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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.


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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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

  • Man shot outside apartment complex in west Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A man is in the hospital after a shooting at late Monday night at a Huntsville apartment complex. Police responded to the 911 call at Winter Park Apartments on Newson Road around 10:30 p.m.  The victim, Frederick Jones, reported being shot in the stomach behind the apartment building.  Police say his injuries are serious. HEMSI paramedics rushed Jones to Huntsville Hospital.  To make matters worse, the victim also told police the person who shot him then stole his car. Police […]

  • Man shot in neighborhood off Mastin Lake Road

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville Police are investigating a late-night shooting that sent one man to the hospital.   Police were called to the 3200 block of Uvalde Lane just after 10 p.m. Thursday, just south of Mastin Lake Road. Officers arrived to find someone had fired shots at one vehicle and a home.  Police tell us based on witness statements, a man open fired with a rifle at a group of people.  One of those people returned fire. Police […]

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    UPDATE: Seven people injured in early-morning condo fire off Sparkman Drive

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Firefighters evacuated an condo complex due to an early-morning fire Tuesday.  Nine firefighting units responded to the fire at Cobblestone Condominiums just before 3 a.m. WHNT News 19’s Jeff Gray reported heavy smoke and flames coming from the complex in Huntsville.  Six units were engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived. Captain Frank McKenzie said the fire is still under investigation, but it likely started in one of the upstairs condos. We’re told seven people were injured. […]

  • Left to right: Jeremy Jones, Audra Anderson Ikard and Brandy Seagroves (Photos: Madison County Sheriff's Office)

    Sheriff’s Office says no charges for homeowner in Owens Crossroads shooting, but 3 others in jail

    OWENS CROSSROADS, Ala. (WHNT) – The Madison County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday it does not plan to charge a homeowner following a deadly home invasion Sunday night in Owens Crossroads. Three other people are charged, though, and investigators say they were in on it. At a news conference Wednesday, Sgt. Brian Chaffin said four people were trying to break in a home in the 100 block of Plainview Drive, near James Road.   One of the four, Richard William Taylor, […]

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    UPDATE: Train clears area near Ryland Pike & Dug Hill Road

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – A coal train that stalled and impacted traffic in northeast Madison County has been cleared from the area. Traffic is moving again smoothly in the area of Ryland Pike and Dug Hill Road. It started moving again just before 8 a.m. It had been stuck since after 6 a.m. The stalled train stretched from Moontown Road past Jordan Road. Many motorists turned around to avoid it, including at least one Madison County school bus.

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    UPDATE: Marijuana found in hotel room of Sunday night standoff suspect, more charges pending

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) –  Ryan Edward Newberry is in jail with no bond after a standoff with police Sunday night at the Hampton Inn & Suites in the Hampton Cove area. Madison County Sheriff’s deputies tell WHNT News 19 that at approximately 7:36 Sunday evening, they, along with Huntsville Police, responded to reports of a theft of a large amount of money and an iPhone. Authorities say they tracked the phone which led them to the Hampton Inn where the […]

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    UPDATE: New charges filed against men accused in cell phone burglaries, high speed chase that ended inside Arsenal

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Four people face additional charges in a recent cell phone burglary investigation. Last Wednesday, Huntsville Police arrested the men after a high-speed chase that ended just inside Redstone Arsenal Gate 10.  The situation caused heavy backups for drivers trying to get on the Arsenal that morning. Gate 10 was also closed for more than two hours due to the crash site, which was just inside the gate. Police say it appears to be connected to two early […]

  • UPDATE: Huntsville Police Investigate Sunday Evening Homicide

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — Huntsville police are working to find out the details surrounding a homicide that happened late Sunday evening. Huntsville police responded to the 3800 block of Melody Road around ten o’clock Sunday evening. Lawrence Alan Williams Jr., 20, was found lying in the street with a gunshot wound to the chest, according to police. He died at the scene. Police say they are looking for two men who they believe may have something to do with the […]

  • Decatur Family’s Home Badly Damaged in Fire

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – Decatur firefighters spent several hours late Wednesday night battling a house fire on the corner of White Street and 19th Avenue. The fire started around 9:30 p.m. Flames were coming from the home when firefighters arrived. One of the three people living in the home says they left some grease on the stove, then went outside.  They say the kitchen was on fire when they returned. The fire heavily damaged the house. The Decatur Fire Marshals’ […]

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