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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.

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Recent Articles
  • Mary Foster King discusses issues related to distracted driving. (WHNT News 19)

    Distracted Driving Project: Jones Valley Elementary students tackle tough topic in debate

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The students at Jones Valley Elementary weighed in on an important topic Wednesday. They debated whether the government or manufacturers should hold responsibility for preventing distracted driving. Distracted driving is a cause we feel strongly about.  WHNT News 19 is in the midst of a year-long campaign against distracted driving. Every day, people are injured or killed in wrecks because of distracted drivers. We want to take action to help you stay safe behind the wheel. […]

  • Jones Valley's 5th grade G.A.T.E. students participated in The Great Debate. (Photo: Joe King)

    Huntsville students debate important topic of Distracted Driving

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Wednesday, students at Jones Valley Elementary weighed in on an important topic.  They wanted to get to the bottom of a big problem in our community, and everywhere, unfortunately — to determine who is responsible for stopping distracted driving. We feel very strongly about this cause.  WHNT News 19 is in the midst of a year-long campaign against distracted driving.  Every day,  people are injured or killed in wrecks because of distracted drivers.  These can include drivers who are […]

  • Several parents voiced concerns about the plan to move special needs students from Mill Creek to Rainbow, asking the school board to take more time to think through the decision. (Photo: David Kumbroch/WHNT News 19)

    Parents stall Madison City Schools’ plan to move special needs students

    MADISON, Ala. – Parent backlash managed to stall a plan by Madison City Schools to address overcrowding at Mill Creek Elementary.  The plan would have moved Pre-K and developmentally delayed students from Mill Creek to Rainbow Elementary. That plan was put on hold Tuesday. Around 50 onlookers piled in for a midday meeting of the Madison City Board of Education.  The board met to vote on the idea to ease overcrowding issue. “Mill Creek is at capacity, so we have to […]

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    Governor used campaign loophole to build war chest, pay Rebekah Mason and retain lawyer

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – You might think campaign funds are for campaigning.  But the governor has other uses for them. Gov. Robert Bentley used a campaign finance loophole to build himself a war chest for his second term, that he’s spent on Rebekah Mason’s communications firm, an attorney known in part for the high-profile corruption cases he’s handled, and consulting. You can trace the effort back to October 24, 2014: The governor has 12 days left in the campaign to […]

  • Spencer Collier, former director of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency

    ALEA refuses WHNT’s Open Records Request for report used to fire Spencer Collier

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency has denied our request for the report used to fire former secretary Spencer Collier. WHNT News 19 has been pushing for this report for months. Governor Robert Bentley fired Collier in March. The next day, Collier went public with claims that Bentley’s Senior Political Advisor, Rebekah Mason, was also his lover and the quote “de facto Governor”. But why did Bentley fire Collier in the first place? A release from the […]

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    What’s in the ethics complaint that may remove Chief Justice Roy Moore?

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore has been suspended again. Late Friday, we learned the Judicial Inquiry Commission had filed a complaint with the Alabama Court of the Judiciary. That court will hear the complaint against Moore and could remove him from office for good. The first 32 pages could be the end of Roy Moore’s term as Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court. It meticulously lays out how Moore undermined the authority of federal courts in Alabama. […]

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    Failure of Alabama prison bill sets the stage for federal intervention

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A major prison reform bill sunk into the mire of this legislative session. The bill would have borrowed $800 million to build four new mega-prisons and addressed the state’s overcrowding issues. Inmates in Holman and Elmore correctional facilities have been on work stoppage for nearly a week, protesting the conditions that come with severe overcrowding, including inadequate food, medical care, and violence. Alabama prisons house almost twice as many prisoners as they’re meant to. Still prisoners […]

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    Who leaves office first in Alabama political tumult? It’s a three-horse race

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The three most powerful people in the three branches of state government — Governor Robert Bentley, Chief Justice Roy Moore and House Speaker Mike Hubbard — could all lose their jobs by the end of the year.  You could compare it to a three-horse race to see who loses their office first. So, we did.  Watch: Horse 1: ’23 Felony Counts’ Jockey: Speaker Mike Hubbard Mike Hubbard sure seemed like the early front-runner to lose his spot […]

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    Alabama prisoners say work stoppage demands go beyond terrible food

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Inmates first raised concerns about food quality when they began a work stoppage in Holman and Elmore prisons, which has now entered its fourth day. But inmates have since told WHNT News 19 their work stoppage is about more than poor quality food, even if that remains a complaint. While an early release from the Department of Corrections suggested the prisoners have no demands, the inmates have certainly made demands clear to us. One sent us […]

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    Getting Results: Legal Action Line answers hundreds of legal questions for viewers

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – WHNT News 19 had a very successful night taking action and getting results for you with our Legal Action Line. Lawyers from the Huntsville-Madison County Bar stayed for over five hours answering your questions. Attorney Clay Martin spent his share of time on the lines, taking on questions, “About 15 personally, but I’ve been also answering questions on the internet as well.” We put up a Facebook Q&A as well. Of course, it took a lot of […]

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    WHNT News 19’s popular Legal Action Line returns tonight

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – WHNT News 19 is Taking Action tonight (Tuesday, May 3) you get answers to your legal questions.  Members of the Huntsville Madison County Bar Association will be here to staff our Legal Action Line. We invite you to call from 5:00 to 10:30 p.m.  This has been a very popular Action Line in the past — the phones often don’t stop ringing as people call in with a variety of questions.  Local lawyers will be here to […]

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    State inmates refusing to work at Holman, Elmore Correctional Facilities due to food complaints

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama Department of Corrections says some inmates are refusing to work at their assigned jobs at William C. Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore, and the Elmore Correctional Facility as well. Inmates tell WHNT News 19 they are upset about the quality of the food and have been planning this work stoppage for a while.  Inmates sent us pictures of food at both facilities. One photo of a meal from Holman shows bread, cheese, some type of […]


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