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
  • Decatur Train Derailment

    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 […]

  • Decatur Apartment Fire

    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 […]

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    Officers arrest two people after early-morning chase in Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Police arrested two people this morning who they say led officers on a chase into Madison County. Officers tried to pull over a vehicle around 1:00 this morning near Oakwood Drive and Memorial Parkway. Officers say the driver led them on a chase over Chapman Mountain at speeds near 100 miles an hour. The chase ended in the parking lot of Walmart on Winchester Road at Homer Nance. The Madison County Sheriff’s Office reported the car […]

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    Mother, daughter hurt during rescue attempt from overnight house fire near Arab

    CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. – Firefighters were called to a house on County Road 1869 in Cullman County around 1:00 a.m. Wednesday. The family said they were fast asleep when the fire started. The mother of the family says she woke to the sound of crackling. Upon further investigation, she found the home on fire. Her husband was able to get their 5-year-old daughter out unharmed. However, the home was engulfed in flames by the time she made it to her […]

  • Whitesburg Bridge death investigation

    UPDATE: Morgan County authorities clear scene of death investigation on Whitesburg bridge

    MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. – The Morgan County Sheriff’s Office has cleared off the Whitesburg Bridge. This after an early-morning death investigation blocked some lanes. The Whitesburg Bridge on Highway 231 was down to one northbound lane while deputies were on the scene. Investigators are gone. But, at 6:00 a.m., traffic was still moving slow. Authorities were called to the bridge around 3:30 a.m. Paramedics arrived to find the man dead outside of his vehicle. Officials are not commenting right now […]

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    UPDATE: Huntsville Police: Man with gunshot wound causes wreck

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Police  they were called to the intersection of 9th Avenue and Triana Boulevard around 6:30 a.m.   Officers arrived to find a man with a gunshot wound to the leg. That man told investigators he had been shot somewhere on 9th Ave.   The victim left the area crashing at the intersection of 9th and Triana. The accident  stemmed from a drug transaction between the victim and 34 year old Brett Rodriguez. During a drug transaction in […]

  • Highway 231/431 wreck

    Driver, 2 kids taken to the hospital after early-morning wreck

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Police are trying to figure out what happened leading up to a wreck that sent the driver and two children to the hospital. Officers blocked off a portion of Highway 231/431  for some time because of the single-vehicle wreck. The wreck happened just south of Bob Wade Lane around 1:00 a.m. Investigators say the vehicle was traveling north on Highway 231/431 when the driver left the road, hit a culvert and flipped several times. The driver […]

  • gurley fire

    Firefighters respond to house fire in Gurley

    GURLEY, Ala. – Madison County Firefighters were called to a house fire in Gurley Monday morning. The fire began a little after 5:30 a.m. on Old Gurley Road. Firefighters found the single-story home with heavy smoke coming from the structure when they arrived. At this time, it doesn’t appear that anyone lives in the home. It didn’t take firefighters long to get everything under control. There is no word on what started the fire.

  • Fire destroys home in Trinity (Image: Jeff Gray)

    Early morning fire destroys Morgan County home

    TRINITY, Ala. – Firefighters in Morgan County worked several hours to put out hot spots at a home destroyed by an early-morning fire. It happened on College Street in Trinity. Firefighters were called to the home around 3:00 a.m. Monday. Crews arrived to find flames shooting through the roof. It took them roughly 30 minuted to get the fire under control. Investigators say the home was vacant when the fire started. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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    House fire in Madison leaves family of five without a home

    MADISON, Ala. – Madison Firefighters are on the scene of a fire on Alden Bridge Court, just south of James Clemens High School, working on a home apparently destroyed by fire. The emergency crews and their equipment caused the road to be closed down for several hours. The fire started around 4:30 this morning at the two-story home. Five people and two dogs now have to find a new place to live. Firefighters are looking into what caused the blaze […]

  • Shooting under investigation at Larry's Pistol and Pawn (4/2/16)

    Huntsville Police: Shooting at Larry’s Pistol and Pawn is a suicide

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville Police investigated a shooting incident at Larry’s Pistol and Pawn on North Memorial Parkway. Just before 10 a.m. Saturday, emergency crews responded to the gun range inside of Larry’s for a shooting victim. Police say that an adult male was rushed to Huntsville Hospital with life-threatening injuries from a single gun-shot wound. Huntsville Police tell us this was a suicide. The gun store is closed at this time. The business is also regularly closed on Sundays. […]

  • HV InTown Suites Hotel Fire

    Crews respond to overnight fire call at Huntsville hotel

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A fire forced guests from rooms overnight at the InTown Suites in Huntsville. Fire and rescue crews responded to the hotel on The Boardwalk around 1:30 a.m. Fire crews say there was a fire in a room on the second floor. The sprinkler head in that room extinguished the fire. However, five rooms sustained water damage from sprinklers.  At least one person was taken to the hospital to be treated for minor burns. The fire has been […]