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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
  • Vice President Mike Pence visits NASA on Redstone Arsenal

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. – Vice President Mike Pence flew to Redstone Arsenal on Monday, with plans to meet with leaders at NASA and discuss the space program. En route to @NASA_Marshall w/ @Robert_Aderholt, Natl Space Council ED Scott Pace & policy dir. Daris Meeks to discuss space program. #VPinAL pic.twitter.com/ugx3MaUGdt — Vice President Pence (@VP) September 25, 2017 The ISS He got the chance at Marshall Space Flight Center to speak with three astronauts on the International Space Station. "Literally […]

  • Pastor charged, accused of refusing to report sexual abuse by former sheriff’s investigator

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Police arrested Michael Walker, 51, saying an alleged victim of sexual abuse went to Walker with their claims, and he refused to notify law enforcement or Department of Human Resources (DHR). The alleged abuse led to the arrest of former Madison County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Roland Campos, who resigned just before he was charged with the sex crime. Campos is the third member of his family arrested and charged with sex crimes against children. His son is […]

  • Two men arrested, charged for over 100 Huntsville car break-ins

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Police say they have arrested Christopher Stolz, 36, and Justin Benjamin, 23, in connection with over 100 Huntsville car break-ins. Police say they caught Stolz attempting to break into a car, but after a follow-up investigation, they say he admitted to committing over 100 Huntsville break-ins. Benjamin was also involved, according to police. He has also been arrested and charged. Police say investigators closed break-in cases in the areas of Sanhurst, Mt. Gap, English Village, Old Gurley […]

  • Huntsville defense contractor ordered to pay back hundreds of thousands of dollars for defrauding NASA, Department of Defense

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. –  Scientic Inc. has admitted defrauding the Department of Defense (DoD) and NASA by making false statements in order to get research contracts. Scientic pleaded guilty in the case. Last week, a federal judge ordered the company to repay the full contracts from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) and NASA. The contracts totaled $250,000, all of which must be paid back along with a $30,000 fine. Judge Abdul Kallon also placed the company on three years’ probation. “Bringing […]

  • Titans stay in locker room for anthem after President says players who protest should be fired

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – While dozens of NFL players across the league have taken knees or locked arms with their team owners during the national anthem in a show of solidarity after an attack from President Trump during his Huntsville speech on Friday, the Tennessee Titans stayed in the locker room altogether for the anthem. So did their opponents, the Seattle Seahawks. https://twitter.com/JeremyWilson412/status/912045833314594816/video/1 The Titans organization released a short statement explaining their decision: “As a team, we wanted to be unified […]

  • Complete recap of President Trump’s remarks at campaign rally for Luther Strange

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – President Donald Trump campaigned for Luther Strange at a Huntsville rally. We documented his remarks in real time.

  • Change in Plans VP Mike Pence will not visit Huntsville on Monday for Luther Strange campaign

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Vice President Mike Pence will  not be traveling to Huntsville on Monday as previously planned.  A spokesperson with NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center informed WHNT News 19 on Friday night that there’s been a change in plans.  No explanation was provided for the change.  Just that the VP would look forward to a trip in the future. Pence was expected to come to Huntsville Monday to campaign on behalf of Senator Luther Strange.  During Thursday night’s debate with […]

  • Why north Alabama takes center stage in the GOP Senate Primary Runoff

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – President Donald Trump will hold a rally in Huntsville Friday night to campaign for Senator Luther Strange as he tries to overtake firebrand challenger Roy Moore, the state’s former Chief Justice. But Trump’s rally isn’t making Huntsville the focal point. It’s an illustration that the Rocket City is already one of the most pivotal battlegrounds. In the first round of primary voting, Roy Moore finished with 39% of the vote. Senator Luther Strange finished with 33% of the vote. […]

  • State’s top election official confirms Russia attempted to meddle with Alabama’s voting systems

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Secretary of State John Merrill, the state’s top election official, says he has been presented with information showing “potential system compromises due to Russian attempts at interference with the 2016 General Election.” A news release from Merrill’s office says that suspicious IP addresses were detected scanning activity in 27 states, resulting in potential incidents in 13 of those states. Merill’s office says three national events were confirmed prior to election day. According to the release, The Department of […]

  • Lots of items banned at Trump-Strange rally, including banners and signs, full list here

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The Luther Strange campaign has sent out a list of items prohibited at the rally with President Trump on Friday. It’s lengthy. Here’s what you’re not allowed to bring inside the venue: aerosols alcohol backpacks, roller bags, suitcases bags exceeding size restrictions (12”x14”x5”) balloons balls banners, signs, placards coolers drones and other unmanned aircraft systems explosives of any kind (including fireworks) glass, thermal and metal containers laser lights and laser pointers mace and/or pepper spray noisemakers, such […]

  • Man with mental health issues filed lawsuit against sheriff for alleged jail beating six weeks before being killed by police

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Haraesheo Rice filed a federal lawsuit against Madison County Sheriff Blake Dorning and six employees for an alleged beating in the Madison County jail in 2015. Six weeks later,  Huntsville Police say they found him waving a gun on Green Meadow Road . Police say he wouldn’t drop his weapon, and they shot and killed him. Police found two other people shot at the scene, one fatally and one through the hand. Rice’s lawsuit, filed on August 12, 2017, […]

  • Read full recap of the Moore-Strange debate

    Luther Strange and Roy Moore have plans to debate for a little over an hour, just days before the primary runoff that will choose the Republican nominee to face Doug Jones in a December special election. You can follow along with the debate and get highlights here as they happen.