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David Kumbroch is now and has always been a storyteller.

A recent 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.

As a member of the University Fellows Experience, a group of students dedicated to leadership and community service, David spent several weeks in Marion County documenting the lives of local residents. His work was later exhibitioned by The University of Alabama Honors College.

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.


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    Human trafficking survivor uses her experience to help victims

    Huntsville, Ala. (WHNT) – Law enforcement freed over 150 victims of human trafficking this weekend, but those victims face a hard path forward. One local group aims to help them and others like them. Tennessee Valley Family Service’s doesn’t advertise their location, because the group brings trafficked kids through the building all the time. You never know who might be looking for them. The regional director of the group, Lynn Caffery, tells us, “I’m a survivor of human trafficking, and […]

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    Attack on America: Redstone Arsenal serves as command post for nationwide training exercise

    Law enforcement from all over the southeast join up with military personnel and their robotic counterparts. In Tuesday’s drills, they serve search warrants on suspected bomb manufacturing facilities, each one carefully crafted in advance. ATF Special Agent Donal Robinson notes, “We try and make it as realistic as possible.” But away from the sweat and searches, coffee fuels a different kind of quest. A command post buzzes inside an ATF building on the Arsenal. It’s the nerve center. They collect […]

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    Money in Politics: PACs Get Involved In Madison County Superintendent’s Race

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Matt Massey takes on Ronnie Blair in the July 15 runoff for Madison County Superintendent of Education. With that vote comes politicking. An anonymous letter circulating makes claims that one of the candidates has promised to make policy decisions in exchange for support of a political action committee.  We won’t reveal the full text or the candidate it concerns. After all, the letter is anonymous, and we haven’t been able to validate its claims. What […]

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    Madison weighs fiber internet upgrade for city buildings

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) –  Madison city hall could get the internet upgrade to fiber along with a few other city buildings. IT Director Jason Colee tells us, “It all started as a training exercise that the fire department needed to do . . . There were some high quality videos that needed to be transferred, and they were having to take their firefighters out of the other two stations and bring them back to the main station just to have […]

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    Support for fiber internet gathers in Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Fiber internet would speed up a whole lot of things for Huntsville. Now, a coalition has come together to speed up the process of bringing fiber to the Rocket City. You may be thinking, “My internet is fast enough. What do I need fiber for?” For many, the jump from dial-up to broadband felt like enough–but that’s only because you haven’t imagined the jump to fiber. Launch Fiber executive director Tyler England told us that fiber internet is […]

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    Facebook Threats: Supreme Court will weigh when threatening someone over social media becomes a crime

    The Elonis case focuses on a man who wrote about killing his ex-wife on Facebook. When an FBI agent followed up on the threats, he wrote about killing her too. The Facebook threats earned him just under four years in prison. Now he challenges his posts were free speech, that he never meant them.  The Supreme Court has followed the case and now agreed to hear it. But they aren’t the only ones paying attention. Huntsville Attorney Jake Watson tells […]

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    April 27th, 2011’s Legacy: State Farm offers Space Camp scholarships

    When we talk about the legacy of 2011’s deadly tornadoes, you probably don’t expect to conversation to end up at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center. You probably don’t expect a pack of smiling young faces either. But here you are, forgetting one of the lessons we learned that day. Expect the unexpected. After the horror and destruction of April 2011, State Farm Insurance held a ceremony much like one we saw on Monday. They gave out scholarships to storm […]

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    Picking Public Art: Huntsville Arts Council wants your help guiding public art

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – You can have a say in what public art in Huntsville looks like going forward. The Huntsville Arts Council has a survey you can take to express your opinions on what public art should look like. We stopped by the offices of The Arts Council, where you find works to match all different tastes. After all, art comes down to preference. Spokesperson Joanna White says, “I really follow my instincts, so it just depends. It might […]

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    Salvation Army moves the commanding officers of Madison County

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – In the Salvation Army’s office lobby in Madison County, you’ll find piles of bread. They collect the day-olds from vendors then give it out for free. Major Mark Satterlee guesses, “Some of our guys that walk in here, I wouldn’t be surprised if that was a major part of their meal for the day.” Majors Mark and Mary Satterlee have broken bread with those in need here for five years now. But commanding the forces […]

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    Lightning is dangerous, but it could also hold the secret to better tornado prediction

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Lightning often draws people to their windows to watch mother nature crack her white-hot knuckles, but you really should know the peril of getting caught under her fist. “It’s dangerous. It can kill you, and it doesn’t even have to hit you to kill you,” explains UAH Research Professor Hugh Christian. He studies lightning at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, along with about 50 other people.  If you study it, you come to respect it. […]

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    Republican Refresh: Changing the Image of Madison County’s Republican Executive Committee

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) —  One set of races that might have gotten less public attention on Election Day – the Madison County Republican Executive Committee. A movement called “Republican Refresh” sought to mix up the committee in a big way. The folks in that committee make decisions on candidates and county party business. We call it inside baseball. But Mary Scott Hunter, who took seats on both the state and county executive committees as part of the refresh, notes, […]

  • Election Impact: The Future of Common Core in Alabama

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) —The June 3rd primaries may play a role in deciding the future of Common Core. It was the focus of several races. State School Board Candidate Mike Parsons and Senate Candidate George Barry both made Common Core a focus of their message. Both lost. Mary Scott Hunter beat Parsons in the State Board of Education race, saying, “As an issue, it just hasn’t been able to get a leg. It hasn’t been able to get a […]