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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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    Congress working on solution to forestland funding hole

    LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Members of Congress are working on a solution to fix financial holes across the country, including Alabama, they created by inactivity. Thursday afternoon, members of the House of Representatives passed a revenue-sharing measure to continue Secure Rural Schools Funding. In short, it is the federal government’s promise to subsidize states that have federally protected forestland which cannot be commercially developed. In Alabama, it affects Lawrence and Winston Counties because that is where Bankhead National Forest […]

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    Lawrence County authorities locate inmate after escape

    LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) The Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office says officials captured Ryan Denham at about 6 p.m. Wednesday evening. Officials say he had been on the loose for a couple of hours. Authorities say he was being transported for a mental health appointment with a counselor at the Lawrence County Mental Health Center when he fled.   Authorities say the 24-year-old ran out of one of the doors to the facility wearing jail clothes and handcuffs. Sheriff Gene Mitchell said […]

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    Lawrence County students in running for $140K of technology prizes for solutions to mosquitoes

    LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – As the temperatures warm, mosquitoes will soon be out looking for meals. This week, students in Lawrence County are hoping their study and solutions of mosquitoes will earn them about $140,000 in free technology prizes in a nation-wide contest. “Surprisingly, this tiny little puddle of water can lead to excruciating physical pain,” said a narrator of a video produced by Lawrence County High School students. They were trying to come up with ways to fight […]

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    Lawrence County Superintendent hosts community information meetings about April 28 referendum

    LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) –  Lawrence County School Superintendent Heath Grimes is inviting as many people as possible to three community meetings this week intended to answer questions about the April 28 referendum. Grimes said he will do a presentation and then take questions from the audience about the financial impact of the property tax increase he is hoping Lawrence County residents will pass to support the school district.  Lawrence County schools are facing a loss of $2.1 million. Grimes […]

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    Family awaits diabetic alert dog for security, relief, comfort and kisses

    ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) – There’s a family in Athens that lives day to day hoping to be spared tragedy. They live in the world of diabetes. TJ Tucker is a type one diabetic who cannot feel the dangerous signs of when his blood sugar level is off. But there is good news to share. The family is now waiting for a four-legged friend who will bring comfort, security, and kisses on command. Her name is Sweetie. “I check my sugar […]

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    Free tax filing help available in Morgan and Limestone Counties

    ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) – Tax Day cometh on April 15th.  One local group of seniors is helping make that sometimes painful process a little easier. RSVP, or Retired Senior Volunteer Program, is offering free tax preparation help to senior citizens and people who are struggling financially in Morgan and Limestone Counties. Volunteers started the service in February and will continue through April 15th. They work out of First Baptist Church in Athens on Mondays and Thursdays, from 9:00 a.m. to […]

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    North Alabama Senator sponsors bill targeting drugged drivers

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – Traffic in Decatur moves at a normal pace with no problems.  But drivers usually can’t tell if they’re sharing the road with someone who’s impaired until it’s too late. “They’re taking your life and my life into their own hands,” said State Senator Arthur Orr of Decatur. He sponsored Senate Bill 162, which targets drivers who are under the influence of drugs. Orr wants something set up similar to the blood alcohol level of .08 that helps […]

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    Commissioner working on grant application to help Hillsboro residents who see deep flooding after rain

    LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – More rain is in the forecast, and that has one Lawrence County woman worried — and for good reason, once you see what this week’s rain has already done at her home. Mildred Davis took video of her home this week in Hillsboro, on County Road 383. She runs an upholstery business called TBA2 Designs. In her video, you can see a truck you see driving away from her business.  He’s a vendor frustrated at […]

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    Benefit pageant brings in $5,000 from 47 contestants for life-saving small animal surgeries

    LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – This weekend is an important one for a non-profit organization in Moulton that raises money for small animals suffering life-threatening injuries. There is a benefit pageant for the Lil Susie Small Animals in Need Foundation. The pageant is an important part of assuring that the organization can continue helping animals whose owners are short on money. “Infection can set up and kill the animal if u don’t get it treated right away,” said Debra Amos […]

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    We Chunk Junk: Spring cleaning that saves you time and money

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – Spring officially arrives Friday, March 20th — whew! One thing that spring brings, for some, is a need to clean out. Alan Snider, of Athens, wants to help you chunk your junk and save money. His company is called “We Chunk Junk”.  He and his guys are moving into their busy season for junk removal in north Alabama. “We’ve gone through a long winter, obviously, and people are ready to clean out and get their garages […]

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    Students turn unwanted neckties into comfortable quilts and win state recognition

    LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) –  A class of high school students in Lawrence County took up a project to turn ugly, unwanted neckties into sources of beauty, warmth and comfort. As it turns out, the students got more than they expected out of the whole project. Lawrence County High School senior Rebeca Corona carefully adjusts neckties that no one wanted into a creation anyone would love to have. She got more than just a good grade for her work. “I didn’t […]

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    Limestone County Sheriff: Deputy did nothing wrong in moments before a wreck that killed 4 people

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – There are new details coming out about a March 1 wreck that claimed the lives of four people. Limestone County’s Sheriff is talking about the actions of his deputy. The dashcam video from the Madison Police patrol car shows a Limestone County Sheriff’s Deputy turning at an intersection, presumably following a suspicious vehicle.  Madison Police released the video on Tuesday, March 10. Sheriff Mike Blakely said his deputy was doing a business check at the […]

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