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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
  • Ashley Grider Kennedy, AKA Ashley Harris

    Deputies apprehend missing Stevenson woman after car chase

    WOODVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Jackson County Sheriff tells us the missing woman 34-year-old Ashley Grider Kennedy stole a truck in Stevenson. The sheriff says Jackson County Sheriff’s Deputies got into a pursuit with her in the stolen vehicle late this evening. They say she attempted to run over a deputy who was deploying spike strips in Woodville. They say in the process, she flipped the truck she was driving. She’s been taken to the hospital, but the severity of […]

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    Movie Night on the ISS: Recognize their film of choice?

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Astronaut Scott Kelly gave us a peek inside the International Space Station Saturday. The astronauts are enjoying a new HD projector. They have plenty of official purposes for it — conferences, tech software, etc. But they like to squeeze in a movie when they can. Today’s film of choice? Gravity with Sandra Bullock. #Movie night in micro #Gravity aboard #ISS on our new HD projector which we use for conferences, tech software, etc.. pic.twitter.com/Mhb03U3alz — Scott Kelly […]

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    UPDATE: Power restored in Madison and Triana areas

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville Utilities say power was restored to all affected areas just before 10 p.m. Saturday. They had been working to restore power after an outage in the Airport Industrial area, including James Record, Glenn Hearn, County Line, Hangar, and several adjoining streets in the area. Huntsville Utilities also restored power from an outage covering parts of Madison and Triana, from Highway 72 to the Tennessee River and Limestone County to Redstone Arsenal.

  • Robert Borom

    Missing man found dead in Clanton pond

    CLANTON, Ala. (WHNT) – The Clanton Police confirm via their Facebook page that the body of Robert Borom was found on Saturday around 2pm. They say two fisherman found his body in a small pond in the area of 7th Street in Clanton. According to the department’s Facebook, detectives have not located any evidence to suggest this was anything more than an accidental death. The State of Alabama issued a Missing Senior Alert for 74-year-old Borom on Friday. The alert […]

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    Huntsville’s Curse says they can help fight ‘swatting’ with Curse Voice app

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT ) –  Swatting, or calling in a fake emergency in hopes of goading a SWAT team response, has become a big threat, specifically in the gaming community. Curse in Huntsville caters to gamers, especially those at the highest or even professional level. These people face unique challenges online — digital attacks against them. Curse Chief Technical Officer Michael Comperda explains, “One of the most common things that happens these days are DDOS’s, where if somebody gets your […]

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    Dept. of Justice investigating Huntsville police officer’s actions in 2011 case

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Police brutality has been all over the news lately. From the shooting of Michael Brown, where the Department of Justice exonerated the officer, to the body slam of Sureshbhai Patel — where the Department of Justice indicted Madison Police Officer Eric Parker. We have seen the DOJ swoop in to deal with conflicts between communities and police. Now, WHNT News 19 can confirm that the Department of Justice has an active investigation into at least one member […]

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    Gadsden Police cancel alert for missing eleven-year-old boy after he is located

    GADSDEN, Ala. (WHNT) – The Gadsden Police Department asked for the public’s help to find Marco Ruban Loyd. He went missing from his front yard in Gadsden on Saturday at approximately four in the afternoon. However, Gadsden Police say the child has now been located.

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    Missing Child: Athens Police search for missing four-year old

    ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) – Athens Police are searching for a missing child, and they want your help.  They’re looking for a four-year-old boy, Jeremiah Michael Owens. He was last seen wearing a red and white striped shirt, blue jeans, and black shoes at the 1st Cash Express on Grace Avenue. He went missing around 2:30 Saturday afternoon. If seen, please call 256-233-8700.

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    Madison County Detention Center coping with chronic lack of staff

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – We went to talk to Lieutenant Betty Davey about a system they’re working on to let inmates video chat with relatives who might not be able to make it to the detention center physically. Conveniently, we get a whole dorm to ourselves for the interview. They don’t have the staff to open it for inmates. We ask Davey the last time she saw a full staff here. She responds, “I can’t say that’s been ever.” They […]

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    Mental health services struggle in Huntsville, could get worse after budget cuts

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Advocates warned back in February that we would see an even greater shortage of treatment after Alabama Psychiatric Services shut its doors. Those who work with the mentally ill say they see a full-blown crisis. The Madison County Detention Facility’s Lt. Betty Davey tells us, “A lot of the mental health facilities are closing down. Now my officers are going to have to be trained in mental health issues.” They echo the sentiment across town at […]

  • Colby Dwight Tucker (Photo: Oxford Police)

    UPDATE: Man charged in Morgan County teen’s disappearance after both found in Oxford, Ala.

    LACEY’S SPRING, Ala. (WHNT) – The Morgan County Sheriff’s office says a 20-year-old man faces criminal charges after he was found with a teenager reported missing over the weekend. Colby Tucker, 20, was found with a 15-year-old girl reported missing over the weekend from Lacey’s Spring.  The two were found in Oxford, which is south of Anniston. Tucker is in custody in Oxford, and is charged with second-degree rape, according to Morgan County Sheriff Ana Franklin.  He is awaiting bond. […]

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    Two people injured in wreck on Meridian Street Saturday afternoon

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Police say two people suffered minor injuries in a t-bone accident on Meridian Street near the intersection with McDonnell Road just after 2:30pm Saturday. One patient complained of leg pain, another of neck and back pain. Police say a white van pulled off McDonnell  into oncoming traffic and got hit by a red car on Meridian near Alabama A&M’s campus Most or all of those involved were A&M students. Everyone is expected to be ok. Traffic […]


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