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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
  • 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 […]

  • Illinois man armed with AR-15 stops knife attack by neighbor

    OSWEGO, Ill. – A man armed with an AR-15 rifle stopped an attack by one of his neighbors in his Illinois apartment building. Police say it all began Monday when someone with a knife attacked another person during an argument. Neighbor Dave Thomas, who witnessed the attack, went into his home, got his rifle and ordered the suspect to stop. “I poked my head out the door. There was a pool of blood, blood was everywhere in the hall. There […]

  • Tuesday at 10: Area cops say they tracked down armed robbers by stride

    WAYNE COUNTY, Tenn. – An armed robbery hasn’t happened in Wayne County, Tennesee since 2006 when Sheriff Ric Wilson took office. In some ways, that makes it even more remarkable that the sheriff’s department there pioneered the use of new science to help solve the crime. The sheriff and Detective Dusty Malugen say they watched the 98-second clip hundreds of times over the course of a year. Detective Malguen admits,“We really absolutely had nothing.”  All they had to go off was […]

  • WHNT News 19’s Al Whitaker on medical leave after series of strokes

    WHNT News 19’s Al Whitaker will be off the air for a while, as he recovers from a serious health issue. He suffered a series of strokes that have impaired his vision, gait, and balance. However, he’s doing his best to keep his spirits high, and he says his symptoms are getting better. “No matter how bad you think you have it,” Al said Monday, “you don’t have to look very far to find someone who has it worse.” He’s […]