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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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    Priceville Horse Show to attract hundreds of horses; trying to get over pain of the past

    PRICEVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – This week, the 47th Annual National Walking Horse Trainer Show gets underway at the Morgan County Celebration Arena.  It goes from Thursday, April 2nd, to Saturday, April 4th. Horses from around the country will be judged on their gait, or how they walk.  But there are concerns over a practice of causing a horse terrible pain in order to achieve a winning gait. WHNT NEWS 19 caught up with Rise to Fame, a world grand champion, prancing […]

  • Emergency management agencies utilize mobile apps to keep residents informed

    MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – With the threat of severe weather, now is the perfect time to get in touch with the people who track the impact of the storms. Several Emergency management agencies in north Alabama have mobile apps to keep their residents informed. “It’s good to have as much quick and accurate information as you can,” said Eddie Hicks, the Morgan County EMA Director. Hicks is in charge of getting that information out fast. He knows means of communication […]


    Athens man awaits his diabetic alert dog and gets pictures of her at just the right time

    ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) – An Athens family is hoping for a big turnout at their latest fundraiser this weekend to bring in the funds for a diabetic alert dog. It follows an emotional roller coaster that TJ Tucker and his mother went through last week when TJ suffered a diabetic attack. It ended up being a week of a very low point and a very high point in TJ’s journey with type one diabetes. “He woke up and his blood […]

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    Hartselle girl’s artwork to be featured in national calendar

    HARTSELLE, Ala. (WHNT) – There is an eight-year-old girl from Hartselle who’s waiting to find out if her artwork will be featured on the front of the national calendar. Kaylee Claybaugh has come along way since last summer when she drew a special picture. She had gone into kidney failure because of a bacteria she picked up somewhere. Kaylee had to undergo eight sessions of dialysis. While she did, she wrote about her experiences and drew a picture depicting what […]

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    Athens Police to get new equipment

    ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) – Just in time for warmer weather and more crime, the Athens Police Department is getting new equipment to better serve the public. Athens Police Chief Floyd Johnson confirms thefts are up as of lately and he expects that to get worse over the summer. But the Athens City Council recently approved some $300,000 for new equipment to help fight crime. Within the next few months, the department will get new radios, radars, protection gear, interview room, […]

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    Arraignment set for former Habitat for Humanity director

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – The former executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Athens Limestone County is set to be arraigned on theft charges this week. On April 1, the former executive director, Greg Miller, is due to be arraigned on two theft cases; one for allegedly embezzling about $107,000 from the non-profit and another for allegedly writing employee paychecks for his own consulting company on a closed bank account. Limestone County District Attorney Brian Jones is personally handling […]

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    Alabama unemployment drops to 5.8 percent, local communities also report drop

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) _ Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley is getting closer to being able to collect a salary, but he is not there yet. The state announced Friday that the unemployment rate dropped to 5.8 percent in February. Bentley has promised not to accept a paycheck until the state’s unemployment rate drops to 5.2 percent. In Lawrence, Limestone and Morgan counties, the unemployment rate is down overall from January to February 2015. It’s also down from one year ago. Last […]

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    Congress working on solution to forestland funding hole

    LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Members of Congress are working on a solution to fix financial holes across the country, including Alabama, they created by inactivity. Thursday afternoon, members of the House of Representatives passed a revenue-sharing measure to continue Secure Rural Schools Funding. In short, it is the federal government’s promise to subsidize states that have federally protected forestland which cannot be commercially developed. In Alabama, it affects Lawrence and Winston Counties because that is where Bankhead National Forest […]

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    Lawrence County authorities locate inmate after escape

    LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) The Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office says officials captured Ryan Denham at about 6 p.m. Wednesday evening. Officials say he had been on the loose for a couple of hours. Authorities say he was being transported for a mental health appointment with a counselor at the Lawrence County Mental Health Center when he fled.   Authorities say the 24-year-old ran out of one of the doors to the facility wearing jail clothes and handcuffs. Sheriff Gene Mitchell said […]

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    Lawrence County students in running for $140K of technology prizes for solutions to mosquitoes

    LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – As the temperatures warm, mosquitoes will soon be out looking for meals. This week, students in Lawrence County are hoping their study and solutions of mosquitoes will earn them about $140,000 in free technology prizes in a nation-wide contest. “Surprisingly, this tiny little puddle of water can lead to excruciating physical pain,” said a narrator of a video produced by Lawrence County High School students. They were trying to come up with ways to fight […]

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    Lawrence County Superintendent hosts community information meetings about April 28 referendum

    LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) –  Lawrence County School Superintendent Heath Grimes is inviting as many people as possible to three community meetings this week intended to answer questions about the April 28 referendum. Grimes said he will do a presentation and then take questions from the audience about the financial impact of the property tax increase he is hoping Lawrence County residents will pass to support the school district.  Lawrence County schools are facing a loss of $2.1 million. Grimes […]


    Family awaits diabetic alert dog for security, relief, comfort and kisses

    ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) – There’s a family in Athens that lives day to day hoping to be spared tragedy. They live in the world of diabetes. TJ Tucker is a type one diabetic who cannot feel the dangerous signs of when his blood sugar level is off. But there is good news to share. The family is now waiting for a four-legged friend who will bring comfort, security, and kisses on command. Her name is Sweetie. “I check my sugar […]


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