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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


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    Single downed phone line takes down weather radios during tornado event in Madison County

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – Tuesday night, there were numerous reports of NOAA weather radios not working in the Huntsville area. Officials with the National Weather Service tweeted that the Huntsville transmitter was temporarily down due to a power outage at the transmitter site. [940PM] NOAA Weather Radio broadcasting from the Huntsville transmitter is temporarily offline due to a power outage. #HUNwx — NWS Huntsville (@NWSHuntsville) November 30, 2016 However, National Weather Service Huntsville Meteorologist in Charge Chris Darden says it […]

  • Our Taking Action Follow-Up Investigation airs Monday, Nov. 21 on WHNT News 19 at 10:00 p.m.

    Remember our investigation about Oxi Fresh of north Alabama? We Took Action to show you what’s changed

    In May 2015, WHNT News 19 exposed a carpet cleaning franchise for using pet stains as a tool for high pressure sales.  We set up hidden cameras and had a “customer” ask the local Oxi Fresh technicians for a quote. They gave a much higher dollar figure in person than they did on the phone, citing all the pet stains. Only problem… it was a pet-free house. We just had a pair of dogs in the backyard as decoys. That’s just […]

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    Former Madison County Sheriff’s Deputy Justin Watson to face sentencing in man’s beating

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Former Madison County Sheriff’s Deputy Justin Watson is set to be sentenced by a federal judge Thursday morning for lying under oath. He was charged with five different counts, accused of viciously beating Robert Bryant during a traffic stop, which prosecutors alleged was revenge for a bar fight. He only pleaded guilty to what amounted to a perjury charge, with the others being dropped. The premise of the case follows Justin Watson’s bar fight with Robert Bryant […]

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    Stolen guns in Madison County: Thieves take many from unlocked cars

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – With a surge of guns stolen out of cars, WHNT News 19 requested data from law enforcement across Madison County and reviewed dozens of cases. We found a sharp rise in thefts of guns from cars, but we also found that in close to 90% of cases, the vehicles involved were left unlocked. Plus, owners didn’t give law enforcement the serial numbers needed to track the guns down for nearly half of the weapons taken. Lt. Brian […]

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    Advisor: Election jitters are normal for stocks, and investors should take a deep breath

    MADISON, Ala. – From the opening bell of Election Day through the next two days of trading, we saw a lot of movement in the stock markets caused by the surprise election of Donald Trump. Shari Burnum, of Investor’s Resource/Raymond James, notes, “Whenever there is surprise and uncertainty in markets, they react negatively.” But those jitters come more built-in than you might realize. “Pre-markets we went down about 5%, now we’re going to end the day up about 1%,” Burnum […]

  • Our Taking Action Investigation, 'Stolen Guns & Who's Responsible' airs Monday, Nov. 14 on WHNT News 19 at 10:00 p.m.

    You’d be surprised to hear how many guns are stolen from unlocked cars in Madison County

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – We hear about gun control all the time. Who gets to buy a gun? Who gets to have a gun? Who gets to decide? Aside from all the conversations about who gets to legislate what, maybe we should have some conversations about personal responsibility? Did you know in Madison County alone, hundreds of guns have gone missing from cars this year? People just leave them in there, with their doors unlocked and everything. Law enforcement officers […]

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    Huntsville stats guru who nailed last three presidential elections says his model shows clear winner in 2016

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Wes Colley, perhaps best known for running one of the BCS computers used in college football for years, has also correctly predicted the last three elections using a statistical model. This year, his model has shown Hillary Clinton with over 300 electoral votes (you need 270 to win) since Oct. 7. Out of the last three elections, Colley only missed a single state in two of them, and he was only off by two electoral votes in […]

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    House committee suspends impeachment investigation into Gov. Bentley, pending AG probe

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The Alabama House committee investigating whether Gov. Robert Bentley should be impeached said Thursday it is suspending the investigation after a request from Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange. Strange asked committee chairman Mike Jones, R-Andalusia, to suspend the investigation. In a letter to Jones, Strange said it would be ‘prudent and beneficial’ if the Judiciary Committee suspended its investigation, including active interviews, until the attorney general’s staff completes its probe, according to the judiciary committee press release. House […]

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    Amendment Guide: Breakdown of the 14 constitutional amendments on Alabama’s November ballot

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The presidential race will top Alabama’s November ballot, but you’ll also find 14 constitutional amendments for voters to review. The ballot text of those amendments can be confusing, and sometimes leaves out big chunks of information. WHNT News 19 got together with our political analyst, Dr. Jess Brown, and put together a guide to what you’re voting on. You can find your sample ballot here, which you can print, fill out, and take with you to the […]

  • Governor Bentley expands Drought Emergency Declaration to all Alabama counties

    Governor Bentley letter suggests closed door discussion, rather than sworn testimony, for impeachment investigation

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Governor Robert Bentley says he’s willing to talk honestly with the committee investigating him for the possibility of impeachment, as long as it’s not under oath, not recorded, and not open to the public. Earlier this week, the Alabama House of Representatives committee investigating Bentley directed the governor to provide sworn testimony to them. WHNT News 19 has now obtained a letter Governor Bentley sent to Representative Allen Farley with a counter offer. It says in part, […]

  • Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle welcomes Jill Schumacher, Google Fiber's Director of Expansion during the Gig City announcemend on Feb. 22, 2016. (Photo: Dave Schmidt/WHNT News 19)

    Google Fiber already legally locked in to lease with Huntsville Utilities

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A recent blog post announcing the resignation of the CEO of Access, which runs Google Fiber, started off the second news cycle about Google Fiber slamming the brakes on new operations in just the last few months, but WHNT News 19 has obtained copies of both a Network Agreement and a Lease Agreement that Huntsville Utilities says Google Fiber has already signed. This commits Google Fiber to leasing space on the dark fiber network that Huntsville Utilities […]

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    Google Fiber still on track for Huntsville, despite pulling back in other areas

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Google Fiber announced in a blog post that it intends to scale back its expansion effort nationwide, but a spokesperson for Huntsville Utilities says the move will not impact Google Fiber in Huntsville. “This project is on track and will continue on schedule,” says Gary Whitley. What sets Huntsville apart from the rest of the country, is the fact Google isn’t spending any money on installation. It’s actually Huntsville Utilities’ fiber network, and Google will just be […]