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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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    MindGear Labs needs volunteers to help assemble, wrap holiday toys for kids in need

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – MindGear Labs marries science and fantasy. Director Tia Wheeler explains, “MindGear is a digital fabrication laboratory, also called a fab-lab.” For the holiday season, the fab-lab will bring its tools to bear creating truly one of a kind gifts for kids. Wheeler lists off, “Children that are in foster care, living in impoverished situations, children that are sick facing life-threatening illnesses.” She goes on, “Each one of these gifts will have the child’s name on it […]

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    Study: Alabama near top of consumer spending, but it’s not all promising news

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle visited a local business on Tuesday to encourage shoppers to spend money locally. It might not be that hard. This WalletHub study shows Alabama ranks fourth in consumer spending. WalletHub Spokesperson Jill Gonzalez says while the study shows Alabama has very high spending, there are some upsides. She points out, “Alabama is really focused on the housing costs, and Alabama is also the seventh biggest square footage of homes in the country.” […]

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    Busy holiday season at Huntsville homeless shelter shows economic recovery doesn’t reach everyone

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Workers at the Downtown Rescue Mission handed out turkeys Monday, making sure folks in need can set their tables on Thanksgiving. Michael Holland will enjoy his holiday at the closest place he has to a home – the mission. He tells us he’s spent ten to twelve years on the street. In some ways, that makes him unusual at the mission. In the lead-up to this holiday, they’ve seen a ton of new folks. Downtown Rescue […]

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    Fiber Internet: How will Huntsville move forward?

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The mayor says he wants Huntsville to bring in fiber internet. That’s not as cut and dry as it sounds. The mayor announced during the State of the City that Huntsville would put out a request for proposals to bring fiber to the Rocket City. Huntsville Business Relations Officer Harrison Diamond explains what they want. “We’re looking for a private company to come in and basically do a build out leading to fiber to the businesses […]

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    How cutting your power bill could help Huntsville win $5 million

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville Utilities, and in turn the whole city, will compete to reduce energy consumption. The city is working to get into the semifinals of the Georgetown Energy Prize right now. If Huntsville ultimately winds up reducing its energy by more than the competitors, the city wins $5 million. Huntsville Utilities will compete with other similarly sized cities.  They’ve got a few tricks up their sleeves to get some power off their grid. Spokesperson Joe Gehrdes explains, “We have applied […]

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    Mayor Battle discusses push for fiber internet at 2014 State of the City address

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle delivered his sixth State of the City Address to a packed house at the Von Braun Center North Hall on Monday. It was the mayor’s opportunity to update residents on the challenges and opportunities facing the city of Huntsville.  Mayor Battle said the future is bright. For a lot of the movers and shakers who attend the event, the words are music to their ears. “Since 2009, we’ve seen $1.2 billion in […]

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    New electric car charging station at a Madison home

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – With the turn of a screw, Jeff Baker changes his home. It’s now a charging station for electric vehicles, like Jeff’s own Chevy Volt. The simple set-up arrives a few months after a conversation with  Alabama Center for Sustainable Energy CEO Daniel Tait, who tells us, “He said, ‘I’m going to be moving into a home here soon and would really like to do something like this.’ So we just kind of kept talking about it […]

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    Second Patriot Mosaic unveiled in Huntsville, project needs your support

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – For the second year in a row, a large crowd gathered as community leaders introduce the Patriot Mosaic – a tribue to those who served. The countdown begins, and when it ends,an event becomes a tradition. People know last year’s mosaic well by now, and still, this year’s stuns. EarlyWorks Executive Director Bart Williams thinks, “It’s just as incredible as the first time.” People eagerly search and point to the faces they know.  Some remember this […]

  • Injured U.S. Marine gets free home in Madison

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – Just in time for Veterans Day, a veteran takes the keys to his new home. Brandon Johnson and his family got to move in Monday. It was almost a birthday party of sorts. After all, the Marines turned 239 on Monday as well. What better way to celebrate than a slew of people turning out to give an injured Marine a new house. Because even 239 flickering little flames on a birthday cake couldn’t hold a candle […]

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    Celestial Car Wreck: UAH professor tracks galaxy he discovered as it crashes into a cluster

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – University of Alabama in Huntsville Professor Ming Sun watched along with scientists around the world, as the galaxy he discovered collided into a galaxy cluster. The galaxy in question is called ESO137-001. The collision unveiled numerous other space phenomena. Sun points out, “We also observed star formation.” He can actually indicate in images taken from the Hubble how stars have formed out of the gas trail of the galaxy he follows closely. Mercifully, this galactic encounter happens […]

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    Campaign Costs: Comparing the cash flying around Alabama

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Let’s start with the biggest two races. Four candidates appeared on ballots between the Governor’s race and the Attorney General’s race. State records show those four candidates alone spent a total of $12 million out of their campaign war chests in the calendar year of 2014. Meanwhile, a combined 2.3 million votes came in for the four candidates. That’s an average of $5.20 a vote. But statewide – the total grows larger. Much, much larger. Candidates […]

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    Alabama senators could become very powerful with midterm elections

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – It looks like Republicans will turn the senate red, elevating the Republican Party, but also its powerbrokers. Alabama Senators Jeff Sessions and Richard Shelby look sure to be among the most powerful. WHNT News 19 Political Analyst Jess Brown explains, “Senator Sessions would apparently be in the driver’s seat on the Senate Budget Committee. Senator Shelby, as I understand it, is in line for chairmanship of Senate Appropriations. Some view Senate Appropriations as the mother lode […]


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