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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
  • The SUV landed on one side of Pinhook Creek. (Photo: Jeff Gray/WHNT News 19)

    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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    NASA Moves Large Equipment on Interstate 565 Overnight

    NASA moved a large piece of equipment to the U.S. Space & Rocket Center early Wednesday morning, and took another back to Marshall Space Flight Center. The mock up boat tail of the orbiter, basically the cover on the back end of the shuttle for its tail and three engines, is now at the USSRC.  In return, NASA moved a multipurpose logistics module from the International Space Station onto Redstone Arsenal. Huntsville Police had to close Interstate 565 for a […]

  • Two People Stabbed During Fight at Huntsville Home

    Two people were taken to Huntsville Hospital overnight Monday after a fight got out of hand.  It happened around 2:30 a.m. at a home on Mount Vernon Road. According to Huntsville Police, a group of people were gathered in the yard of a home.  One person pulled out  knife, and police say two people who were trying to break up the fight ended up getting stabbed.  Both men were taken to Huntsville Hospital with non life-threatening injuries. Huntsville Police say […]

  • Low Speed Chase in Huntsville; Driver Arrested

    A man who police say wouldn’t stop because he “did nothing wrong” was arrested overnight Monday after a low-speed police chase. According to Huntsville Police, an officer was driving down University Drive near Putman Drive when he saw a car swerving in and out of one of the lanes.  When the officer attempted to pull over the vehicle, the driver decided he wasn’t going to stop.  He took police on a 20 minute chase, with speeds exceeding 50 miles per […]

  • Apartment Fire in Huntsville; Four Families Affected

    An apartment fire in south Huntsville damaged four units late Tuesday night. Huntsville Fire & Rescue responded to the Hunters Ridge Apartments at 4103 Hunters Ridge Drive around 11:00 p.m. Tuesday.  It took crews about ten minutes to put out the fire.  Investigators say it began in Apartment 11 with most of the damage in the kitchen.  Three other units have smoke damage. The American Red Cross is helping the 8 adults and 3 children who are without a place […]

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    Ribbon Cutting for New Memorial Parkway Overpasses Today

    A road project that has been under construction for more than 2 years is now complete.  Today, the Alabama Department of Transportation will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the new completion of the new overpasses at Max Luther Drive and Sparkman Drive. Highway Director John Cooper, State Representative Mac McCutcheon, Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle, and Madison County Commission Chairman Mike Gillespie will attend the event. The $17 million dollar project took 31 months to complete, which is five […]


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