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
  • Police identify man killed in Decatur wreck

    DECATUR, Ala. – Decatur Police have identified the man killed in an early-morning wreck. Officers say Christopher Oneal Fitch, 31, died at the scene. The wreck happened around 3:30 Thursday morning near the intersection of Old Moulton Road and Moulton Street. Emergency crews arrived to find a wrecked 1992 Mercury Grand Marquis. Officers say the car left the road and hit a tree. Investigators say Fitch was not wearing a seat belt, and was thrown from the car. Morgan County […]

  • Overnight wreck turns into murder investigation for Athens Police, 1 charged with capital murder

    ATHENS, Ala. – Chief Floyd Johnson confirmed that one man has been arrested in connection with a murder investigation in Athens. Emergency crews responded to a wreck on Highway 72 in Athens around 12:30 Wednesday morning. Police say they arrived to find a minivan in a ditch, crashed into a utility pole. They say a family member had taken the driver, identified as 34-year-old Darius Allen, out of the van. Allen was already dead when officers arrived. Investigators say Allen had […]

  • Drug agents raid Huntsville home early Friday morning

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A SWAT Team and drug agents with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office raided a Huntsville Home this morning. They say they had received reports of drug activity inside the home. The raid happened in the 1800 block of Lydia Drive, which is near the intersection of Oakwood Ave. and Jordan Ln. Officers entered the home around 4:00 a.m.  They tell us six people were inside the home. Those people are being questioned at this time. Investigators tell […]

  • Death investigation underway in Athens, police identify victim

    ATHENS, Ala. – Athens Police are investigating a shooting death on Levert Ave. Officers arrived around 11:30 p.m. to find Cheryl L. Holt, 35, dead in the living room of the home. Officers say she had a gunshot wound to her chest. Police Chief Floyd Johnson says Holt’s husband told officers he had accidentally shot his wife. Investigators spent most of the morning interviewing Holt’s husband and processing the scene. Investigators sent the body to Huntsville office for the Alabama […]

  • Wreck on Winchester Road is causing traffic delays

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Emergency crews responded to a wreck at the intersection of Winchester Road and Meridian Street this morning where two vehicles collided. There are injuries, and the power is out at the intersection. Anyone driving in the area should expect delays. Hsv Wreck: Winchester Rd at Meridian St 2 vehicles with injuries, power is out at the intersection. Major delays @whnt — Jeff Gray (@TrafficJeff) January 25, 2018

  • Coroner identifies 19-year-old victim in deadly shooting investigation, police searching for suspected shooter

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The Madison County Coroner confirmed that 19-year-old Dimitrick Mims Jr. is dead after a fatal shooting. Police are trying to find the person responsible. Emergency crews were called to Tucker Drive around 2:00 this morning for a call about a shooting. They arrived to find a Mims and confirmed that the cause of death was a gunshot wound. Police blocked off the road for the investigation. Investigators say they have the name and a vehicle description for […]

  • Police: Victim of the Palladium Event Center Shooting has died

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Police have identified one of the four people shot outside the Palladium Event Center. That person has died from his injuries. Police identified the man as 21-year-old Adrian Jashawn Porter. Three others were hurt in the shooting. Investigators say the shooting happened just after midnight on January 1, 2018. They believe there were multiple shooters. Police haven’t made any arrests in the case. They ask anyone with information in the case to call investigators at 256-722-7100.  

  • Huntsville Police called to Corporate Drive for a deer stuck in a building

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Police have responded to a building in the 4900 block of Corporate Drive. They’re trying to get a deer out of a building. The call came in around 6:00 a.m. Monday morning. At this time, officers are inside trying to corral the deer. They believe the deer smashed through the back window of the business. Animal Control officers are on their way to help. Huntsville HPD has their hands full trying to get a deer out […]

  • The Rocket City Marathon is back this weekend, here’s what you need to know if you’re driving downtown

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — This Saturday more than 12-hundred runners from 39 different states will be in Huntsville this weekend for the annual Rocket City Marathon. The Huntsville tradition dates back more than 40 years but you still need to be prepared for road closures. Here is what you need to know if you plan on driving in the downtown area: The race starts at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday near the Von Braun Center the 26-mile course will traverse it’s way through Five […]

  • Firefighters respond to house fire for 2nd time in one night

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – Volunteer firefighters in Madison County had to respond to a house in Hazel Green again this morning after it rekindled. The fire first began in the 1000-block of Boles Road around 9:30 Tuesday night. Firefighters arrived to find a house fire they put out within an hour. Then they had to return around 3:00 this morning. The home was engulfed in flames. Crews are still working on it at this time. We’re told the home was […]

  • Dog helps to save a man’s life during an early morning apartment fire

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — A man is in the hospital this morning after an early morning apartment fire. The fire broke out in the 1000 block of Webster drive in the Lincoln apartment complex. Around 3:45 a.m. Wednesday morning, officials say a neighbor, Amos Smith let his dog out and the dog alerted him to a man in trouble. Huntsville police say the neighbor called 911 and when police arrived on the scene they saw smoke coming from the apartment. They […]

  • Madison County family left homeless after fire spreads through the chimney

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – A family of three is without a home this morning. A fire destroyed the home on R. Hammond Court just after 11:00 Tuesday night. Crews arrived to see smoke and flames coming from the home. The family tells us they set a fire in the fire place, and it spread through the chimney, causing heavy smoke and fire damage. It took crews about an hour to put out the fire. No one was hurt in the […]