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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
  • Meet the Mobile BayBears: The baseball team that could migrate to Madison

    MADISON, Ala. – The head of BallCorps, the investment company that WHNT News 19 discovered has solicited investors to help bring a minor league baseball team to a new stadium at the Town Madison development, says it’s too early to reveal which team they’re targeting to buy.  However, the confidential investment document that WHNT reviewed shows the team is the Mobile Baybears, and moving the team to Madison is the company’s preferred option. Longtime Huntsville baseball fans might recognize the […]

  • Investment group looking at bringing minor league baseball to Town Madison development

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – An Arizona company has solicited investors to help complete a purchase of the Mobile BayBears minor league baseball team, with the hope of relocating them to Madison County. The details come from a confidential investment opportunity summary dated from early June, recently obtained by WHNT News 19. The document says the company has met with leaders in Madison County as well as the City of Madison who have “expressed a willingness to construct a state-of-the-art ballpark […]

  • Charges against Army reservist dropped in burglary case after Taking Action Investigation, new arrest made

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – After a Taking Action Investigation that lasted upwards of three months, prosecutors have finally dropped burglary charges against Steven McDowell, an Army reservist who was arrested based on security footage from two burglaries with no other meaningful evidence against him. Now, police have arrested a new suspect in the case. Police had relatively clear images of the man that burglarized both a Huntsville Utilities office and A-Pawn pawn shop on Blue Spring Road on May 1, 2016. […]

  • State lawmakers hope for greater flexibility from national healthcare reform, including for new Medicaid cuts

    State lawmakers have to track the federal efforts for health care reform, in large part, because it focuses on Medicaid, the state’s single largest budget challenge. State Rep. Mike Ball (R-Madison) confirms, “A lot of our decisions with regard to things like Medicaid are dependent on what happens in Washington.” State Senator Arthur Orr (R-Decatur) also notes,”It will have a direct impact on our state Medicaid program here in Alabama.” The state has avoided catastrophe in its Medicaid program recently […]

  • Law enforcement still aren’t sure who they shot and killed last week following pursuit that ended in Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala.  – A police chase involving a stolen car ended in Huntsville with the fatal shooting of a suspect on Friday. However, as of Monday afternoon, the State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) still had not determined who exactly law enforcement had shot and killed. The Madison County Coroner’s Office and a spokesperson for the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) confirmed that the suspect had not successfully been identified. It’s just the top question on a long list of unanswered […]

  • Judge sides in part with Huntsville terror suspect, sets the stage for his conditional release

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Judge Schuyler Richardson found that Aziz Sayyed, the Huntsville man accused of plotting a terrorist attack in Madison County, is eligible for release by posting  bond, but that finding does not take effect immediately. The judge also ruled that the court must set conditions for Sayyed’s release to ensure he comes back to court and to protect the public “to the greatest extent possible.” The court order sets a preliminary hearing for July 19 to hear testimony […]

  • Map tells stories of opioid victims, and it already has its first faces in Alabama

    Today, just like every day, an estimated 91 Americans will die of an opioid overdose. Some states report more lives are lost to opioid overdose than in automobile accidents. And it’s not just teenagers. It`s moms, dads, even grandparents. It has been 10 years now since Jeremiah Lindemann lost his younger brother, J.T., to an opioid overdose. For years, Jeremiah mourned his brother’s death quite privately. Until one day he realized J.T.’s death could help someone else to live. And […]

  • Man maps the trail of pain left by opioid epidemic, and we followed it to Alabama

    It has been 10 years now since Jeremiah Lindemann lost his younger brother, J.T., to an opioid overdose. For years, Jeremiah mourned his brother`s death privately. Until one day he realized J.T.`s death could help someone else to live. And that`s how Jeremiah`s Map came to be, cataloging people lost to opioid addiction. As word of the map spread on social media, one by one more buttons appeared, each a tribute to and a face behind the epidemic. If you […]

  • Prosecution: Huntsville terror suspect plotted to bomb law enforcement, practiced for beheadings

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — A Madison County judge is considering whether to set  bond after a hearing revealed a number of startling details about the terrorism charge against Aziz Sayyed, arrested in Huntsville in June. The judge is expected to rule later this week. Sayyed had been held for nearly three weeks without a bond hearing, which his lawyer argued was unconstitutional.  Bruce Gardner, Sayyed’s lawyer, pointed to a bond schedule for the state, which he argued sets a Class C […]

  • Feds step in at Huntsville animal park where kangaroo attacked girl, order change

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. –  The branch of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) that regulates animal exhibitors has ordered Harmony Park Safari in Huntsville to build a new barrier around an enclosure where a kangaroo  grabbed and bit a 9-year-old girl in May. The attack happened on May 6, and federal documents from the USDA show inspectors arrived at the park on May 8 to determine if appropriate protocols were followed. The report from the inspector found: “There was no […]

  • Randy Brinson levels corruption accusations against Luther Strange, lays out platform for Senate campaign

    Randy Brinson (R), the head of the Christian Coalition of Alabama and a private sector businessman, has started lobbing corruption allegations against current U.S. Senator Luther Strange (R-AL). Brinson is one of 11 Republican’s vying for Strange’s seat. Brinson called a Birmingham news conference after a legislator there — Oliver Robinson (D) — reached a federal plea deal, admitting he took money from a coal company to oppose an EPA Superfund in Birmingham to clean up chemical contamination. Brinson alleges […]

  • Huntsville terrorism suspect Aziz Sayyed gets a bond hearing on July 5th, after being held for weeks without one

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The man accused of providing or soliciting support for terrorism in Huntsville now has a bond hearing set for July 5th, after being held for weeks without appearing before a judge. His lawyer argued his detention without bond was unconstitutional. Aziz Sayyed, 22, was arrested on June 15th for allegedly providing or soliciting support for terrorism in the second degree, a state charge and a Class C felony that carries a sentence between one and ten years […]