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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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    A Revolution of Justice: How the justice system’s treatment of police brutality cases has changed over the years

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – With the thud of bodies hitting earth, all eyes turn to Madison.  Sureshbhai Patel, thrown to the ground while on a walk in his neighborhood, can barely move now. The Madison Police Officer who hurt him, Eric Parker, finds himself recommended for termination, facing charges — local and federal.  His string of court hearings and appearances is part of the new reality of police brutality investigations. February 6, 2015: Indian man hospitalized after being slammed […]

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    A surprisingly important part of the Nepal relief effort operates right here in Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – In a modest office in the NSSTC building in Huntsville, NASA’s SERVIR program transmits satellite images around the world, in this case, to the Himalayas.  Their efforts include Nepal. Eric Anderson heads up the NASA team for the Himalayas. He explains, “They’re monitoring things like vegetation health to look at potential agricultural drought. They’re monitoring the height of rivers throughout the different watersheds in the region to monitor and forecast floods.” When a devastating earthquake hit […]

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    Alabama mayors meet in Huntsville to share economic development strategies

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – At the Embassy Suites in Huntsville, the Madison Room, perhaps ironically, has a reserved sign for the City of Huntsville. Mayor Tommy Battle addresses a gaggle of media,  “We’d like to welcome everybody here!” Mayor Battle stands flanked by other mayors from all over the state. He explains, “This is our fifth meeting, where we’ve met across the state and talked about issues that are affecting localities.” Think back to the AUSA conference in Huntsville, we […]

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    Huntsville Fiber RFI deadline pushed back to May 8, around a dozen responses expected

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – More than a month ago, the City of Huntsville issued a Request for Information, or RFI, to reel in companies interested in providing fiber internet to the Rocket City. Not only has the city gotten responses, City of Huntsville Business Relations Officer Harrison Diamond tells us, “We did receive some requests to extend the deadline by two weeks. So we’ve extended it until Friday.” He adds, “We’ve actually already received a couple of responses back. I […]

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    UPDATE: Woman dies from injuries following rollover wreck near Littleville

    COLBERT COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Alabama State Troopers say a Russellville woman died from injuries she received from a rollover crash on Highway 43 near Littleville. Officials say 31-year-old Crystal Nichole Carey of Russellville was a passenger in the SUV, she died at the hospital on Monday. Carey was one of two people taken to the hospital by helicopter from the crash scene. Investigators said the SUV left Highway 43, struck and embankment and flipped into a patch of trees. […]

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    Huntsville police officer indicted on federal charges for 2011 brutality incident

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A Huntsville police officer has been indicted on federal charges for an incident with a man in custody in 2011. The U.S. Attorney’s office in Birmingham confirms Officer Brett Russell is charged with using excessive force. The two-count indictment charges that Russell, 48, assaulted a man during an arrest on December 23, 2011.  The indictment accuses Russell of depriving the man of his constitutional right not to be subjected to excessive force by someone acting in […]

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    Community Development Program: Helping people cover down payments to make it to home ownership

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville’s community development program specifically focuses on getting lower-income folks into home ownership. The city’s Community Development Department can help with up to five-grand toward a down payment on certain houses. Director Kenneth Benion explains to get started, “They would just need to go to family services, put in an initial application, and get scheduled for one of the classes.” You take a class on what it means to own a home — how to budget, […]

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    VIDEO: Deputies arrest missing Stevenson woman after car chase

    WOODVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Jackson County Sheriff tells us a woman reported missing over the weekend actually stole a truck in Stevenson.  Ashley Grider Kennedy, 34, is now in custody. Sheriff Chuck Phillips says Jackson County deputies got in a chase with her in the stolen vehicle on Sunday evening. They say she tried to run over a deputy who was putting down spike strips in Woodville. They say in the process, she flipped the truck she was driving. […]

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    Movie Night on the ISS: Recognize their film of choice?

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Astronaut Scott Kelly gave us a peek inside the International Space Station Saturday. The astronauts are enjoying a new HD projector. They have plenty of official purposes for it — conferences, tech software, etc. But they like to squeeze in a movie when they can. Today’s film of choice? Gravity with Sandra Bullock. #Movie night in micro #Gravity aboard #ISS on our new HD projector which we use for conferences, tech software, etc.. pic.twitter.com/Mhb03U3alz — Scott Kelly […]

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    UPDATE: Power restored in Madison and Triana areas

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville Utilities say power was restored to all affected areas just before 10 p.m. Saturday. They had been working to restore power after an outage in the Airport Industrial area, including James Record, Glenn Hearn, County Line, Hangar, and several adjoining streets in the area. Huntsville Utilities also restored power from an outage covering parts of Madison and Triana, from Highway 72 to the Tennessee River and Limestone County to Redstone Arsenal.

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    Missing man found dead in Clanton pond

    CLANTON, Ala. (WHNT) – The Clanton Police confirm via their Facebook page that the body of Robert Borom was found on Saturday around 2pm. They say two fisherman found his body in a small pond in the area of 7th Street in Clanton. According to the department’s Facebook, detectives have not located any evidence to suggest this was anything more than an accidental death. The State of Alabama issued a Missing Senior Alert for 74-year-old Borom on Friday. The alert […]

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    Huntsville’s Curse says they can help fight ‘swatting’ with Curse Voice app

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT ) –  Swatting, or calling in a fake emergency in hopes of goading a SWAT team response, has become a big threat, specifically in the gaming community. Curse in Huntsville caters to gamers, especially those at the highest or even professional level. These people face unique challenges online — digital attacks against them. Curse Chief Technical Officer Michael Comperda explains, “One of the most common things that happens these days are DDOS’s, where if somebody gets your […]

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