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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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    Open house on Thursday for TEC 515: the new home for Biz Tech and north Alabama entrepreneurs

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – If you’ve ever had an idea you believe could be a great business, we have good news for you.  There’s a new center in Huntsville designed to help you succeed. It’s called TEC 515 and it’s located at 515 Sparkman Drive. This week, the center is inviting in the public to see how entrepreneurs are working to create jobs. “We’re trying to make this the hub of entrepreneurial-ism in north Alabama,” said Bob Ludwig, the CEO […]

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    Historic black school in Athens to become museum & community center

    ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) –  A historic site in Athens that was on the verge of ruin is now getting new life. It’s hard to imagine that the shell of the old Trinity School will soon become a place where children can learn to become leaders, just like they did decades ago. “Right now, all the work is being done,” said Jimmy Gill, a graduate of Trinity School. Gill is also the President of the Athens City Council.  As a child, […]

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    Limestone County Courthouse renovations in final phase

    ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) – There is significant progress to report about renovations of the Limestone County Courthouse. Construction crews are now in the final phase of the project. County leaders say workers will finish Phase 2 of the $5 million project this week. This time next year, there will be much more room for people to work out their legal differences in Limestone County. Downtown Athens has been a cone zone for at least eight months now. But county officials […]

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    Large group celebrates life of MLK in Limestone County

    ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) – Several dozen people came out to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in Limestone County on Monday. There were two events, and while people voiced concern and worry over where things stand today, they also expressed the same kind of hope Dr. King had six decades ago. The first group gathered outside the courthouse to reflect on the man who worked to make things better during a not-so-perfect time for America. Leon Steele remembers the struggle. […]

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    Retailers, restaurants offering discounts on MLK Day

    ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) – Today is a national holiday to pay tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr.  There will be several stories told on this day about King’s impact on our nation’s history and his dream for equality. That is the focus of today’s coverage of this important holiday. However, this and other holidays also bring a chance for you to save money at a number of retailers.  Many retailers and restaurants are hoping to bring in business by offering […]

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    Decatur Police starting up a new unit — the boat unit

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – The Decatur Police Department is about to add a new unit — a boat unit.   It comes thanks to a federal grant and lots of donations from the River City’s business community. The vessel doesn’t have a name yet, but the Decatur Police Department can’t wait to meet her in person. It’s the department’s new 27-foot inflatable boat. “This vessel was completely custom-made for the Decatur Police Department,” said Lt. John Crouch.  He watched it come […]

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    Criminals ransack & burglarize 4 churches, grocery store along Highway 24

    LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Four churches and a grocery store along Highway 24 are picking up the pieces from an early this morning crime spree. The worst damage was at the last target, Faith Tabernacle Church. “Looks like they’ve even spooned some chili out of there,” said Pastor Anthony Simmons of Faith Tabernacle Church, looking into the refrigerator in the fellowship hall of his church.  “Well, they took them something to go it looks like.” He’s talking about the […]

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    Lawrence County Schools facing crippling deficit and asking for a property tax hike to save them

    LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – There are more problems facing Lawrence County and this time it can impact the children. There’s a grim future for the Lawrence County School District, unless residents there do something that hasn’t been done in 52 years. The ACT score of Lawrence County High School Junior Belle LouAllen is evidence of an improving school district. WHNT NEWS 19’s Beth Jett asked Belle, “What did you make?” “A 30,” Belle said proudly. She credits her Advanced […]

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    Effort underway to thank Limestone County emergency responders as they prepare for threat of attacks

    ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) – Firefighters in Athens have changed what they do when responding to calls for help.  They did so due to threats against emergency responders across the country. A Limestone County man who has been deeply disturbed by recent events of brutality against emergency responders is putting together an event to thank the men and women who coming under fire just for showing up to help people in need. “Evil triumphs when good people do nothing,” said Jerry […]

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    Decatur School Board approves land for new Austin High School & plans for new Decatur High School

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – The Decatur City School Board took a major step towards building a new school for the district’s growing enrollment Tuesday. Tuesday morning, members gave final approval on purchasing the land that will be the site of a new Austin High School. But that’s not the only new school in Decatur that will be built in the next three years. First, Cedar Ridge Golf Course in Decatur will soon change from where golfers went for a perfect […]

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    Athens city leaders submit grant request to construct city’s first-ever community safe room

    ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) – City leaders in Athens are addressing a big hole in public safety that becomes apparent when severe weather threatens the area. They’re trying to get the money needed to build the city’s first — and only — community safe room to protect from tornadoes. Images of tornadoes churning across north Alabama have become a painfully familiar sight to Athens Mayor Ronnie Marks and people living all around the Tennessee Valley. “I stepped into the mayor’s office […]

  • Morgan County school officials meet to learn how to run the new virtual school

    Informational meeting & sign-up for Morgan County Virtual School tonight in Decatur

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – There’s a meeting tonight in Decatur on a new virtual school opening up next month in Morgan County. Tonight’s meeting is for parents of students who may qualify for it. WHNT News 19 visited Priceville Elementary School to see the children hard at work learning at their traditional school. Meanwhile, adults were hard at work learning how to run the new virtual school.  It’s due to open February 2 online. “It will benefit the parents because […]

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