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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.

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Recent Articles
  • Man charged with Huntsville murder of wife and child to be sent to mental health facility

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A court-appointed doctor found that Stephen Marc Stone is not competent to stand trial for the killings of his wife and child. Stone is facing capital murder charges in the February 2013 killings of his wife, Krista Stone and their 7-year-old son, Zachary at their home on Chicamauga Trail in south Huntsville. If convicted, Stone would face either the death penalty or life in prison without the possibility of parole. He was set for trial March 6, but […]

  • Major party candidates solidified for special election of US Senate seat as qualifying deadline passes

    The qualifying deadline for both Democrats and Republicans looking to run for US Senate has passed, and the list of candidates has been finalized by the parties. The special election, to be held this December, will fill the senate seat that Jeff Sessions vacated when he became Attorney General. Senator Luther Strange currently holds the position and will run to keep it. The list of candidates for the Republican Party includes: Roy S. Moore Dom Gentile Randy Brinson Mo Brooks […]

  • Spencer Collier says he watched Governor Bentley implode, but he purposely didn’t watch him resign

    The unraveling of Governor Robert Bentley’s administration began in earnest with one man — Spencer Collier. The former head of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency started a firestorm in March 2016 by accusing Bentley of having an affair with a senior advisor, Rebekah Caldwell Mason. Collier called her the “de facto governor.” One year later — after criminal investigations, ethics charges, and impeachment hearings — Collier feels vindicated. But there’s limits. “I purposely did not watch his speech to resign,” Collier […]

  • Parent: Kangaroo injured child at Harmony Park Safari, one year before attack caught on camera

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – After video of a kangaroo at Harmony Park Safari grabbing and biting a 9-year-old girl caught attention on the internet, a woman contacted WHNT News 19 to say her daughter, only 2 at the time, was also injured by a kangaroo at the park in early 2016. We first reported that the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), which regulates animal exhibitors like Harmony Park Safari, has received two complaints on the park this year alone. They tell us […]

  • What north Alabama’s congressional delegation has to say on FBI Director firing, Russia Investigation

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – WHNT News 19 reached out to north Alabama’s congressional delegation for comment on the firing on FBI Director James Comey and the direction the FBI’s investigation into Russian manipulation in the 2016 presidential election. To be transparent on wording, we asked for comments on: ​​The dismissal of James Comey What direction the Congressman/Senator feels the Russia investigation should take We built their responses into sliding graphics. Drag the slider away from the image you’re interested in to reveal […]

  • Fallout Shelters: See inside some of the most well-known of the over 100 in Madison County

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – If you’ve ever taken a stroll through downtown Huntsville, past the Madison County Courthouse, you may have noticed a relic from the Cold War that is still a functioning beacon today. The sign designates that the location serves as a fallout shelter, a place to seek refuge from radioactive material falling from the sky during a nuclear attack. In Madison County alone, approximately 150 locations are marked as fallout shelters, designations that were originally established in the 1960s but continue to […]

  • Man accused of Huntsville double murder in church food pantry found guilty

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Richard Burgin was found guilty of capital murder by a Huntsville jury on Tuesday morning. Richard Burgin found guilty of capital murder. @whnt — Brian Lawson (@BrianLawson15) May 9, 2017 Burgin faced capital murder charges for the killing of elderly brothers Anthony and Terry Jackson while they were setting up the weekly food bank at West Huntsville United Methodist Church on May 21, 2013. They were stabbed to death. The jury considered the case and evidence for a […]

  • Kangaroo attack caught on camera leads to federal complaint against Harmony Park Safari

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A spokesperson for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) confirms to WHNT News 19 that a complaint has been filed against Harmony Park Safari, after a kangaroo grabbed and bit a 9-year-old girl on Saturday afternoon. The USDA regulates zoos and other animal exhibitors. The spokesperson tells us two different complaints have been filed against Harmony Safari Park this year, including one regarding the kangaroo attack. She says that complaint came from an outside source. Now the […]

  • Rep. Mo Brooks returns to his district to talk AHCA, pre-existing conditions

    Representative Mo Brooks spoke with WHNT News 19 about passing the AHCA, his hopes for healthcare, and his thoughts on pre-existing conditions. We have included the full video of the interview in this story. We have also included a transcription, done in part by an audio transcription service due to the length. However, with an issue of such complexity, we want you to have access to as much information as possible on your representative’s position. David Kumbroch: Alright, we’re here […]

  • “Unreasonably short” Red Snapper season outrages Alabama politicians

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – A short fishing season for Red Snapper in the Gulf set off a flurry of angry news releases from Alabama politicians condemning the decision by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to limit private fishing of the species to just three days in 2017. NOAA sets limits on the length of the fishing season for Red Snapper to try to grow the population.   In a release from NOAA, the agency says weight limits were exceeded during […]

  • Does coverage for pre-existing conditions in newest AHCA draft go far enough for our representatives?

    In what appear to be the final stages of negotiation for a new version of the Republican’s healthcare reform bill, the American Healthcare Act (AHCA), treatment for people with pre-existing conditions takes center stage. Republican lawmakers from North Alabama emphasize taking care of people with pre-existing conditions, while interest groups say the AHCA would leave them especially vulnerable. Representative Robert Aderholt (R-4th) says of the latest version of the bill, “As far as I can tell right now, the language looks good.” Congressman Aderholt originally […]

  • Shutdown averted? Congressman Aderholt says he believes government will stay open

    Even as Congress approaches its last day to come to a funding agreement, Congressman Robert Aderholt (R-4th District) said he’s confident the government will not shut down, “I feel very good that we will have a continuation of the funding of the federal government. And I don’t think that we’ll see a shutdown.” That said, he does believe the Washington negotiations will continue past the deadline. “We will probably negotiate for another week for negotiations for the funding,” he explained. […]