for West Huntsville, a new “gateway” — those are the terms people on the inside track of city development are using when talking about Huntsville’s Stone Middle School. While it’s all technically still in the works, officials expect it will be done—with pictures of what’s coming–by Monday afternoon. The announcement is at 2 p.m. When you look at the vacant school building on west Clinton Avenue, it may be hard to imagine it’s going […]

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    Get your coffee fix for less and even delivered to your door

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – WHNT NEWS 19 is taking action to save you money on something that’s a must for many in the morning, and even throughout the day:  coffee. Lots of people are very serious about it.  They’re willing to spend hundreds of dollars a month for their cup of java. If giving up such a habit isn’t an option, maybe we can at least make it less expensive for you. As for how much you can save, it […]

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    Manna House gets mega-delivery of pet food and shares with rescue groups

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Staff and volunteers of Manna House in Huntsville are giggling with excitement and disbelief over a shipment and a check they received this week. They couldn’t help but share the suprising good fortune with animal rescue groups all over North Alabama. The warehouse at Manna House is jam-packed with a shipment that caught everyone by surprise. “An impressive amount of pet food,” laughed John Cieniewicz, Store Manager at Jones Valley Petsmart. Manna House director Fran Fluhler […]

  • UPDATE: Vote fails in hotly-debated Lincoln County charter rule

    FAYETTEVILLE, Tenn. (WHNT) – The Lincoln County home rule charter vote has failed Thursday evening by a big margin, voters signaling they do not want to do away with the current form of government there. Voter turnout was about 33 percent for the primary election. We caught up with 8th precinct voters in the county as a line formed at the community center polling place early in the day, voting officials say the results Thursday night are unofficial. If you recall, […]


    World’s Longest Yard Sale gets underway with thousands of vendors along 690 miles

    Addison, Michigan to Gadsden, Ala. (WHNT) – Good news for anyone who enjoys yard sales — today begins the mother of all yard sales. It’s appropriately named the World’s Longest Yard Sale and it starts today. There are thousands of vendors participating, who set up at dawn and don’t break down til dusk. It starts in Addison, Michigan and goes 690 miles, ending in Gadsden.  (The sale is also known as the 127 Sale because that’s how it started in […]

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    Pains and gains for Bob Jones High School staff and building for the 2014-15 school year

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – Thursday night, July 31st, is “Patriot Night” at Bob Jones High School in Madison.  It’s a chance for students, staff and parents to roam the halls, meet teachers, see friends and check out all the unusual things going on at the school. As the new school year begins on August 5th, there are big projects in the works, new things added, old things missing, and changes among the administrators. Principal Robby Parker insists the crutches he’s […]

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    Season of consignment sales for pricey clothing that’s not so pricey

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – With school starting up again, kids are going to want new clothes so they look stylish for class.  That can be costly.  WHNT NEWS 19 took action to find ways that parents or grandparents can save money dressing children for school or any other occasion, for that matter. You’ve probably heard the old saying, “You get what you pay for.” At The Boutique Closet, consignors have paid that expensive price for these items, and you don’t […]

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    Father of Madison school shooter pleads guilty to lesser charge

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Dr. Iqbal Memon, the father of the teen who shot a classmate at Discovery Middle School in Madison in 2010, has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge.  He was initially charged with hindering the prosecution of his son and convicted murderer Hammad Memon, who killed Todd Brown in 2010. WHNT News 19’s Beth Jett was in the courtroom Tuesday morning as the plea was made.  The charge against Dr. Memon was amended to attempted hindering prosecution. […]


    Madison school bus drivers learn they have only seconds to evacuate if there’s a fire aboard

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – Fire officials say statistics show there are at least six fires on school buses or motorcoaches everyday across the country. Monday, bus drivers in Madison went to class to learn what to do if their bus should fill with smoke. They learned they have only seconds to do the right thing. At the Madison School Transportation Center, adults scrambled to get out of blackout conditions due to heavy smoke inside a school bus. It was a […]

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    6.1 to 6.5 magnitude earthquake hits China, kills 26

    BEIJING (AP)  –  A strong earthquake in southwestern China has killed at least 26 people and injured 79. The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude-6.1 quake hit Yunnan province at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at a depth of 10 kilometers (6 miles). The China Earthquake Networks Center said the magnitude was 6.5. China’s official Xinhua News Agency and state broadcaster CCTV both reported that at least 26 people died and 79 were injured in the quake. An official with Qiaojia county […]


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