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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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    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 […]

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    Voter ID: Few Temporary ID’s Printed on Election Day

    WHNT News 19′s David Kumbroch visited the Board of Registrars office on Election Day to see if they got anyone looking for a voter ID. But Board of Registrar’s Chair Lynda Hairston didn’t have many expectation,”I didn’t think we’d have too many today.” The chair got what she expected. The office took questions, but not many about voter id’s. The new voting requirements don’t seem to have ruffled a lot of primary-voting feathers. Hairston notes, “When Georgia implemented the photo […]

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    Madison County Changes Six Voting Districts for Future Elections

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – The Madison County Elections Department has changed six voting precincts. The changes will impact approximately 16,700 voters in countywide elections during 2014 and future election cycles. The Board of Registrars will mail out new voter registration cards to affected voters. They urge people to check their precinct before voting in upcoming primary elections. The Madison County Elections Department provided the following information on precinct changes: Precinct #7 The polling location has been moved from the […]

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    What You Need To Know: Final Preps For June 3rd Primary Election

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Party officials join election officials Wednesday morning to perform the final test on the county’s new voting machines. They have tested the machines three times already. However, something entirely different tops the list of worries for election officials. Madison County Election Administrator Frank Barger says, “Make sure you have the correct piece of identification when you show up at your polling location. That is my biggest concern. That is the election department’s biggest concern for […]