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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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    Worker injured in accident at Aviagen plant in Lawrenceburg, TN

    LAWRENCEBURG, Tenn. (WHNT) – A person was injured Wednesday morning in an accident at a chicken house in Lawrenceburg.  Aviagen is a poultry breeding company. The worker was moving chickens or eggs in a cart, and the cart turned over on the worker, according to Dave Kennamer, a human resources spokesperson at Aviagen in Huntsville.  The cart weighed about 500 pounds, Kennamer estimated. The worker was not an employee of Aviagen, but a contract worker from Lyons in Decatur, Kennamer said.  The worker […]

  • Ezekiel Gholston, center, is led into the Morgan County Courthouse. (Photo: Beth Jett/WHNT News 19/January 28, 2015)

    Jury finds second suspect in Decatur Krystal murders guilty of felony murder

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – UPDATE: A Morgan County jury convicted Ezekiel Gholston of two counts of felony murder for the robbery and shooting deaths of Jeff Graff and Jesse Aguilar at the Krystal Restaurant in Decatur in 2011. The jury got the case around 10 a.m. Tuesday, and came back in the courtroom just after 1:30 p.m. with a question. The verdict was returned around 3:45 p.m. Prosecutors were pushing for Gholston to get the death penalty. Jordaan Creque, a co-defendant, has already been […]

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    Probate judges ask for clarification on if same-sex marriage licenses can be issued

    LIMESTONE & MORGAN COUNTIES, Ala. (WHNT) – There were no lines of people waiting in Morgan and Limestone Counties on this first day of “Wedding Week.” But there was still frustration and a lot of confusion from residents to the people in charge. First thing Monday morning, a resident showed up at the Limestone County Courthouse to find out how her probate judge was going to handle “Wedding Week.” “I’m just a Limestone County resident who supports equal rights,” said Melissa […]

  • Ways to say “I love you” without shooting an arrow through your wallet for Valentine’s Day

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) –  Valentine’s Day is Saturday and WHNT NEWS 19 is taking action to help you get results with your sweetie.  We’ve found plenty of ways for you to have a romantic time without shooting an arrow through your wallet. At Morgan Price Candy Company in Decatur, love is in the air and chocolate is on display. Owner Nancy Curl says this is a place where you get your money’s worth. “We use fresh ingredients and high-quality ingredients […]

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    Lawrence County Solid Waste Department turning litter into jobs

    LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) –  Lawrence County is struggling and in a mess after losing a major employer, International Paper. But one county department is trying to make things nicer — and create good-paying jobs in the process. It’s Willie Allen’s bread and butter in Lawrence County — cleaning up other people’s trash. “People just throwing em out of cars.  Last year alone we picked up over 100 tons,” said Allen. He’s the head of the county’s solid waste department […]


    Old Greenbrier Restaurant gets new look

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – If you haven’t been by Old Greenbrier Restaurant on Old Highway 20 lately, wait until you see how it looks now. The outside features a beautiful mural done by spray paint. Chandler Hayes of Decatur is the artist. He runs a spray paint studio in Decatur called JB Hurst Machineworks. It took him a week to do the mural on the restaurant. He said he’s been wanting to paint the building for years and approached the […]

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    New President at Calhoun Community College wants a master plan for campus by the end of the year

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – There’s a new leader running Calhoun Community College. Jim Klauber of Owensboro, Kentucky, is now in place to lead the state’s largest two-year college. His arrival has been eagerly anticipated and is flashed on the campus marquis in Decatur. “It’s a great privilege to be president of Calhoun Community College,” said Klauber. Klauber is the 5th president of the college. Wednesday was only his third day on the job. He’s already seen enough to know what […]

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    Former pastor puzzled and offended at racial slur scrawled on his driveway

    MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – February is Black History Month, a time to reflect on the past. In Somerville, one man is dealing with a term scrawled on his driveway that conjures up the worst of the past. “It’s somewhat upsetting,” said Stanley Reeves, a former pastor. He has lived in a predominantly white neighborhood in Somerville since 1976. This week, for the first time, an ugly word showed up on the end of his driveway. “I’m puzzled as to […]

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    Sickness may force Morgan County School District officials to change reward policy for good attendance

    MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Sickness in Morgan County schools may force the district to make changes to its incentives for good attendance and grades. School officials recognize students who try not to miss class are succumbing to illnesses from this year’s flu season. This week, Morgan County Deputy School Superintendent Lee Willis is acting as the principal at Eva School. “The principal is out sick with the flu along with many of our students,” Willis explained. Fifty-one students out […]

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    Trinity family mourns the loss of their matriarch to early morning mobile home fire

    LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – A family in Trinity is devastated over the loss of their loved one to a Monday morning fire. It took crews from three departments to put out the flames at the mobile home, and it was still smoking nearly 12 hours later. Authorities say the fire started around one o’clock Monday morning at the home on County Road 460. Family members who live nearby say they saw the flames and called 911, then ran over […]

  • Ezekiel Gholston, center, is led into the Morgan County Courthouse. (Photo: Beth Jett/WHNT News 19/January 28, 2015)

    Gholston trial: Sounds and sights of murderous morning come back to life in testimony

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – The sights and sounds of a horrific crime in the River City came to life again Monday morning. It’s the robbery and shooting deaths of two employees at Krystal restaurant on Sixth avenue in 2011. Police quickly arrested three people and charged them with capital murder. Monday morning, testimony got underway in the trial of Ezekial Gholston, the second suspect to be tried in the incident. It started off with graphic sounds and images — for the jury […]

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    February brings savings from groceries to gifts

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – You may just fall in love with February because of the money you can save during this month.  From the groceries you choose to the gifts you might give, experts on frugality have some money-saving tips for you. First, look for deals on snack foods, now that Super Bowl XLIX is in the books.  Stores that stocked up on chips and dip or football-themed trays and platters will be trying to clear their shelves starting today. […]


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