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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
  • Stunning Video: Surfing competition called off after shark attack

    JEFFREYS BAY, South Africa (WHNT) – Officials called off the J-Bay Open after Mickey Fanning was attacked in the water. Fanning is fine. He and fellow competitor Julian Wilson were picked up by safety boats. The two had just started the final of the competition. Neither surfer was harmed. The World Surf League issued the following statement: “We are incredibly grateful that no one was seriously injured today. Mick’s composure and quick acting in the face of a terrifying situation […]

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    U.S.A. beats China in International Mathematical Olympiad, wins first place for the first time in 21 years

    (WHNT) – The U.S. team took first place at the 56th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO). It was their first win since 1994. Individual team members take on six problems, taken in sets of three over four-and-a-half hour sessions. The U.S. team put up a score of 185, edging out the Chinese team’s score of 181. The Republic of Korea came in third with 161 points. The U.S. team includes Ryan Alweiss, Allen Liu, Yang Liu, Syam Narayanan, David Stoner, and […]

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    Trucking business in Guntersville burns to the ground

    GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A business burned to the ground on Welcome Bethel Road in Guntersville Saturday. The call for the fire at Jenkins Trucking came in around 12:30 p.m. Emergency crews fought the fire for nearly two hours to get it under control. No one was in the building at the time of the fire. Owners called the fire department when they heard an explosion.

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    Huntsville Police arrest 36-year-old man on rape charges

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Jail records show Huntsville Police booked in 36-year-old Jaron Antonio Townsend Sr. on multiple charges of rape, as well as charges of transmitting obscene material to a child. WHNT News 19 has reached out the police department for more details on the circumstances of arrest.

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    NASA Marshall celebrates role in New Horizons Pluto fly-by achievement

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center and the U.S. Space and Rocket Center celebrated the New Horizons spacecraft making the closest ever pass to Pluto on Tuesday with an event called Plutopalooza. They had all kinds of space themed activities for kids. They have reason to celebrate. The New Horizons team works out of Maryland, but Marshall Space Flight Center still plays a big role. Brian Key is the Deputy Program Manager of the Planetary Missions Office […]

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    NASA prepares to get the closest pictures ever of Pluto, U.S. Space and Rocket Center helps celebrate with event

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The excitement for the New Horizons mission radiates out of its base in Maryland.  Tuesday should be the big day for New Horizons to send us the closest images of Pluto ever taken. The spacecraft launched back in 2006 to begin its long journey to Pluto, and New Horizons Principal Investigator Alan Stern says along the way, “We’ve had about a total of a factor of 30 improvement, and now when you look at an image […]

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    Huntsville City Schools re-opens applications for Pre-K program

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville City Schools has opened up the application process for Pre-K spots again. You can find the application here. They had the initial application process back in the spring. Officials in the School Readiness Department do warn that pretty much every spot has filled up. If you’re just now applying, your child will likely get wait listed.  However, they say things do happen during the year, and a spot could open up for them.

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    Victim dies from injuries in Sunday morning stabbing off of Research Park Boulevard

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Officers on the scene say they were responding to a domestic disturbance between two people at a residence on Sunday around 10:45 a.m. The call came from the 6900 block of Research Park Boulevard. Police say 61-year-old Willard Chunn and his girlfriend, 50-year-old Yvette Kelley were involved in a domestic dispute. When officers arrived on the scene Chunn was bleeding from an apparent stab wound to the chest. He was transported to Huntsville Hospital where he died […]

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    Nintendo President Satoru Iwata passes away at 55

    (WHNT) – Nintendo issued a brief statement stating that President Satoru Iwata passed away on Saturday, July 11th. Iwata was appointed president in May of 2002. He oversaw the release of the Nintendo Wii in 2006. He worked on many classic games including titles in the Mario line and Zelda series. He was appointed CEO of Nintendo of America in June 2013.  

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    Investigation underway as person dies in Tuscaloosa Police custody

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WHNT) – The Tuscaloosa Police Department issued a release on Saturday explaining that a person died in their custody Friday evening, leading to an investigation by the Tuscaloosa County Homicide Unit. According to the release, the police went to the Crescent East Apartments after a caller told them a person who was wanted for Attempting to Elude was on the front porch of a residence there. The release does not name the person. Officers say the suspect ran […]

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    Camp helps students affected by desegregation order make successful transition to Huntsville Junior High

    GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. –  Starting a new school. That’s a tough process a lot of us remember for ourselves, and a whole new group of kids will go through it this fall after Huntsville City Schools changed up district lines to get out from under a federal desegregation order. But a group of community organizations look to make it easier. The YMCA, Boys and Girls Club of North Alabama, Huntsville City Schools and UAH all got together to create a retreat for students of […]

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    SpaceX, NASA Marshall assess losses after SpaceX mission failure

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (WHNT) – A little over a week after a SpaceX mission to take supplies to the ISS failed, the rocket breaking into pieces, invested parties are putting together a complete picture of what they lost. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says he expects answers by the end of this week. Expect to reach preliminary conclusions regarding last flight by end of week. Will brief key customers & FAA, then post on our website. — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July […]


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