Destry Jetton is a contributor and fill-in host for Arizona Midday. The Arizona native hosted the show for 16 years before deciding to pursue other passions. Destry is a graduate of Tempe High School and Arizona State University – where she earned two degrees; one in Broadcast Journalism and the other Elementary Education.
Destry started her broadcasting career interning in the 12News newsroom. Her first job was in St. Joseph, Missouri where she was the 10PM anchor and covered everything from record breaking snowstorms, education stories and chasing an ostrich on the loose!
From Missouri, Destry went to Waco, Texas where she covered the Presidential Race, tornadoes, The Branch Davidian Compound tragedy and other big stories in the area.
Before coming back to Phoenix, Destry worked in Tucson as the morning show anchor. During her time there she reported on the September 11th terrorist attacks, the University of Arizona shooting and many wildfires.
During her time on Arizona Midday, Destry has cooked with some of the Valley’s top chefs, gone into the community to bring viewers at home advice on a range of topics from home décor to business, plus interviewed celebrities like Jessica Lange and Mark Wahlberg, and shared cool crafts. In 2015 Destry and the Midday team took the show to Super Bowl Central in Downtown Phoenix for Super Bowl XLIX. As contributor, Destry continues to be an integral part of the show.
Destry’s family is what is most important to her. She has a twin sister, a younger sister and 3 brothers. She also has two children of her own – Hayden and Blythe. Destry has been married to her high school sweetheart, Terry, for 25 years.
For fun, Destry loves going to Arizona Cardinals and ASU football games, hiking in the Valley’s beautiful mountains, reading and hot yoga.