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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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    Huntsville real estate agent holding safety class after slaying of Arkansas realtor

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The slaying of a realtor in Arkansas has real estate agencies across the nation thinking about safety.  Police arrested 33-year-old Arron Lewis, a parolee, and charged him with capital murder in the death of 49-year-old Beverly Carter. Carter’s body was found in a shallow grave Monday days after she disappeared while showing a home. A Huntsville realtor is taking action to help others in her field protect themselves. Diane Hasley of Capstone Realty organized a free class […]

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    Pick a pumpkin and save some cash with discounts at local patches

    MERIDIANVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – We’re inching closer to the Witching Hour and now is the time to decorate for Halloween, as well as the fall. WHNT NEWS 19 is taking action to help you save money while having fun in the fall. Several pumpkin patches in the Tennessee Valley are now open for people to take tours, hayrides and take home pumpkins from the vine. This is the 18th year for Tate Farms in Meridianville to have a blast inviting […]

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    Savings Catcher plan does homework for you and gives back what you overspent

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Millions of people do it every week — some more than once a week — shop at Walmart. WHNT NEWS 19 is taking action to help you save money on your trip with news about the retailer’s new way to help you save money. It’s their new “Savings Catcher” program. The program started August 4th and is an advancement to the store’s price match program from several years ago. For this one, you don’t have to […]

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    Students in three Tennessee Valley school districts to dismiss early today

    (WHNT) – The weekend comes early for students in Huntsville, Madison, and Madison County.  A professional development day for educators means students will only be in class for a half day. Dismissal times for students in all three districts are staggered based on when their classes begin. Madison County Students who start class at 7:45 a.m. will be dismissed at 11:00 a.m. Students who start class at 8:30 a.m. and do not ride a bus to school will be dismissed […]

  • Former teacher’s aide sentenced to 186 months in prison for sodomy conviction

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A former teacher’s aide convicted of abusing a child six years ago has been sentenced to 186 months in prison. That’s roughly 15 years, but nowhere near the maximum sentence for the crime, life in prison. Judge Dennis O’Dell handed down the sentence Thursday morning to Michael Horton, who had worked as a teacher’s aide at Providence Elementary School. In court as friends and family testified on his behalf, Michael Horton’s body shook with unheard sobs. […]

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    Stolen Halloween decorations recovered after video of crime posted to Facebook

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Tuesday, Sept. 23 marks the first full day of fall, but decorations are already up on homes around the Tennessee Valley. And they were up for only a few days at one Limestone County home before someone stole them. However, when the victims decided to post video from their surveillance camera of the thief caught in the act to their Facebook page, they couldn’t believe the response they got. “The table was here,” said Rachell […]

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    Alabama ARISE: Child poverty in Alabama is up while family income is down

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WHNT) – There is some not-so-great financial news about how you, your neighbors, and children in Alabama may be fairing. Alabama ARISE — a citizen’s policy project — is out with their take on new census data and insists the state hasn’t even begun to bounce back from what it calls the “Great Recession”. Children in Alabama work during the school year to understand how to make numbers add up. Adults, meanwhile, are dealing with numbers that don’t […]

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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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