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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
  • Washington Post: Woman claims Roy Moore initiated sexual encounter with her; she was 14

    The Washington Post has published a story containing accusations of inappropriate sexual advances from Roy Moore against a 14-year-old girl. He was 32 at the time of the alleged incident. The Post reports the encounter happened in early 1979. Roy Moore was a 32-year-old assistant district attorney. In the account, Moore runs into the girl, Leigh Corfman, and her mother outside a courtroom in Etowah County. He offers to watch over the girl while her mother goes into a child […]

  • Alabama governor and her biggest GOP challenger express concern over Roy Moore allegations

    Governor Kay Ivey weighed in on the allegations that Roy Moore, the Republican US Senate candidate in Alabama, had a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old girl when he was 32, saying, “These allegations are deeply disturbing. I will hold judgment until we know the facts. The people of Alabama deserve to know the truth and will make their own decisions.” A spokesperson for Ivey told us just the day before that she did not intend to endorse Roy Moore. However, […]

  • Madison officially announces they’ll examine a “multi-use venue” that could bring minor league baseball to town

    MADISON, Ala. – The City of Madison announced in a Wednesday news release that city officials will explore “an opportunity to build a multi-use venue” that could bring a minor league baseball team to the city. In the release, Madison confirms they have met with “an ownership group that has expressed a desire to relocate a team to north Alabama.” On Tuesday, Ballcorps LLC announced that they have been approved to purchase the Mobile BayBears. WHNT News 19 reviewed a confidential […]

  • Roy Moore won’t debate Doug Jones; campaign declines WHNT News 19 invitation

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – WHNT News 19 in conjunction with our partners at Reckon by AL.com invited both of Alabama’s US Senate candidates to participate in what would have been a live, commercial-free debate. The Doug Jones campaign accepted, but the Roy Moore campaign has declined. We at WHNT News 19 believe that public debates give voters a chance to carefully consider who represents them. A seat in the US Senate comes with immense power. It should also come with immense accountability. […]

  • MLB approves sale of Mobile BayBears to ownership group that has been eyeing Madison

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – BallCorps, LLC has confirmed to WHNT News 19 that they have been approved by Major League Baseball to purchase the Mobile BayBears from the current owners. The sale is set to close later this week. A spokesperson for BallCorps tells us it is too early to talk relocation, as they aren’t officially owners yet. However, WHNT News 19 reviewed a confidential investment document in July, where the company solicited investors to help complete the purchase of […]

  • Bentley lawyers argue in hearing that he can’t be sued for his actions in office

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – A judge held a hearing in Montgomery Monday on whether or not to dismiss a lawsuit against former Governor Robert Bentley and members of his administration. The lawsuit comes from the former head of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA), who claims Bentley fired him for inappropriate reasons and then used state resources to attack his character. Spencer Collier, the former ALEA head, started the public chain of events that would lead to the governor’s downfall. He […]

  • Roy Moore, Doug Jones invited to debate on WHNT News 19

    WHNT News 19 in conjunction with our partners at Reckon by AL.com have invited both of Alabama’s US Senate candidates to participate in a live, commercial-free televised debate. Both the Roy Moore and Doug Jones campaigns have been sent invitations, and both have acknowledged receipt. We have presented both campaigns with six different date possibilities between November 27th and December 7th. It would take place in National Geographic Theater in the Davidson Center for Space Exploration at the U.S. Space & […]

  • Auburn Athletic Director Jay Jacobs will step down on June 1, citing controversies

    Auburn Athletic Director Jay Jacobs will step down from his position on June 1, 2018. He says he told Auburn President Steven Leath of his decision earlier this week. He announced to fans via this letter posted online. Jacobs says in the letter he can remember everything from his first Auburn football game. He was 12. Jacobs says in his farewell, “Since I came here as a walk-on football player in 1981 and became a starter on an SEC Championship […]

  • Even sponsors of the crossover voting law disagree on prosecuting cases as voter fraud

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – One sponsor of the new crossover voting law says it’s “ludicrous and laughable on its face” to prosecute crossover voters on felony charges, saying that puts crossover voting on the same level as some kinds of drug trafficking. However, other sponsors of the law supported Secretary of State John Merrill’s efforts to see through the prosecutions. The law in question prevents people from voting in one party’s primary and then crossing over to vote in another party’s […]

  • How to check Alabama’s sex offender map ahead of trick-or-treating

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency maintains a map of registered sex offenders that is available to the public. You can find the map here. This photo gallery walks you through how to use it, if you have any trouble.

  • Huntsville Police search for offender after multiple sexual attacks at downtown parking garage

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – After multiple sex crimes at the Clinton Avenue parking garage, Huntsville Police are asking for help locating a suspect. New images released by Huntsville Police Department show a man investigators say approached a woman and exposed himself. Huntsville Police Spokesperson Sgt. Jonathan Ware tells WHNT News 19, “Over the last month we have had a couple of reports of individuals exposing themselves in the parking garage downtown.” HPD believes they are looking for different men in separate […]

  • Community anti-drug activist Deborah Soule Passes away

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Deborah Soule, who championed anti-drug causes in Huntsville, has passed away, Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle confirmed in a statement on Friday. Soule was the Executive Director of Partnership for a Drug Free Community and spent years fighting drug abuse in the community. “Deborah was a tremendous community liaison,” Mayor Tommy Battle said in his statement. “She worked closely with the Huntsville Police Department, other City departments, and countless members of the greater Huntsville area. Her lifetime of […]