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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

    Limestone County authorities await toxicology reports for 61-year-old while her family struggles to cope

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – The Limestone County Sheriff’s Office awaits information from forensic examiners to figure out the cause of death for a woman found Monday night in southeast Limestone County. Sheriff Mike Blakely said an autopsy was performed Wednesday morning, but the pathologist wanted to wait to issue a cause of death for Christine Garth until toxicology work can be completed. A passerby found the body of the 61- year-old along the side of a road Monday night […]


    UPDATE: Limestone County death investigation reveals woman found partially unclothed with no apparent injuries

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT)  – The sheriff of Limestone County is turning to the public for help determining what happened to a 61-year-old woman found dead along the side of the road in the southeast part of the county. Sheriff Mike Blakely said Christine Garth was on the phone 30 minutes before she was found dead a mile and a half away from her home Monday night. WHNT News 19 went to the scene and was met by a Limestone […]


    Decatur city councilman argues priorities for the River City are out of order

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – As Decatur city leaders try to move ahead with a long list of improvement projects for roads and recreation, one city leader says it’s irresponsible spending. The lone critic on the Decatur City Council –Billy Jackson — argues priorities for the city are out of order. “We have to prioritize our needs and we’re doing a poor job of just doing exactly that,” said Jackson. The Decatur City Councilman, who has been suffering from a cold, […]

  • The Limestone County Sheriff's Office says a woman's body was found Monday night on Zion Church Lane in the Belle Mina community. (Photo: Beth Jett/WHNT News 19)

    Woman’s death under investigation in southern Limestone County

    BELLE MINA, Ala. (WHNT) –  The Limestone County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a 61-year-old woman in the southern portion of the county. Sheriff Mike Blakely said the body of Christine Garth, 61, was found around 10 p.m. Monday on Zion Church Lane, about a mile from where she lives in Belle Mina.  A driver found her and called 911. Blakely said Garth was on the phone with a man asking for a ride around 9:45 last night. […]


    Decatur City Council pursuing $10 million line of credit for future projects

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – Decatur city leaders are planning big things for the River City in terms of roads and recreation. Monday, at their regular meeting, the Decatur City Council took the first step towards setting up what they call a “cash management tool” to help. Right now, it’s a bumpy drive down Spring Avenue in the rain, with patches and puddles all along the roadway. But brighter and smoother days are ahead. Spring Avenue is one of many spots […]


    Moulton city leaders use $326,000 of liquor tax money for enhancements at H.A. Alexander Park

    MOULTON, Ala. (WHNT) – The city of Moulton is cashing in on people who buy adult beverages. City leaders recently made a big purchase with money from the city’s liquor tax.  The mayor was very pleased, one liquor store owner was not. On Monday afternoon, rain poured in H.A. Alexander Park in Moulton. City leaders are planning new life for it and for residents. “It will be a long process,” said Moulton Mayor Ray Alexander. He said the city spent […]

  • Salute the leaders of the free market by saving money this President’s Day

    ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) – Happy Presidents’ Day!  Perhaps a great way to celebrate the leaders of the free world and free market is to save money.  That’s just how many businesses are celebrating — national chains and small local stores, too. It’s a great day to save loads of money on everything from clothes to furniture to electronics. In Athens, the place to go to find all things Alabama, some things Auburn and things for local sports teams too is […]

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    Lawrence County touts the first county-run no-kill animal shelter in Alabama

    MOULTON, Ala. (WHNT) – There’s good news for animal lovers — and animals — in Lawrence County. There is now a “No Kill” shelter there. Bobbie Taylor got the permission to run it and an $80,000 contract from the Lawrence County Commission during their meeting Friday morning. She insists it’s the first county-run no-kill shelter in the state of Alabama.   Bobbie Taylor, pictured above, sits in the first row at the Lawrence County Commission meeting. Right now, the 81-year-old runs […]

  • Deputy needs help from public to retire and replace K9 partner

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – There’s a Morgan County deputy who’s trying to raise money to replace her partner of 8 years. Deputy Kristen Garrett wants to make sure there’s no lapse in protection for the public as her partner retires. As lively as Xanto, an 11-year-old German Shepherd, may seem, his handler says he is slowing down. “Us as handlers, we know when it’s time. Our dogs let us know,” said Garrett. She says he’s had him for the last […]

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    United Way and partners plan groundbreaking on home for people with mental illness

    ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) – After days of disappointing news of mental health facilities in north Alabama closing, there is finally some good news. There’s a new home in the works for those living with mental illness in Limestone County. On Elm Street, right next to the Athens Limestone Counseling Center, there’s an empty lot. “It’s going to be their homes,” said Kaye McFarlen, Executive Director of United Way of Athens/Limestone County. McFarlen sees the empty lot as a perfect place […]

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    Athens unveils ‘High Cotton Arts’ art incubator

    ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) – Athens now has its own art incubator. It’s called High Cotton Arts. It’s an area offering 10 low-rent spaces to artists in Downtown Athens. It’s similar to Lowe Mill of Huntsville, except it’s not for profit. The idea is to encourage those who have an interest and talent for art. “To help them get started building their career base and hoping to push them out eventually in a year or two so they can have their […]

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    Manufacturing students wanted for new class

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – Here’s an all-call for anyone who wants to learn various talents that manufacturers are looking for. Calhoun Community college and Toyota Motor Manufacturing are accepting applications for a new class of graduates. It’s a two-year program that will end with a technical associate’s degree. Those accepted will learn about advanced manufacturing technology and business practices and get paid working experience. Organizers will hold two informational meetings on February 19th, one at Calhoun’s Decatur Campus at 5:00pm […]


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