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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
  • After Action Review: Arsenal locks down based on reports of active shooter, questions linger for investigators

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. – Employees on Redstone Arsenal sheltered in place for hours on Tuesday after emergency procedures were taken in response to reports of an active shooter. It turns out there was no shooter and no casualties. So how did we get here? Redstone Garrison Commander Colonel Thomas Holliday says it started with two separate 911 calls in the neighborhood of 9:45 Tuesday morning, both reporting something along the lines of an active shooter event at the Sparkman Center […]

  • Redstone Arsenal scene cleared of potential active shooters, according to Army Contracting Command

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Army Contracting Command’s official twitter account has confirmed that the Sparkman Center, locked down throughout the day on Tuesday, has been reopened. The tweet says the scene is clear of “potential active shooters,” with no injuries or casualties. @TeamREDSTONE – Sparkman Center is reopened, clear of potential active shooters. No injuries or casualities. Press conf. @ 3:15 @ Gate 9. — Army Contracting (@ArmyContracting) June 27, 2017 We will be at the press conference at 3:15 to […]

  • Blue Origin facility, with 340 jobs and millions in government incentives, contingent on winning ULA contract

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Officials from federal, state, and local government joined Blue Origin officials in Huntsville Monday morning to announce a new rocket engine production facility in Cummings Research Park that would bring $200 million in capital investment and 350 jobs, with an average salary of $75,000. However, the whole deal, including millions of dollars in incentive money, hangs on the United Launch Alliance choosing Blue Origin’s BE-4 engine for use with its Vulcan rocket, not a sure thing. The […]

  • LIVE BLOG: Tennessee Valley impacted by flash flooding, damaging winds Friday

    A round of heavy rain and thunderstorms pushed through the Tennessee Valley Friday, dumping very heavy rain in northwestern Alabama as well as downing numerous trees and powerlines. Below are a few notable storm reports: Rogersville (Lauderdale County): Tree down across road, county road 70 (south of US 72) Killen (Lauderdale County): Tree down on east bound US 72 in the vicinity of Brooks High School, blocking traffic Muscle Shoals (Colbert County): Tree down on NE Markate Ave & River […]

  • Jemison High principal mistakenly attached blank termination letter on email sent to coaches

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. –  The principal of Mae Jemison High School sent out an email this week telling more than a dozen coaches the school would be going in a different direction and they`d soon receive a ‘separation form.’ The school district says it`s all a misunderstanding. WHNT News 19 learned Wednesday that the original email was sent early that morning. In addition to telling the coaches the school would be going in a different direction, it also informed the coaches they […]

  • Court documents say Huntsville terror suspect “procured” materials for making a bomb

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Court documents say Aziz Sayyed was arrested for “procurement” of “materials for the manufacturing of explosive devices to be used against the United States, state of Alabama, and in furtherance of Terrorism.” The document provides no further details of the accusations against Sayyed. He has a court date set July 5th. Law enforcement officials, including the FBI, announced Sayyed’s arrest on June 15. Sayyed, 22, is charged with second-degree soliciting/providing support for an act of terrorism. If the […]

  • Will the political winds of the Georgia 6th blow through the Alabama 5th?

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – All eyes have turned to the Georgia 6th. A special election to fill the House seat of Tom Price (R), who became the Secretary of Health and Human Services, has evolved into the most expensive House race in American history. The race has become a bellwether of sorts for Democrats, looking for a surge in the House. Regardless of outcome, the race between Karen Handel (R) and Jon Ossoff (D) will lead to prognostication over the congressional districts […]

  • Huntsville man charged with supporting act of terrorism, law enforcement say threat is over

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The Huntsville Police Department has charged a man with Soliciting or Providing Support for an Act of Terrorism. 22-year-old Aziz Sayyed, of Huntsville, was taken into custody Thursday afternoon. The arrest is the result of a tip from a citizen.  Sayyed was stopped and taken into custody in the area of Church Street and Clinton Avenue.  Investigators say Sayyed is a U.S. citizen, born in North Carolina. Within the hour, Aziz Sayyed (different spelling than we have previously […]

  • Accident report shows Mt. Zion church bus slid more than 160-feet on its roof; driver, 71, among the injured

    FULTON COUNTY, Ga. – The day after charging the driver of the Mt. Zion bus that flipped in the Atlanta area, killing one and injuring dozens, police have released the initial accident report, detailing their understanding of the crash. The report matches initial information from law enforcement, that the bus changed lanes into another car then over-corrected, causing it to flip and slide into oncoming traffic, hitting another car. The bus slid more than 160-feet on its roof, according to […]

  • Federal judge finds Morgan County sheriff in contempt, resolves issue with fine

    MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. – A federal judge has accepted a proposed settlement in an ongoing dispute over the use of money to feed inmates in the Morgan County jail. The settlement states Morgan County Sheriff Ana Franklin is, in fact, held in contempt of court, but it also allows her to resolve the issue with a $1,000 fine. The judge found Franklin in contempt for taking $150,000 from the inmate meal fund and investing it in a car dealership, which […]

  • “You’ve been shot. You’re not OK,” Congressman Brooks details the moments between the gunshots in Alexandria

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Congressman Mo Brooks (R-5th) was taking warm up swings, when a gunman opened fire from behind the fence on the third base side of the field. “If the shooter were to turn about 20-30 degrees to his right,” Brooks recalls, “I’d be his closest target with nothing but a baseball bat in my hands.” “Not a very fair fight.” He says they had a batting cage set up surrounding home plate. Brooks ran around it and dropped […]

  • Congressional candidates speak at town hall meeting

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Candidates for the congressional seat currently held by Representative Mo Brooks (R) were invited to speak at a town hall in District 5 on Monday evening. Peter Joffrion (D), and Butler Cain (D) attended. Clayton Hinchman (R), Michael Sweeney (D) and Representative Brooks were also invited. The event was sponsored by a number of community groups, including the local chapter of the NAACP, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, North Huntsville Community United for Action, and REACHsv. The […]