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
  • 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.

  • Robbery at Wavaho Gas Station in Huntsville

    Huntsville Police investigate armed robbery at Wavaho gas station

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Police are trying to figure out who robbed the Wavaho Gas Station early this morning. It happened around 2:30 a.m. at the corner of Highway 72 and Academy Drive. The clerk told police a man wearing a black hoodie, black hat and red sweatpants walked into the store with a gun. The man demanded cash then left the store. Police say the robber left the store in an older-model silver Ford Taurus. Please call Huntsville Police […]

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    UPDATE: Man dies after being hit by a train in Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Police were called to an area near Moores Mill Road crossing around 2:30 this morning after someone on a passing train saw a man face-down on a nearby track. Investigators determined he had likely been hit by the train. The man was taken to Huntsville Hospital where he died from his injures. Huntsville Police investigators and Norfolk Southern investigators are working together to investigate the incident. Huntsville police have not yet released the identity of the […]

  • Shooting Investigation in Decatur

    Decatur man in critical condition after suffering gunshot wound to the neck, juvenile arrested

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – A Decatur man is in critical condition at Huntsville Hospital after being shot in the neck late Sunday night. It happened at the intersection of Cedar Street SW and Cleveland Avenue around 10:00 p.m. Police said the shooting stemmed from a verbal altercation among a large group of people.  According to neighbors, they saw about 50 people gather in the road. After a heated argument started among the crowd, an unnamed juvenile shot the man, police said. That juvenile is […]

  • EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Man arrested after leading law enforcement on a two-state chase

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) — Two people are in custody after a police chase that crossed state lines. The chase started in Huntsville at University Drive and the Boardwalk after a Madison County undercover drug agent attempted to make a drug stop. The Huntsville Police Department and Madison County Sheriff’s Office deputies helped with the pursuit. WHNT News 19 shot exclusive video of the chase. It traveled east on University Drive entering into Five Points, then spilled onto Interstate-565 westbound. […]

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    Missing Huntsville hiker found by search teams

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)– A quick end to the search for a missing hiker in Huntsville. The hiker appeared to be doing fine.  A Huntsville police K-9 team found her early this morning. The call for help went out around one o’clock Tuesday morning. The Huntsville fire and  police departments responded as well as HEMSI to the top of Cecil Ashburn at the Blevins Gap Preserve. A man says he and his friend went hiking yesterday evening when the two got separated. Fortunately, that […]


    Huntsville police searching for person responsible for early morning shooting

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)– Huntsville police are looking for the person responsible for an early-morning shooting that sent one person to the hospital. It happened around 3:30 a.m. outside a home on the 3800 block of Melody Road. That’s in the Anderson Heights subdivision. Officers arrived to find a man with a gunshot wound to the leg. Neighbors say someone fired shots from a dark-colored vehicle. Police believe the shooter was aiming for a car parked in front of the house. However, two shots fired […]


    Huntsville police investigating late night shooting

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)– Huntsville police are searching for a juvenile and another man suspected of shooting a Huntsville man. The shooting happened late Tuesday night on the 400 block of Holmes Avenue. Police and HEMSI paramedics responded just after one a.m.  Police say the shooter and victim agreed to meet up to pay off a drug debt. The offenders arrived to the meeting location in a white Doge Avenger. The victim told authorities that he handed money to the offenders and […]


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