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
  • Oakwood Ave Shooting

    Huntsville Police investigate early-morning robbery and shooting

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Police are looking for two people they say robbed and shot a man early this morning. It happened in the 3400 block of Oakwood Ave. Emergency crews responded to the home around 2:00 Tuesday morning. Officers arrived to find a man they say had been robbed and shot in the leg. Others were inside the home, but were not injured in the incident. HEMSI took the victim to the hospital. He’s expected to survive. Huntsville Police […]

  • Laceys Spring fire

    Crews respond to fire in Laceys Spring; family left without home

    MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. – Firefighters from several department spent their morning the scene of a fire in Laceys Spring this morning. A house caught fire around 4:00 a.m. The homeowners tell WHNT News 19 Wednesday’s rain caused flooding in the home on Wanda Drive. They tried several methods to dry out the home, but they say it didn’t work. They say they decided to put a space heater in the home to help dry everything out. The three living in the home decided […]

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    Fire destroys Huntsville man’s home

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)– Huntsville Fire Fighters responded to several calls of a house fire on Crestmore Ave. around 12:30am on Friday. When the HFD arrived the home was engulfed in flames. The homeowner did escape from the home. He says he woke up when he heard the sound of breaking glass. When he went outside he saw that his pickup truck and the carport were on fire. He believes the flames spread to the house from there. It took fire […]

  • Fitzgerald Mcqueen, charges with Assault in connection to a shooting in Harvest

    Authorities arrest Madison teacher in early-morning shooting, victim was in a relationship with his daughter

    HARVEST, Ala. – The Madison County Sheriff’s Office says a man who shot an 18-year-old inside his house early Thursday morning has been arrested. Fitzgerald McQueen, 50,  is charged with first-degree assault. He was released on bond Thursday evening. Investigators say they were called to a home in the 100 block of Thunderbird Drive around 3:00 a.m. on Thursday. They say a teen suffered a gunshot wound, and determined it was not life threatening. He was taken to Huntsville Hospital. […]

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    Huntsville Police searching for person responsible for shooting a man in the head

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)– Police are conducting a manhunt right now near the Walmart on South Parkway/Hobbs Road. Police are canvassing the area of East/West Gateway Drive. HPD isn’t just looking for the suspect; they are also searching for the crime scene itself. Police believe the victim drove to the Walmart to call 911 after he was shot. Officers believe a man wearing long sleeves and jeans shot the victim once in the head. His injuries are minor. WHNT News 19 has a crew […]

  • Independence Tube in Decatur

    Employee dies in industrial accident at Independence Tube in Decatur

    DECATUR, Ala. – Emergency crews responded to Independence Tube in Decatur because of a deadly incident early Wednesday morning. One employee was killed. It happened just before 4 a.m. Decatur Police say 49-year-old Gary Timothy Cooper was working in the plant handling steel coils when one of the coils fell on him.  It weighed approximately 6,000 pounds. Cooper went by the name “Tim” and lived in Hartselle, but was originally from Decatur. Police say no foul play is suspected.  

  • Red Zone Wings & Sprits fire

    BREAKING: Huntsville firefighters called to morning business fire

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Firefighters have responded to Red Zone Wings and Spirits in Huntsville after receiving a call of smoke coming from the building. The call came in just before 6:00 a.m. When firefighters arrived at the business, located on Stringfiled Road near Pulaski Pike, smoke was pouring from the building. They have since made entry, and are working to get the fire put out. Firefighters tell WHNT News 19 they did have some problems getting into the building. […]

  • Matts Way Wreck (Image: Jeff Gray)

    Driver suffers minor injuries when truck hits home

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – Emergency crews were called to a Madison County home this morning after a truck ran into the home on Matts Way. The driver suffered minor injuries, and no one inside the home was hurt. Investigators say the driver was traveling west on Danbridge Drive at a high rate of speed. They say he slammed on the brakes near the end of the road before entering a yard. That’s when he hit an embankment, went airborne then […]

  • Jamarcus Greer, left, and Terance Moore, right. (Photos: Huntsville Police Department)

    Police: Two men arrested for breaking in to Huntsville’s alternative school

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Police say two men are charged with third degree burglary following a break-in overnight at Pinnacle Alternative School, previously West Huntsville Elementary. The break-in happened around just after 1:00 a.m.  School security officers noticed two people inside the school through surveillance cameras and called Huntsville Police. Officers arrived and saw two people leaving the school who then ran south toward Bob Wallace Avenue. Officers released a K-9 team that tracked down one of them. The other […]

  • Firefighters respond to mobile home fire off Byrd Drive in Madison County

    Smoke alarm credited for waking homeowner during Madison County fire

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – A mobile home is a total loss after an early-morning fire in Madison County. It started around 3:30 a.m. Volunteer firefighters from Big Cove and Owens Cross Roads responded to the home just off Byrd Drive. When they got there, flames were already shooting from the home. They called in Huntsville Firefighters for assistance. The homeowner tells WHNT News 19 the smoke detector woke him up, allowing him to get himself and a female out of […]

  • Belgrade Drive Incident

    UPDATE: Huntsville man charged with attempted murder for shooting involving police, sheriff’s deputies

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Police say a 32-year-old man is charged with attempted murder and drug possession after an incident Thursday morning.  The man, Cerdin Carter, is accused of shooting at officers. Police say officers were helping the Madison County Sheriff’s Office serve a warrant about 5:30 a.m. in the 6000 block on Belgrade Drive. Police say Carter was inside the home, and fired through a window at the officers who were outside.  The officers returned fire. Carter surrendered without […]

  • Somerville fire (Image: Jeff Gray)

    House destroyed by early-morning fire in Somerville

    SOMERVILLE, Ala. – Firefighters in Morgan County responded to a fire Wednesday morning.  It destroyed a Somerville home. The fire started at the home on Wildwood Way around 3:00 a.m. Wednesday.  The home is a total loss.


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