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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
  • Flood Zones

    Madison residents fight for help after flood zone declaration costs them big time

    MADISON, Ala. – Residents of a Madison neighborhood have found their monthly bills skyrocketing after being labeled a flood zone during a FEMA remapping process. They came to us worried that the city wasn’t doing enough.But over the course of our Taking Action investigation, residents discovered they were in the middle of a much bigger bureaucratic battle that goes all the way up to the federal government.Many of the people we spoke with, people who live on Lewis Lane in […]

  • The Bedwell family

    Veteran awakens from coma during final prayer; family now faces mountain of red tape to bring him home

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A Gulf War veteran’s family had to make a difficult choice recently, and only a miracle could change their tragic course. Gulf War veteran Frank Bedwell was in a coma.  With the pressure of a brain bleed pressing against them, his family came to a conclusion. “My kids and myself, we all knew what he would want for himself. We knew that he didn’t want to live on machines for the rest of his life,” said Amy Bedwell, Frank’s […]

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    Trooper told to delete visitor records for Governor’s Mansion, according to claim in Governor’s docs

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Among a slew of allegations against former Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) Secretary Spencer Collier, a report included in Governor Robert Bentley’s documents submitted to the committee investigating him for impeachment includes a rumor that a state trooper was ordered to delete visitor logs for the Governor’s Mansion. The ALEA Integrity Report used to justify firing Collier contains all kinds of bombshell implications about the former secretary, ranging from the personal to the professional. It includes documentation […]

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    Getting Results: BBB fields viewer calls for hours for Consumer Action Line

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The phones started ringing as soon as the lines went live at four in the afternoon, and they didn’t stop until the line closed at seven. North Alabama BBB President Elizabeth Garcia told us after, “We can see through the number of calls and the steady calls that we got all night that people continue to have questions and need personalized answers to those questions. So I believe we were able to help a lot of people […]

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    City Council Runoffs: Answers from the Huntsville/Madison candidates

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – City council candidates in three districts from Huntsville and Madison will make one final push for office in the October 4th runoff. Those districts include Huntsville District 1, Madison District 1, and  Madison District 7. Before the municipal election, we sent candidate surveys out to every candidate running. In case you’d like to revisit their answers ahead of the runoff, we’ve pulled them all together in one place. If you need to check your district to […]

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    Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore suspended from office for the rest of his term

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama Court of the Judiciary has issued its judgment on Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore in a 50-page opinion. The court decided to suspend Moore from office for the remainder of his term, effective immediately. [Read the court’s opinion here: Moore judgment] That term expires in 2019. Moore is currently 69 years old; Alabama judges are not allowed to run for office after 70. They did not reach a unanimous vote to remove Moore from office. The court […]

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    What did Alabama’s top election official learn from monitoring Russian election?

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Alabama’s top election official, Secretary of State John Merrill, just returned from an election monitoring mission in Russia, where he says the process he observed was “free and fair,” though the overall report on the election came back less glowing. Merrill took us along for the ride via Twitter as he observed the recent Duma, or parliamentary, election in Russia. “The only person that most of our people are familiar with is Vladmir Putin,” Merrill says, “And […]

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    Months after revelations about Governor’s alleged affair, impeachment meetings focus on procedure

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Six months after big revelations about Governor Robert Bentley and his  alleged affair, meetings on impeachment still focus on rule nuances regarding the investigative process, with one committee member telling WHNT News 19 that speculating on a timeline would be “inappropriate”. Representative Mike Ball (R-Madison) is on the committee. He tells us, “The members of the committee are having discussions about the rules, and that’s our job to have discussions about the rules.” The legislature remains in […]

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    Huntsville Police Chief lays out thoughts on releasing police shooting video, officer names

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – In incidents like the police shootings in Tulsa and Charlotte, video and information take on a lot of importance. WHNT News 19 has promised to continue the community conversation on the difficult subjects surrounding policing. Today, we spoke with Huntsville Police Chief Mark McMurray on the department’s policies regarding video and other information in the wake of use-of-force incidents. When the issue of police violence, especially against black people, became a national debate, body cameras became a […]

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    Huntsville City Council Candidate Devyn Keith reacts to public meeting over development in District One

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -Huntsville City Council Candidate Devyn Keith addressed a development idea discussed in a public meeting in north Huntsville Tuesday night, calling attention to the lack of commitment from businesses and the massive dollar amount tied to the project. Keith’s opponent, Huntsville District One Councilman Dr. Richard Showers, held a meeting to reveal a big development for north Huntsville. Questions surrounded the plan, like who the tenants would be and where it was in the pipeline. A post on […]

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    Tests show drinking water contamination above EPA advisory level in Gadsden area

    GADSDEN, Ala. – The Alabama Department of Public Health announced that more systems have tested above the EPA threshold for safe drinking water, when it comes to PFC contamination. A news release from the department says two tests from the Gadsden Water Works and Sewer Board tested above EPA advisory levels. You’ll remember the summer crisis after the West Morgan-East Lawrence Water Authority announced their water wasn’t safe to drink because of elevated PFC levels. In May, the Environmental Protection […]

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    Burman Lee Akers denied parole in 1996 Huntsville murder case

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala.  – Burman Lee Akers was denied parole Tuesday morning. Akers was convicted of felony murder for the 1996 killing of Robert Hartman at Hartman Automotive in Huntsville. A jury found that Akers had killed Hartman and taken a car off his lot. Hartman’s throat was slit multiple times. Hartman’s widow, Bernadette Hartman Van Pelt, opened up about the case to WHNT News 19 for the first time this year, making a plea to keep Akers behind bars. Ahead […]