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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

Recent Articles
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    Alabama senators could become very powerful with midterm elections

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – It looks like Republicans will turn the senate red, elevating the Republican Party, but also its powerbrokers. Alabama Senators Jeff Sessions and Richard Shelby look sure to be among the most powerful. WHNT News 19 Political Analyst Jess Brown explains, “Senator Sessions would apparently be in the driver’s seat on the Senate Budget Committee. Senator Shelby, as I understand it, is in line for chairmanship of Senate Appropriations. Some view Senate Appropriations as the mother lode […]

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    Attorney General’s race defies conventional wisdom, approaches conclusion

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Democratic challenger for Alabama’s Attorney General, Joe Hubbard, has spent almost twice what we’ve seen from Democratic gubernatorial candidate Parker Griffith. WHNT News 19 Political Analyst Jess Brown says Hubbard stands out among his Democrat peers, saying, “All campaigns are money, message, and manpower. As best I can tell, on all three of those ‘M’s’, he’s put together the most credible campaign.” But how can the challenger for Attorney General outspend the challenger for the governor’s […]

  • Political Analyst: Two state amendments to focus on for the November 2014 ballot

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Alabama ballots tend to be littered with smoke and mirror amendments. Often, they accomplish little legislatively — aside from making some sort of point. However, two of this year’s five amendments stand out to WHNT News 19 Political Analyst Jess Brown. He said, “One is Amendment Two, and it is the desire of the legislature to go borrow $50 million-plus from the Alabama Trust Fund and to then use that money to refurbish and enhance the […]

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    Pumpkin launching contest to benefit historic Huntsville school

    MERIDIANVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Odds are you know Tate Farms for one thing – pumpkins. The pumpkins are going to take some abuse come November for a new fundraiser called Pumpkin Blast. The idea is to launch these suckers into the middle distance any way you can. Pumpkin Blast Co-Chair Chris Kilroy said people are using some interesting contraptions, including, “Catapults, trebuchets, we have somebody entering a slingshot.” They’ve got divisions for pumpkin hurlers of all ages. Kilroy notes, “It […]

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    Mom wants your help to build a playground for kids in Hazel Green

    UPDATE: You can help the park along by voting for it in this grant contest. If the park wins, it could bring in $5,000 for its construction. HAZEL GREEN, Ala. (WHNT) – Jennifer Stocum warns us, “Once I pretty much get my mind on something, it happens.” Now she’s got her mind set on building a playground for kids in an empty space next to the ball fields at Billy Hunter Park in Hazel Green. Stocum elaborates, “I want it […]

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    Early afternoon storms leave damage behind in Athens

    ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) – Just after six on Monday, Storm Hunter 19 finds traffic lights out and cars backed up on Clinton Street in Athens. An ambulance flies by. A block up the road, a tree fell on a car. Folks try to clean the debris. Not far to the west by Hometown Grocery, we find streets blocked, poles cracked, and cable lines down. Further south on Clinton, part of a massive tree comes down on an apartment building. Daryl […]

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    Huntsville man arrested on charges of producing child pornography

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)  – Law enforcement have arrested 42-year-old Jeremy Nelson of Huntsville on four charges of producing child pornography. The State Bureau of Investigations booked him into the Madison County Detention Center on Tuesday. They tell us Homeland Security got a tip that lead them to Nelson. He has a $60,000 bond.

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    Social Media Monitoring: State education leaders line up behind Huntsville City Schools program

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – State School Board member Mary Scott Hunter came together with her predecessor in the seat, Mary Jane Caylor, to pen an editorial for our news parters over at al.com. They express support of a Huntsville City Schools program to monitor social media posts from students. Hunter tells us, “Keeping them safe has to be our number one preeminent concern before everything else.” However, we see acknowledgement that the program and all digital monitoring comes with nuance. […]

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    Setting Standards: Alabama looks for feedback on College- and Career-Ready Standards, including Common Core

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT ) – The Alabama State Department of Education wants your feedback on the Alabama College- and Career-Ready Standards, which include the Common Core standards. You can find the link to review the standards here. At the bottom of the page, you can click through to provide your own feedback. You can read the full standards and comment on individual sections. The feedback opens up one grade per week for comment, except for the last two weeks. The […]

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    Aesthetic Engineering: New Huntsville Museum of Art exhibit honors genetic research

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Ginny Ruffner introduces her new exhibition with a quotation on the wall. It begins, “What if you could see wondering?” The name – Aesthetic Engineering – comes from the artist’s passion for genetics. She bends and twists, glass and metal, molding unlike things into singular experiences. She views her work as  a genetic experiment in imagination. She styles herself as an engineer of whimsy. So her creations just fit Huntsville. Huntsville Museum of Art Director of […]

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    Everyday Mysteries: How road tubes work, and what they do

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – You may not even notice them when you drive over them, but they’re all over Huntsville. They’re rubber tubes than run across the road. Huntsville Traffic Engineer and Analyst Tom Sisco tells us, “We call them our road tube counters.” The tubes convert traffic into data. And despite the high-tech mission, Sisco notes it’s a low-tech tool, “It’s just a simple, basic rubber tube.” He elaborates, “A lot of people think it’s the weight of the […]

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    HudsonAlpha to help study genetics of bipolar and schizophrenic patients

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – HudsonAlpha will host some brilliant minds this week at a conference for immunogenomics, just in time to announce they will take part in an enormous study of the genetics of bipolar and schizophrenic patients. They’ll up the total sample size studied in this chain of labs from around 4,000 patients to as many as 20,000. HudsonAlpha Genomics Sequencing Lab Director Shawn Levy explains, “By analyzing literally thousands of people, we can start to control for all […]


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