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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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    Part of Maysville Road shut down as crews battle house fire

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Fire crews shut down Maysville Road between Ryland Pike and Cedar Glen Drive Sunday afternoon, while they fought a house fire. They did get the fire under control after more than an hour fighting it. No one was injured in the fire. The homeowners tell WHNT News 19 they were boiling potatoes when the fire started.  

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    Marshall County Sheriff’s Office investigating fatal shooting in Grant

    GRANT, Ala. (WHNT) – Marshall County Sheriff’s deputies were called out to the 1400-block of Winkles Road in Grant for a fight Saturday afternoon. They say during the fight a man was shot. He died at the scene. They have identified the victim as Matthew Lee Ponder, 37, of Grant. According to a release from the sheriff’s department, the other person in the fight is in custody. Deputies continue working the scene to gather evidence and information.

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    The Wonder of Space: Take a moment to share in the majesty of NASA’s work

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The internet churns like an ocean, a constant gurgle of cynicism and snark. But in July of 2015, NASA found a way to part the sea of sarcasm. For a split-second, we took in our closest view ever of Pluto, and as one collective, the same breath we drew in to quip or criticize, we exhaled in wonder. In cyberspace, on a planet called Reddit, home world of the eye roll, the scientists behind the New Horizons […]

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    Explained: SpaceX announces preliminary findings on failed mission

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – SpaceX now believes their rocket broke apart after a strut failed leading to a rapid de-pressurization of the upper stage. For some of you rocket scientists in town, that’s enough explanation, but we’ve got it broken down for everyone. We sat down with Michael Rudolphi, a retired rocket scientists who once headed up the engineering team at NASA Marshall. He explains rockets like the one SpaceX uses have liquid oxygen tanks to propel them. But to […]

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    UPDATE: President Obama orders flags to be flown at half-staff through Saturday for Chattanooga shooting victims

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Flags have been ordered to fly at half-staff nationwide until Saturday for the five U.S. servicemen killed in Chattanooga last week. President Obama issued the order after 1 p.m. Tuesday. Shortly before, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley had issued a statewide order for flags to be lowered until Saturday. I have ordered flags in Alabama be lowered to half-staff until Saturday in honor of the 5 military members killed in #Chattanooga last week. — Gov. Robert Bentley (@GovernorBentley) July […]

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    Still Fighting: Homeowner returns to court in contractor case that dates back to January

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) –   Back in January we told you the story of Connie Ibarra. She hired a contractor to do work for her. It turns out he was unlicensed, and he did tens of thousands of dollars of damage to her home. After our story, a group of licensed contractors got together and fixed Connie’s home for free. But six months later, Connie is still fighting the court battle with the initial contractor, Joshua Harris. She spent another afternoon […]

  • 10-year-old child dies in 4-wheeler accident near Geraldine, 2 other teens rushed to hospital

    DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – DeKalb County Sheriff Jimmy Harris tells WHNT News 19 that three kids were involved in a four-wheeler wreck on County Road 391 near Geraldine Sunday. Alabama State Troopers have now released the name of the child who died. Deputies say 10-year-old Thomas Lee Brown was killed when the driver of a Yamaha ATV lost control. “So often we hear of these crashes and it’s very unfortunate that a young child will lose their life as […]

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    Why are the nation’s flags not lowered following the Chattanooga shooting?

    UPDATE: On Tuesday, July 21, the day after this report, President Obama issued an order for all flags to be lowered to half-staff to honor the Chattanooga servicemen. HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – While the nation mourned the five service members killed in Chattanooga, despite the tragedy, President Obama has not issued an order to lower American flags to half-staff. Several governors have taken that step on their own, but there’s been no national mandate from the White House. You may remember […]

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    Man arrested for murder after death investigation on Copeland Road in Limestone County

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – The Limestone County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of 35 year-old Christopher Thomas Copeland for the murder of his girlfriend, 37 year-old Tonya Lee Carroll. Sheriff Blakely says the couple had been into a domestic confrontation throughout most of the night, and neighbors say they were awakened by the the sounds of the dispute early Sunday morning. “Heard it this morning, they were awakened by the dogs, and could hear a lot of hollering and […]

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    Motorcycle wreck causes major backup on I-65 near I-565 interchange

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – A motorcycle wreck just south of the interchange of I-65 and I-565 has majorly slowed down traffic there Sunday afternoon. Officials with the Decatur State Trooper post say the wreck happened just after three in the afternoon on I-65 near the Exit 340 off-ramp. A 2012 Harley Davidson bike, driven by 46-year-old Claude Judd Herndon II of Decatur, who was wearing a helmet, according to authorities. The cause of the wreck is still under investigation, and […]

  • Stunning Video: Surfing competition called off after shark attack

    JEFFREYS BAY, South Africa (WHNT) – Officials called off the J-Bay Open after Mickey Fanning was attacked in the water. Fanning is fine. He and fellow competitor Julian Wilson were picked up by safety boats. The two had just started the final of the competition. Neither surfer was harmed. The World Surf League issued the following statement: “We are incredibly grateful that no one was seriously injured today. Mick’s composure and quick acting in the face of a terrifying situation […]

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    U.S.A. beats China in International Mathematical Olympiad, wins first place for the first time in 21 years

    (WHNT) – The U.S. team took first place at the 56th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO). It was their first win since 1994. Individual team members take on six problems, taken in sets of three over four-and-a-half hour sessions. The U.S. team put up a score of 185, edging out the Chinese team’s score of 181. The Republic of Korea came in third with 161 points. The U.S. team includes Ryan Alweiss, Allen Liu, Yang Liu, Syam Narayanan, David Stoner, and […]


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