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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


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    Vestavia Hills woman abducted during crime spree, home invasion Sunday morning

    VESTAVIA HILLS, Ala. (WHNT) – According to our newspartners at al.com, a woman was abducted during a home invasion on Sunday morning. Police say she was released a short time later at a Birmingham hospital. She was unharmed. Now that abduction is being linked to two other similar crimes in the state. Police believe the same gunman attempted to rob a fast-food manager in Hoover fifteen minutes prior to the abduction. The car used is believed to have been taken […]

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    Rainbow City police officer arrested in connection with a sex crime

    ETOWAH COUNTY, Ala. -Etowah County Sheriff Todd Entrekin says David Chase Jenkins, 45, of Rainbow City was arrested on Saturday for his involvement in a sex crime. He’s currently in the Etowah County Detention Center without bond. Jenkins is a Rainbow City Police Officer. The department put him on leave. Charges are still pending, as the investigation continues. We’ll continue to track this story as it develops.  

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    Attorney: Statements suggest Madison County Sheriff’s Deputy shot man in the back without warning

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) –  One week ago, an unnamed Madison County Sheriff’s Deputy shot and killed Randy Joe Sanders Jr. Monday, Sheriff Blake Dorning announced a shooting review board, composed of five members of the sheriff’s office, concluded their colleague did nothing wrong. The review board heard a report from the Huntsville Police Department’s Internal Affairs Unit and Major Crimes Unit. A statement from the MCSO says that report included witness statements, items recovered at the scene, crime scene […]

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    ‘The Consummate Southern Lawyer’: Huntsville’s legal community remembers Buck Watson

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville’s legal community lost a giant this week. Buck Watson passed away. His former law partner of over 20 years, Al Jimmerson, says Watson worked everything — from high-profile criminal defenses to environmental cases to civil rights suits. In that time, he learned, “Buck was always larger than life.” Even with such stature, he gladly humbled himself before the law and his clients. “Buck was a master at talking with his clients,” says Jimmerson, “Understanding what the […]

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    Poarch Creek Indians invest $1M to push Redstone Arsenal Gate 9 away from I-565

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. – Tuesday the Poarch Creek Indians announced a $1 million investment to help move Gate 9 away from I-565. Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle says the project, which is already underway, is now fully funded. The total cost of the project is expected to be in the range of $6-to-9 million. The Poarch Creek Indians own the TownePlace Suites by Marriott, a 120-room, four-story hotel at Redstone Gateway set to open in May 2016. A representative for the Poarch Creek Indians […]

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    Downtown Rescue Mission also offers addiction treatment program

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The Downtown Rescue Mission helps provide for Huntsville’s homeless, but they also serve the working poor — both by providing meals and shelter. Many don’t realize though that the mission also provides help fighting addiction. We’ll profile their work in-depth in a 30-minute special report — A Rescue Mission — airing at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 30. The mission had over 1,500 different people spend the night with them last year.  The mission provided just over […]

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    Greeter talks about role he plays at Downtown Rescue Mission

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The Downtown Rescue Mission provides shelter and food for the homeless, but their work extends to a lot of working people — hanging on by a thread. This weekend, WHNT News 19 takes an in-depth look at their work in our special report — A Rescue Mission — airing at 6:30pm on Saturday, January 30. People come to the mission on Evangel Drive by bus or sometimes by well-worn boot.  When a person is adrift, the Downtown Rescue […]

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    A Rescue Mission: WHNT News 19 presents special in-depth report Saturday, Jan. 30 at 6:30 p.m.

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - The Downtown Rescue Mission provides shelter to the homeless in times of need. But few understand the breadth of the organization's service to the community. WHNT News 19 aims to change that with a special 30-minute presentation.

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    School Closings – Monday, January 25th, 2016

    (WHNT) – We have a handful of school districts closed on Monday, January 25th, 2016. Giles County Schools, Tennessee – Closed on Monday Franklin County Schools, Tennessee – Closed on Monday Lincoln County Schools, Tennessee – Closed on Monday Riverside Christian Academy, Fayetteville, Tennessee – Two Hour Delay We will continue to update this list, if there are any more closings.

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    Super Bowl 50: Game set between Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers

    (WHNT) – The Super Bowl match-up has been decided. The Denver Broncos will play the Carolina Panthers at 5:30 pm on February 7th, right here on WHNT News 19. The Panthers, helmed by Auburn legend Cam Newton, destroyed the Arizona Cardinals in the NFC Championship to advance to the Super Bowl, 49-15. The Denver Broncos, led by NFL legend Peyton Manning, held on to defeat the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship, 20-18. The two teams will fight for […]

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    Highway 231 re-opened at Whitesburg Bridge after long shutdown for wreck

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville Police shut down Highway 231 starting at Hobbs Island Road, all the way to Whitesburg Bridge for an extended period of time Sunday afternoon. The southbound lanes were blocked by Huntsville police cruisers around 3 in the afternoon and was not reopened until just before 5 in the evening. Police say a traffic accident shut down the area. Officials on the scene say a man’s car broke down in the rightmost lane on the bridge. A […]

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    Gainesville cop promises to return with backup… comes back with Shaq

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. (CBS) – Last week, Gainesville Police Officer Bobby White lost to a group of kids in a friendly game of pick-up basketball. He told them he’d be back one day, and he told them he’d bring backup with him. “They may have won this round,” Gainesville Police Department spokesman Ben Tobias told CBS News. “Next time, they can try putting on 30 pounds of gear and dunking.” A week later, White returned, and he brought a 7’1”, 325-pound […]

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