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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
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    New community storm shelter on the way for Madison County

    OWENS CROSS ROADS, Ala. (WHNT) – The Madison County Commission approved a contract with Supercell Shelters to build one for the community in District 3. District 3 Commissioner Eddie Sisk tells us, “It’s something that I’ve worked out with the town of Owens Cross Roads. They’re letting me have the land to put the storm shelter on.” The funding comes from District 3 discretionary funds. They’ve got a busy spot to put it, right off Highway 431 next to the […]

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    What the proposed NASA FY17 budget means for Marshall Space Flight Center

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (WHNT) -The president’s FY17 budget request is out, and it allots $19 billion for NASA. Marshall Space Flight Center Director Todd May says of the number, “This is a tremendous signal of national support.” The number is a touch under the active budget of $19.3 billion, but FY15 only had $18 billion allocated. As for Huntsville specifically, May says, “Marshall’s proposed budget is roughly $2.1 billion, which is consistent with the administration’s commitment over the last several […]

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    Ban the Box: Will the social justice effort reach Huntsville?

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – “Ban the Box”describes the national movement to eliminate the checkbox on job applications asking about criminal history or convictions. The mayor of Birmingham banned the box for municipal jobs last week. Social justice advocates say eliminating the box on job applications that asks about criminal convictions can help people re-integrate from incarceration into the workforce. It’s meant to help keep them from re-offending. Birmingham’s mayor used executive order to Ban the Box for municipal jobs there. […]

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    Devastating fire can’t keep Simcoe Worship Center from their worship, ministry

    CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. – Fire consumed a large part of the Simcoe Worship Center on a bitter cold day in January. Temperatures dropped so low that the water used to extinguish the flames froze before it hit the ground. The fire burned for hours, destroying the children’s building. It burned so hot that they still don’t know what caused it. The head pastor says they’ll never know what left them with the charred bones of a building they loved. While […]

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    Cam Newton wins AP NFL Most Valuable Player

    SAN FRANCISCO (WHNT) – Cam Newton has been named the AP NFL Most Valuable Player. Newton lead the Carolina Panthers to a 15-1 regular season before charging through the playoffs. On Sunday night, he’ll face the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50. For now, Newton can revel in being named the NFL’s MVP. He threw for nearly 4,000 yards and 35 touchdowns, not to mention rushing for another 600+ yards and scoring ten touchdowns on the ground. Newton is the […]


    Bama’s Ken Stabler, Auburn’s Kevin Greene elected to NFL Hall of Fame

    SAN FRANCISCO (WHNT) – The Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2016 has been set, and it includes an alumnus from each Auburn and Alabama. The class includes: Brett Favre, QB Marvin Harrison, WR Kevin Greene, LB Orlando Pace, OT Tony Dungy, Coach Dick Stanfel, OG Ken Stabler, QB Edward DeBartolo Jr., Owner To get in, finalists have to get 80% of the votes cast by the board of selectors. Kevin Greene played for Auburn as a walk-on. In […]

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    Man dies after participating in ‘Krispy Kreme Challenge’ race in North Carolina

    RALEIGH, N.C. — A man running in a “Krispy Kreme Challenge” race in North Carolina died on Saturday after dropping out of the race because of chest pains, according to race organizers. The 58-year-old man left the race within the first mile on Saturday morning and was taken to Rex Hospital where he was pronounced dead. His name has not been released. “We are deeply saddened and wish to convey our heartfelt condolences to his loved ones,” read a statement, in […]

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    Coup in Waiting: Inside Rep. Phil Williams’ plan to replace Mike Hubbard as House Speaker

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. –  “I will make the move,” says Rep. Phil Williams (R-Madison County), “when I feel there is broad support for the move.” That “move” is a play for the Speaker of the House position. It looks more and more like embattled current Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard (R-Lee County) will face an ethics trial come March. A judge ruled against multiple motions to dismiss from the Hubbard camp this week. Representative Williams says Hubbard should step down […]

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    Alabama Republican legislators to urge federal government to re-schedule marijuana for medical use

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – For the last few years, the Alabama legislature has talked a lot about CBD oil. It’s derived from marijuana, but it can’t get you high. It can, however, make a big difference for patients who sometimes suffer multiple seizures a day. Carly’s Law created a legal exception to allow CBD oil for research purposes.  This year, the driving force behind Carly’s Law, Representative Mike Ball (R-Madison), has a new push he’s making.  It’s for Leni’s Law, which […]

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    Alabama’s 2016 legislative session begins: See what local representatives want to push

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama Legislature started its session today.  WHNT News 19 spoke with a number of north Alabama lawmakers about whether this year’s efforts will carry the same bitter tone as last year’s. “If there’s anything from talking to my colleagues that I think there is a strong consensus on, it’s that we don’t want another year like last year,” said Rep. Mike Ball. As for those colleagues, they use a lot of qualifiers when it comes to a […]

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    Senator Shelby says he can’t name his primary opponents, but his campaign moves full steam ahead

    (WHNT) – You’ve seen a lot of Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL) in this campaign cycle, both in appearances and ads. FCC records have 190 media buys from Shelby filed so far this year. He’s campaigning to keep the office he’s held since 1987, starting with a republican primary on March 1. Meanwhile, only one of his primary challengers has any records of media buys this year – Jonathan McConnell, with 67. But even with those buys, Senator Shelby claims he doesn’t […]

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    What outcome in Iowa gives Alabama the most power in primaries?

    ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) – The SEC  has long played a deciding role in college football, and that’s the cue that led politicos to call a new primary frenzy “The SEC Primary” – a slew of states, mostly southern, that vote on March 1st. WHNT News 19 Political Analyst Jess Brown says much like its football namesake, when it comes to the SEC primary, “Competition is ultimately what breeds interest, whether it’s athletics or politics.” I'm not sure it has even […]


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