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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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    Well-known educator Rickey Stafford passes away, a year after retiring from a forty-two year career

    HAZEL GREEN, Ala. (WHNT) – Rickey Stafford passed away Friday at age 64. Stafford coached, taught, and served as a school administrator for forty-two years across Meridianville, Hazel Green, and Blanche Schools. He served District Four on the Madison County School Board for a time as well. Stafford also helped the 1967 Hazel Green High School basketball team bring home the state championship. The family will receive friends on Monday from eleven until two at the Hazel Green Funeral Home, […]

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    Huntsville Police make arrest in Friday shooting near Ward Avenue

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville Police say they have arrested 18-year-old Michael Joray Norton of Hazel Green for murder after a shooting in the area of Ward Avenue and Dallas Street on Friday. Police say officers responded just before 5:30 in the evening on Friday to calls of shots fired. When they got to the scene, they found 18-year-old Perez Dewayne Burress of Huntsville unresponsive. Burress was pronounced dead shortly after being taken to Huntsville Hospital. Police say the shooting […]

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    Standoff on Greenbrier Road ends with arrest of man wanted for shooting in Decatur

    UPDATE: They found him in a truck lot around three in the afternoon on Saturday, which is when he locked himself inside the truck he drives. Limestone County Sheriff Mike Blakely says he and Morgan County Sheriff Ana Franklin talked Roger Stevens into surrendering with the help of Stevens’ brother. Law enforcement did not find any guns inside the truck. HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Lt. John Crouch of the Decatur Police Department confirms that law enforcement resolved a standoff on […]

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    Alabama dominates Mississippi State, 31-6

    STARKVILLE, Miss. (WHNT) – Alabama exploded in the second quarter off the back of a Cyrus Jones punt return for a touchdown, beating Mississippi State 31-6. The game was scoreless at the end of the first quarter, but by halftime, Alabama had pulled ahead 21-3. Derrick Henry put up another stellar performance, carrying twenty-two times for 204 yards and two touchdowns, including a seventy-four yard sprint for a touchdown. The Alabama defense also proved formidable, sacking Dak Prescott nine times. […]

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    Police standoff resolved at truck lot near Target Distribution Center on Greenbrier Road

    UPDATE: The standoff has been resolved with the arrest of Roger Stevens, wanted in the shooting of his wife. You can find all the details here. HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A crew on the scene confirmed a large police presence at a truck lot near the Target Distribution Center on Greenbrier Road in Limestone County just after three Saturday afternoon. Our crew saw at least ten law enforcement cars on the scene, with departments including Huntsville Police, Morgan County Sheriffs […]

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    McKenzie’s punt return lifts Georgia past Auburn, 20-13

    AUBURN, Ala. (AP) – Isaiah McKenzie returned a fourth-quarter punt 53 yards for a touchdown Saturday to lift Georgia to a 20-13 win over Auburn. The Bulldogs (7-3, 5-3 Southeastern Conference) forced two fumbles after that, including one on the goal line. The Tigers (5-5, 2-5) managed only two Daniel Carlson field goals after their opening drive, the second coming with 1:14 left to play. Georgia’s Malcolm Mitchell recovered the onside kick to punctuate a matchup of two teams that […]

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    U.S. college student among 129 dead in Paris attacks

    LOS ANGELES — A 20-year-old student at Cal State Long Beach is among 129 dead in Paris attacks. The university released a statement on Saturday: “Nohemi Gonzalez, from El Monte, Calif., was a junior studying design. She was in Paris attending Strate College of Design during a semester abroad program. Specific details of her passing are not available at this time. The university will hold a vigil at 4 pm on Sunday to mourn Gonzalez’s passing and to grieve for […]

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    Murder charge for eight-year-old boy in Birmingham creates legal silence

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WHNT) – Police say 26-year-old Katerra Lewis is charged with manslaughter in the death of her daughter, Kelci Lewis. Police say there were several children left in the home alone while Lewis and a friend went to a nightclub on October 11. Police say an eight-year old is responsible for killing the one-year old. Everything about the case that started here is uniquely horrifying. Attorney Ron Smith acknowledges, “It’s very unusual to see somebody that young charged with […]

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    Honoring Veterans: Huntsville Museum of Art offers unique first hand look at WWI

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Veterans Day is about honoring the sacrifices veterans make. Part of that should be about preserving the memory what service has meant through the years. Right now the Huntsville Museum of Art has a collection on display that takes you back in time to World War I. The exhibition sets the tone with geopolitics and context, featuring a giant map of the players on the wall. It seeks to represent all sides and fronts of the great […]

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    ‘Dogs on Deployment’ aims to help troops and their pets with Veterans Day events in the Valley

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Dogs on Deployment helps troops find foster homes for their pets while they’re deployed. It also helps with other pet related expenses. For example, the organization flew one dog from the area to Germany to be with her person, who was deployed for a few years. Now you can help. Dogs on Deployment Alabama Coordinator Lara Elizabeth Knight invites you out, “The Beer, Dogs, and Veterans event [Wednesday] will be at Yellowhammer Brewing company from five to […]

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    Veterans gather around artifacts, lectures hearkening back to Vietnam

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Jackson Center was full of callbacks and displays hearkening to the Vietnam War Monday morning. Lt. Gen. Daniel Petrosky addressed the gathered crowd of veterans, families, and officials, saying, “My theme for this talk is ‘your service mattered.'” Now, there’s some reverence for service; but that’s a new development. Lt. Gen. Petrosky recounts visiting a friend the day he got back from Vietnam, saying, “We’re driving over to his house. He suddenly grabs me by […]

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    Police Chief: 3 Tuscaloosa officers on leave after video shows them using questionable amount of force on students

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WHNT) – Tuscaloosa Police Chief Steve Anderson said Monday that three of his officers are on paid administrative leave while the department investigates videos that circulated like wildfire on social media. The video shows police removing a young man from an apartment early Saturday morning and tasing him, also striking him multiple times.  Officers were investigating a noise complaint. Anderson said he is “deeply disappointed” in how his officers responded.  He said internal affairs is reviewing video from at […]


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