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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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    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 […]


    Frightful savings from discounts, freebies and drive-in fun for Halloween

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – There’s a big holiday creeping up on us all:  Halloween! Trick-or-treating is set for Friday, October 31st.  WHNT NEWS 19 took action to find ways to save you money in the days leading up to the witching hour, as well as on Halloween night. That includes one place offering free spooky fun that you can enjoy from your car. It’s located at 12214 Chicamauga Trail in south Huntsville. The creator of Hillwood Manor says it’s sort […]

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    Remains of U.S. Airman who died in 1952 returned to family in Alabama

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The remains of US Airman Marion Hooten Caudle of Sylacauga arrived at Huntsville International Airport at 1 p.m. Thursday, six decades after he died during the Korean War. His nieces were at the airport to receive his remains, bringing closure to their family. Jamie Aldridge of Muscle Shoals, Suzi Adams of Lafayette, Louisiana and Becky Elders of Huntsville are sisters and nieces of their “Uncle Sonny,” as he was known among family members. Hooten Caudle died in […]

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    First Stop Homeless Day Center expecting new mobile classroom to be delivered Wednesday

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – First Stop Homeless Day Center in Huntsville is expecting a big delivery on Wednesday — a mobile classroom.  It will allow clients to have a better setting to learn life skills. This comes as city leaders are ramping up discussions about how to help the homeless in Huntsville. First Stop is busier now more than ever, since Huntsville closed down “Tent City” under Interstate 565.  The Executive Director is trying to keep up with adding new […]


    Halloween light and sound show “Terror on Deaton Drive” gives thrills while raising awareness of organ donation

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – There’s a house in South Huntsville dressed up for Halloween, with a most unique light and sound display. The creator has been working on it since May, hoping to give people a thrill during the holiday.  And he was thrilled to just be able to do it. During the day, the house at 16008 Deaton Drive looks like any other — nicely decorated for Halloween. But when the sun goes down, the house becomes Terror on […]


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