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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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    Blood donors needed after new guidelines for AB plasma cause shortage

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – Saturday, June 21, is the official start of the summer.  It’s also a time when one critical life-saving measure takes a hit:  blood donation. This year, a new guideline is causing a shortage in one unique and important type of blood plasma. In Madison on Friday, there were more occupied chairs than empty ones at the Lifesouth Blood Center. It was a good day. “I’ve got it and don’t need it, so somebody else does,” said […]


    Madison County leaders researching how new county restaurants could obtain liquor licenses more quickly

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Madison County leaders are trying to come up with ways to help the survival of restaurants that set up to do business in the county. There’s one location in particular in Harvest where many restaurants have tried, but failed because of one issue. A drive down Highway 53 into Harvest will lead to an area of businesses booming. “People are wanting to spend their tax dollars locally and that’s what we’re seeking,” said Madison County […]


    Madison neighborhood opposes suggestion to rezone land for shopping center and school

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – An idea to rezone land in Madison for a new high-end shopping mall and a possible new school is not going over well with residents who live nearby. Some residents are upset over how such projects would affect their way of life and they’re pushing a petition to stop it. The Park Meadow neighborhood sits right across the road from what is now a wheat field in land zoned for residential building.   That’s how two women […]

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    McGinnis announces candidacy for District 4 seat on Huntsville School Board

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – With about two weeks before candidates can officially file paperwork to run, a second person has announced a run for the Huntsville City School Board District Four seat. Longtime educator Walker McGinnis is going after the seat being vacated by Topper Birney. Birney is retiring after holding the position for 12 years. McGinnis said he’s happy with the way the school system is progressing and backs Superintendent Casey Wardynski’s plans against the decades old desegregation order. […]


    Krystal Crave Cruiser in Huntsville for nationwide taste test tour

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – It was a tasty afternoon for anyone who stopped by to see the Krystal Crave Cruiser during its stop in Huntsville on Monday. It was part of a ten-stop nationwide tour to celebrate its newest burger, The Stacker. Staff members prepared 1,000 Stackers and gave them out to 500 people for them to participate in an hour-long taste test. The ten-wheeled food truck was set up at the entrance of Wal-mart off University Drive. Huntsville was […]


    Buy veggies in bulk, enjoy them now, save them for later, help your neighbor

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala.  (WHNT) – It’s an age-old trick to saving money that really comes in handy over the summer months in the Tennessee Valley:  buying lots of fresh fruits and vegetables when they’re cheap, and saving what you can for the winter months. There’s a local farmer who has found a way to get the best of the best from Amish farmers in Southern Tennessee and then pass along the savings to her customers. Susan Ayers-Kelley shared her secret:  Plowboy […]

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    Madison County WW2 vet celebrates birthday, wife’s birthday and 67th anniversary to come

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) –  On Saturday, June 14th, America celebrated Old Glory and the birthday of the United States Army. Meanwhile, a small crowd gathered at Moontown Airport to celebrate the birthday of a World War Two veteran. It was a surprise party for 90-year-old Harold McMurran and his wife, Ruth. Just after 12pm, Spring Sneed entered a small room and announced, “Allright, we’re about to sing happy birthday to Grandmother and Grandpa McMurran.  It’s their 85th and 90th […]


    Grover, the bear, comes crashing down after ‘funeral’ in Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Residents along Grove Avenue in Huntsville may feel sad now, when they look out and see an ugly stump in front of 206 Grove Avenue. That’s where Grover, the bear, stood for nine years.  That was, until Saturday night at 7 o’clock. Grover’s wood carver and creator, Steve Reavis, took a chainsaw to him as his neighbors –some in costume– watched. It took Reavis about five minutes to cut through Grover’s legs.  Meanwhile, three men holding […]


    Madison County Farmer loses thousands to storm damage but is comforted by priceless friendship of the Amish

    NEW MARKET,  Ala. (WHNT) – The storms that have beared down on North Alabama over the last week hit some areas very hard.   Such is the case at Ayers Farm in New Market. The owner, Susan Ayers-Kelley was devastated to see the damage from June 5th, but it was something else that made her cry. What seemed like a hopeless situation turned into a very good thing. One week after the storms of June 5th, clear skies hung over Ayers […]


    West Corporation holding two-day job fair to hire 300 customer care associates

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – There’s good news from the job front in Huntsville this week, especially for anyone looking for a job. West Corporation is hiring more than 300 new full-time Customer Care Associate positions in Huntsville. Due to their need, the company will be holding a two-day job fair on Tuesday June 10th and Wednesday June 11th from 9 am until 6 pm at 5000 Bradford Drive, Suite 300. The jobs open are Customer Care Associate positions.  They’re looking […]


    Madison preschool is under construction, school officials already talking expansion

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – There’s a hotbed of activity off Nance Road in Madison. Workers are transforming an old daycare to the city’s new preschool building. The doors haven’t even opened yet and already there’s talk of expansion. Construction crews are drilling in new life tothe building that’s been vacant for a year. “We think that this pre-k school program gives kids a fair start, ready to come in, ready to learn, ready with routine, ready with regimens and ready […]

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    Deals and Discounts for Father’s Day

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Father’s Day is Sunday and there are ways to tell Dad you love and appreciate him and still save money. WHNT NEWS 19 looked around and scoured the web to find deals for the Dad who’s a space enthusiast, the Dad who loves tools or even trains, and the Dad who loves steak. For Dads who love their tools, you can get a good deal for him if you act now. K-Mart is offering 50% off […]