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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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    UPDATE: 25 injured after part of a North Carolina high school collapses

    IREDELL COUNTY, N.C. (CBS) –Twenty-five people were taken to area hospitals after a part of a North Carolina high school collapsed. At least 20 of the people injured were children. Firefighters said a large box truck ran into a pre-cast concrete canopy at the school during a band competition, and that some students were trapped. The incident was reported around 2:15 p.m. at North Iredell High School in Olin, North Carolina as CBS Charlotte affiliate WBTV reports. Multiple agencies were called […]

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    Angel Tree registration for Madison County taking place first full week of October

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Volunteers will register eligible families for the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program from October 5-9. To apply, you can visit the Salvation Army in Huntsville at 2114 Oakwood Avenue. The hours are: October 5, 2015 from 8:30am until 4:00pm October 6, 2015 from 8:30am until 7:00pm October 7, 2015 from 8:30am until 4:00pm October 8, 2015 from 8:30am until 4:00pm October 9, 2015 from 8:30am until 7:00pm Kids between ages 1-12 can qualify. If you want […]

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    #AskAnArchivist Day encourages people to engage with history on Twitter

    ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) – The first day of October is #AskAnArchivist day. You can get on Twitter, use the hashtag, and ask questions of archivists all over the country, including right here in Limestone County. Limestone County Archivist Rebekah Davis summarizes her work for the curious, “In a nutshell, we preserve our history, and we make it accessible.” As far as typical questions go, she says, “The number one request we get is genealogy. People want to know who they […]

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    Blue Pants Brewery revives beer from 1500’s, wins prestigious award

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – In the 1500’s in what would become Germany, a strong fire and a strong brew could be counted on to keep a crowd warm in body and spirit. But in 1516, Bavarian authorities quenched that flame for many, with the passing of the Reinheitsgebot, the world’s first food purity laws. Many notable beers were outlawed, doomed to fade into history. Until a very modern resurrection. Weedy Weidenthal, Blue Pants Brewery Brewmaster, begins the tale, “When I […]

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    Pumpkin Blast invites teams to compete in pumpkin launching contest to help historic school

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Teams will face off to see who can hurl a pumpkin the farthest with the greatest accuracy in the beginning of november. Pumpkin Blast Co-Char Chris Kilroy elaborates, “Last year we had the target set about 90-yards out from them. We had people that got really close to the target, and the longest shot was further than that. So it was a good 100-and-some yards we were launching.” In short, they set up a painted hay […]

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    Mercury Rising Chili Fest heats up Huntsville, raises funds for Leadership Huntsville-Madison County

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The sweet smell of chili filled downtown Huntsville during the Mercury Rising Chili Fest on Saturday. The second annual event is organized by Leadership Huntsville-Madison County and sponsored by First Bank. Throughout the morning and afternoon, 20 teams competed for the title of ‘The Best Chili in North Alabama.’ Aside from the chili, visitors enjoyed live music, craft beer and children’s activities. For the competitors, they relied on what makes their recipe special. Chili Cooker David […]

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    DeKalb EMA: Please don’t eat cheese from overturned truck on Highway 11

    DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – The DeKalb County Emergency Management Agency posted an interesting warning to their Facebook page Saturday afternoon. Please don’t eat cheese you find in the 18-wheeler wreckage on U.S. Highway 11. The agency says a truck turned over on the highway on Friday night. It was carrying refrigerated cheese. According to the DeKalb EMA, the cheese has been declared “salvaged”, and it’s not fit for humans to eat. So please, if you “liberated” some cheese from […]

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    Massive drug price hike part of troubling trend, not isolated incident

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) –   The CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals is in the middle of a major national controversy. Martin Shkreli’s company raised the price of a drug called Daraprim from $13.50 a tablet to $750 overnight. That’s more than a 5,000% increase. The drug is used by some aids and cancer patients. But, its main use is to treat life-threatening parasitic infections. We went to gauge the reaction of someone in the know, but learning that a drug saw […]

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    Huntsville Catholics prepare travel plans to see Pope while he’s in the U.S.

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Pope Francis has invigorated a lot of interest in the Catholic church, and with a visit to the United States, that fervor hits fever pitch. Good Shepherd Catholic Church’s Religious Education Director Trina Maxwell tells us, “I think it’s so exciting. I think it will be a real shot in the arm for us as Catholics in the United States, and it will bring a new enthusiasm for our faith. And direct us where we should […]


    Troopers investigating wreck that killed pedestrian on Alabama 157 north of Moulton

    MOULTON, Ala. (WHNT) – The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency confirms a single-vehicle crash killed a man just north of Moulton on Sunday. The wreck claimed the life of pedestrian Ronnie Joe Craig, 35, of Town Creek. The person driving the car was not injured. The crash happened just before one in the morning on Alabama 157, near the 44 mile marker, which is about five miles north of Moulton. State Troopers are investigating the wreck.

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    Florence Police investigating assault that left two men hospitalized

    FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – Police say the call came just after one in the morning on Sunday for an assault on Kendrick Street. The assault left two men hospitalized. One of them had to be flown to Huntsville Hospital. Police aren’t releasing the names and ages just yet. They say they’re talking to the people involved still to get a clear picture of what happened.

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    Auburn comes up with few answers for LSU, lose 45-21

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – Leonard Fournette ran for a career-high 228 yards and three touchdowns, and No. 13 LSU steamrolled 18th-ranked Auburn 45-21 on Saturday. Fournette gained 71 yards on LSU’s first play from scrimmage and had 169 yards by halftime, then was rested for much of the second half _ perhaps the only thing preventing him from breaking Alley Broussard’s single-game LSU rushing record of 250 yards, set against Mississippi in 2004. LSU (2-0, 2-0 Southeastern Conference), finished […]


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