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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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    Morgan County Schools building new multipurpose central office

    MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – With various school building projects in the works, hundreds of students will start the new year in new school buildings. In Morgan County, the leaders of the school district will have a new home in the fall. The superintendent says it’s because the district sold what they say was the most expensive land in the county. Right now, there are all kinds of sounds coming from the campus of Priceville High School. They are construction […]

  • Family members of Krystal murder victims speak publicly for first time

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – Marie Aguilar and Lois Graff stood side by side outside the Morgan County Courthouse, just as they sat inside the courtroom during Ezekiel Gholston’s sentencing Monday morning. “I’m just glad it’s over,” said Aguilar. “I will breathe a sigh of relief,” said Graff. Both testified before Judge Glenn Thompson about the loss of their loved ones in August 2011. Gholston, Jordaan Creque, and Cassandra Eldred conspired to rob the Krystal restaurant on 6th Avenue.  They killed […]

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    Judge hands down 2 life sentences for Ezekiel Gholston in Decatur Krystal murders

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – A sentencing hearing was held Monday morning for one of three people convicted in the 2011 murders of two Krystal employees. A judge handed down two life sentences for Ezekiel Gholston.  These will run concurrently, and Gholston does have the chance of getting parole. Gholston was found guilty in February. Prosecutors were pushing for him to get the death penalty in the trial, but Gholston was convicted of felony murder, not capital murder, so he was […]

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    Feed truck crashes with SUV, falls over onto it in Albertville

    ALBERTVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Police in Albertville are investigating a crash on Highway 75 North and Martling Road. The wreck caused some traffic delays while crew worked to clean up the wreckage.  However, the intersection is open to traffic. Captain Joey Martin says a feed truck collided with a SUV near the Shell gas station around 5:45pm Sunday evening. Witnesses say emergency responders had trouble uprighting the feed truck and pulling it off of the SUV. Police say one vehicle […]

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    Moulton city officials apply for $500K of upgrades to Byler Road

    MOULTON, Ala. (WHNT) –  Those who know the history of Byler Road in motion say it is one of the oldest in the state and used to be a stagecoach road. The mayor of Moulton says it’s time for some 21st-century adjustments, specifically, new sidewalks to be paid for mostly with federal money. “The government wants more people to walk and providing sidewalks will encourage people to walk,” said Mayor Ray Alexander. He says the city is waiting to hear […]

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    Lawrence County department heads told to cut 20% from budgets

    LAWRENCE COUNTY, Al. (WHNT) – Lawrence County Commissioners approved a resolution ordering county department heads to reduce their budgets by 20 percent. The resolution by Commissioner Norman Pool passed four to one with Commissioner Mose Jones voting no. The commission set up a workshop for the department heads to meet with commissioners and make their recommendations on May 19th at 10 a.m. There will be a special commission meeting afterwards on May 22 at 10 a.m. to further discuss the […]

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    Lawrence Co. Commission nixes proposal to raise sales tax amid shouts of support from citizens

    LAWRENCE COUNTY, Al. (WHNT) – Lawrence County Commissioners shot down a resolution on Friday to ask legislators to increase the sales tax in Lawrence County by two cents. Commissioner Bradley Cross put forth the resolution.  It would have brought the county sales tax equal to the sales tax in the city of Moulton, which is currently 9 cents.  The additional money would have gone to Lawrence County’s General Fund. However, Commissioner Norman Pool insisted the local delegation would not support […]

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    Decatur Police practicing with new patrol boat

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – The Decatur Police Department’s newest unit is practicing with its new equipment and getting ready to hit the water. Lieutenant Jeremy Hayes is the captain of the ship, so to speak. The vessel was paid for by a federal grant and donations from industries along the Tennessee River that want protection. With Decatur’s being the third most active port in the state, police wanted a better and faster way to get to the chemical plants in […]

  • New technology to make things easier for guests and staff at Decatur Public Library

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – There is new technology going into the Decatur Public Library to make things easier for customers. Sherry Sakovich, the Director of the Decatur Public Library, said her staff is halfway through tagging the library’s collection of 90,000 items. The tags are stickers that contain a small radio antenna and a computer chip. “It’s going to be a lot easier for customers,” said Sakovich. “We’ll have a self checkout machine coming in a few weeks that’s going […]

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    Limestone County company adding to workforce

    ELKMONT, Ala. (WHNT) – EFI Automotive is celebrating ten years of business and announcing they’ll be adding more than 100 employees over the next five years. The company just added $2.5 million of upgrades to the $20 million plant. EFI Automotive makes ignition systems and transmission and climate control sensors. It will be one of Limestone County’s  top manufacturing employers. Patrick Thollin, CEO, said the company will bring on new engineers, technicians and other workers. They will bring their workforce […]

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    PHOTOS: Meth lab explodes inside motel room in Athens, no one hurt

    ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) – Athens Police say one person is in custody after a meth lab exploded inside a motel room early Wednesday morning. Police are looking for another suspect, too. The owner of the Budget Inn on Highway 31 said he heard the smoke detector go off around 4:45 a.m.  He went to find out what was happening and knocked on the door of Unit 123, where there had been an explosion. A man answered the door, and the owner […]

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    Limestone County tech students earn rare engineering certification

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – As lawmakers consider a bill to un-earmark education dollars so they can be moved to the state’s General Fund, educators are pointing to student success stories to argue against the move. Tristan Jay, a junior at East Limestone High School and student of the Limestone County Tech Center, is their latest example. The 16-year-old is now a Certified Labview Associate Developer. Jay says only 75 people in Alabama have the certification. “Most of them are at Auburn […]

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