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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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    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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    Crews Busy Repairing Power Lines in Limestone County, Two Schools Closed

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Two Limestone County Schools will be closed Friday, February 21 due to storm damage. Blue Springs Elementary and Clements High School will be closed due to downed utility poles in the area. Meanwhile, part of U.S. Highway 72 is blocked at Clements High as crews repair broken poles. In all, seven poles were broken on 72 and a total of 17 throughout Athens Utilities’ system. General Manager Gary Scroggins said a little more than 1,000 […]

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    SUV, Car Spin Off Drake Avenue And Land In Creek; Everyone OK

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – New details, yet again, in a story that’s developed throughout the morning off Drake Avenue.  The good news — everyone is okay. Emergency crews rushed to a strange scene off Drake, just west of Leeman Ferry.  A car and an SUV somehow went off the road into Pinhook Creek around 5:30 a.m. Friday. Huntsville Police say they’ve been able to locate both drivers now.  They’re both okay. Police say the car spun off Drake Avenue, just […]

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    Escaped Inmate Suspected of Phoning in Hospital Bomb Threats

    CULLMAN, Ala. (WHNT) — An escaped inmate in Marshall County is back in custody, arrested in Cullman County around midnight.  Three hours prior, at the time of the escape, bomb threats were called in at three hospitals.  Authorities believe all of the crimes are connected. Jeremy Lewayne Lang escaped from the Arab jail Sunday evening at 8:20.  Around the same time, bomb threats were called in at Cullman Regional Medical Center, Marshall Medical Center North, and Marshall Medical Center South.  […]

  • An 18 wheeler flipped Monday night on Interstate 65 in Limestone County. (Photo by Jeff Gray, WHNT News 19)

    18 Wheeler Carrying Paper Flips on Interstate 65 in Limestone County

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) — Interstate 65 North near Athens was especially slow for several hours Monday night, when an 18 wheeler ran off the roadway and ended up on its side.  Alabama State Troopers say the truck driver swerved to miss a deer. It happened around 7:30 p.m. Monday at the 347 mile marker, which is 7 miles north of the Interstate 65/565 interchange.  The truck was carrying large rolls of paper.  It took crews about five hours to […]

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    Overnight Lightning Leads To Nearly A Dozen Fires

    Overnight storms left behind damage throughout the Tennessee Valley after nearly a dozen homes are struck by lightning. The first report came in around 11 p.m. Sunday, when Huntsville firefighters responded to a house fire on Westwood Street.  Lightning struck the garage, separating the electrical main from the building.  The homeowner is searching for a place to stay until inspectors are able to fix the separated main. While firefighters were working on the fire on Westwood Street, a call came […]

  • Two Men, Woman Rob Dollar General in Decatur

    Decatur Police are investigating an overnight robbery at the Dollar General on West Moulton Street. Decatur Police were called to the store around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday.  Employees told police that three people entered the store; two men and one woman.  The men were wearing red bandannas and blue hoodies while the woman was wearing a green shirt and blue mask.  Two of the suspects had guns. The three robbers demanded cash, got what they wanted, and left the scene.  No […]

  • Cops vs. Cow: Police Chase Animal For Three Hours

    Huntsville Police chased a cow for three hours overnight.  It started when a motorist saw the cow cross north Memorial Parkway, heading straight for a Burger King of all places! Police found the cow in a nearby neighborhood across the street from Alabama A&M University.  Police followed the cow, trying to catch the animal.  WHNT News 19 videojournalist Jeff Gray tried to help too, and at one point the cow got a little too close to Jeff for comfort. The […]

  • Driver Ignores “Road Closed” Signs; Ends Up in a Mess

    Huntsville Police are looking for the person who drove their car through a Road Closed barricade and ended up stuck. It happened Wednesday night, just before midnight, at a bridge under construction at Meridian Street and Pratt Avenue.  Crews on the scene say a man drove through the construction zone, blasted through some barrels, and ended up going down an embankment and slamming into what will eventually be the finished bridge. The driver left the scene.


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