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
  • Morning fire destroys mobile home on Hasting Drive

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. — Firefighters are on the scene of a fire in Madison County. It happened just before 5 a.m. Wednesday on Hasting Drive, across from Highway 72 and Ryland Pike. WHNT’s Jeff Gray says neighbors noticed the fire. He says a female neighbor found it suspicious the home caught fire due to its vacancy the past three months. She tells him workers were out yesterday trying to dismantle the mobile home. No injuries have been reported.

  • Two shot during argument at birthday party in Decatur, one person of interest identified

    DECATUR, Ala. – At least two people are in Huntsville Hospital this morning after a shooting in Decatur. Witnesses tell police the shooting happened during an argument over a woman. Decatur Police say one person of interest has been identified. Charles Baker, 37, and Toni Robinson, 28,  are out of surgery, according to a police report. Baker remains in critical condition; Robinson is in stable condition. Police report the shooting happened on the1000 block of Hoover Avenue during a birthday party. […]

  • Falkville man dies in overnight wreck in Morgan County

    MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. — Alabama State Troopers say a man died when he wrecked his Jeep overnight. It happened on Highway 36 just outside of Hartselle at the 29-mile marker. Emergency crews received the call of the wreck around 2 a.m. Troopers report Phillip Wayne Penn, 60, was the victim. He was not wearing his seatbelt. The highway is back open, two hours after police closed it down for their investigation into the crash

  • Kennan Road shooting leaves woman in hospital

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — A woman is at Huntsville Hospital recovering from a gunshot wound. Huntsville Police say she was shot in the leg Thursday night. WHNT’s Jeff Gray says emergency crews responded to the 600 block of Kennan Road around 10:30 p.m. They transported the north Huntsville woman, who was in serious condition at the time. He says the victim is expected to be ok. Police say they have made an arrest and located the gun used. Kennan Road, east […]

  • Huntsville Police investigate early-morning shooting

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A woman is in the hospital this morning recovering from a gunshot wound. The shooting happened around 2:30 this morning in the 1300 block of O’Shaughnessy Ave. Huntsville Police, Huntsville Fire and HEMSI arrived on the scene to find a woman in her early 20s who had been shot in the head. Investigators say she walked two blocks to call 911. We’re told she was conscious and talking with paramedics on the way to the hospital. Police […]

  • Huntsville Police look for person who smashed in store’s front door

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Police are trying to find the person who broke into Clinton Avenue Grocery Store overnight. Investigators say a man smashed in the front door of the store. The store’s owner called police around 4:00 this morning when he arrived to find the door smashed in. Investigators say the owner caught the burglar on video. He appears to be a man wearing a black hooded shirt. The video shows the left the store and went towards Indiana […]

  • Huntsville firefighters limit damage to mobile home by carrying burning dryer outside to extinguish

    TRIANA, Ala. – Huntsville Firefighters responded to a mobile home fire in Triana overnight to find a clothes dryer on fire. They were able to keep the damage very limited within the home by carrying a burning dryer outside. The fire started just before 2:00 Monday morning at the home on Oregon Drive. Investigators tell us the mobile home has smoke damage, and one wall has fire damage. The five people who live in the home plan to stay with […]

  • Horses from Rocket City Fair are back in their pen after early-morning escape

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Several mini-horses that escaped their pen at the Rocket City Fair are now back where they belong. Six or seven horses escaped their pen just after 5:30 Friday morning. Carnival employees and Huntsville Police worked together to capture the horses on their equine flight of freedom. First rule of chasing horses down. Don’t call WHNT News 19 overnight legendary reporter Jeff Gray. “Hey. Come here. Come here horse.”   We can’t imagine why the horses didn’t just […]

  • Single-vehicle wreck on Washington Street takes out utility pole, driver in custody

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — A portion of Washington Street is now open after utility crews replaced a utility pole early Friday morning. Police say the driver of a minivan, who has not been identified, was traveling north when he left the road and hit a utility pole, snapping it in two. Police say the driver was not injured but they took him to jail after he failed a field sobriety test. The single-vehicle wreck happened around 2:30 a.m. Friday, May 4, north of Max Luther […]

  • Oscar Patterson Lane down to 1 lane because of wreck

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – Emergency crews have have Oscar Patterson Lane down to only one lane of traffic right now as they work to clear a single-vehicle wreck. The wreck happened around 5:30 this morning near the intersection of Winchester Road. Rescue crews had to cut the driver out of the vehicle. Paramedics rushed him to the hospital in serious condition. Madison CNTY Wreck: Oscar Patterson Rd just west of Winchester rd single vehicle wreck has sent the driver to […]

  • Rekindled fire destroys Morgan County home

    MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. – Volunteer firefighters in Morgan County returned to a home on Berry Road this morning, more than 12 hours after the home initially caught fire. Firefighter tell us the first fire happened around 2:30 Thursday afternoon at a home in the 900 block of Berry Road, which is north of Highway 67. They arrived to find flames coming from the home. After several hours, they thought they had the fire out, and they left the scene. Morgan […]

  • Huntsville home destroyed when fire rekindles

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Firefighters with Huntsville Fire and Rescue responded to a house fire on Nabors Lane around 3:30 Monday morning for the second time. This time, the fire spread through the whole house. Firefighters arrived this morning to find flames shooting out of the left side of the home located in the 4800 block of Nabors Lane. The fire quickly spread to the second story of the home. Two adults were living in the home. They tell us they […]