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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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  • Zonder is a Friends of rescue foster. He is without sight, hearing, and a tail. But thanks to FOR, He has HOPE. He also has a great mentor in Bella, A FOR adoptee. Zonder will be available soon.

    Huntsville Animal Services celebrates 90% live release rate, launches holiday $5 adoption rate

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – With less than three weeks left in 2014, the staff at Huntsville Animal Services (HAS) is overwhelmed with unwanted dogs and cats. It has already forced them to stop taking in owner-surrendered animals. Yet, just last month, the staff celebrated their most successful month ever. Dogs and cats fill the kennels at HAS.  There are so many this month, staff are refusing any owner-surrendered animals for now.  The director says there’s simply no room. “What starts happening […]

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    New sunshade, picnic table and benches at Huntsville’s dog park

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – City leaders are unveiling new improvements to the dog spot on Cleveland Avenue that will have dog owners howling with happiness. Mayor Tommy Battle and animal advocates plan to make the announcement at one o’clock at the dog park. A spokeswoman for the city said pet owners have been asking for covered pavilions to get out of the sun, but the city could not build them since the park is on ALDOT right of way. Mayor Battle […]

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    Athens getting ready for annual tree lighting and toy giveaway

    ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) – Christmas will come early today in Limestone County, as Santa Claus will make an appearance as part of annual event in Athens. It’s the Lincoln-Bridgeforth Park Tree Lighting and Bicycle/Toy Giveaway at 5 p.m. Several city agencies and organizations are taking part in making the event a success. Snacks will be served and there will also be a drawing for bicycles.  Event organizers will also provide a toy to each of the estimated 200 children who […]

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    Home for the Holidays: US Air Force Trainee reunited with beloved dog lost while he was in boot camp

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A US Air Force trainee from Huntsville is home on leave for 30 days after getting injured during basic training. But instead of relaxing, he has spent much of his time searching desperately for his lost dog. “I had gone outside to take something out there and happened to look and the gate was open,” recalled William Moudy, the father of Will Moudy, a USAF trainee. It was the end of October and William Moudy had been […]

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    Huntsville Havoc looking for a new person to portray the wolf mascot, Chaos

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – There’s a big change in the works for one of the mascots for the Huntsville Havoc Hockey Team. The person who wears the outfit of Chaos is leaving the job. So the Havoc, for the first time, is holding tryouts to find the best replacement to don the wolf suit. Just to clarify, there are two brother mascots — Chaos and Rukus.  Chaos is the taller, bigger brother. That’s important to note for many reasons, not […]

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    Funeral Monday for Dr. Wernher von Braun’s longtime assistant, Bonnie Holmes

    HARTSELLE, Ala. (WHNT) – On Sunday and Monday, the world of space and rocketry in north Alabama will pause to honor and remember the long-time assistant to Dr. Wernher von Braun, Bonnie Holmes. She passed away Friday, December 5th, at a nursing home in Morgan County.  She was 83 years old. According to an online obituary by Peck Funeral Home in Hartselle, visitation will be Sunday, December 7th, from 5:00PM to 9:00PM at Peck Funeral Home. Her funeral service will […]

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    Save money, time and personal health with Christmas light installers

    ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) – Holiday light displays are popping up all over north Alabama every day.  If you want to put up Christmas lights and don’t have the time or energy, WHNT News 19 can help you and save you money at the same time. We tracked down some holiday light installers to find out the going rate for an average display and any deals out there. Admittedly, Christmas lights are not a must-have, but they sure do look pretty […]

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    Holiday cheer blows away chilly weather for the annual Christmas Parade in downtown Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Chilly winds, gray clouds, and dampness didn’t stand a chance against the spirit of Christmas on Saturday, as the annual Christmas parade made its way through downtown Huntsville. Eighty-nine groups participated, including bands, dance groups, and emergency responders. Many created floats to communicate something about their organization and deliver a holiday greeting. WHNT NEWS 19 was number 78.  The crew waited 30 minutes in a parking lot near the intersection of Clinton and Woodson before they […]

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    Breaking Free Rescue Mission asking for financial support and toys for the homeless and working poor

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – This week, letters are arriving at homes around Madison County asking people for life-changing support. They’re coming from the Breaking Free Rescue Mission (BFRM) in Huntsville. The BFRM caters to the homeless and the working poor.  Those are people who have jobs but don’t make enough money to pay for rent and food. Their facility is located at 4005 Triana Boulevard. At any given time, they serve about 60 men, women and children, in dire straits […]

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    #UAHDayofGiving UPDATE: Donors gave nearly $7,500 in online fundraiser to benefit programs

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – After several days of blockbuster deals designed to have shoppers to spend, spend, spend, Tuesday brings the opportunity to give. Globally, December 2 is referred to as #GivingTuesday.  It’s a day established in 2012 dedicated to giving back. Here in the Tennessee Valley, the University of Alabama in Huntsville is hosting its first-ever #UAHDayofGiving. [UPDATE:  Jennifer Brost  from UAH reports the university received a total of $7,425 during the 24 hour fundraiser!  “We are excited about […]

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    Walmart Neighborhood Market opening Wednesday in Gurley

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Residents in Gurley will have a new place to shop starting today. A new Walmart Neighborhood Market will open at 7:30 a.m. It is a 12,000 square-foot store with fresh produce, meats, beauty supplies, pharmacy and a fuel center. Officials say the new the store to Madison County brought 30 part-time and full-time jobs to the community. The ribbon-cutting will include a presentation of grants from Walmart to local community groups. The store is located […]

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    Toy drive underway to help homeless animals find a new family for the holidays

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Christmas Eve is just three weeks away. There’s an organization hoping you will keep homeless animals in mind when shopping this holiday season. It’s called the “Santa Paws Pet Toy Project” and it benefits the animals at Huntsville Animal Services. All kinds of animals come into the shelter every day. Many strays, others are owner-surrendered animals. The staff at Huntsville Animal Services has been spending months trying new approaches to find new homes for the animals. […]


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