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
  • Limestone County tech students earn rare engineering certification

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – As lawmakers consider a bill to un-earmark education dollars so they can be moved to the state’s General Fund, educators are pointing to student success stories to argue against the move. Tristan Jay, a junior at East Limestone High School and student of the Limestone County Tech Center, is their latest example. The 16-year-old is now a Certified Labview Associate Developer. Jay says only 75 people in Alabama have the certification. “Most of them are at Auburn […]

  • Retention ponds to bring relief from flooding to Hartselle

    HARTSELLE, Ala. (WHNT) – There’s a huge area of freshly dug up dirt behind the Hartselle Fine Arts Building. The mayor hopes it will solve some of the city’s flooding problems that date back to the 1960’s. Mayor Don Hall says it’s a $325,000 project paid for by federal grant money and a $81,000 local match. By September 30th, the Mayor hopes the city will have two dry retention ponds waiting to collect rainwater which stacks up quickly during a […]

  • NUCOR Relay team celebrates successful fundraising year

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – Ingall’s Harbor is the place to be to make a stand against cancer. Friday night is the Relay for Life event.  NUCOR will have a large team there to raise money and awareness and support one of their own. Christopher Williams, nicknamed “Soc” – short for Socrates – has worked for NUCOR for 12 years.  His coworkers say he’s always “waxing philosophical.” Since September, Soc has had a lot of time to think about things he […]

  • Educators worry about idea to mix education trust and general fund monies

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Education leaders in north Alabama have been making frequent trips to Montgomery. They are trying to stay on top of what legislators are considering as solutions to money shortages. Several school superintendents are worried about discussion they’ve been hearing about moving money from the education trust fund to the state general fund. “A state that doesn’t invest in its children is not investing in the future,” said Craig Ross, Cullman County Schools Superintendent. School superintendents […]

  • Strawberry Festival underway in Moulton

    LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – There’s a festival underway to bring back fun in the name of strawberries in downtown Moulton. Friday was the first day of the two-day Strawberry Festival. The organizer combined it with “Ag Day” so children could visit and learn about agriculture and enjoy locally grown fresh strawberries. Stanley Johnson said there was a very successful strawberry festival 10 years ago in Lawrence county but for some reason it was discontinued. “We just decided to try […]

  • Senior center celebrates new amenities including storm shelter

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – There is a new storm shelter in place in east Limestone County and it comes with food, fun, and games. It is the new East Limestone Senior Center on Nick Davis Road. Limestone County leaders and senior citizens who use the center held a grand opening ceremony Thursday morning. They celebrated $360,000 worth of improvements made to the center. Limestone County Commissioner Steve Turner was proud of the new safe room installed. He said it […]

  • Town of Mooresville up for USA TODAY ’10Best’ award

    MOORESVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A  tiny town in the Tennessee Valley is in the running for national recognition — and you can help them win. The town of Mooresville, in Limestone County, is one of the nominees for USA TODAY’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel Awards. It’s one of 20 contenders for the “best southern small town” category, which was just created. You can vote through May 25, with the winners announced on May 27. In case you don’t know, Mooresville is […]

  • Good News: Huntsville woman caught in earthquake devastation in Nepal is alive

    WHNT News 19 has confirmed a Huntsville woman caught in the earthquake devastation of Nepal has been found alive. Rachel Brown Matthews confirms her mother Beverly Brown is in good shape after being flown by helicopter to a hotel in Kathmandu. Matthews says she talked to her mother this morning. She added that all of the members of her mother’s group are okay as well after being rescued. “They are coming home,” Rachel said with her husband and brother by her side.  […]

  • Lawrence County teachers and students somber after property tax referendum fails

    LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – The next day after Lawrence County residents shot down higher property taxes to help the county’s education system with an overwhelming majority of 79% against to 21% for, the mood at Lawrence County High School was somber. Advanced Placement History teacher and baseball coach Denton Bowling said he tried to comfort students who asked him if the school was still going to have a baseball team.  He talked about the vote with his students as it […]

  • UPDATE: Madison County family finds loved one caught in the Nepal devastation

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Rescuers in Nepal are in a desperate battle against the clock as they search for any remaining survivors following this weekend’s devastating earthquake. The death toll is now at 4,000 and rising. Officials say it could reach much higher. Efforts to reach remote villages have been hampered by landslides that blocked mountain trails. Even in the more populated areas, very few people have been found alive. In the midst of this chaos is a Huntsville […]

  • Tornado memorial ceremony honors victims & community resilience

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) –  Tuesday, April 28 is the anniversary of an EF-3 tornado that hit Limestone County, killing two people, injuring 30 others and damaging or destroying numerous homes. It came three years after a series of tornadoes ripped through the state killing hundreds of people. So, remembrance and awareness are on the minds of many people as we collectively deal with memories of deadly tornadoes in the Tennessee Valley. Tuesday morning, a small crowd of people gathered […]

  • ‘Donate Life’ by signing up to be an organ donor

    ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) – April is National “Donate Life” month to promote organ donation. There’s a baby girl born in Athens who makes a perfect example of how organ donation can provide a silver lining to a tragedy. Raegan Morrell is six months old. Born at Athens-Limestone Hospital, she seemed to be a perfectly healthy baby girl, until doctors noticed something wasn’t right with her heart. “She had some heart defects, so her heart did not form while she was in […]