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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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    Air strikes kill 35 as Israel conducts manhunt

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) _ Israel is striking dozens of sites in Gaza as it continues a massive search for an officer it fears was captured by Hamas militants. Palestinians officials say at least 35 Palestinians have been killed in the early morning bombardment in and around the city of Rafah on Saturday. The area’s main hospital was evacuated because of the strikes. The Israeli military believes 2nd Lt. Hadar Goldin was grabbed in a Hamas ambush about an […]

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    Rain forces Athens State University commencement inside

    ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) – There’s a big change for a very important ceremony on the campus of Athens State University. Officials at the campus sent out an announcement reading, “Due to the forecasted rain on Saturday, August 2nd, the Commencement Ceremony scheduled for 9:00 a.m. in front of Founders Hall has been moved to the Carter Gymnasium.”

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    Man stabbed in neck, police make arrest

    TANNER, Ala. (WHNT) – One person in Limestone County spent the night getting treatment for a stab wound to the neck, while police grilled another person. The incident happened at 11817 Leonard Circle just after nine o’clock Friday night. Medics took the victim to the hospital. According to police records, officers arrested James Rodney Wilson and charged him with assault. The Athens police chief said he expects to release more details about the incident later Saturday morning.

  • Home burns on Foxridge Drive in Monrovia

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – A home in Monrovia was heavily damaged by fire Thursday morning, and sadly, a pet was also lost. The call about the fire came in at 8:26 a.m. due to a fire alarm, and the Monrovia Volunteer Fire Department responded. The home was heavily damaged, but the structure can be saved, according to Shawn Terry, Monrovia’s fire chief.  The first unit to arrive saw heavy smoke, and then flames came out of the roof, as […]

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    Kids can learn to play hockey for free at camp hosted by Nashville Predators

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. ( WHNT) – A few months before the Huntsville Havoc take to the ice, children of North Alabama are getting a chance to learn what the game is all about for free. It comes courtesy of the Nashville Predators hockey team. They’re hosting their popular try-hockey-for-free program, called “G.O.A.L.” in Huntsville on Friday, August 1st. There is still time to register for spots available for the free camp.   You can also call Liz Wardrow at 615-770-2152. It’s a […]

  • EMPTY KENNELS AT HAS

    Big changes coming for Huntsville Animal Services as kennels remain empty

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Huntsville Animal Shelter is still not accepting pets after an illness hit them July 22nd. Workers continue to scrub walls and floors to get rid of any bacteria and viruses, but that’s not all going on.   There are some big changes in the works for the shelter and staff. On a weekday morning, there are no sad eyes and no desperate cries coming from the kennels inside Huntsville Animal Services (HAS). “As empty as the […]

  • INSIDE MADISON PREK CENTER

    Excitement abounds as crews work to finish Madison’s new Pre-K center

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – The new school year begins Tuesday, August 5th for many students and there’s a nervous, yet excited, feeling in the air in Madison. Crews are trying to finish up with the city’s Pre-K Center and there’s a lot left to do.  In fact, there’s one thing that not be ready for the first day of school. Tile by tile, workers are getting the building at Nance Road ready for about 120  4-year-olds who will be there […]

  • Solution in the works for Big Spring Park’s sinkhole

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – We have an update about a sinkhole problem on the east side of Big Spring Park in Huntsville.  There’s now a better timeline as to when you can expect the problem to be repaired. Engineers have come up with proposals to fix the problem.   The city expects to solicit bids to do the work within the next few weeks. A large chain link fence is currently around the sinkhole to keep people away.   City […]

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    Madison City Council cuts appropriation to Hogan Family YMCA in half

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – Madison city leaders are debating pulling away funding from the Hogan Family YMCA. According to our news partners The Huntsville Times/Al.com, the topic came up in Monday’s City Council meeting when some members of the council suggested the city is unfairly subsidizing the YMCA. The debate is over more than $25,000, the amount appropriated to the Hogan Family YMCA.  If taken away, the non-profit claims it could jeopardize the amount of free or reduced-cost services the […]

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    Fire Chief: White substance in Big Spring Park water was latex paint

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The city’s fire chief said a milky white substance found in the water at Big Spring Park on Saturday was latex (water-based) paint. The water is clear today. Over the weekend, Eric Schultz, a photographer with The Huntsville Times/Al.com, noticed the substance on Saturday evening while taking pictures.  He  called the Huntsville Fire Department. Schultz said it was flowing into the Indian Creek canal around 7:30 p.m. The fire department called in the hazardous materials unit to […]

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    Advice and sites to help parents and students ace the test on saving money for school supplies

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – For most kids in the Tennessee Valley, the new school year begins August 5th. The rush is on for parents to get their kids what they need to succeed in the classroom and WHNT NEWS 19 is taking action to help parents succeed in saving money in the process. Perhaps the best supplies any parent or student could have right now are the nearest internet connection and maybe a smart phone. There are all kinds of […]

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    Wall Triana Bridge project running behind; Madison City School bus routes altered

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – A major thoroughfare through Madison is blocked while crews work to replace a bridge over the Mill Creek. That worried a WHNT NEWS 19 viewer, who emailed the newsroom asking WHNT to find out how it’s going to affect children trying to get to school when classes start August 5th. WHNT NEWS 19 took action and found the project is running behind schedule. District officials for Madison City Schools have already taken steps to make sure it’s still […]

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