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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
  • 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 […]

  • Gov. Bentley appoints Steve Marshall as the new Alabama Attorney General.

    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 (House - District 53)

    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, […]

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    Mom sends beloved family t-shirts to Florence woman for a quilt, never gets them back

    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 didn’t get it. Now, she can’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 gave me the pricing that I needed,” Hoy remembered, “And she told me there was still time to get […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

  • Ballot Watch: A Taking Action Investigation airs Monday, January 30 on WHNT News 19 at 10:00 p.m.

    North Alabama counties head in different directions for 2016 election, analysis shows

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – President Donald Trump took office near the end of January, but the election that put him in the White House leaves loads of surprises in its wake. For example, in our viewing area alone, we saw one of the biggest statewide spikes for Democrats and massive shifts toward Republicans, all in the same cycle. As a candidate, Donald Trump turned electoral expectations on their head, and that held true right here in Alabama too. Of course, no surprises […]

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    Gov. Robert Bentley violated campaign finance law, failed to disclose $50,000 loan on time

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Gov. Robert Bentley violated campaign finance law by waiting more than two months to report a $50,000 loan he made to his campaign committee on Nov. 15, two years after his last campaign for governor, campaign records show. The loan was supposed to have been reported within two business days of the committee depositing the money in the bank, but Bentley didn’t report it until late January, according to state campaign finance records. Alabama Secretary of State John […]

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    Huntsville Utilities re-bids fiber network buildout after licensing issue voids contract

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A spokesperson for Huntsville Utilities says a licensing issue with Bear Communications voided the contractor’s agreement to build the utility’s fiber network, which will be used by Google Fiber. The project has been re-bid, and the utility company is currently considering three options. Tuesday marked the deadline for bids to complete the project. Bear Communications submitted a bid to resume their work.  They’ll compete against Erwin Cable Construction and BlueStream. Huntsville Utilities Spokesperson Joe Gehrdes said the […]

  • The Griffins

    Local couple fights back when contractor takes their money and gives them the runaround for a year

    ARAB, Ala. – We recently received an email from an older couple in Arab who said a roofer walked off with $1,400 — over a year ago — and never came back to do the work. We’re not going to let that stand. The Griffins have all their paperwork from their deal with Westbrook Construction. They wanted a metal roof over a workspace. Mrs. Griffin does quilting upstairs and Mr. Griffin works on projects downstairs. “The contract was signed on […]

  • Julie Finley (Photo: Madison County Detention Center)

    Madison Mayor’s wife blew more than 3X the legal limit on preliminary breath test during DUI arrest

    MADISON, Ala. – Court records in the DUI arrest of Julie Finley, wife of Madison Mayor Paul Finley, show she blew a .273 on a preliminary breath test for alcohol intoxication, with .08 being the legal limit. While the ticket says Finley refused a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) test, a note nearby on the ticket lists a .273 PBT, which stands for preliminary breath test. State Troopers say they pulled Finley over for driving 103 miles per hour on I-565 […]

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    Huntsville couple shares nightmare of hiring contractor, and we find him in jail

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – You have to be careful hiring contractors. Many people call the WHNT News 19 investigative team to track down bad contractors. In this case, it wasn’t too hard. We found the contractor in question in the Madison County Jail. When Emily Jacobs and her husband decided to remodel the bathroom in their home, they went with a friend’s recommendation: Custom Creations Tile and Stone. “We agreed to pay half down, which seemed reasonable to us at the […]