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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!

Recent Articles
  • Raven Williams pets her dog, Major. He was shot when he charged at burglars as they broke in to his family's apartment. (WHNT News 19)

    New Update: Dog Shot Protecting Huntsville Family Receives Medicine, Set for Surgery

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A dog in Huntsville that went more than a month without pain medication after being shot is doing much better now. Major took a bullet on April 30th protecting his owner, Raven Williams, from armed robbers trying to break down her apartment door. Raven couldn’t afford medical treatment for Major.  But animal lovers across North Alabama, and as far away as Texas and Oregon, stepped in to help. On Wednesday, Raven took Major for his first […]


    Madison Police Warn Residents of Increase in Vehicle Break-ins

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) –  Summer is here and that means people are outdoors much more — including criminals on the prowl. The Madison Police Department sent out a warning to say they have noticed an increase in items being stolen out of vehicles in the past few weeks. Police ask citizens to discourage car burglars by not giving them any reason to target a vehicle.  The way to do that is by removing valuables from vehicles when parked overnight. Officers […]


    Animal Rescue Groups Receive $12,000 from Child Cancer Victim’s Efforts

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – The memory and legacy of a nine-year-old girl who passed away from cancer is living on in the faces of animals getting help and attention they need. It comes as a result of Sasha Dison, who lived in Limestone County and loved animals. Before she died, Sasha’s family and friends organized an event to raise money for sick, injured and neglected animals called “Taking Care of Paws – Sasha’s Way”. This week was the payoff, which […]


    The Smell of Saving Money: Great Perfume Deals

    WHNT NEWS 19 is constantly looking for ways to help you save money, even in the smallest ways. For example, some people may believe a person is not quite finished getting ready for the day until they put on that final spritz of a nice perfume or cologne. WHNT took action to scour the internet to find ways for you to look good, smell great, and still have money in your pocket.  In fact, you can smell like a million […]

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    Huntsville City Leader Confirms Research Underway to Become a No Kill Community

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) –  Animal advocates in Huntsville who are opposed to euthanizing healthy animals are enjoying an extra burst of hope and energy, after learning a key city official revealed to WHNT NEWS 19 that steps are underway to see if Huntsville could become a No Kill community. No Kill Huntsville is a commitment local animal advocates have been pushing since 2012.  Simply put, it means finding homes for all healthy animals to avoid euthanasia. “Studies have shown that […]

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    Getting Results: WHNT News 19 Gets Answers About Fence at Big Spring Park

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – One side of Big Spring Park is not looking as pretty as usual lately. That’s because of silver fencing placed around an otherwise beautiful area in the eastern side of the park. The unsightly structure is frustrating residents who live in the area and utilize the park. They want to know when the structure will be taken down. WHNT NEWS 19 took action to find out. Residents who live in the area noticed the fencing a […]

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    Sierra Club Founded On This Day in 1892; Protest of Tar Sands Mining Scheduled

    Today is an important day among people concerned about the environment and natural beauty. It’s the day a conservationist named John Muir founded the Sierra Club in 1892, to protect and promote national parks across the country. Recently, the Alabama Chapter of the Sierra Club received thousands of dollars to promote the environment here through a grant of nearly $14,000. It’s a lobbying grant to be used to promote environmental causes. That includes the Alabama Rivers Alliance, which works on […]

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    Madison Students Win Global Award for being “Distracted”

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – Six years of “distraction” ended up in a world title for a high school in Madison. A team of students from Bob Jones High School went from not even placing for six years at a Destination Imagination challenge to winning the whole global competition. It took seven students to make the world “Distracted” in a good way. “We are recognized as the best high school improv team in the world right now,” said Nathan Daniel, a […]

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    Freebies and Discounts for Military Members on Memorial Day

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Today is a special day to recognize the men and women who’ve sacrificed for the betterment of the country. And what better way to say “thank you” to a member of the military than by helping him or her save money. There are lots of places are offering special deals for members of the military, active and retired. For Hooters of Huntsville, saying thanks to members of the military is a commitment year after year. “Small […]

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    Cute Video: Muskrat Eats Popcorn at Big Spring Park

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Did you know ducks and fish aren’t the only wildlife you’ll see at Big Spring Park? Wednesday, we found a muskrat! WHNT News 19 reporter Beth Jett and photojournalist Dave Schmidt stopped at the park to get some video and spotted him just across from the downtown YMCA. He snacked on some popcorn left on the grass. He stayed near us for a little while and then went back in the water and swam away. Huntsville […]


    New Outdoor Pool at Hogan YMCA in Madison to Open Saturday

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – Nothing says summer fun like a water mushroom, dumping bucket, and water cannons.  They’re almost ready to go at the Hogan YMCA in Madison. On Monday, WHNT NEWS 19 cameras caught workers putting on the final touches. “It’s a zero-depth entry, so they’ll be able to kinda walk in or waddle in and play around where it’s shallow,” said Ginger Upshaw, aquatics director. The slides are ready to go and the mushroom, dumping bucket and water […]

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    Grissom Students Competing in National Econ Challenge

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A team of high school economics whizzes from Huntsville will have a final day of competition in a National Economics Challenge in New York City today. The students from Grissom High School are competing to be the National Champs at the 14th Annual Economics Challenge. The first day of competition was Sunday. Students Bill Caraway, Ash Nanda, Animesh Mahapatra, and Daniel Blumer, along with their team coach and teacher, Suzanne Bailey, left Saturday. They are competing […]