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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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    Get savings delivered to you via text

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Today is Labor Day. It’s a holiday to celebrate how hard Americans work to keep the country running. Saving money shouldn’t be hard work. WHNT is taking action to show you how you can do it by just receiving a text message to your cell phone. We’re talking about texting clubs. A heads-up for you — make sure you have an unlimited texting plan to get the most out of these clubs. Such plans are very […]

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    Travel Steals and Deals for Labor Day

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – We are approaching Labor Day weekend. It’s your chance for one last beach getaway and you can do it for cheap. But you have to act quickly to get in on some great travel deals. If you can hear the waves and white sands calling you one last time, so can the people in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. Right now, there’s a deal for August offering beach houses for 25 percent off. Rates are as […]

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    Law firm supply drive successful for pets and people served by Manna House

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Staffers at a Huntsville law firm are totalling up donations to go to Manna House on behalf of people who live with animals and may need help to care for them. Lanier Ford Shaver & Payne wrapped up a two-week collection drive to bring in food and supplies for companion animals. They received about 1,000 pounds of dog and cat food and cat litter, as well as a few dozen toys, dishes, beds and lots of […]

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    New HEALS, Inc. Clinic will provide dental, optometry services to children at Madison Crossroads Elem.

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala (WHNT) – Volunteers and staff members are getting familiar with their new digs at a brand new clinic designed to serve children in Madison County who need it most. The new HEALS, Inc. dental and optometry clinic, is set up next to Madison Crossroads Elementary School. Volunteers, staff, community leaders and supporters cut the ribbon on the clinic Thursday morning.  It took a year to get here. From a groundbreaking on August 22, 2013, in front of […]

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    Valley Votes on Tuesday; applications for absentee ballots due in today

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – It’s almost time for the Valley to vote again.  This time, it’s for Huntsville’s municipal election. Tuesday, voters will go to the polls to determine several key leadership positions. And today is an important deadline if you plan to participate in the election, but can’t make it to the polls. This is the last day to apply for a regular absentee ballot for the general municipal election. That means whether you mailed in your application or […]


    River City expecting to be flowing with art, music and good conversation during special events downtown tonight

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – Tonight, art, music and good conversation will be flowing through the River City. If you don’t have plans for tonight, check out a Night of Art and Music in Downtown Decatur. Local artists will proudly display their works of art and Jim Parker returns with his popular Songwriters Series. The events are set for Thursday, August 21st from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Studios and merchants will turn Bank Street into a lively art gallery for […]

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    UPDATE: ACT Scores released; national composite score is 21, average score in Alabama is 20.6

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) –  Wednesday morning, educators all over North Alabama and the rest of the state will be buzzing over new test results. Click HERE for the National and State ACT scores.  They were released publicly early Wednesday morning.  Click HERE for Alabama results.   Click HERE for a detailed explanation of scores in Alabama. Nationally, the average composite score is 21.  The average for students in Alabama is 20.6.  That’s up from last year, when the state paid for […]

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    Now is the time to score with low cost snacks for the season of football parties

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – We’re just days away from the best time for weekend parties: football season. Friday, August 22nd is WHNT NEWS 19’s first “Football Friday” event, kicking off high school football. The following weekend is the first one for SEC football. Now is the time to get thinking about how to save money while enjoying the game. Its been said the best seat in the house can be your living room, sharing the action with your closest friends […]

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    One Huntsville holds gathering tonight to discuss peace building through solidarity

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – With tension building and peace deteriorating in Ferguson, Missouri, now may be the perfect time for a gathering planned by One Huntsville. The group aims to provide an opportunity to meet across religious, racial and cultural segments, exchange information and become informed through a good program. The August program is set for Tuesday, August 19th at 5:00pm at the Huntsville Madison County Public Library on Monroe Street. The program is entitled, “Economic Mobility and Peace Building […]

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    Goat Show at Clinton Row features art, cheese, charity and a real goat

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - This weekend–a show that will get your goat in a good way. Downtown Huntsville will play host to the Goat Show at Clinton Row. It’s to benefit local artists as well as an international organization. The show combines art, music, charity and cheese–specifically, goat cheese. It also celebrates a new goat cheese distributor, Belle Chevre, which opened up a tasting shop on Jefferson Street, just around the corner from Clinton Row. The Goat Show will be […]


    9 year old remembered for her kindness and love for animals

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Thursday morning was bittersweet for staff and children at Piney Chapel School and very difficult for one first grade teacher in particular. The staff placed a marker at the base of a small dogwood tree planted on the campus in memory and honor of Sasha Dison at the end of the 2013 school year. Sasha passed away earlier this year, at the age of 9, losing a hard fought battle with cancer. Her mother, Larissa, […]

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    Pet Supply Drive for Manna House aims to help treat people in need by treating their furry companions

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Leashes, toys, beds, food, money. That’s what members of a law firm in Huntsville are asking residents. It’s a supply drive for pets, with the hope that ultimately, it will make things better for people. Manna House caters to people who need help with basic necessities of life. For many, that means necessities for their best friends too. “We feed the family, we feed the pet,” said Fran Fluhler, the director of Manna House (link to […]


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