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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
  • Common Ground: A Taking Action effort to create healthy conversations for the holidays

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Critical conversations between people who don’t agree on politics and social issues have become rare, and when they happen, they are often infected with bitterness and anger. WHNT News 19 wanted to see if people can still find common ground through conversation. We set out to find five strangers with vastly different backgrounds and different opinions, and we asked them to wrestle with a tough topic together. We chose the debate over kneeling protests of social justice […]

  • President Trump weighs in on Alabama senate race, stopping just short of endorsing Moore

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – President Donald Trump weighed in on the US Senate race in Alabama, just under two weeks after allegations surfaced that Moore had sexual contact with a fourteen-year-old girl, that he frequently pursued teenagers while he was in his early thirties, and that he violently sexually assaulted a sixteen-year-old waitress after offering her a ride home. Asked if he would speak about Moore, President Trump said, “I can tell you one thing for sure, we don’t need a […]

  • WATCH: Roy Moore campaign spokesperson holds news conference about sexual assault allegations

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Roy Moore’s campaign called a news conference for Tuesday afternoon. Spokespeople addressed “recent developments related to false accusations levied against Judge Roy Moore.”

  • Roy Moore is accused of sexual misconduct in the late 70’s; here’s what he looked like at the time

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Roy Moore has been accused by more than 10 women of seeking out sexual contact with girls younger than 18 when he was in his early thirties, working for the district attorney’s office in Etowah County. The youngest accuser says she had a sexual encounter with Moore in 1979 when she was 14; another woman says he violently sexually assaulted her in 1977 when she was 16. Until now, visualizations of Moore often picture him in his […]

  • Court records dispute Moore campaign claim that he had additional contact with accuser, presided over her divorce

    ETOWAH COUNTY, Ala. – A careful review of court records and an interview with an attorney who was present suggests the lawyer who attacked pieces of Roy Moore’s accuser’s story on the Moore campaign’s behalf may have misrepresented one of his contentions. An attorney associated with Roy Moore, Phillip Jauregui, spoke at a Wednesday news conference and called into question details surrounding the account of a woman who says Roy Moore violently sexually assaulted her in 1977 when she was 16. […]

  • U.S. Attorney in Alabama “incensed” by claims that he’s pursuing defamation cases against Roy Moore accusers

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – U.S. Attorney Jay Town announced via news release that his office is not investigating or prosecuting anyone for making claims of sexual misconduct against U.S. Senate Candidate Roy Moore. He called the claims “absurd.” The news release follows reporting by the Washington Post detailing how U.S. Attorney Jay Town’s name was falsely invoked in a text message to a man who’d spoken up about the allegations against Moore. The text told Gadsden resident Blake Usry that, U.S. […]

  • Alabama Senator Richard Shelby says he’ll likely vote for a write-in Republican over Roy Moore

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Longtime Alabama Senator Richard Shelby, a powerful Republican in the US Senate, says he thinks he will write-in a Republican in next month’s special election to choose the second senator from the state. A spokesperson for Shelby confirmed to WHNT News 19 that Shelby told reporters on Wednesday, “I’ll vote Republican, but I will probably write in a good candidate.” Shelby also intimated that Moore should “seriously consider” dropping out of the race. Senator Shelby endorsed Senator […]

  • Report: Another woman claims Moore sexually assaulted her; another teenager claims he asked her out

    Two more women accusing Roy Moore of sexual misconduct have come forward, according to our news partners at by AL.com. Tina Johnson told AL.com that in the fall of 1991, when she was 28, Moore grabbed her buttocks as she left his office after a custody meeting with her mother that Moore was overseeing. Kelly Harrison Thorp told them in 1982, Moore asked her out when she was 17. She says when she asked Moore if he knew how old […]

  • Roy Moore, through attorney, “demands” release of yearbook that Moore allegedly signed, wants analysis done

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Roy Moore’s campaign called a news conference Wednesday afternoon, attempting to cast doubt on allegations that he sexually assaulted a 16-year-old girl in Etowah County in 1977. Moore did not show up to the news conference to defend himself, instead sending Campaign Chair Bill Armistead and Attorney Phillip Jauregui. Jauregui served as counsel of record for Judge Moore during the Ten Commandments and same-sex marriage cases, and was chairman of Judge Moore’s 2000 campaign for Chief Justice of […]

  • Alabama GOP officials set to meet Wednesday afternoon to discuss Roy Moore plan, sources say

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Multiple GOP sources have confirmed to WHNT News 19 that state officials are meeting this afternoon to discuss the response to allegations of sexual impropriety against Roy Moore. One source emphasized to WHNT that the meeting would focus on the facts that the Republican Party could confirm about the allegations against Moore from five different women. All of them allege Moore pursued sexual misconduct with them when they were teenagers. One says she was 14 and that […]

  • New Republican internal poll puts Roy Moore 12 points behind Doug Jones in US Senate race

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A GOP source familiar with the numbers confirmed to WHNT News 19 that Republican Roy Moore is now down 12 points to Democrat Doug Jones in Alabama’s US Senate Race. This poll was conducted by the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) after four women accused Moore of sexual misconduct that allegedly occurred when the women were just teenagers. The youngest of the was 14 at the time of her alleged encounters with Moore. This poll was taken […]

  • Madison County Sheriff’s Investigator arrested on sex abuse charge had been investigated before on similar claim

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – Through sources and records requests, WHNT News 19 has learned that the arrest of Madison County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Roland Campos for the alleged sexual abuse might not have been as shocking to his employer as originally implied. In August, we confirmed that police had arrested and charged Campos through sources. His mugshot did not appear on the jail’s public website when he was initially arrested, like anyone else arrested in Madison County. Every step of […]