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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

    Old Greenbrier Restaurant gets new look

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – If you haven’t been by Old Greenbrier Restaurant on Old Highway 20 lately, wait until you see how it looks now. The outside features a beautiful mural done by spray paint. Chandler Hayes of Decatur is the artist. He runs a spray paint studio in Decatur called JB Hurst Machineworks. It took him a week to do the mural on the restaurant. He said he’s been wanting to paint the building for years and approached the […]

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    New President at Calhoun Community College wants a master plan for campus by the end of the year

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – There’s a new leader running Calhoun Community College. Jim Klauber of Owensboro, Kentucky, is now in place to lead the state’s largest two-year college. His arrival has been eagerly anticipated and is flashed on the campus marquis in Decatur. “It’s a great privilege to be president of Calhoun Community College,” said Klauber. Klauber is the 5th president of the college. Wednesday was only his third day on the job. He’s already seen enough to know what […]

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    Former pastor puzzled and offended at racial slur scrawled on his driveway

    MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – February is Black History Month, a time to reflect on the past. In Somerville, one man is dealing with a term scrawled on his driveway that conjures up the worst of the past. “It’s somewhat upsetting,” said Stanley Reeves, a former pastor. He has lived in a predominantly white neighborhood in Somerville since 1976. This week, for the first time, an ugly word showed up on the end of his driveway. “I’m puzzled as to […]

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    Sickness may force Morgan County School District officials to change reward policy for good attendance

    MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Sickness in Morgan County schools may force the district to make changes to its incentives for good attendance and grades. School officials recognize students who try not to miss class are succumbing to illnesses from this year’s flu season. This week, Morgan County Deputy School Superintendent Lee Willis is acting as the principal at Eva School. “The principal is out sick with the flu along with many of our students,” Willis explained. Fifty-one students out […]

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    Trinity family mourns the loss of their matriarch to early morning mobile home fire

    LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – A family in Trinity is devastated over the loss of their loved one to a Monday morning fire. It took crews from three departments to put out the flames at the mobile home, and it was still smoking nearly 12 hours later. Authorities say the fire started around one o’clock Monday morning at the home on County Road 460. Family members who live nearby say they saw the flames and called 911, then ran over […]

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    Gholston trial: Sounds and sights of murderous morning come back to life in testimony

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – The sights and sounds of a horrific crime in the River City came to life again Monday morning. It’s the robbery and shooting deaths of two employees at Krystal restaurant on Sixth avenue in 2011. Police quickly arrested three people and charged them with capital murder. Monday morning, testimony got underway in the trial of Ezekial Gholston, the second suspect to be tried in the incident. It started off with graphic sounds and images — for the jury […]

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    February brings savings from groceries to gifts

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – You may just fall in love with February because of the money you can save during this month.  From the groceries you choose to the gifts you might give, experts on frugality have some money-saving tips for you. First, look for deals on snack foods, now that Super Bowl XLIX is in the books.  Stores that stocked up on chips and dip or football-themed trays and platters will be trying to clear their shelves starting today. […]

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    Lawrence County farmer offers reward for information about 12 horses stolen from his farm

    LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT)  –  In Lawrence County, there’s a warning out to farmers to keep a closer eye on their livestock and gates. That comes after the recent thefts of 12 horses and some cattle. “We just check and make sure they’re all okay every day,” said Wayne Hensley, a cattle farmer in Morgan County who also manages the Northwest Alabama Livestock Stockyard in Moulton. He’s concerned about reports from farmers in Lawrence County who have noticed their livestock […]

  • Ezekiel Gholston, center, is led into the Morgan County Courthouse. (Photo: Beth Jett/WHNT News 19/January 28, 2015)

    Jury selection underway in Gholston capital murder trial in Decatur

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – The capital murder trial of Ezekiel Gholston is underway at the Morgan County Courthouse.  He is the second of three co-defendants accused in the robbery and shooting deaths of two of employees at Krystal Restaurant on 6th Avenue in August of 2011. Judge Glenn Thompson is hearing the case. The widow of victim Jeff Graff has been in the courtroom to observe jury selection. Morgan County District Attorney Scott Anderson told jurors the mother of Jesse […]

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    Superintendents want equal playing field for all schools so parents can have equal and fair choices

    MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – The state capitol is expected to be the scene of thousands of people marching in support of School Choice.  It’s a movement towards allowing more independent schools in Alabama which will likely adhere to different rules and regulations than public schools. It’s a hot issue among educators in north Alabama, causing them stress. It is so much of a concern that five school superintendents met exclusively with WHNT NEWS 19 to voice their concerns. They’re […]

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    Limestone County Commission approves $1 million in incentives for Polaris

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – The Limestone County Commission met Monday morning for a special meeting to authorize an incentive for Polaris Industries. Their contribution is $1,000,000 to reimburse Polaris for costs incurred on temporary office and training space. It will be paid in five annual installments of $200,000. Members voted three to one to authorize a resolution to approve the move. Commissioner Ben Harrison voted it down. “The central issue that I have with incentives of this type is […]

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    Decatur Animal Services Update: Donations are up, but live release rate is down

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – It’s been five months since there was a change in leadership of Decatur Animal Services (DAS). The staff believes things are going smoothly and improving for the animals. WHNT NEWS 19 stopped by to check the statistics and found a mixed bag in how abandoned or unwanted animals are fairing in the River City. We ran into four-year-old Luke Hicks of Hartselle who found his new best friend, Raven, at DAS.  She’s a two-month-old hound mix […]


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