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A graduate of The University of Alabama, David Kumbroch joined WHNT in May 2011 as a Multimedia Journalist. A Telecommunication and Film major, Kumbroch was also a proud member of the nationally-renowned Alabama Forensics Council, where he won two national championships in Extemporaneous Speaking.

His passion for telling stories began in his hometown of Collierville, Tennessee where David hosted a local morning show at Collierville High School — an experience he credits for sparking his interest in television news. While in high school, David also earned a national championship in Extemporaneous Speaking.

Kumbroch has worked as a Multimedia Journalist, a producer, an anchor, a managing editor, Chief Investigative Reporter, and now, Chief Digital Journalist.

To contact David, feel free to email him at david.kumbroch@whnt.com


Recent Articles
  • Auburn pitcher Casey Mize goes to Detroit Tigers at #1 overall in MLB draft

    AUBURN, Ala. – The Detroit Tigers have selected Auburn ace Casey Mize as the #1 overall pick in the MLB draft. Mize posted an impressive 2.81 ERA over his career with the Auburn Tigers, racking up a 20-12 record. He also punched out 319 batters over just 262.1 innings, earning him an impressive 10.95 K/9. Mize is an Alabama native, hailing from Springville. Detroit’s #1 pick is valued at $8,096,300, according to MLB.com.

  • Lawsuit says Decatur doctor sexually assaulted patients, continues to practice

    DECATUR, Ala. – A new civil lawsuit against Dr. Michael Dick, Alabama Medicine & Rheumatology, and a number of nurses that have not been identified yet alleges that the doctor used his practice to commit multiple sexual assaults and continues to practice despite being arrested on two counts of misdemeanor harassment related to the allegations. The lawsuit contains claims from six different women, all with similar stories of sexual assault by the doctor. The contents of this lawsuit are graphic, […]

  • Huntsville Police find officer filmed striking man during arrest acted within policy

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A weekend arrest attracted attention on social media Sunday after a video appeared to show a Huntsville Police officer punching the person being arrested. On Monday, Huntsville Police announced its Internal Affairs Division has found officers acted within policy during the arrest of a man. A release from Huntsville Police notes that the video on social media only captured 44-seconds of a struggle they say lasted more than four minutes. However, the release also notes that while police […]

  • Cortez Mitchell gets consecutive life sentences for 2015 robbery, killing spree that stunned Decatur

    DECATUR, Ala. – Cortez Mitchell was sentenced to multiple life sentences for his role in two murders and four robberies over the course of a 2015 weekend that shocked Decatur. Mitchell was sentenced to 20 years for each of the four robberies he was convicted of participating in, but those sentences will run concurrently, the Morgan County District Attorney’s Office told WHNT News 19. They say he was given two life sentences for the two killings, set to run consecutively. […]

  • Bama football heads to White House to meet with President Trump, celebrate national title

    WASHINGTON D.C. – The University of Alabama football team has a scheduled White House visit on Tuesday, celebrating their national title. The Crimson Tide beat the Georgia Bulldogs 26-23 in the College Football Playoff National Championship in January, leading to their fifth White House visit since 2010. #RollTide pic.twitter.com/fBpfn4iHRQ — Alabama Football (@AlabamaFTBL) April 10, 2018

  • Roy Moore counter-sues accuser, claiming she defamed him, not the other way around

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Attorneys for Roy Moore filed an answer in the defamation suit against him, claiming Moore had the right to publicly defend himself during the campaign, that he’s not responsible for the public’s perception of accuser Leigh Corfman, and a counterclaim that it was Corfman that defamed him. Corfman told the Washington Post during Moore’s senate campaign that Moore sexually abused her when she was a 14-year-old girl and he was a 32-year-old assistant district attorney. Moore denied Corfman’s claim […]

  • Tarp donations needed in Limestone County to cover storm damage, plans being made for debris removal

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. – People need tarp donations to cover damaged homes and structures in the wake of strong storms that tore through Limestone County, along with much of the rest of the region, on Monday night. According to a Limestone County government twitter account, tarp donations will be collected at the Oak Grove Volunteer Fire Department. The department is located at 26850 Thach Road in Athens. Meanwhile, the Limestone County EMA is already distributing information about debris removal. Debris must […]

  • PHOTOS: Significant damage reported in Ardmore after tornado-warned storm

    ARDMORE, Ala. – A tornado-warned storm moved through the far northern part of Madison County Monday evening, leaving serious damage in its wake. The Limestone County Sheriff’s Office got some pictures of the damage in the aftermath. WHNT News 19 has crews moving across the Valley, surveying damage and getting a sense of the scope of this severe weather event, which touched many of the counties in north Alabama.

  • Damage assessment underway after tornado-warned storm forces its way through Russellville

    RUSSELLVILLE, Ala. – In Russellville, high winds did damage mostly to roof and siding during Monday’s set of severe storms. Officials tell us some homes and businesses in the Highway 43 area, including a Waffle House, Road Gear Trucking Equipment, and Alabama Central Credit Union, were damaged. Storm Hunter 19 and @GabrielleWHNT are out keeping you informed on the severe weather and damage around the Valley. They came across debris and what looks like the Waffle House sign hanging from […]

  • Apparent tornado in Falkville caught on camera

    FALKVILLE, Ala. – We tracked a tornado-warned storm that went right through Falkville on Monday afternoon. Viewer Jon Cammon sent us video he says he captured around 6:30 p.m. just west of Falkville High School. Storm surveys will have to officially confirm, but it very much appears he caught a tornado on camera. We do want to remind all viewers to be safe as they attempt to capture video and images of dangerous storms.

  • Feds break up gruesome plot, Decatur man pleads guilty to planning to kidnap and sell a child to a pimp

    The details of this story are extraordinarily disturbing, describing a planned act of brutality toward a mother and child, we encourage ALL readers to reflect before and after reading the story. DECATUR, Ala. – Brian David “Blaze” Boersma, 48, pleaded guilty in federal court on charges related to a plot to kidnap a mother and child, with the stated intention of killing the mother and selling the 14-year-old daughter to a pimp in Memphis. US Attorney Jay Town said of […]

  • Madison releases major details on baseball stadium deal, including renderings

    MADISON, Ala. – The City of Madison announced Thursday evening that they have reached an agreement with Town Madison developer Louis Breland with the aim of bringing a minor league baseball team to Madison to start the 2020 season. They also released their agreement with Ballcorps LLC, who bought the Mobile BayBears. The agreement was signed several weeks ago, and WHNT News 19 has been pressing for its release. The document is 86 pages, and we are currently reviewing it […]