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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.


Recent Articles
  • 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. […]

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    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 […]

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    Three displaced after townhouse fire in Decatur

    DECATUR, Ala. – Firefighters were called to a group of townhomes just before 4:00 Friday morning. Residents woke to their smoke alarm going off around 3:45. Those residents got their family out then called 911. Decatur Fire & Rescue sent several trucks to the apartment located at 2164 Westbury Court for find a fire in the attic. It took fire crews roughly 15 minutes to knock down the fire. They managed to keep the fire contained to one unit thanks to […]

  • Huntsville Shooting Investigation

    Huntsville Police clear neighborhood after unsuccessful search for suspected shooter

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Police blocked off a neighborhood north of Sparkman Drive early this morning while they searched for a gunman. An investigator says that search, however, was unsuccessful. Investigators say a man arrived at Huntsville Hospital early this morning with a gunshot wound to his face. He said it happened on Brett Road. Officer’s say they had reason to believe the shooter was still inside the home, so they blocked off the neighborhood to search the home. Before […]

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    Fire in Morgan County destroys vacant house

    MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. – Firefighters were called to a home on Thomas Road in Cotaco around 5:00 Wednesday morning. They arrived to find a 2-story home engulfed in flames. The fire spread to a nearby propane tank that exploded. Firefighters tell us strong winds and the lack of a nearby fire hydrant made things difficult for them this morning. Crews had to truck in water from about a mile away. The home has burned to the ground; only two chimneys […]

  • Morgan County brush fire

    Brush fire in Morgan County keeps fire crews busy overnight

    MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. – Volunteer firefighters spent the night trying to contain a brush fire in Morgan County. It started just off Kenny Clay Road. Crews were called around midnight. The fire covered one acre, but quickly grew to 15 acres. The Alabama Forestry Department brought in heavy equipment to make a fire line. Fire crews had to deal with dry brush, high winds and uneven terrain to fight the fire, but are now confident they have everything under control. […]

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    State Troopers investigate wreck involving Madison Police officer, pedestrian

    MADISON, Ala. – State Troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) are investigating a wreck involving a Madison Police Officer and a pedestrian. The wreck happened near the intersection of Wall Triana Highway and Big Oak Lane. The Madison officer was traveling on Wall Triana Highway when he reported hitting a pedestrian in the road. The female patient was rushed to Huntsville Hospital with serious injuries. Madison Police closed down Wall Triana Highway from Jay Drive to Spencer Green […]

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    Single-vehicle wreck sends man to hospital in critical condition

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – Alabama State Troopers are investigating what led to a single-vehicle wreck on Darwin Road. The man involved was taken to the hospital in critical condition. The wreck happened around 2:30 a.m. Emergency crews arrived to find the driver ejected from his SUV. Troopers believe the driver was traveling east on Darwin toward Mooresmill Road with he lost control of the vehicle and flipped into a ditch. State Troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency say the […]

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    Wreck on Pulaski Pike may impact your morning commute

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Police are on the scene of a wreck near the intersection of Pulaski Pike and Stanley Drive. Investigators say a vehicle was traveling on Pulaski Pike when the driver lost control and left the roadway. That vehicle then crashed into another parked in front of a home. The vehicle also hit the home. Huntsville wreck: car ran into parked van then house at the corner of Pulaski Pike @ Stanley Dr. @whnt pic.twitter.com/cHgIwFA6Mj — Jeff Gray […]

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    Huntsville firefighters respond to fire on HeatherHill Drive

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Firefighters are currently on the scene of a house fire on Heatherhill Drive. There are currently five fire units on the scene. WHNT News 19’s Jeff Gray is currently on the scene. He says heavy smoke was coming from the home when he arrived. WHNT News 19 will update this as soon as we can gather more information.

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    Firefighters respond to vehicle fire in driveway of Madison County home

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Volunteer firefighters in Madison County worked overnight to save a home from major damage after a vehicle parked in the driveway caught fire. Firefighters responded to the 500 block of Bell Circle around 12:30 a.m. Friday.  A BMW parked in a driveway caught fire.  Crews say the fire started in the vehicle’s engine compartment.  Another vehicle parked next to the BMW was also damaged. The flames spread to the home and caused some scorch marks.  Fortunately, […]

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    Investigators look into cause of overnight house fire

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – An overnight fire destroyed a Huntsville home. The house is located in the 3200 block of Yale Circle off of Blue Spring Road in north Huntsville.  Fire crews responded after 11 p.m. and spent about an hour to get the flames under control. Neighbors say no one has lived in the home for about six years and there was also no power going to the house. Officials are examining the remains of the home to determine […]

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