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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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    What looks pretty for the holidays could be trouble for pets

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – The owner of a local Christmas tree farm says he sold about 700 trees this past weekend.  While living trees may be beautiful for the holiday, they can be a source of trouble for the four-legged members of your family. The quintessential sign of the holidays, decorated with all things shiny and sparkly, may be alluring to four-legged creatures.   Local veterinarians have a holiday “heads-up” about pet safety. “It can be irritating if a […]

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    Money Saving Monday: Buying, selling and saving on travel expenses

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – We are now into the busy holiday travel season, which is often thrown off-course by weather. Many people can vouch for the frustration of delays and cancellations beyond your control.  However, there are ways to keep your money from flying away. WHNT News 19 took action to find some very helpful websites to make this process as painless as possible. In short, these sites can help you recover some of your money due to cancellations, sell […]

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    Shop ‘Small Business Saturday’ to keep tax dollars and jobs local

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Artists were busy Friday preparing for the wave of shoppers they are hoping will be taking part in Small Business Saturday this year. “What they don’t spend at a large box store or at the mall is not going to be missed, but it is going to be really valued here,” artist Gayle Verden says. City leaders also champion the “shop local” craze. They floated out the idea at The Little Green Store on Monte Sano […]

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    Shoppers line up for Black Friday deals in Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The day after Thanksgiving is a day of big discounts after a big meal with friends and family. Retailers hope Black Friday deals will get consumers out of the house and into the stores. However, this morning you might say it was a tale of two Black Fridays at least at two stores in Huntsville early this morning. Shoppers were in line and ready to go at Academy Sports early this morning to get in on […]

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    Pastor urges people to be peacemakers in times of divisiveness and thankful to God for blessings

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Thanksgiving Day started with a church service for dozens of families in north Alabama. In Madison, a crowd filled the pews at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, where the pastor found many reasons to be thankful, but also noted a long way to go for people in earning those gifts. “Let us give thanks to the Lord, our God,” said Father Phil O’Kennedy from the altar as he welcomed parishioners. That was the basis of […]

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    Downtown Rescue Mission serves early Thanksgiving meal

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Thanksgiving is Thursday and most people will enjoy a nice dinner with family and friends.  But one charitable organization is dishing out a hot Thanksgiving meal to those who need it a day early. It will be at the Downtown Rescue Mission in Huntsville. The Mission is welcoming in people from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to come in from the cold and enjoy a complete hot turkey meal. They’re doing it on Thanksgiving Day too, as they […]

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    Lower Thanksgiving meal costs by going frozen and canned for most things

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Thanksgiving is Thursday. The average family will spend about $50 on their meal this year. There are ways to save on that bill without giving up the flavor or your favorite dishes. The turkey itself will be the most expensive part of the meal.  Our experts say you’ll pay less for a frozen turkey than a fresh one. Certified Executive Chef Keith Gardiner picked up a frozen turkey and described it.  “That’s a 12-pound bird. $20 […]

  • Local homeless advocate has big criticism about building tiny homes for Huntsville’s homeless population

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Volunteers in Huntsville are fast-tracking an idea to build tiny homes for local homeless people. The group plans  to be at the Huntsville City Council meeting Thursday night to discuss the project. But one man vehemently opposed to the project plans to be there, too. Clete Wetli is the Executive Director for First Stop Day Center for the homeless and believes building these homes could create a dangerous environment. Wetli points to new tables at the […]

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    Third Annual Skating in the Park opens today

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Huntsville Museum of Art and Redstone Federal Credit Union, lead rink sponsor, announce the return of the third annual Skating in the Park in Big Spring Park. It’s an outdoor ice skating rink in downtown Huntsville. The rink will officially open to the public today, Friday, November 21, at 3:15 p.m.  Skating in the Park will be open through January 4, 2015. The newer, larger rink is located directly behind the Huntsville Museum of Art. […]

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    Affordable Care Act will affect all Americans at tax time through new forms or fees

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) –  Open enrollment is underway for the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Americans have until December 15th to go to the online Marketplace and sign up for coverage to begin January 1, 2015. Meanwhile, tax preparers say they are hearing from their clients who have questions about how the ACA will affect everyone in the future. “We’ve already had a lot of questions about this,” said Mark Rogers of Thompson Tax and Accounting Service in Huntsville.  He recalled […]


    Registration for NASA’s 2015 Human Exploration Rover Challenge now open

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – It’s “game on” for high-schoolers, college and university students who can come up with a vehicle that can move around on other planets, moons and asteroids. Team registration for the 2015 NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge is open now. It’s organized by NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center and it is an international event. High school, college and university students compete to design, engineer and test a human-powered rover on a mock course designed to simulate the […]

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    Black Friday deals and steals already released so shoppers can come up with their plans to save

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The most anticipated shopping day of the year is coming up on us.  Black Friday is about 10 days away, and several stores aren’t waiting to get the word out about their deals and steals. Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving.  Even the U.S. Space and Rocket Center is getting in on the fun. Other merchants are so anxious to get your money that they’re opening up on Thanksgiving Day with some blockbuster deals, ramping […]


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