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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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    Governor Bentley letter suggests closed door discussion, rather than sworn testimony, for impeachment investigation

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Governor Robert Bentley says he’s willing to talk honestly with the committee investigating him for the possibility of impeachment, as long as it’s not under oath, not recorded, and not open to the public. Earlier this week, the Alabama House of Representatives committee investigating Bentley directed the governor to provide sworn testimony to them. WHNT News 19 has now obtained a letter Governor Bentley sent to Representative Allen Farley with a counter offer. It says in part, […]

  • Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle welcomes Jill Schumacher, Google Fiber's Director of Expansion during the Gig City announcemend on Feb. 22, 2016. (Photo: Dave Schmidt/WHNT News 19)

    Google Fiber already legally locked in to lease with Huntsville Utilities

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A recent blog post announcing the resignation of the CEO of Access, which runs Google Fiber, started off the second news cycle about Google Fiber slamming the brakes on new operations in just the last few months, but WHNT News 19 has obtained copies of both a Network Agreement and a Lease Agreement that Huntsville Utilities says Google Fiber has already signed. This commits Google Fiber to leasing space on the dark fiber network that Huntsville Utilities […]

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    Google Fiber still on track for Huntsville, despite pulling back in other areas

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Google Fiber announced in a blog post that it intends to scale back its expansion effort nationwide, but a spokesperson for Huntsville Utilities says the move will not impact Google Fiber in Huntsville. “This project is on track and will continue on schedule,” says Gary Whitley. What sets Huntsville apart from the rest of the country, is the fact Google isn’t spending any money on installation. It’s actually Huntsville Utilities’ fiber network, and Google will just be […]

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    Madison residents fight for help after flood zone declaration costs them big time

    MADISON, Ala. – Residents of a Madison neighborhood have found their monthly bills skyrocketing after being labeled a flood zone during a FEMA remapping process. They came to us worried that the city wasn’t doing enough.But over the course of our Taking Action investigation, residents discovered they were in the middle of a much bigger bureaucratic battle that goes all the way up to the federal government.Many of the people we spoke with, people who live on Lewis Lane in […]

  • The Bedwell family

    Veteran awakens from coma during final prayer; family now faces mountain of red tape to bring him home

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A Gulf War veteran’s family had to make a difficult choice recently, and only a miracle could change their tragic course. Gulf War veteran Frank Bedwell was in a coma.  With the pressure of a brain bleed pressing against them, his family came to a conclusion. “My kids and myself, we all knew what he would want for himself. We knew that he didn’t want to live on machines for the rest of his life,” said Amy Bedwell, Frank’s […]

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    Trooper told to delete visitor records for Governor’s Mansion, according to claim in Governor’s docs

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Among a slew of allegations against former Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) Secretary Spencer Collier, a report included in Governor Robert Bentley’s documents submitted to the committee investigating him for impeachment includes a rumor that a state trooper was ordered to delete visitor logs for the Governor’s Mansion. The ALEA Integrity Report used to justify firing Collier contains all kinds of bombshell implications about the former secretary, ranging from the personal to the professional. It includes documentation […]

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    Getting Results: BBB fields viewer calls for hours for Consumer Action Line

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    City Council Runoffs: Answers from the Huntsville/Madison candidates

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  • Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore testifies before the Court of the Judiciary on Sept. 26, 2016.

    Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore suspended from office for the rest of his term

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    What did Alabama’s top election official learn from monitoring Russian election?

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Alabama’s top election official, Secretary of State John Merrill, just returned from an election monitoring mission in Russia, where he says the process he observed was “free and fair,” though the overall report on the election came back less glowing. Merrill took us along for the ride via Twitter as he observed the recent Duma, or parliamentary, election in Russia. “The only person that most of our people are familiar with is Vladmir Putin,” Merrill says, “And […]

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    Months after revelations about Governor’s alleged affair, impeachment meetings focus on procedure

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Six months after big revelations about Governor Robert Bentley and his  alleged affair, meetings on impeachment still focus on rule nuances regarding the investigative process, with one committee member telling WHNT News 19 that speculating on a timeline would be “inappropriate”. Representative Mike Ball (R-Madison) is on the committee. He tells us, “The members of the committee are having discussions about the rules, and that’s our job to have discussions about the rules.” The legislature remains in […]

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    Huntsville Police Chief lays out thoughts on releasing police shooting video, officer names

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