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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


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    Cecil the lion’s brother Jericho ‘alive and well’

    ZIMBABWE (CNN) — Jericho the lion is alive and well and roaming his park habitat in Zimbabwe, the Oxford University researcher tracking the lion confirmed on Sunday. Brent Stapelkamp dismissed reports that the lion had been killed, saying a GPS device on Jericho didn’t suggest anything out of the ordinary. Furthermore, the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force, which told CNN and other media Saturday that poachers had killed Jericho, retracted those statements on Sunday. The head of the conservation task force, […]

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    One dead, two taken by helicopter for treatment after Florence wreck

    FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – Florence Police confirm via their Facebook page that one person died and two were taken from the scene by helicopter after a wreck at Helton Drive and Rickwood Road. Police first reported the wreck just after 4:40 p.m. Saturday. They aren’t releasing the names of the victims yet. Police are still notifying family members. They’re still investigating what happened, including the cause.  

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    Falkville man drowns near Mallard Creek Recreation area

    LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Lawrence County Sheriff Gene Mitchell says Ronald Cook, 57, drowned while attempting to get a ski rope off of his boat propeller. It happened near the Mallard Creek Recreation area, off County Road 400 at around 11 a.m. Saturday morning. The sheriff says that witnesses saw the boat drift away from Cook, who got tired trying to swim back to it. They say Cook went under, and despite attempts to save him, he drowned. Mitchell […]

  • Cecil the lion in an undated photo (CNN)

    UPDATE: Reports conflict on whether Cecil the lion’s brother Jericho was illegally killed by hunters on Saturday

    ZIMBABWE (CNN) — The brother of slain Cecil the lion, named Jericho, was killed Saturday in Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe, a senior park official told CNN. Jericho was gunned down by a hunter operating illegally, said Johnny Rodrigues, head of the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force. The group even made the announcement public on their Facebook page. Later, however, an Oxford University researcher tracking Jericho told CNN that the lion was alive and moving as of 8 p.m. local time […]

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    Etowah County Sheriff’s Office dealing with website hack

    ETOWAH COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – According to the Etowah County Sheriff’s Office, their website was hacked just after four Saturday afternoon. They say an inappropriate message was put up on their homepage. They say it was actually the server that hosts their website was compromised, and theirs is only one of many websites affected. A spokesperson asks for patience and says it may be a couple of days before the website is up and running again.

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    Mother levels excessive force accusations against Decatur Police officer who shot at her son

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – The events in question started at Diane Clark’s door. She remembers, “June the 28th. I had to leave to go to Huntsville to pick up my friend.” Around 7:30 that night, police came looking for her son, Maury Deshaun Randolph. His mother says he was barbecuing with his brother when police showed up at her apartment, “The one the police was looking for, he runned upstairs. He come upstairs and locked the door and wouldn’t let […]

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    Downtown Rescue Mission prepares for thrift store grand opening

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – At the Downtown Rescue Mission’s new thrift store location, they are just about ready for the grand opening. That will be this Friday and Saturday. They have a lot to choose from. The store’s assistant manager, Christie Alexander, lists off some of their wares, “Clothing, used furniture, housewares, shoes, purses. We’re also carrying a line of new furniture at a discounted rate.” They can always use more donations, but they really need more shoppers too. The money […]

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    Boy Scouts of America ends ban on LGBTQ individuals in leadership roles

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Boy Scouts of America ratified a resolution that “will allow chartered organizations to select adult leaders without regard to sexual orientation” Monday. The resolution passed the group’s executive committee in early July. The National Executive Board met and ratified the resolution Monday. However, the national organization will not force individual chapters to end discrimination in choosing leaders. Still, LGBTQ Resource Center Free2Be Executive Director James Robinson says, “I think it’s extremely significant.” After all, this […]

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    Magazine cover features 35 women telling their stories of alleged assaults by Bill Cosby

    NEW YORK — The latest cover of New York Magazine features 35 women who told the magazine their stories of being assaulted by Bill Cosby. The cover was first shared by the magazine on Sunday night and quickly went viral. 35 women speak about being assaulted by Bill Cosby, and the culture that wouldn't listen: http://t.co/H5dss5F2F4 pic.twitter.com/RCF0BWBrxA — New York Magazine (@NYMag) July 27, 2015 The story includes photos of each woman and their individual stories. Each woman’s story includes a […]

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    Huntsville Fire confirm search is over for hikers believed missing on Monte Sano

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville Fire spent Sunday evening combing the trails of Monte Sano State Park, searching for a group of hikers that they believed might have been missing in the park. They say they were looking for three people. Huntsville Fire says the search is now over, and the hikers are out of the woods. Everyone is ok.  

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    Bobbi Kristina Brown dead at 22

    ATLANTA — Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, passed away on Sunday, the family said in a statement. Bobbi Kristina Brown passed away when her family chose to take her off all medication, according to TMZ. A specialist reportedly told the family there was no chance of recovery. “She is finally at peace in the arms of God,” the Houston family said in statement. “We want to again thank everyone for their tremendous amount of love and support during these […]

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    Part of Maysville Road shut down as crews battle house fire

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Fire crews shut down Maysville Road between Ryland Pike and Cedar Glen Drive Sunday afternoon, while they fought a house fire. They did get the fire under control after more than an hour fighting it. No one was injured in the fire. The homeowners tell WHNT News 19 they were boiling potatoes when the fire started.  

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