David Kumbroch wins 2015 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for writing

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The WHNT News 19 family is proud to announce that one of our own has been honored with one of journalism’s highest achievements.

The Radio Television Digital News Association selected David Kumbroch as the 2015 Edward R. Murrow Award winner for writing in the Region 9 Small Market Television category Thursday.

The RTDNA has been honoring outstanding achievements in journalism with the Edward R. Murrow Awards since 1971. The awards recognize the best journalism produced by radio, television and online news organizations around the world.

WHNT News 19's David Kumbroch getting beaten 7-year-old in chess.

WHNT News 19’s David Kumbroch getting beaten 7-year-old in chess.

The stories that David’s award recognized aren’t earth-shattering — a lost veteran’s photo book looking for its home, a scrubbed rocket launch, and a man whose joy lies in maintaining timepieces. But David’s hard work, natural talent, and dedication to the craft of telling a story elevated these pieces and honored the subjects of the story.

Whether he’s getting beaten by a 7-year-old in chess for charity, getting results for a disabled woman whose house was destroyed by an unlicensed contractor, or reporting from the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Bloody Sunday march, David brings a flair for telling a story that few possess.

After the award was announced, David said, “Thank you to everyone who lets me tell their stories, everyone who helps me to tell them, and everyone who watches.”

No, David, thank you for telling them.