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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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    New season, new habits to save money

    The fall equinox is Monday night at 9:29pm on September 22nd which means the start of fall. As the tree leaves fall, WHNT NEWS 19 has a cornucopia of ideas to help you hang on to your own green leaves in your wallet. The ideas involve changes to your typical routine and thought-process to save money. Fall is the best time of year for many.  It’s nature’s beauty in full color and just the right kind of weather for saving […]

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    “It Can Wait”: Students take the pledge to stop texting while driving

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – This is a day for anyone who drives to take a pledge to protect themselves, and others, by not doing something that puts everyone in danger:  texting while driving. Organizers of the “It Can Wait” campaign will lead an assembly at James Clemens High School in Madison at 10:00 a.m. Friday. “It Can Wait” is a national movement tapping into the power of social media and personal networks to make texting and driving as unacceptable as drinking […]

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    New ISS Crew Ready to start six month mission in space after former ISS crew set records in space

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – At the end of September, a new crew of space scientists will launch from Russia, headed to the International Space Station (ISS). They’ll be on a six month mission to accomplish all kinds of goals and maybe even set some new records in space, like the former crew did. Right now, astronaut Barry Wilmore of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, a German scientist and a cosmonaut are in Russia waiting to leave for a six month mission aboard the […]

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    Merrimack Hall Center for Performing Arts triples class offerings for special needs children and adults

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Merrimack Hall Center for Performing Arts in Huntsville is wrapping up their first week of fall classes for students. Things look very different there, since the school doubled the number of classes they offer children and adults with special needs. The staff has been rearranging things inside their building to accommodate the new classes. Essentially, the founder and her staff lost their offices to make room for new dance studios and other accommodations to bring […]

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    Citizens Academy on Economic Development

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – This week, top city leaders in Huntsville are focusing on The Big Picture for the Rocket City. It’s an effort aimed at opening up more green space and putting into action the things residents want to see for Huntsville. City officials have been asking for public input since May as to how Huntsville should progress. Tonight offers another opportunity for residents to chime in with their thoughts for the future of Huntsville. Tonight will be the […]

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    UPDATE: Decatur City Council upholds former Animal Services executive director’s termination

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – The Decatur City Council voted 4-1 to uphold the termination of former Animal Services Executive Director Carol Wicks Monday evening. Former Decatur Animal Services Executive Director Carol Wicks and her attorney John Mays went before the Decatur City Council to discuss Mayor Don Kyle’s decision to terminate her. Kyle accused Wicks of not properly caring for the facility and animals, among other things. The hearing before the city council began at 10:00 a.m. Council members can […]

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    Jenkins uses world stage to advocate for those with struggles and special needs

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The founder of Merrimack Hall Performing Arts Center in Huntsville will eagerly tell anyone willing to listen about her take on life — the good, the bad and the ugly. Now Debra Jenkins is sharing her views with the world through one of the most widely read news aggregator and blog: HuffingtonPost.com. It’s her newest way to reach out and share her passions about life. “I’ve just learned so many life lessons from people with special […]

  • Police arrest former director of Athens-Limestone County Habitat for Humanity

    ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) – Monday, Athens Police arrested the former director of Athens-Limestone County Habitat for Humanity. Greg Miller was arrested following an investigation that took several months, regarding suspicion of embezzlement. WHNT News 19 was at the police department as officers led Miller to a patrol car on Monday morning.  We asked him if he had anything to say about his arrest, especially to supporters of Habitat for Humanity in Limestone County.  Miller remained silent. Miller is charged with […]

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    NASA’s RapidScat will allow for wind-tracking from ISS

    NASA will soon have a new tool for tracking hurricanes and tropical storms from space. It will be the first instrument specifically created to watch earth from the International Space Station — according to NASA. Scientists are calling it the ISS RapidScat. It’s a wind-watching scatterometer. It’s expected to launch within the next few weeks aboard a Spacex Dragon rocket from Cape Canaveral in Florida. What’s even more interesting about this device is that it will be totally assembled and […]

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    Gwynnie Bee allows consumers to rent new clothes

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – In two weeks, it will be fall. A new season brings new fashions — if you want to stay in style. WHNT NEWS 19 is taking action to help you save money on the latest fashions and you’ll never have to wear the same thing twice. The service is called Gwynnie Bee. It is an online service that caters to women sizes ten and up. Gwynnie Bee allows women to sort-of “rent” their clothing, with options […]

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    Disaster-resistant home going up in Madison County

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Imagine a home that can withstand a tornado or a housefire, resistant to termites and mold. It’s in the works in madison county. Its a so-called “Defender Home” going up on Church Street in Gurley. The model home is going to be a 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom home when workers are finished. It’s a typical looking construction site, with a very atypical design. Tracy McMahan, the builder, stood in front of one of its walls and said, […]

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    Albertville police offer women-only self defense class

    ALBERTVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Saturday, September 6th, the Albertville Police Department is giving women something they’ve been asking for for quite some time: a free women’s only self-defense class. It’s the first time they’ve offered such a class and it has been very popular. The training instructor said even if the class fills up, the department is taking down names for a waiting list of people to get into the class if others don’t show up for some reason. They’re […]

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