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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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    Downtown Rescue Mission offers Thanksgiving to the needy, asks for your assistance

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Volunteers gathered at the Downtown Rescue Mission on Evangel Drive in Huntsville to prep the food and set the tables Wednesday, each place marked with love. Downtown Rescue Mission President Keith Overholt explains, “Today is our Great Thanksgiving Banquet, and over the next few days, we’ll serve about a thousand meals to folks that are in need from the community.” They’ll go through the process on Thanksgiving also but even for Wednesday, Overholt says, “Just today […]

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    Monaco Pictures’ ‘Star Wars’ ticket glitch leads to hundreds of email addresses being exposed

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A lot of people are scrambling for opening night tickets for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens,’ but that scramble got a little more complicated this week with a hiccup from Monaco Pictures at Bridge Street. It starts with the ticketing mistake from Cinemark, which owns Monaco Pictures, that sparked the very first email from them. Their email says in part: “Due to an error on our website, some of the show times were displayed as general […]

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    Telemedicine could thrive in Alabama with changes to healthcare system

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Since the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, was passed, expanding Medicaid has been a hotly debated topic. Governor Robert Bentley has resisted calls to expand the system. He addressed the topic Monday saying, “I have worked hard during my first term and the legislature has helped me. We have totally revitalized the Medicaid system in this state. We have gone from a  service basis now we are going to a outcomes service basis and […]

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    Document: Oklahoma State homecoming parade crash suspect wasn’t intoxicated

    STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) – A document filed in court shows the woman accused of killing four people and injuring dozens of others after driving through Oklahoma State University’s homecoming parade last month had a blood-alcohol content lower the legal intoxication threshold. The Tulsa World reports that 25-year-old Adacia Chambers was ordered to submit to a blood alcohol test at Stillwater Medical Center following the Oct. 24 crash. A document filed Thursday in Payne County District Court by defense attorney Tony […]

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    Saturday jury deliberations lead to guilty verdict in Shoals murder trial

    FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – Members of a Lauderdale County jury spent their Saturday night deliberating a man’s fate. They returned a guilty verdict for Jeremy Williams in Florence. They went with the lesser charge of intentional murder instead of capital murder The judge charged the jury before 5:00 Saturday evening, which starts the deliberation process. Jurors went with the lesser charge of intentional murder instead of capital murder for the November 2013 murder of Brioni Rutland. The medical examiner testified […]

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    Jeremy Johnson with 4 TDs, leads Auburn over Idaho 56-34

    AUBURN, Ala. (AP) – Jeremy Johnson threw two touchdown passes and ran for two more scores to lead Auburn to a 56-34 victory over Idaho on Saturday night. The Vandals (3-8) outgained the Tigers 479 to 460, but Auburn (6-5) converted all six of its red-zone opportunities and scored three touchdowns off of Idaho’s three turnovers to pull away in the second half. Auburn eclipsed 200 yards rushing for the third consecutive game, and the 297-yard output was the second-highest […]

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    Jones, Henry help No. 3 Bama top Charleston Southern 56-6

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) – Cyrus Jones returned two punts for touchdowns and Derrick Henry also scored twice as No. 3 Alabama romped past Charleston Southern 56-6 Saturday. The Crimson Tide (10-1, No. 2 CFP) led 49-0 by halftime against the Buccaneers (9-2), who are bound for the FCS playoffs. Alabama is hoping to join them in the FBS version and can clinch an SEC West title with a win next week at Auburn. Jones scored on returns of 43 and […]

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    Redstone Arsenal’s ATF facility would play key role in response to Paris-style attack in US

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (WHNT) – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms building on Redstone Arsenal works as an important hub. ATF National Center for Explosives Training and Research Special Agent in Charge Donald Robinson explains, “This serves as ATF’s hub for everything we do with explosive and fire and arson. Training, research and development, and information sharing.” That information sharing role takes on new importance during an attack like we saw in Paris. After all, you have a lot […]

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    ISS astronaut asks NASA engineers for a backscratcher, and their response shows another big step toward deep space travel

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Butch Wilmore had the whole majesty of space in front of him aboard the ISS. NASA asked him, “If you could have one thing aboard the station, what would you want?” He had an answer ready. “One thing we did not have on space station was a backscratcher,” he tells us, “My back was itching. I was pushing against the bulkhead! I so wanted a backscratcher.” Obviously NASA won’t launch a rocket to bring an astronaut […]

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    Governor Bentley says Alabama will refuse Syrian refugees

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WHNT) – Governor Robert Bentley announced Sunday evening that the state of Alabama will refuse Syrian refugees. His press office issued a statement that reads in part: “After full consideration of this weekend’s attacks of terror on innocent citizens in Paris, I will oppose any attempt to relocate Syrian refugees to Alabama through the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program. As your Governor, I will not stand complicit to a policy that places the citizens of Alabama in harm’s way.” […]

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    Pair of reported explosions bring six units to structure fire on Thornton Circle in Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Six units responded to the scene of a structure fire on Thornton Circle. They responded to calls shortly after nine Sunday evening. Neighbors say they heard two explosions. Our crew on the scene says the house still appears intact, and the fire is under control. No word yet from fire officials on what may have caused the fire or the explosions that neighbors heard.

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    Well-known educator Rickey Stafford passes away, a year after retiring from a forty-two year career

    HAZEL GREEN, Ala. (WHNT) – Rickey Stafford passed away Friday at age 64. Stafford coached, taught, and served as a school administrator for forty-two years across Meridianville, Hazel Green, and Blanche Schools. He served District Four on the Madison County School Board for a time as well. Stafford also helped the 1967 Hazel Green High School basketball team bring home the state championship. The family will receive friends on Monday from eleven until two at the Hazel Green Funeral Home, […]


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