Jeff Gray is a morning reporter and spot news guru at WHNT News 19. He is originally from Palm Springs, California, but has worked at various television stations in Florida, Louisiana, and also here in the Tennessee Valley.

Jeff started his career in television back in 1991, after buying his first police scanner.

Jeff became WHNT News 19’s most overused freelance videographer for years to come. Later in his career, he started chasing hurricanes Opal, Dennis, Isadore, Georges, Francis, Ivan, and Katrina.

Jeff is active in the north Alabama area. He speaks at different schools about his adventures in news and careers in television. He has also earned the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America, and works with different troops in the Huntsville area.

In his spare time, Jeff enjoys photography, capturing history and images that make people go WOW!

He travels across the country looking for the unusual. He also loves music, and you can usually find him on the weekends listening and shooting local bands here in the Valley.

His MP3 player is full of 80s rock and roll. He loves to read about military history, and most importantly, enjoys spending time with his daughter, Jessi.


Recent Articles
  • HPD arrests man accused of robbing gas station of a candy bar, throwing rocks into windows at David’s Bridal

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Police arrested a man this morning who is charged with robbery and criminal mischief. They say he robbed a gas station of a Snickers bar, then started throwing rocks in business windows. Investigators say a man started at the Shell gas station at the intersection of University Drive and Wayne Road. The clerk told police that the man used his hand under his shirt to pretend he had a gun and demanded money. The clerk didn’t […]

  • Possible tornado causes major damage in Holly Pond; 30,000 chickens must be re-homed

    CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. – Late-night storms in Holly Pond damaged several buildings, including three of the four chicken houses at Chamber Farms. Andy Chambers, the owner of the operation, says 30,000 chickens who are only 4 1/2 weeks old will need to be moved to another farm. Chambers tells us he was just a few years from having his farm paid off. Now he has to deal with this extensive damage. Thankfully, there was only minor damage to his home. […]

  • 2 arrested after leading Huntsville Police on overnight chase

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Police have arrested two men after having to chase them down. Officers say they tried to pull over an SUV for a traffic stop near Max Luther and Memorial Parkway, but the driver took off. The driver led officers up Memorial Parkway, down Mastin Lake Road and ended on Irondale Drive. The chase lasted 10 minutes. Police say someone threw drugs from the vehicle during the chase. Officers say the driver faces a list of charges, […]

  • Woman walking on Highway 31 in Decatur hit by truck, flown to hospital

    DECATUR, Ala. – A woman is being treated in Huntsville Hospital after being hit by a pickup truck. Police say Nonnie Ferguson Chitwood, 50, was walking in a northbound lane Highway 31 near Bowles Bridge Road in Decatur. The wreck happened around 2:00 Thursday morning. A helicopter took Chitwood to the hospital with serious injuries. At this time, investigators don’t know why she was walking on the road, but they’re trying to figure it out. The driver of the truck […]

  • Troopers identify man hit, killed while helping stranded friend on Highway 31

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. – One person died while trying to help a friend whose car broke down. It happened around 1:15 this morning on Highway 31, just north of Calhoun Community College in Limestone County. State troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency say Dean Bumpus, 49 of Decatur, had stopped on the side of the road with his truck and a car hauler, planning to pick up his friend’s broken down car.  They say Bumpus was getting out of […]

  • Cutting sends one to hospital in serious condition, police arrest one

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Police arrested a woman this morning after a cutting that happened on Strong Drive around 4:00 a.m. Officers say she cut a man several times. Paramedics rushed the man to the hospital in critical condition, but he has since been upgraded to serious condition. Officers arrested the woman who now faces domestic violence charges. The man is expected to be okay.

  • Madison County deputies investigate two separate break-ins

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – The Madison County Sheriff’s Office is investigating at least two business break-ins. Deputies were called to the Jet Pep convenience store in Meridianville around 3:15 Monday morning. It’s located on Highway 231/431. They arrived to find thieves had cut their way into the store behind the business. We don’t know if anything was taken from the business. Investigators also tell us someone broke into Chamberlain Tires on Blake Bottom Road sometime this morning. Investigators don’t believe […]

  • Deputies search for 2 men who broke into Hazel Green convenience store

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – Deputies are looking for the two men who broke into a convenience store around 2:30 Wednesday morning. It happened at the Hazel Green One Stop on Highway 231-431. Deputies arrived to find someone had pried open the front door of the store. They also saw a cash register on the ground. A quick search of the store showed two cash registers broken into, and the main office has been ransacked. Investigators say surveillance video shows two […]

  • Homeowner injured in early-morning house fire in Decatur, Busbey Road currently blocked

    DECATUR, Ala. – Firefighters with Decatur Fire and Rescue responded to a home on Busbey Road around 3:30 this morning for a house fire.  The homeowner says a fire that started in a chair spread quickly through the home. The homeowner tells WHNT News 19 she smelled smoke, so went upstairs to tell her husband. She says they went back downstairs and noticed a chair on fire. The husband tried to put out the fire, and got burned in the […]

  • Fire crews battle overnight fire in Owens Cross Roads

    Investigators are trying to determine the cause of a late-night mobile home fire in Owens Cross Roads. They were called to the 500 block of Piney Woods Road around 11:30 Wednesday night. Firefighters arrived to find half of the home engulfed in flames. It took them an hour to get the fire under control, but crews didn’t leave the area until after 4:00 this morning. The fire displaced one person.

  • Heavy police presence on Mastin Lake Road, one arrested

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – The Madison County Sheriff’s Office confirms they are at a house on Mastin Lake Road this morning for a drug raid. They say they arrived at the home around 4:00 Wednesday morning. Investigators say they found a stolen gun and drugs inside the home. They have arrested one person on the scene. Ronnie Stevens faces drug charges. We also understand three adults and three children were in the home when the raid began. Members of the Madison […]

  • Decatur Police make arrest in overnight stabbing, man charged with murder

    DECATUR, Ala. – Decatur Police say they have arrested a man for the stabbing that happened on East Moulton Street from Thursday night. John Paul David Puckett, Sr. is charged with murder. Decatur Police and fire responded to what family members called a domestic situation. They arrived to find James Ward, 43, dead inside a home in the 600 block. An officer was in the area and saw Puckett walking away from the scene, and took him into custody. Investigators […]