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
  • 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 […]

  • UPDATE: Overnight shooting victim identified

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Madison County Deputy Coroner Tyler Berryhill has identified the man killed in an overnight shooting on Callahan Drive in Huntsville. He said the victim is 29-year-old Marcus White. Huntsville Police are trying to figure out who killed White. Authorities said a passerby noticed a man lying just off the road around midnight. Police and paramedics arrived to find him suffering from a gunshot wound. White was pronounced dead at the scene. The coroner said the cause of death […]

  • Vacant mobile home is found ablaze, cause not yet determined

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. — Madison County authorities are looking into the cause of an early morning mobile home fire. This is what firefighters saw when they pulled up to a mobile home in the 500 block of Darwin Road just after 2 a.m. this morning. The entire home was ablaze. Crews quickly determined the home had been vacant for a long time. There was no power routed to the home. Firefighters said they are going to let the home burn […]

  • Man in critical condition after stabbing himself in front of police

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Police say a man is in critical condition right now after stabbing himself in the chest. He did so after leading officers on a chase through Huntsville. Officers say they noticed a car parked behind a building on Whitesburg Drive just after 2:00 a.m. They went to check on the car, but they say the driver took off. Police chased him from Whitesburg to Airport Road, then on Triana Boulevard. Officers say the driver got out […]

  • Huntsville man shot in thumb, police investigate

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Police are investigating an overnight shooting on Indiana Street. Police arrived to find a man who had been shot in the thumb. Officers say the man was sitting outside his apartment when another man started shooting. The shooter was last seen walking east towards Seminole Drive. Huntsville Police used a K-9 team to search the area, but there has been no arrest at this time. The shooting victim was taken to the hospital and is expected […]

  • Suspicious barn fire in Limestone County leads to investigation

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. – Authorities in Limestone County are trying to determine what started a barn fire early Monday morning. It started around 2:00 a.m. on Highway 251 near Sharp Road. Volunteer firefighters arrived to find a barn engulfed in flames. The building was housing more than 20 bales of hay. It took firefighters hours to extinguish the fire. Witnesses tell investigators they saw two people running from the barn around the time the fire started. The Limestone County Sheriff’s […]

  • Shooting in Huntsville sends two to the hospital

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A shooting just after midnight sent two people to the hospital. Emergency crews were called to the 4300 block of Baywood Drive in Huntsville to check out a report of two people being shot. The victims tell investigators they were sitting in their truck near the intersection of Andros Drive and Triana Boulevard when a man approached them. They say the man tried to rob them then started shooting. Both the driver ans passenger were shot in […]

  • Huntsville Police investigate early-morning shooting on Greenacres Drive, search for shooter continues

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Police say they are looking for the man who drove up to someone on Greenacres Drive and shot that person. The shooting happened around 2:45 a.m. Emergency crews took the man in his early 20s to the hospital for treatment. Investigators say they are looking for a black Honda seen leaving the area to the north. Witnesses have told police one man is inside the car. Huntsville Police ask you to call investigators if you know […]

  • Police: Man commits suicide on UAH Athletic Fields

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Police say they were called to the UAH campus by a man threatening suicide. When they arrived, they say they found a man with a single gunshot wound to his chest. It happened on the University Park Athletic Fields around 3:00 a.m. Monday morning. Emergency crews pronounced the man dead at the scene. They haven’t identified him yet; have only said he’s in his 50s. Huntsville Police and UAH Police are investigating the incident.

  • Man pulled from Huntsville motel pool overnight

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A case that started with a man stumbling on North Memorial Parkway ended with that man being pulled from a motel pool. Alabama A&M Police say officers noticed a man stumbling on the busy highway around 3:00 a.m. Thursday. They were in the process of checking on him when they say he disappeared. The officers called Huntsville Police in to help with the search. Ultimately, he was found in a pool at a nearby motel on Memorial […]

  • UPDATE: Highway 20 cleared after train derailment in Decatur

    DECATUR, Ala. – Crews have cleared Highway 20 near Tennessee Valley Recycling in Decatur. This after a train derailment had traffic down to one lane in each direction for hours this morning. Officers say the derailment happened around 4:00 a.m. Tuesday morning. Crews called in heavy equipment to lift the derailed cars back on the tracks. While there are still two cars derailed in the area, but crews will continue to clear the tracks completely. Decatur train derailment update: the tracks […]

  • Firefighters respond to apartment fire in Decatur

    DECATUR, Ala. – Firefighters have been called to the Summer Lodge Apartments in Decatur on Spring Avenue. Crews are calling this a 2-alarm fire. Quick response allowed firefighters to get the fire under control quickly. At least one building, Building G, was evacuated during the fire. Initial reports indicated there may have been injuries associated with the fire. Officials clarify a woman was pulled from her apartment. Although her unit was not on fire, it was filled with smoke. The […]