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A graduate of The University of Alabama, David Kumbroch joined WHNT in May 2011 as a Multimedia Journalist. A Telecommunication and Film major, Kumbroch 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.

Kumbroch has worked as a Multimedia Journalist, a producer, an anchor, a managing editor, Chief Investigative Reporter, and now, Chief Digital Journalist.

To contact David, feel free to email him at david.kumbroch@whnt.com


Recent Articles
  • WHNT News 19’s Al Whitaker on medical leave after series of strokes

    WHNT News 19’s Al Whitaker will be off the air for a while, as he recovers from a serious health issue. He suffered a series of strokes that have impaired his vision, gait, and balance. However, he’s doing his best to keep his spirits high, and he says his symptoms are getting better. “No matter how bad you think you have it,” Al said Monday, “you don’t have to look very far to find someone who has it worse.” He’s […]

  • WATCH: Update on Florida school shooting from law enforcement who were on the scene

  • Swastikas stenciled on University of Alabama in Huntsville building, criminal case opened

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Swastikas were found stenciled on two different places outside Morton Hall on Monday, February 5th, according to University of Alabama in Huntsville crime logs. One week later, UAH President Robert Altenkirch sent a message to faculty, staff, and students condemning the “defacing of Morton Hall and campus property with inflammatory symbols.” The letter from the president asks anyone “aware of any defacement of university property” to report it to the UAH Police Department. University officials confirm no arrests […]

  • Flu outbreak leads Marshall County Schools to close for four days, starting Thursday

    MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. – The Marshall County School District will be closed Thursday and Friday, plus the following Monday and Tuesday because of the seriousness of the flu outbreak. All told, Marshall County Schools will be closed on February 8, 9, 12, and 13. A release from the school district says, “Parents have the option to send students to school tomorrow, February 7, 2018, in order to allow them time to make arrangement for childcare for the four days school […]

  • Man accused of ordering kittens online to kill them enters plea deal, not guilty because of mental illness

    ATHENS, Ala. — A Limestone County man charged with 22 counts of animal cruelty will not be prosecuted after a plea agreement was reached declaring him “not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect.” Ronald Golden was declared mentally ill by a court in 2013, said Limestone County District Attorney Brian C.T. Jones, and the DA’s office decided it would be more effective for Golden to undergo treatment within the state mental health system than be prosecuted. The plea — […]

  • Report: Auburn Basketball’s Austin Wiley appeal denied, won’t play this year

    According to our newspartners at AL.com, Auburn Basketball’s Austin Wiley will not play for the Tigers this season. The sophomore had appealed his eligibility ruling to the NCAA. Our newspartners at AL.com now say that appeal has been denied. The NCAA said on January 11th that Wiley would not be eligible until next season because, “After an internal investigation, Auburn self-reported violations involving recruiting, extra benefits and agent-related activity.” Auburn University is still dealing with the fallout of having Assistant Head […]

  • Former Madison County Sheriff’s Investigator indicted on sex abuse charges

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – The Alabama Attorney General’s office told WHNT News 19 today that former Madison County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Roland Campos has been indicted on sex abuse charges. He’s facing one count of 1st Degree Sex Abuse and one count of 2nd Degree Sex Abuse. The allegation is that he inappropriately touched a middle-school-aged girl. Campos resigned from the sheriff’s office the day he was arrested. He was arrested in August 2017. He’s the third member of his […]

  • 21 potential flu deaths in north Alabama being investigated by the state

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – State numbers published to the Alabama Department of Public Health’s website on Wednesday indicate that Alabama is currently investigating 52 deaths potentially linked to the flu. 21 of those are from north Alabama. State officials have warned about a particularly virulent flu season this year. Governor Kay Ivey even issued a State Public Health Emergency because of the flu outbreak. The state health department has already confirmed that flu caused the death of a third-grade girl in […]

  • Alabama senators split on abortion bill vote; Sen. Jones votes against bill Sen. Shelby co-sponsored

    WASHINGTON D.C. – Senator Doug Jones (D-AL) publicly split with his colleague Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL) for one of the first times on a bill that would essentially ban abortions after 20 weeks. A procedural vote that would have brought the bill to the floor fell well short of the 60 votes needed, though it did receive a majority. The final vote tally was 51-46. The bill was brought by Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC); Sen. Shelby was one of the bill’s […]

  • Advocacy group urges people in Lawrence, Morgan County not to use their tap water, says they’re studying dangerous contamination

    HARTSELLE, Ala. – The Warriors for Clean Water along with community activists and Dr. John Rose called a news conference Friday to urge residents of Lawrence and Morgan County not to use their tap water. They say through continued study they have found dangerous health effects that are prevalent in both counties and linked to water contamination from perfluorinated compounds (PFC’s) and heavy metals, both of which are discharged by manufacturers and found in the Tennessee River. Previously, the West […]

  • WATCH: Advocacy group says they have a health warning about drinking water in parts of north Alabama

      Ron Mixon of the Warriors for Clean Water has organized a news conference in Hartselle, saying the advocacy group has a health warning regarding drinking water in parts of north Alabama. Mixon and his group have studied the health impacts of chemicals put into the Tennessee River for years. He was one of the whisteblowers who helped give context when the West Morgan-East Lawrence (WMEL) Water Authority announced their drinking water no longer met EPA guidelines because of PFOA […]

  • Here’s what we’ve learned about the water contamination in Lawrence and Morgan counties over years of reporting

    HARTSELLE, Ala. – An activist group, Warriors for Clean Water, called a news conference Friday, where they announced that they do not believe people in Lawrence County and Morgan County should be using their tap water. They cited a number of health concerns that would be caused by chemical contamination. This is an issue that has come up time and time again over the last few years. We’ve put together relevant reporting so that you can get a full grasp […]