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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
  • Gov. Robert Bentley violated campaign finance law, failed to disclose $50,000 loan on time

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Gov. Robert Bentley violated campaign finance law by waiting more than two months to report a $50,000 loan he made to his campaign committee on Nov. 15, two years after his last campaign for governor, campaign records show. The loan was supposed to have been reported within two business days of the committee depositing the money in the bank, but Bentley didn’t report it until late January, according to state campaign finance records. Alabama Secretary of State John […]

  • Impeachment committee not set to meet this week, setting stage for Bentley hearings next week

    Alabama’s House Judiciary Committee, which is handling impeachment proceedings against Governor Robert Bentley, is not currently planning to meet this week to address concerns raised by the governor’s lawyer. He says the impeachment process has been “hijacked” by the special counsel the committee hired to investigate Bentley. A spokesperson for the House confirmed to WHNT News 19 that the committee currently does not have plans to meet. Bentley’s attorney, Ross Garber, filed an emergency motion with the committee last week to […]

  • Senator Luther Strange praises President Trump’s rollback of environmental regulations, says climate change debate wastes time

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Newly minted Alabama Senator Luther Strange (R) heaped praise on President Donald Trump’s executive actions to roll back Obama-era restrictions on greenhouse gasses. He says the EPA exceeded its authority with regulations that he describes as being overly burdensome for businesses. As for whether or not the regulations are needed to help combat climate change, Senator Strange says it’s not an either-or choice. As Alabama Attorney General, Luther Strange filed a number of lawsuits and amicus briefs […]

  • Both of Alabama’s U.S. Senators prepared for “nuclear option” to confirm President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee

    Both longtime Alabama Senator Richard Shelby (R) and the newly-minted Senator Luther Strange (R) say they’re ready for the Senate to pursue the so-called “nuclear option” that would break a Democratic filibuster of President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Neil Gorsuch. Under current Senate rules, Judge Gorsuch would need 60 votes to break a filibuster that would stall his confirmation to the Supreme Court. It seems unlikely he’ll reach that threshold. However, Senate Republicans could possibly muster the […]

  • GOP race for governor heating up, and it looks like it will include a former Auburn coach

    The Republican race for Governor in 2018 is heating up in Alabama. Already, there are some big names being mentioned, all starting with the letter “T.” Tommy Tuberville, former Auburn football coach, hasn’t confirmed that he’s running, but he has filed paperwork needed to start a principal campaign committee. He’s also loaned that committee $100,000. Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh has also filed paperwork to form her own committee to run for governor. She is the current Public Service Commission Chair. Huntsville […]

  • White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s ethics disclosures show commercial property in Madison

    MADISON, Ala. – The ethics disclosure for White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer shows two commercial properties in Madison among his extensive assets. The White House released the reports on Friday. The report lists positions held outside the government, assets, and income. Listed under “Other Assets and Income” with 15 total line-items and accompanying sub-sets, Spicer has nine different real estate holdings. Two of them are commercial properties in Madison, but the form does not identify the properties further. Both are […]

  • Special Counsel: Impeachment report on Governor Bentley will focus on facts, framework

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Special Counsel Jack Sharman, hired by the House Judiciary Committee to investigate the governor for possible impeachment, says his report to the committee will largely detail facts found, not recommendations. He explained, “We lay out our understanding of people and events. We lay out the potential legal standards that the committee can apply to those facts and try to give them guidance about those standards.” Potential legal standards are an important piece of how the committee weighs the […]

  • Governor Bentley impeachment investigation hearings tentatively set for early April

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The House Judiciary Committee’s Special Counsel Jack Sharman has released a tentative schedule for impeachment proceedings concerning Governor Robert Bentley. Sharman’s timeline begins with a written report of his investigation to be released on April 7th. Sharman was hired by the judiciary committee to put together a report on the governor’s behavior in office to see if there are grounds for impeachment. The committee would then vote to pass impeachment along to the full House of Representatives. […]

  • Under new prisons bill, Limestone County likely keeps prison, but loses out on possible mega-prison

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. – Key lawmakers say they don’t foresee Limestone County Correctional Facility closing under the new version of a prison construction bill working its way through Montgomery. The Alabama Senate passed a prison construction bill, sending it on to the House. It’s different from the Governor’s plan, in part, because it closes less prisons and builds one less too. The governor’s plan would have closed 13 of 15 men’s prisons and replaced them with three “mega-prisons,” with one additional “mega-prison” […]

  • Rep. Mo Brooks will vote against Republican healthcare bill, office says votes weren’t there at last check

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Rep. Mo Brooks (R-5th) says he will vote against the AHCA, the Republican healthcare proposal set to come up for a vote on Friday. Brooks is a member of the House Freedom Caucus, a group of representatives who have been at the center of Republican opposition to the bill. A spokesperson for his office tells us at last check, they did not believe the Republicans had the votes to pass the AHCA. The congressman’s office released a […]

  • Governor’s Office denies state-funded blood tests for area affected by water contamination, despite risk to infants

    MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. — The Governor’s Office has denied state-funded blood testing for people affected by the West Morgan- East Lawrence water contamination. These tests would show how much of the contaminant are in a person’s bloodstream. The Governor’s Office cites a CDC report that says most everyone should be unaffected– except babies born into the contamination. At an overflowing water board meeting last July, crowds gathered around the WHNT News 19 satellite truck to try to catch the conversation inside. Rumors […]

  • Google Fiber Update: Company that lost contract for Huntsville Utilities fiber network wins it back

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala – Bear Communications, the Kansas company that won an open bid process to build Huntsville Utility’s fiber network, won a second round of bidding to take the contract back, after losing it over a licensing mix-up. Huntsville Utilities made an agreement with Google Fiber that if the utility provided the fiber network, Google Fiber would lease space on it and provide access to residents. So Huntsville Utilities had an open bid process for a contractor to lead the […]