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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.

To contact David, feel free to email him at david.kumbroch@whnt.com


Recent Articles
  • Decatur Police launch “Law Paws” to help up adoptions at animal shelter

    DECATUR, Ala. – Decatur Police say they’re adding some new recruits. They call them “the Law Paws.” Officers will show off animals from Decatur Animal services who need a forever home. You’ll be able to find them on the department’s Facebook and Twitter along with the Decatur Animal Services Facebook page.     This week, the “Laws Paws” are Cruella and Smokey. They’re pictured here. The program is a natural fit for both agencies, since Decatur Animal Services is included […]

  • State Superintendent Michael Sentance has submitted his resignation

    Governor Kay Ivey’s Office has confirmed that State Superintendent Michael Sentance submitted his resignation to her office. Two education sources earlier confirmed to WHNT News 19 that Alabama State Superintendent Michael Sentance had reached an agreement to resign. A statement from the governor’s office says in part, “Today, I received the resignation of State Superintendent of Education Michael Sentance. I do not take this situation lightly, and as President of the State Board of Education, I will ask the Board to accept […]

  • Sheriff’s deputy at heart of sexual harassment lawsuit previously investigated for raunchy photos on patrol car

    A lawsuit from a former Madison County deputy alleges she was subjected to consistent sexual harassment by her supervisor, and that when she reported that harassment, she was put on leave and soon fired. The lawsuit claims the department allows male employees to get away with sexual impropriety with employees. WHNT News 19 has confirmed the supervisor who is implicated in the lawsuit was previously involved in an incident where suggestive photos were taken on his patrol car. We have […]

  • Law enforcement say they’ve busted Irma looters stealing utility pole in Jacksonville

    The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office in Florida says they caught a pair of men trying to make off with a JEA utility pole Wednesday morning. These two were caught stealing a JEA pole just this morning! Citizens watching out and officers cleaning up = partnership! #Irma #JSO pic.twitter.com/q6VKOvPKuU — Jax Sheriff's Office (@JSOPIO) September 13, 2017 They sent out this picture of the pair, seated on a curb in handcuffs. It appears they tried to wedge the pole on top of […]

  • Lawsuit alleges culture of sexual harassment, abuse, and cover-up in Madison County Sheriff’s Office

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – A lawsuit from a former Madison County Sheriff’s Deputy alleges a culture of sexual harassment, abuse, and cover-up within the law enforcement agency. The lawsuit, filed last Friday, details Shelby Holt’s claim that she was routinely sexually harassed during her time at the sheriff’s office and fired when she reported it. The lawsuit names members of the sheriff’s office and county government, including the members of the Madison County Commission. Commission members are named because of […]

  • Ex-teacher accused of kidnapping teenage student wants out of jail, files new motion for freedom

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WHNT) – Tad Cummins, the former teacher in Tennessee that is accused of kidnapping a 15-year-old girl and taking her cross-country to have sex, has now filed a motion to get him out of jail while he awaits trial. Cummins and his alleged victim were the focus of a month-long AMBER Alert that followed them across the country. They were eventually found in rural California. Cummins was returned to Nashville to face trial. The motion says Cummins is […]

  • Tuscaloosa Police nab 8-foot gator hanging out at a recycling plant

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Tuscaloosa Police found an eight-foot alligator at a recycling plant Monday. Police got the call around 7:40 a.m., and when they showed up to Liberty Recycling plant, they were told one of the drivers there found the alligator under his 18-wheeler. Traffic officers, lake patrol, and animal control worked together to capture the alligator. They turned it over to Alabama Game and Fish. Now, police say the gator is leaving Tuscaloosa, heading back to its natural habitat […]

  • Madison County woman shot to death, found in her Meridianville home

    UPDATE: Authorities say Meridianville murder suspect captured in Michigan after manhunt MERIDIANVILLE, Ala. – A 54-year-old woman was found shot to death Wednesday night in Meridianville, according to Madison County’s Deputy Coroner Tyler Berryhill. In a release from the coroner’s office, officials confirm that they found Jana Harbin shot to death in her home on Callaway Lane. Harbin was found shortly after 8 pm. The coroner’s office has ruled the death a homicide, and the Madison County Sheriff’s Office is investigating. […]

  • Law enforcement locate suspect that fled in area of Lakewood Elementary

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Police confirm that a suspect ran from a traffic stop in the area of Lakewood Elementary on Friday morning. HPD notified the school, which secured the perimeter. The Madison County Sheriff’s Office deputies joined the search for the suspect in the area of Phillips Road and Kenwood Drive. Neighbors in the area tell WHNT a man stopped his car near the corner of Phillips Road around 9:45 Friday morning. Witnesses say he grabbed his car license plate […]

  • Law Enforcement ask for help locating missing 20-year-old man

    COLBERT COUNTY, Ala. – Morgan Alan Sharp, 20, last spoke to his family on September 1st. Now the Colbert County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help to locate him. He is from the Lagrange Road area of Leighton, but he was last heard from in Decatur. Authorities say he sent his family a message on September 1st saying he was at the Tennessee Valley Training Center, which provides training for employment. His family tells law enforcement that’s the […]

  • Court gives defendants in UNA sexual assault lawsuit deadline to respond

    FLORENCE, Ala. – The federal court hearing a recently filed Title IX lawsuit against the University of North Alabama has set a date where defendants must answer the claims made in the bombshell complaint. The complaint claims the university did not appropriately respond to an alleged sexual assault of a student by her professor.  That university initially appeared to accuse the student, only known as Jane Doe, of trying to extort the university for money. However, a follow-up statement conceded that […]

  • 62-year-old Huntsville man died from blunt force trauma, murder investigation underway

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Police confirmed on Wednesday that 62-year-old Neal Boykin of Huntsville was killed by blunt force trauma. Police began a death investigation for the case on Saturday, but they have now confirmed they are investigating the incident as a homicide. The investigation centers around a home on the 2100 block of Medaris Road in northwest Huntsville. Police were called for a welfare check on Saturday afternoon. When they arrived, they found Boykin dead inside. Huntsville Police previously […]