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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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    Unique pre-k program Rise School looks to expand with UAH partnership

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Rise School will soon partner with The University of Alabama in Huntsville. Rise provides a unique pre-k learning environment, serving equal numbers of special needs students and typical peers. Rise School Director Caroline Bradford explains the new partnership will help in a big way, saying, “It’s going to alleviate the fundraising burden that comes with being a nonprofit organization.” The Rise School hopes the new affiliation will help them serve more students of all ages.  […]

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    Affordable Care Act creates big demand locally for healthcare workers

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Even months after many of the Affordable Care Act’s most important provisions took effect, we still see new impacts of the law emerging. For example, people entering the healthcare industry see a huge demand for new doctors, nurses, and nurse practitioners. UAH invests big in the future of their College of Nursing, because the world demands more students like these. We visited with a class studying to become nurse practitioners. UAH College of Nursing Associate Professor […]

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    UAH announces new scholarship, early enrollment opportunities for nursing students

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – If you have high schoolers, this story might be big for your family. The University of Alabama in Huntsville announced Monday morning that Bryant Bank will give them $3 million for scholarships for nursing students. This goes along with a change to how nursing students are brought into the program. It’s an important change as UAH College of Nursing’s Ellise Adams notes, “The nursing program has the largest number of graduates from UAH of any college.” […]

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    Grant helps low-income homes get free energy upgrades to save on bills

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Community Action Partnership Weatherization Program comes with a big fat name and a whole lot of savings. The Program’s Weatherization Manager Toney Pitts notes, “We average a savings of about $450 per year, per home.” They’ll upgrade the weatherization in your home for free to save you cash on power bills. Pitts explains how you get in on it, “They would contact the site office nearest the area where they live. Call to make an […]

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    Improving the Conversation: Creating valuable discussion on domestic violence out of the Ray Rice abuse video

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Bill Farris has advocated for domestic violence victims for decades, often speaking on behalf of Crisis Services of North Alabama, which serves domestic violence victims. He describes the Ray Rice domestic abuse video in the most relevant terms of what you would see, “Makes you sick to your stomach just to look at it. To think that somebody would be that arrogant or that cruel and do something like that to somebody that obviously loves them.” […]

  • Crestwood Medical Center is owned by CHS, victim of a serious data hack impacting millions of people.

    Walk-through: Using the credit monitoring resources provided following Crestwood hack

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The letter from Crestwood Medical Center to alert you to the danger of a recent hack and inform you of the resources at your disposal will most likely lead you to your computer. Specifically, you can sign up for your credit monitoring on this website. When you get the web page pulled up, you’ll face a registration/log-in screen. It asks for your zip code, your last name, and your membership number. To find that number, look […]

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    Huntsville man inducted into Army Rangers Hall of Fame

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – We’ve got tons of military history to be proud of in Huntsville. Now we’ve got one more great story to tell. Jeff Greer got an early start. He remembers, “I joined the Army in 1974 right out of high school with a couple of friends.” It turned out pretty well.  He wound up in the Army Rangers Hall of Fame. But he remembers years earlier when he first found out what the Rangers were all about.  […]

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    Huntsville Museum of Art showcases southern artists

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Art tells stories. Like the wooded landscape shown with this story, with its shadow-snow footsteps and dash of red disappearing behind branches — from the work “Looking for Red Riding Hood. It’s a piece by a Huntsville painter that battled her way into this year’s Red Clay Survey. The Huntsville Museum of Art’s Director of Curatorial Affairs Peter Baldaia explains, “It is a competition. It’s not an invitational. So people can apply to the show, and […]

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    Make A Difference: Home for adults with mental challenges asks for drivers

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – 305 8th Street offers refuge. Enrichment Manager Cathi Altonji explains, “We are a group home for adults with mental challenges.” We catch up with them half-watching the TV, mostly enjoying each others company. “They live as extended family, really,” said Altonji. Their house is decorated with art from their gallery and a few smiles too, but no matter how lovely your home, it’s nice to get out sometimes. Thankfully, they get some awesome chances.  “We have […]

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    Labor of Love: Taking time to appreciate your work on Labor Day

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Qiana Baker sets up shop right outside Star Market for a job you can tell she adores. She’s there selling BBQ, even on Labor Day. Cars pass the market, and Baker calls into the sweltering end-of-summer sun, trying to move her wares to motorists. Even with sweet smells of smoked meats pouring from her work station, she watches for opportunities to take on her favorite part of the job. “Building a rapport with the customers,” she […]

  • Tuesday afternoon, Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle commented on threats allegedly made against the city by developer Louis Breland. (WHNT News 19)

    Huntsville mayor to developer: “We will not succumb to bullies”

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle said the city will not bow to intimidation and threats, and that’s exactly what he says a local developer made recently in a deal involving high-end outdoor store Cabela’s. Developer Louis Breland filed a lawsuit earlier this month, making allegations of illegal conduct.  The complaint does not name the city, but implies city leaders and employees took part in shady business dealings. Mayor Battle called a news conference Tuesday afternoon to address […]

  • Huntsville City Council Races: One decision made, one decision still to come

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Two Huntsville City Council races hit ballots in the latest round of municipal elections. In District Four, Bill Kling handily defeated challenger Jackie Reed. He’ll keep the seat he’s held since 1988. But in District Three, intrigue brews. Rosemary Schexnayder did not seriously challenge in the vote totals and has been eliminated. However, her voters may prove the most important yet. Candidates Jennie Robinson and Walt Hennessee finished in a dead heat. They will now campaign […]


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