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
  • Man arrested after leading Huntsville Police on 30-minute chase

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Police arrested Jack Henry James, 33, early this morning. Officers say he led them on a 30-minute chase through several neighborhoods in south Huntsville. James faces charges of driving under the influence, attempting to elude police and reckless endangerment. The chase started around 11:30 on Bob Wallace Avenue near 15th street. Officers said they tried to stop the pickup truck with no tail lights, but the driver didn’t stop. The chase went through several areas before […]

  • 3rd Fastenal business broken into this week

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Police are trying to figure out who broke into the Fastenal business on Wall Triana overnight. They say this is the third Fastenal store that has been broken into this week. Police responded to the store, located south of Interstate 565, just before midnight when the alarm went off. When they arrived, they found a smashed-in door. Investigators found several power tools had been taken from the store. Officers took search dogs out to the scene, […]

  • 2 hurt during early-morning home invasion, police search for 2 masked men

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Police are looking for the two masked men who broke into an apartment on Sparkman Drive. Investigators say the men pistol-whipped the man inside the apartment, while his girlfriend jumped out of the second story window. The incident happened around 2:45 this morning at the Overlook Apartments. We understand the thieves got away with some cash. Police brought in K-9s to track the men, but didn’t find them. Paramedics took the woman to Huntsville Hospital with […]

  • Police search for 3 responsible for home invasion, assault in north Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Police are searching for three men who broke into a home and assaulted a caretaker and the man she was watching over. It happened on Pulaski Pike. Emergency crews were called around 1:00 Monday morning to the Raceway gas station on North Memorial Parkway and Bob Wade Lane for a woman who had been assaulted. She told investigators she was assaulted at the home on Pulaski Pike where she cared for an elderly man in his […]

  • 3 arrested in Huntsville after high-speed chase that started in Tennessee

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – Three people have been arrested in Huntsville after a chase that began in Lincoln County, Tennessee. Investigators tell us the men were seen breaking into cars in Lincoln County, a deputy spotted the vehicle and started the chase. Deputies with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office chased the SUV into Alabama where Madison County Deputies joined in the case. The driver led police south on Highway 231/431 through Hazel Green and Meridianville. The driver avoided spike strips […]

  • Huntsville Police investigate early-morning break-in at Dollar General

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Police are trying to figure out who broke into the Dollar General store on Holmes Avenue overnight. The incident happened around 1:00 this morning. Officers arrived to find the front door smashed in. They quickly searched the area in hopes of finding the burglar, even bringing in a K-9 officer. Investigators say surveillance video shows a man walking away to the east of the store. No arrests have been made in the case. Please call Huntsville […]

  • Gunman, victim of Thursday morning shooting in Madison County identified

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – The Madison County Sheriff’s Office has identified the men who died in a Thursday morning shootings on Oldwood Road and Brena Lane. Investigators say Mark Fecteau, 57, shot and killed Charles Hunt, 37. The initial shooting happened around 4:30 a.m. in the 100 block of Oldwood Road. Deputies arrived to find Hunt dead from multiple gunshot wounds. Investigators determined, based on interviews with witnesses, the shooter was Fecteau. Deputies and members of the SWATT team worked […]

  • HPD arrests man accused of robbing gas station of a candy bar, throwing rocks into windows at David’s Bridal

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Police arrested a man this morning who is charged with robbery and criminal mischief. They say he robbed a gas station of a Snickers bar, then started throwing rocks in business windows. Investigators say a man started at the Shell gas station at the intersection of University Drive and Wayne Road. The clerk told police that the man used his hand under his shirt to pretend he had a gun and demanded money. The clerk didn’t […]

  • Possible tornado causes major damage in Holly Pond; 30,000 chickens must be re-homed

    CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. – Late-night storms in Holly Pond damaged several buildings, including three of the four chicken houses at Chamber Farms. Andy Chambers, the owner of the operation, says 30,000 chickens who are only 4 1/2 weeks old will need to be moved to another farm. Chambers tells us he was just a few years from having his farm paid off. Now he has to deal with this extensive damage. Thankfully, there was only minor damage to his home. […]

  • 2 arrested after leading Huntsville Police on overnight chase

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Police have arrested two men after having to chase them down. Officers say they tried to pull over an SUV for a traffic stop near Max Luther and Memorial Parkway, but the driver took off. The driver led officers up Memorial Parkway, down Mastin Lake Road and ended on Irondale Drive. The chase lasted 10 minutes. Police say someone threw drugs from the vehicle during the chase. Officers say the driver faces a list of charges, […]

  • Woman walking on Highway 31 in Decatur hit by truck, flown to hospital

    DECATUR, Ala. – A woman is being treated in Huntsville Hospital after being hit by a pickup truck. Police say Nonnie Ferguson Chitwood, 50, was walking in a northbound lane Highway 31 near Bowles Bridge Road in Decatur. The wreck happened around 2:00 Thursday morning. A helicopter took Chitwood to the hospital with serious injuries. At this time, investigators don’t know why she was walking on the road, but they’re trying to figure it out. The driver of the truck […]

  • Troopers identify man hit, killed while helping stranded friend on Highway 31

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. – One person died while trying to help a friend whose car broke down. It happened around 1:15 this morning on Highway 31, just north of Calhoun Community College in Limestone County. State troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency say Dean Bumpus, 49 of Decatur, had stopped on the side of the road with his truck and a car hauler, planning to pick up his friend’s broken down car. ¬†They say Bumpus was getting out of […]