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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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    Discovery Middle School pays tribute to veterans

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – While voters scurried around to get to the voting polls and cast their ballots in the general election, students and staff at Discovery Middle School in Madison stopped everything to honor the men and women who’ve protected American rights and freedom. The school invited in veterans of all branches for their  third Annual Tribute to Heroes. They served some 50 veterans, including a Silver Star recipient, a hot breakfast, then put on an hour-long ceremony to […]

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    Local musicians and brewers on display at first Downtown Band Rally at VBC tonight

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Tuesday night, just as the election polls are closing down, a new and fun party will start up at the Von Braun Center to celebrate local music and beverages. It’s called the Downtown Band Rally. It’s a partnership between the VBC and Downtown Huntsville Inc. (DHI) The DHI CEO Chad Emerson said, since the food truck rallies are over in downtown Huntsville, this is another reason to draw out the crowd of young adults and professionals […]

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    Discovery Middle School holding third annual Tribute to Heroes event to honor veterans

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – On this Election Day, it’s fitting to acknowledge the men and women who’ve fought for our rights and freedom as Americans. There will be a gathering to do that this morning at Discovery Middle School in Madison. It’s the school’s third annual Tribute to Heroes event. It’s all about honoring veterans. Organizers say at least 50 veterans are signed up to be there to enjoy a nice meal and then a special program. The two-hour event […]

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    ‘Christmas Creep’ may mean great deals going into the holiday shopping season

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – We’re into November now and that means the start of holiday shopping season. But actually, many people might say the madness has already begun with so-called “Christmas Creep” sales. It’s something that aggravated a lot of shoppers who didn’t want to see as much Christmas stuff as Halloween stuff in stores in October. But Christmas Creep can mean some pretty good deals for shoppers. First, let us offer some perspective.  A researcher in Missouri found a […]

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    UPDATE: Huntsville Utility crews restore power to 600 homes from late night outage

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – As temperatures sank to just above freezing in Huntsville Saturday night, some 600 homes in southeast Huntsville had no power for a couple of hours. According to a statement from Gary Whitley of Huntsville Utilities, the city the power outage hit at 11:40 p.m. It affected 600 homes from Logan Drive / Lily Flagg Road south to Meadowbrook Drive and from the Redstone Arsenal to just east of Memorial Parkway to Hogan Drive. Whitley issued a […]

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    Free trick-or-treating events in Huntsville and Madison

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Tonight’s the night for the ghouls, goblins, and other creatures to venture out into the streets on a fierce hunt for candy. Lots of people will give out candy from their homes, but for parents concerned about children walking along dark streets in cold temperatures, there are some other choices. First, there’s a new place to trick-or-treat this year in downtown Huntsville. Downtown Huntsville Inc. is hosting a Halloween party from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. […]

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    National Geographic Giant Traveling Map makes geography fun and physical for elementary school students

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – There’s a giant map moving around schools in north Alabama, teaching geo-literacy to children. The vinyl map is so big, it can’t fit into a classroom.  It’s 26 feet by 26 feet.  But kids can easily learn from it. That’s because it’s a fun and physical way to learn about geography. Highlands Elementary School teacher Linda Hardee got the National Geographic Giant Traveling Map of Europe Wednesday night and had to use the gym at Highlands […]


    North Alabama Wildlife Rehabbers trying to raise money for first-ever incubators to save more baby animals

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – As temperatures get cooler, the survival rate of baby animals abandoned or orphaned in north Alabama goes down. But, there’s a team of volunteers who take care of such babies and are trying to acquire first-of-its-kind equipment to save more wildlife. Janet Stratman is a member of North Alabama Wildlife Rehabilitators (NAWR) and is leading the effort.  She spoke to WHNT NEWS 19, while feeding  three of 12 baby squirrels she is caring for right now. […]

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    Governor, State Health Officer to hold news conference to update Ebola readiness in Alabama

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WHNT) – While there are no confirmed cases of Ebola in Alabama, that doesn’t mean there’s not a lot of fear of the disease showing up somewhere.  Thursday, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley will hold a news conference with the state’s health officer to discuss the situation in Alabama and our state’s preparedness. There have been several cases of concern in Alabama.  As of mid-October, 12 patients in Alabama have gone through initial evaluations for a possible Ebola infection. […]

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    NASA Administrator Charles Bolden cancels Discovery Middle School visit

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – UPDATE: NASA Administrator Charles Bolden has canceled his trip to Discovery Middle School in the wake of the Antares rocket explosion. Read our coverage on the rocket explosion here. This week, students at Discovery Middle School in Madison may come home with new inspiration to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). That’s because they’ll get a chance to meet and talk with the top administrator at NASA.  Charles Bolden will visit the students […]

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    Alabama’s First Lady to attend ribbon cutting at One Place of the Shoals domestic violence justice center

    FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – Today, Alabama First Lady Dianne Bentley will be in north Alabama for a big celebration in the Shoals. It’s a ribbon cutting for a place designed to help victims of domestic violence. It’s a project about a year in the making.  One Place of the Shoals is moving into its own permanent home and out of the Lauderdale County District Attorney’s office. Investigators have been working on domestic violence crimes in cramped office space.  Tuesday, the […]


    Free advice from consultant helps Huntsville Animal Services achieve shocking adoption rates in October

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – It’s an unusual situation at Huntsville Animal Services (HAS), and a very good one. There are currently no cats in the towers of kennels kept in the front of the building. The director says it’s due to new approaches moving the facility closer to a 90% live release rate.   UPDATE:  See No Kill Huntsville’s response to the progress at Huntsville Animal Services.  Click here:  102414 NKH Press Release Regarding Shelter Progress   Visitors to HAS […]


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