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
  • Emergency crews respond to wreck between semi-truck, car in Morgan County

    MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. – Emergency crews are on the scene of a wreck involving an 18-wheeler and a car this morning. Northbound lanes of Highway 157 are blocked, the southbound lanes have slow traffic in Danville. A witness tells WHNT News 19’s Jeff Gray that the driver of the car swerved to avoid a tree that had fallen in the road. The car went through the median then hit the truck. The impact hit the truck’s diesel tank, catching the truck […]

  • Huntsville Police: Father mistakes son for burglar, shoots son in neck

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Police are investigating an early-morning shooting in northwest Huntsville. It happened on Gardenside Drive just before 1:00 a.m. Officers arrived to find a 25-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the neck. Paramedics rushed the man to Huntsville Hospital in serious condition. Investigators say thieves have recently broken into the family’s cars. They say that caused the father to fear his own son was a burglar trying to break into the home. He fired the bullet […]

  • 6 arrested in early-morning meth bust in Morgan County

    MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. – The Morgan County Sheriff’s Office says they found a one-pot meth lab this morning while serving a warrant. They have arrested six people at the home on Big Valley Drive. The Morgan County Sheriff’s Office tells us they went to serve a felony probation warrant at a mobile home early Friday morning. Deputies say they found six people inside the home; none of whom were the person they were looking for. They say they also found […]

  • Car crashes into Huntsville home in early-morning wreck

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Police say some homeowners got a rude awakening this morning when a car crashed into their home. It happened around 2:30 this morning. Investigators say the driver was traveling north on Memorial Parkway when her tire blew. She told police she lost control, went across the access road and slammed into a home just north of Mastin Lake Road. The home had some damage to it; the outside bricks were pushed in and the window shattered. […]

  • Early morning house fire damages Huntsville home

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A Huntsville may says he’s lucky to be alive this morning after his home caught fire. It all started just after midnight Friday morning on Eastland Drive. Firefighters arrived to find flames and smoke coming from the back of the home. The homeowner tells us he does not have any smoke detectors inside the home. He says a neighbor noticed the fire and banged on the door until he woke up. Thanks to the neighbor’s quick thinking, […]

  • Family credits dogs for alerting them to RV fire

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A family and their home are safe this morning thanks to their dogs and quick actions from Huntsville Firefighters. It happened in the 2200 block of Evans Avenue around 2:30 Friday morning. Homeowners say their dogs woke them up this morning. When they let the dogs in, they heard the horn of their RV going off and a popping noise. That’s when they saw the vehicle, parked just feet from the home, on fire. They immediately got […]

  • Decatur Police release name of woman found dead this morning in 4th Avenue home

    DECATUR, Ala. – Decatur Police have released more information about a woman found dead in her home early this morning. On March 9, at approximately 2:38 a.m. Decatur Police received a report of an assault at 220 4th Ave. NW.  A family member who was present at the scene made the call, investigators said. Police found the victim, 44-year-old Minnie Shackleford, dead. Officers spent several hours at the home, and say at this time, the investigation is ongoing.  An autopsy […]

  • Huntsville Police: Man drives into traffic signal twice, arrested for DUI

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Police arrested a man this morning and charged him with driving under the influence of alcohol. A DUI Officer says the incident happened right in front of him. A 26-year-old driving a Jeep hit a tree at the intersection of Washington Street and Clinton Avenue. The officer says he watched the driver back up, then hit the tree again. That’s when the officer got the man out of the SUV and placed him under arrest. This all happened around […]

  • Traffic Alert: What you need to know for your Friday morning drive

    Below is a running list of all traffic issues you may need to be aware of before you start your morning commute. We will update this list as needed throughout the morning: Wrecks: None at this time Construction: Lauderdale County: Work continues on Highway 72 at 2nd Creek, just east of Rogersville. Crews are working on a new eastbound bridge. Traffic is down to one lane each direction. Madison County: Work continues on both ends of Hughes Road in Madison. […]

  • UPDATE: Huntsville Police announce arrest in arson, stolen vehicle case

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Police have charged Savontae Terrelle Shoulders with multiple charges after his arrest overnight. It’s a case that started almost two weeks ago with the arson of a mattress store. Shoulders is charged with arson, burglary, two counts of theft of a motor vehicle, receiving stolen property, carrying a concealed weapon and attempting to elude a police officer. Officers arrested Shoulders early this morning after they say he led them on a short chase in a stolen car. […]

  • UPDATE: State troopers identify victim of overnight wreck

    JACKSON COUNTY, Ala. – State troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency have identified the name of a man killed in an overnight wreck. They say Bobby Joe Moody, 51, of Scottsboro died at the scene of the wreck. The wreck happened on Highway 79 less than a mile south of Skyline around 10:30 Thursday night. Investigators say Moody was killed when the 1982 Dodge pickup he was driving was struck by a 2007 Saab. State troopers report Moody was not […]

  • Missing hiker on Monte Sano rescued after spending night in the cold and rain

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A hiker who went missing Wednesday night on Monte Sano has been found and rescued. The Huntsville Fire Department brought her to safety mid-morning on Thursday. The woman is 24 years old.  She has some cuts and scrapes but is otherwise okay. HEMSI took her to a local hospital to be checked. “We had a storm come through last night,” said Capt. Frank McKenzie. “Temperatures dropped to 32, 34 degrees last night, and she was there till […]