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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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    Huntsville & partners approve new TIF district for development of Greenbrier area near Polaris

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – In a brief meeting Monday evening, partners put the final seal of approval on TIF District 6, which covers the area around Greenbrier Road, near the new Polaris plant. Here’s the actual map of the sporadic boundaries of the new TIF district, as well as the improvements proposed. The city and its partners will issue bonds, taking on debt, to create improvements in the area. TIF stands for “tax increment financing,” and it works like this: The […]

  • 2015 Miracle Bash, Swim for Melissa raise $162K to help north Alabama’s tiny babies

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The Melissa George Neonatal Memorial Fund celebrated 10 years of miracles with Swim for Melissa on Saturday, August 8. Chris and Amy George established the fund in memory of their daughter Melissa, who died shortly after birth.  Melissa and her twin sister Ann Catherine were born 14 weeks early on June 1, 2005. Saturday, Ann Catherine and her little sister, Lily Baker, helped with the effort to raise money for the Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit, or NICU. […]

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    Engineers needed to help put together plans for wheelchair accessible swing

    OWENS CROSS ROADS, Ala. (WHNT) – When Ryan Nelson brought his family with him to the Huntsville area, he painted them a picture of their new back yard. He remembers, “It’s kind of a wish of my children and a promise to them that when we moved here from New York two years ago, we would build them a backyard play-set that they could both use.” So he put in a slide and a climbing wall and a really big swing. […]

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    Huntsville Hospital asks for public’s help fighting Medicaid cuts in state legislature

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A Huntsville Hospital spokesperson says the budget plan that made it out of the House Ways and Means committee caught them off guard. Huntsville Hospital VP of Communications Burr Ingram admits, “Well, this was a little bit stunning to everyone I think.” He says the cuts in the proposal — over a $150 million — are doubled because those funds are matched by federal dollars, “That’s nearly half-a-billion dollars, and you can imagine that goes past […]

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    E-Sports: Computer game world final to be broadcast in Huntsville movie theater

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Fathom Events works with all kinds of entertainment. Fathom CEO John Ruby explains, “We do events in cinema auditoriums. Anything from the Met to BBC’s Doctor Who to classic moves, classic music.” The reason they got into e-sports? Simple enough, says Ruby, “We’re following the audience.” Right now, there’s a huge tournament being played in Seattle for a game called Defense of the Ancients 2, commonly called DotA 2. The prize-pool of this tournament, The International,  […]

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    Police warn drivers to remember school zones during commute

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Don’t forget about school zones as Huntsville City Schools swing back into session.  Police sure haven’t. HPD Spokesperson Lt. Darryl Lawson reminds everyone, “It’s all about the safety of the kids.” The usual routes you travel may move a little slower these mornings. Lawson adds, “Just be aware that school is back in session. They’re going to be small children walking to school. Just make sure you abide by the traffic laws around those school zones.” […]


    Incredible video of stunt rider ‘surfing’ waves on a dirt bike?!

    Surfing waves on a dirt bike? Believe it. Stunt rider Robbie Maddison is once again proving he can do the unthinkable. In a new video from DC Shoes titled “Robbie Maddison’s Pipe Dream,” Maddison is shown riding waves in Tahiti while riding his dirt bike. “From his helmet to motocross boots, Maddo was dressed for FMX when he took his dirt bike into the unchartered saltwater terrain of the Pacific Ocean in French Polynesia,” DC Shoes wrote in the video description. The video shows […]

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    Cecil the lion’s brother Jericho ‘alive and well’

    ZIMBABWE (CNN) — Jericho the lion is alive and well and roaming his park habitat in Zimbabwe, the Oxford University researcher tracking the lion confirmed on Sunday. Brent Stapelkamp dismissed reports that the lion had been killed, saying a GPS device on Jericho didn’t suggest anything out of the ordinary. Furthermore, the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force, which told CNN and other media Saturday that poachers had killed Jericho, retracted those statements on Sunday. The head of the conservation task force, […]

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    One dead, two taken by helicopter for treatment after Florence wreck

    FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – Florence Police confirm via their Facebook page that one person died and two were taken from the scene by helicopter after a wreck at Helton Drive and Rickwood Road. Police first reported the wreck just after 4:40 p.m. Saturday. They aren’t releasing the names of the victims yet. Police are still notifying family members. They’re still investigating what happened, including the cause.  

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    Falkville man drowns near Mallard Creek Recreation area

    LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Lawrence County Sheriff Gene Mitchell says Ronald Cook, 57, drowned while attempting to get a ski rope off of his boat propeller. It happened near the Mallard Creek Recreation area, off County Road 400 at around 11 a.m. Saturday morning. The sheriff says that witnesses saw the boat drift away from Cook, who got tired trying to swim back to it. They say Cook went under, and despite attempts to save him, he drowned. Mitchell […]

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    UPDATE: Reports conflict on whether Cecil the lion’s brother Jericho was illegally killed by hunters on Saturday

    ZIMBABWE (CNN) — The brother of slain Cecil the lion, named Jericho, was killed Saturday in Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe, a senior park official told CNN. Jericho was gunned down by a hunter operating illegally, said Johnny Rodrigues, head of the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force. The group even made the announcement public on their Facebook page. Later, however, an Oxford University researcher tracking Jericho told CNN that the lion was alive and moving as of 8 p.m. local time […]

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    Etowah County Sheriff’s Office dealing with website hack

    ETOWAH COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – According to the Etowah County Sheriff’s Office, their website was hacked just after four Saturday afternoon. They say an inappropriate message was put up on their homepage. They say it was actually the server that hosts their website was compromised, and theirs is only one of many websites affected. A spokesperson asks for patience and says it may be a couple of days before the website is up and running again.


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