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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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    Big Spring Park East repairs done, new sidewalks going in

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A project to fix problems from sinkholes in Big Spring Park East is moving into the final stages. City officials say the repair work is complete and now crews are working on installing the sidewalks. The problem showed up sometime in May in a pretty big section of the park between Huntsville City Hall and the old Central Bank building. The sealed-off area included Big Spring, Huntsville’s original water source, and part of the adjoining canal. […]

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    Homeless Coalition asks for donations of blankets, coats; groups to discuss warming centers

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The North Alabama Coalition for the Homeless will meet Thursday afternoon to plan for an emergency warming center in the Huntsville area. Executive Director Lineise Arnold says one church has already been identified that is willing to help. However, other church leaders who are interested in having their buildings used as temporary shelters are asked to attend the meeting at 2 p.m. at the Family Services Center in Huntsville. Another way to help is through the Annual Winter […]

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    Suspect in recording studio murder set for hearing days before scheduled jury trial

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – This morning, there is court action expected in a murder case from 2012, as one of the suspects moves closer to his trial. Dederick Derrick has a status hearing set for 9:00 a.m. at the Madison County Courthouse for his alleged role in the shooting death of Larry Christopher Cole in December of 2012. Cole was shot and killed on December 4th inside a recording studio located at 2005 Poole Drive in north Huntsville. Police arrested […]

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    UPDATE: Madison Police say 1 in custody in connection to homicide at Madison apartment complex

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – Madison Police say one person is in custody in connection to a man’s death at Mountain Lodge Apartments located at 365 Shelton Road. Police Chief Larry Muncey said 42-year-old Arun Noble of Athens was shot around 10:30 a.m., Wednesday. He died at the scene after he was shot multiple times. “I was putting my kids in the car,” said Mountain Lodge resident Nicole Wages. “That’s when I found the young gentleman on the other side of […]

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    Preliminary hearing for Huntsville woman charged with vehicular homicide continued

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A preliminary hearing for a Madison County woman who was charged with vehicular homicide in September, then arrested again on a DUI charge was continued Wednesday. It was a preliminary hearing in the case against 31-year-old Latonya Haley at 10:00 a.m. at the Madison County Courthouse.  Read more about the case against her here. Haley has been in police custody since being arrested on charges of DUI, speeding, driving without a license and failure to have […]

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    Judge rules on pre-trial motions in Morgan County capital murder case

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – Wednesday morning, there was some movement in a capital murder case in Morgan County. Charles Makekau, one of three men charged in the 2013 robbery and shooting of Jamie Travers, had a status and motion court hearing at 9:00 a.m. The judge ruled on about 25 pre-trial motions. The case was not set for trial, but remains on the docket. Makekau is Travers’ former roommate and is accused of setting things up for the robbery to occur in […]

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    Blue Star Mom of Madison worries about son who fought in the Iraqi War and now fights the battle of transition

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) — The Secretary of Veterans Affairs said he is spearheading a massive restructuring of the department. The move follows a scandal that left more than 100,000 American war veterans waiting for health care. VA Secretary Robert McDonald took over the agency three months ago after his predecessor, Eric Shinseki, resigned. McDonald says he’s determined to make sure American veterans are well cared for. “This is going to be the largest reorganization of the Department of Veteran Affairs […]

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    UPDATE: New charges filed against men accused in cell phone burglaries, high speed chase that ended inside Arsenal

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Four people face additional charges in a recent cell phone burglary investigation. Last Wednesday, Huntsville Police arrested the men after a high-speed chase that ended just inside Redstone Arsenal Gate 10.  The situation caused heavy backups for drivers trying to get on the Arsenal that morning. Gate 10 was also closed for more than two hours due to the crash site, which was just inside the gate. Police say it appears to be connected to two early […]

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    Huntsville Airman surprises family at Blossomwood School

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A local Airman is home just in time for Veterans Day, and a local school helped him plan the perfect way to surprise his family. Monday, Blossomwood Elementary School held its annual program to honor veterans. A special attendee, Lt. Col. Jon Shultz, was waiting outside the assembly.  A few people were in on the secret, including Mary Scott Hunter, State Board of Education Member. She’s also his wife. The school brought the couple’s children to […]


    West Corporation holding career fair to fill 200 full-time positions

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A company in Huntsville is looking to hire 200 people between November 11th and 12th. West Corporation is holding a career fair to fill full-time jobs for “care associates.” West Corporation is a provider of technology-enabled communication services. The company is looking for people who can provide customer service related such tasks as billing, payments, technical assistance, and general customer inquiries. Applicants are required to have intermediate computer skills, proper grammar, a clear voice, one year […]

  • Merchants say thanks to veterans with deals and discounts

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Veterans Day is Tuesday, November 11th.  WHNT NEWS 19 is taking action to let veterans know all the things they can enjoy on their special day. We scoured the internet and called businesses in north Alabama to find out who was offering discounts and freebies for veterans.  It seems most are trying to return the favor of our veterans’ priceless sacrifices and service to America. At Bar Louie Restaurant, they say their money-saving deals for veterans […]

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    YMCA honors veterans at 9th annual prayer breakfast

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – Hundreds of people joined a crowd of veterans Friday morning for the 9th Annual Veterans Prayer Breakfast at the Hogan Family YMCA. After a hot breakfast, the Huntsville Police Department’s “Blue Notes 5″ performed a tribute to the veterans. Three World War II veterans were among the veterans to attend, as well as Silver Star recipient Phillip Fikes. Guest speaker LTG Patricia McQuistion, Deputy Commanding General of the Army Materiel Command, spoke to the crowd and […]


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