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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.

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


Recent Articles
  • Governor’s Office denies state-funded blood tests for area affected by water contamination, despite risk to infants

    MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. — The Governor’s Office has denied state-funded blood testing for people affected by the West Morgan- East Lawrence water contamination. These tests would show how much of the contaminant are in a person’s bloodstream. The Governor’s Office cites a CDC report that says most everyone should be unaffected– except babies born into the contamination. At an overflowing water board meeting last July, crowds gathered around the WHNT News 19 satellite truck to try to catch the conversation inside. Rumors […]

  • Google Fiber Update: Company that lost contract for Huntsville Utilities fiber network wins it back

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala – Bear Communications, the Kansas company that won an open bid process to build Huntsville Utility’s fiber network, won a second round of bidding to take the contract back, after losing it over a licensing mix-up. Huntsville Utilities made an agreement with Google Fiber that if the utility provided the fiber network, Google Fiber would lease space on it and provide access to residents. So Huntsville Utilities had an open bid process for a contractor to lead the […]

  • GETTING RESULTS: Mom gets her t-shirt quilts with WHNT’s help after months of uncertainty

    Story updated with new information. FLORENCE, Ala. – Suzanne Hoy shipped off some t-shirts, keepsakes of her husband and her young son, to a Florence woman named April. She wanted a quilt made, but she couldn’t seem to get a timeline on when that would happen. When she reached out to us, she said she couldn’t even get her shirts back. “It’s memories for us that we can’t recoup,” Hoy said. Months ago, she found April’s Quilt Gallery on Facebook. “She […]

  • Governor’s Office explanation for not turning over mansion logs doesn’t match past actions

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Governor’s Office has offered an explanation for why they didn’t turn over mansion logs to the committee investigating Governor Robert Bentley for possible impeachment, but that explanation doesn’t match their actions. WHNT News 19 learned this week that the Governor’s Office has not turned over visitor logs for the Governor’s mansion to the committee, despite the committee specifically listing them as a request in subpoenas they drew up. This comes just days after our Open Records […]

  • Governor’s mansion logs not provided to impeachment committee, despite request, attorney says

    MONTGOMERY, Ala – The attorney for the committee investigating Governor Robert Bentley for possible impeachment tells WHNT News 19 that the governor’s office did not provide them with visitors logs for the governor’s mansion, despite a specific request in subpoenas drawn up by the committee. The revelation comes on the heels of our report that the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency denied an Open Records Request from WHNT News 19 to release those same logs, saying that providing the documents that […]

  • Governor’s mansion visitor logs will remain secret for now, ALEA denies request to release

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Ever wonder who visits the Governor in his taxpayer-funded mansion? Well, it’s none of your business. At least that’s what the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) has told WHNT News 19 in response to our Alabama Open Records Law request for the mansion’s visitor logs covering January 2012 to October 2016. In a mailed response four months after our initial request, ALEA says releasing the logs of who visited the governor at the mansion would compromise security. […]

  • Governor’s office still considering blood tests for residents who consumed contaminated water

    LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ala. – Months after the West Morgan-East Lawrence Water Authority told its customers it was no longer safe to drink the water because of a chemical contamination, there is still no good way for the people impacted to determine the severity of their exposure. Last May we told you federal officials had detected unsafe levels of two chemicals in the drinking water of the West Morgan-East Lawrence Water Authority. The chemicals have been linked to a number of […]

  • Watchdog Group: Owens Cross Roads sewage treatment plant pumped fecal coliform into Flint River

    A watchdog group, the Flint River Conservation Association, says they found fecal coliform in the Flint River near the Owens Cross Roads sewage treatment plant. Fecal coliform is bacteria from feces. The Flint River Conservation Association’s Soos Weber elaborates,”The solids were being removed. But it still didn’t remove the bacteria. And normally bacteria is treated using chlorine. It wasn’t being used here.” They say the contamination only stopped when they reported it to state authorities. The first big clue they […]

  • New Alabama AG says he doesn’t know if his office is investigating Gov. Bentley

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Longtime Marshall County District Attorney Steve Marshall was sworn in Monday morning as Alabama Attorney General and vowed to recuse himself in any investigation of Gov. Robert Bentley. Bentley’s appointment of a new attorney general has raised questions around the state, since an impeachment investigation in the Alabama House was suspended at the request of then-Attorney General Luther Strange. Bentley named Strange to the U.S. Senate last week. ‘’I understand the cloud that somewhat exists, relating to why […]

  • Rep. Anthony Daniels of Huntsville elected Democratic House Minority Leader

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Huntsville’s Rep. Anthony Daniels has won a vote in a party caucus to assume the role of House Minority Leader. Rep. Craig Ford announced he would not run to retain the spot last October in a fiery letter that called for both Nancy Worley, the Alabama Democratic Party Chairwoman and Dr. Joe Reed, head of the State Democratic Executive Committee to step down. Shortly after Ford’s announcment, Daniels announced he would seek the spot, telling WHNT News 19, […]

  • Bentley campaign’s payments for Rebekah Mason legal services not permitted by law, according to Secretary of State

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Secretary of State John Merrill, whose office oversees campaign finance in Alabama, says he cannot find any item in state law that would permit the governor’s campaign expenditure to cover legal expenses for Rebekah Mason, once his senior political advisor. The governor’s annual campaign finance report shows that his campaign fund paid an attorney’s office nearly $9,000 in January of 2016, nearly three months before accusations surfaced that Bentley and Mason were having an affair. Bentley’s personal […]

  • Governor Bentley paid legal fees for Rebekah Mason with campaign contributions

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Governor Robert Bentley’s attorney, Bill Athanas, confirms to WHNT News 19 that the governor’s campaign paid nearly $9,000 for Rebekah Mason’s legal fees. Mason was Bentley’s political advisor and the woman he admitted to having an “inappropriate relationship” with in March of 2016. But Bentley denied the relationship was physical. The payment, which appears in this year’s campaign finance report, dates the payment on January 3, 2016. That’s more than two months before allegations surfaced that the pair were having an […]