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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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    Katrina Memories: Man remembers the struggle of rebuilding his life in Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – When Katrina hit, Frank Geske remembers, “I was right outside New Orleans. I rode Katrina out down there in Mandeville, Louisiana.” Geske fought to survive, “We stayed over a month without electricity, but it was a week before even the Red Cross got back in there where we were.” The storm didn’t just destroy the place he called home, it actually destroyed his livelihood as a roofer as well. “It seems like there’d be more work,” […]

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    Alabama, Auburn football coaches pitch voter registration on jumbotrons

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Nick Saban and Gus Malzahn will make their pitch to voters on the jumbotrons of Alabama and Auburn’s respective stadiums.  Alabama is participating in National Voter Registration Month. The staff is ready for the rush at the Madison County Board of Registrars, and they hope it comes soon. Board of Registrars Chair Lynda Hairston points out, “They just need to make sure that their application is in our office 14 days prior to the election.” You […]

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    Law enforcement plead for help in funding the Department of Forensic Sciences

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Let’s start with the hard truth. Department of Forensic Sciences Director Michael Sparks says, “We will not be able to maintain our services at the level that we currently provide them.” So which services will go? Sparks lists them. “The first two things that would be on there would be the Huntsville morgue and also fire debris analysis statewide.” We stopped by the morgue, but couldn’t go inside. They had an autopsy in progress. They do […]

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    White House: Mount McKinley to be renamed Denali

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he will change the name of Mount McKinley to Denali. McKinley is well-known as the tallest mountain in North America. The president will give the mountain its traditional Alaska Native name just before a historic presidential visit to Alaska. Denali is an Athabascan word that means “the high one.” Alaskans have informally called the mountain Denali for years, and it is somewhat of a sore spot for locals. Alaska politicians have undertaken several […]

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    Texts appear to show teen urging boyfriend to kill himself

    NEW BEDFORD, Mass. — A Massachusetts teen accused of convincing her friend to commit suicide faces involuntary manslaughter charges after prosecutors say text messages show she was an accessory. However, the defense argued Michelle Carter was also troubled and was just trying to help her boyfriend, Conrad Roy. WCVB reported Carter and her parents, who were in court Monday, did not talk about the thousands of text messages between her and the deceased in July of 2014. Carter is accused of coercing the […]

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    UPDATE: One person charged in Saturday evening shooting in Huntsville

    UPDATE – Huntsville Police have charged a 14 year old male teenager with first degree assault after they found him behind an apartment on Mason Court. Here are the initial details from police: HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville Police responded to a shooting call at the corner of Appleby Street and Holmes Avenue around 7 p.m. Saturday night. Police tell us the shooting involved two juveniles. They say they have someone in custody that they believe to be the shooter. […]

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    Madison City Council member raises questions about rec center developer

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) –  The Madison City Council addressed the plans to build a new rec center in Madison during Monday night’s meeting. It seems there’s some disagreement on the validity of the partner the council is currently working with. Last August the Madison City Council entered a Memorandum of Agreement with Fieldhouse, LLC to look into pursuing a new recreation campus. Monday, District 6 Council Member Gerald Clark raised questions about that agreement, “I did some research on Fieldhouse LLC. […]

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    Madison city council members explain change of government study very differently

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – Talk of a change of government continues to ripple through Madison. We spoke with two city council members Monday night, both supporting the study looking at a variety of changes — including moving toward emphasizing a city manager over the mayor and staggering city council elections. The council members presented the study very differently though. Let’s start with the common ground. District 6 City Council Member Gerald Clark says, “I do support the change in city […]


    NEW DETAILS: Car thefts, chase led up to officer involved shooting, people involved identified

    CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Multiple agencies are investigating a shooting that left an Arab Police officer wounded and an Arab man dead. The man killed in the Sunday evening Cullman County shooting is identified as Christopher Ray Tompkins, 36 of Arab. Marshall County Sheriff’s Office officials say Sissy Amanda Vaughn is facing a theft of property charge stemming from the events that took place prior to the shooting. Officials say there had been numerous reports of stolen vehicles in […]

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    Financial advisor explains how you can use stock market drop to your advantage

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended down 588 points Monday. That’s over three-and-a-half percent. It dropped over a thousand points at one time in the day. So if you’ve got money invested, maybe in a retirement account, what should you do? First things first, Senior Planning Financial Analyst James Sears does not see the market crashing down again, despite Monday’s drop, “The fundamentals of the market haven’t really changed. US companies are still in good shape […]

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    Meeting to finalize list of homeless veterans in north Alabama, help end veteran homlessness in 2015

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – President Obama and Veterans Affairs issued a plan in 2010 to help all veterans escape homelessness by the end of 2015. With that deadline approaching, Huntsville has a meeting with community partners tomorrow to provide another big push. The meeting site is tucked away, just out of sight, off one of Huntsville’s main thoroughfares — south Memorial Parkway. It’s in an office building. From the outside you might expect more number crunching than life-changing. But the […]

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    One in custody after series of fights, gunfire, person hit by car In Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville Police tell us they responded to calls of shots fired on Garrison Street in Huntsville on Sunday afternoon. They went out to the area several times over the course of the day Sunday for calls about fights. They say they found a woman had been hit by a car when they got out there around 2:30 p.m. They say her injuries are minor and not life-threatening. Police have one suspect in custody, though it’s not clear […]


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