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A graduate of The University of Alabama, David Kumbroch joined WHNT in May 2011 as a Multimedia Journalist. A Telecommunication and Film major, Kumbroch 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.

Kumbroch has worked as a Multimedia Journalist, a producer, an anchor, a managing editor, Chief Investigative Reporter, and now, Chief Digital Journalist.

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Recent Articles
  • Scottsboro Police say this guy used a credit card hours after it was stolen…can you help figure out who he is?

    SCOTTSBORO, Ala. – The Scottsboro Police Department needs the public’s help to identify the man caught in this surveillance image, because he attempted to use a credit card hours after it was stolen from a car. The police say they received a report of a vehicle break-in on Monday. It happened in the 100-block of Micah Way. They say later that same day the person pictured attempted to use the victim’s credit/debit card at a local business. The Scottsboro Police […]

  • Earthquake detected just outside Scottsboro, 1.8 magnitude event

    SCOTTSBORO, Ala. – An earthquake was detected near Scottsboro at 7:50pm Tuesday night by the US Geological Survey. It was only a 1.8 magnitude event, which the Alabama Emergency Management Agency (EMA) says is “not associated with structural damage.” The Alabama EMA also noted, “This region has faults, and a history of small earthquakes.” The USGS has no reports of people actually feeling the earthquake. The depth of the quake, as determined by the USGS, was about five-and-a-half miles underground. […]

  • AG Sessions launches Opioid Fraud and Abuse Detection Unit with north Alabama as a focus

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The United States Department of Justice announced on Tuesday that it will launch a new pilot program to ” utilize data to help combat the devastating opioid crisis that is ravaging families and communities across America.” The Northern District of Alabama will be one of twelve areas of focus. According to a release from the Department of Justice, “the new Opioid Fraud and Abuse Detection Unit will focus specifically on opioid-related health care fraud using data to identify […]

  • Lane Kiffin tweets sympathy for President Trump’s former Chief of Staff after alleged tarmac firing

    Lane Kiffin, who has previously worked as the head football coach at the University of Southern California and coordinated the offense at the University of Alabama, tweeted out an article comparing the firing of President Donald Trump’s Chief of Staff Reince Priebus to his own firing by USC in 2011. Kiffin was famously dismissed on an airport tarmac from his head coaching job. The tweet from Kiffin compares the two firings and includes the hashtag #Feel4U Donald Trump firing his […]

  • Ten charged in Alabama for allegedly sneaking back in country after previous deportation, six following felony convictions

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Ten men have been indicted in Alabama for allegedly returning to the United States illegally after already having been deported at least once. The ten, all being prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Alabama, were located all over the state, including five of them in North Alabama. A news release from the Department of Justice says Silvino Santos-Garcia, 39, was located in Madison County this July. He was deported in 2015 following […]

  • Man sentenced for stealing $650k from estate of father and son who died just twelve days apart

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A judge handed down a six year sentence for a man who schemed to steal more than $650,000  from a Huntsville family’s accounts, after father and son died merely 12 days apart. Dwayne Baptiste, 44, faces six years and three months in prison for diverting Ronald Swinehart’s  retirement account that he built up over a career at Lockheed Martin. He pled guilty to four counts of wire fraud, one count of mail fraud, and one count of […]

  • Gov. Ivey scraps Bentley Medicaid plan, seeking “shift in reform strategy”

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Alabama Medicaid Commissioner Stephanie Azar announced the Alabama Medicaid Agency would look for new solutions for the state’s Medicaid program, abandoning a much-touted solution developed under the Bentley administration. In a Thursday release, the commissioner said, “In light of known federal administration changes and potential congressional adjustments the Alabama Medicaid Agency will pursue an alternative to the Regional Care Organization (RCO) initiative to transform the Medicaid delivery system.” Governor Kay Ivey (R) said in her own release, “I […]

  • Madison tops “Best Places to Live in Alabama” list, Huntsville comes in at 11

    MADISON, Ala. – The single best place to live in Alabama, according to’s rankings, is none other than Madison. A slew of Birmingham suburbs follow, with Huntsville finishing in 11th.   Niche explains their process on their website, “We’ve collected and analyzed dozens of rankings factors from federal and local government datasets. We’ve combined those with proprietary Niche data and community reviews from each area.” Madison pulled down top scores in a number of categories, including an A+ grade […]

  • Mo Brooks calls for all candidates to drop out of Senate race, help Jeff Sessions take his old seat

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala – Rep. Mo Brooks (R-5th) promised he would drop out of the United States Senate Race in Alabama, if the other candidates would agree to quit the race also, clearing the way for current Attorney General Jeff Sessions to take his seat in the U.S. Senate back. In a news release Wednesday, Brooks offered to withdraw completely, so long as his opponents in the race agreed to his terms. His proposed pact asks the Republican Party of Alabama […]

  • TSA plans on making you take everything from Kindles to iPads out of your bag at airport security

    The Transportation Security Administration is “implementing new, stronger screening procedures for carry-on items.” They’ll now ask that all electronic devices larger than a cell phone go into a separate bin for X-Ray screening. That means everything from e-readers, like Kindles and Nooks, to iPads and tablets. “Whether you’re flying to, from, or within the United States, TSA is committed to raising the baseline for aviation security by strengthening the overall security of our commercial aviation network to keep flying as […]

  • Meet the Mobile BayBears: The baseball team that could migrate to Madison

    MADISON, Ala. – The head of BallCorps, the investment company that WHNT News 19 discovered has solicited investors to help bring a minor league baseball team to a new stadium at the Town Madison development, says it’s too early to reveal which team they’re targeting to buy.  However, the confidential investment document that WHNT reviewed shows the team is the Mobile Baybears, and moving the team to Madison is the company’s preferred option. Longtime Huntsville baseball fans might recognize the […]

  • Investment group looking at bringing minor league baseball to Town Madison development

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – An Arizona company has solicited investors to help complete a purchase of the Mobile BayBears minor league baseball team, with the hope of relocating them to Madison County. The details come from a confidential investment opportunity summary dated from early June, recently obtained by WHNT News 19. The document says the company has met with leaders in Madison County as well as the City of Madison who have “expressed a willingness to construct a state-of-the-art ballpark […]