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David Kumbroch is now and has always been a storyteller.

A graduate of The University of Alabama, David Kumbroch joined WHNT in May 2011 as a Multimedia Journalist. A Telecommunication and Film major, David 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. After his first championship, David was invited by Finalist Files, an organization that provides research and strategic advice to high school forensic competitors, to write two educational books and a monthly subscription on Extemporaneous Speaking.

David comes to WHNT News 19 after three years of experience interning at Alabama Public Radio, Fox 13 in Memphis, and WVUA in Tuscaloosa.

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    Downtown Rescue Mission prepares for thrift store grand opening

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – At the Downtown Rescue Mission’s new thrift store location, they are just about ready for the grand opening. That will be this Friday and Saturday. They have a lot to choose from. The store’s assistant manager, Christie Alexander, lists off some of their wares, “Clothing, used furniture, housewares, shoes, purses. We’re also carrying a line of new furniture at a discounted rate.” They can always use more donations, but they really need more shoppers too. The money […]

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    Boy Scouts of America ends ban on LGBTQ individuals in leadership roles

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Boy Scouts of America ratified a resolution that “will allow chartered organizations to select adult leaders without regard to sexual orientation” Monday. The resolution passed the group’s executive committee in early July. The National Executive Board met and ratified the resolution Monday. However, the national organization will not force individual chapters to end discrimination in choosing leaders. Still, LGBTQ Resource Center Free2Be Executive Director James Robinson says, “I think it’s extremely significant.” After all, this […]

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    Magazine cover features 35 women telling their stories of alleged assaults by Bill Cosby

    NEW YORK — The latest cover of New York Magazine features 35 women who told the magazine their stories of being assaulted by Bill Cosby. The cover was first shared by the magazine on Sunday night and quickly went viral. 35 women speak about being assaulted by Bill Cosby, and the culture that wouldn't listen: — New York Magazine (@NYMag) July 27, 2015 The story includes photos of each woman and their individual stories. Each woman’s story includes a […]

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    Huntsville Fire confirm search is over for hikers believed missing on Monte Sano

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville Fire spent Sunday evening combing the trails of Monte Sano State Park, searching for a group of hikers that they believed might have been missing in the park. They say they were looking for three people. Huntsville Fire says the search is now over, and the hikers are out of the woods. Everyone is ok.  

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    Bobbi Kristina Brown dead at 22

    ATLANTA — Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, passed away on Sunday, the family said in a statement. Bobbi Kristina Brown passed away when her family chose to take her off all medication, according to TMZ. A specialist reportedly told the family there was no chance of recovery. “She is finally at peace in the arms of God,” the Houston family said in statement. “We want to again thank everyone for their tremendous amount of love and support during these […]

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    Part of Maysville Road shut down as crews battle house fire

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Fire crews shut down Maysville Road between Ryland Pike and Cedar Glen Drive Sunday afternoon, while they fought a house fire. They did get the fire under control after more than an hour fighting it. No one was injured in the fire. The homeowners tell WHNT News 19 they were boiling potatoes when the fire started.  

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    Marshall County Sheriff’s Office investigating fatal shooting in Grant

    GRANT, Ala. (WHNT) – Marshall County Sheriff’s deputies were called out to the 1400-block of Winkles Road in Grant for a fight Saturday afternoon. They say during the fight a man was shot. He died at the scene. They have identified the victim as Matthew Lee Ponder, 37, of Grant. According to a release from the sheriff’s department, the other person in the fight is in custody. Deputies continue working the scene to gather evidence and information.

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    The Wonder of Space: Take a moment to share in the majesty of NASA’s work

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The internet churns like an ocean, a constant gurgle of cynicism and snark. But in July of 2015, NASA found a way to part the sea of sarcasm. For a split-second, we took in our closest view ever of Pluto, and as one collective, the same breath we drew in to quip or criticize, we exhaled in wonder. In cyberspace, on a planet called Reddit, home world of the eye roll, the scientists behind the New Horizons […]

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    Explained: SpaceX announces preliminary findings on failed mission

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – SpaceX now believes their rocket broke apart after a strut failed leading to a rapid de-pressurization of the upper stage. For some of you rocket scientists in town, that’s enough explanation, but we’ve got it broken down for everyone. We sat down with Michael Rudolphi, a retired rocket scientists who once headed up the engineering team at NASA Marshall. He explains rockets like the one SpaceX uses have liquid oxygen tanks to propel them. But to […]

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    UPDATE: President Obama orders flags to be flown at half-staff through Saturday for Chattanooga shooting victims

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Flags have been ordered to fly at half-staff nationwide until Saturday for the five U.S. servicemen killed in Chattanooga last week. President Obama issued the order after 1 p.m. Tuesday. Shortly before, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley had issued a statewide order for flags to be lowered until Saturday. I have ordered flags in Alabama be lowered to half-staff until Saturday in honor of the 5 military members killed in #Chattanooga last week. — Gov. Robert Bentley (@GovernorBentley) July […]

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    Still Fighting: Homeowner returns to court in contractor case that dates back to January

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) –   Back in January we told you the story of Connie Ibarra. She hired a contractor to do work for her. It turns out he was unlicensed, and he did tens of thousands of dollars of damage to her home. After our story, a group of licensed contractors got together and fixed Connie’s home for free. But six months later, Connie is still fighting the court battle with the initial contractor, Joshua Harris. She spent another afternoon […]

  • 10-year-old child dies in 4-wheeler accident near Geraldine, 2 other teens rushed to hospital

    DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – DeKalb County Sheriff Jimmy Harris tells WHNT News 19 that three kids were involved in a four-wheeler wreck on County Road 391 near Geraldine Sunday. Alabama State Troopers have now released the name of the child who died. Deputies say 10-year-old Thomas Lee Brown was killed when the driver of a Yamaha ATV lost control. “So often we hear of these crashes and it’s very unfortunate that a young child will lose their life as […]


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