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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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    UPDATE: Mysterious light spotted over Southern California explained

    UPDATE: Officials say the light was the result of a Naval test fire. #OCSDPIO: Light seen in OC sky was confirmed through JWA tower to be a Naval test fire off the coast. No further details. — OC Sheriff, CA (@OCSD) November 8, 2015 LOS ANGELES (Tribune) — Multiple witnesses on Saturday evening reported seeing an unexplained light in the skies above Southern California. Residents reported seeing the bright phenomenon in Anaheim, Temecula, Rancho Palos Verdes and Santa Monica. Hundreds […]

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    Henry, Alabama’s defense smother LSU 30-16

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) – Derrick Henry ran for 210 yards and three touchdowns and No. 7 Alabama’s defense smothered Leonard Fournette in a 30-16 victory over No. 4 LSU on Saturday night. The Crimson Tide (8-1, 5-1 Southeastern Conference) physically dismantled the previously unbeaten Tigers (7-1, 4-1) in the second half. It was a physical, no-frills performance days after some questioned the team’s No. 4 College Football Playoff ranking. LSU came in at No. 2 in the CFP ranking and […]

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    Emergency crews fighting fire at CedarSafe Mill on Maysville Road

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Multiple fire agencies spent Saturday afternoon fighting flames at the Giles & Kendall CedarSafe Mill in Madison County. The call came in before noon. Central Fire is the primary agency. Officials from the department say the first unit arrived within five minutes. Central Fire officials say fewer than ten workers were inside the structure when the fire started. They called in the emergency and all got out without injury. They say cedar chips caught on fire. There were […]

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    New cryotherapy treatment makes its way to Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The owner of Cryotherapy North Alabama, Joan Funk, found the industry the same way most of her clients do. “I had aches and pains, and I wasn’t finding relief,” Funk tells us. She went to a treatment facility in Birmingham, then decided Huntsville needed its own. Now there are limits to the treatment. Funk notes, “If you’re pregnant, this is not for you right now. Come see us after you’ve had the baby. If you have […]

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    Volunteers ask for car seat donations & offer inspections to make sure yours is properly installed

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Stacey Malegni and her family have been volunteering since the day her life changed forever. Her son was killed by a drunk driver in 2004. She remembers, “My son died of head injuries. The car seat did hold him exactly the way it was supposed to, and my daughter did not catch the brunt like he did. But the car seat definitely saved her life.” Her daughter feels the grief just like the rest of the […]

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    ACA open enrollment offers chance for new health insurance for uninsured and unhappily insured alike

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Alabama Arise serves as a coordinator to help groups enroll people during the open enrollment period. It’s made up of church congregations and social groups to help the economically disadvantaged. Alabama Arise Policy Director Jim Carnes tells us even after three years of Affordable Care Act open enrollment using healthcare.gov, “We feel like we’re about halfway to getting all of the eligible Alabamians enrolled.” You’ll remember the disaster when healthcare.gov rolled out, but it’s important to […]

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    Local enthusiast says bats more useful than spooky, offers houses for them

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Melanie Felker says bats actually make great neighbors. She says, “I remember as a child the house that I lived at had a light right outside, and in the evening, when it started to get dark and that light would pop on, bats would start showing up.” They like to eat the bugs that bother us. Though the bats themselves can become bothersome, if they make their way into your home. So why not give them […]

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    Building slowly collapses onto house in Gurley

    GURLEY, Ala. (WHNT) – Neighbors say a building started coming down around nine Saturday evening in Gurley. The building, at the intersection of First Street and Railroad Street in Gurley, doesn’t currently house anything, but it used to be the Town Hall and Fire Department. Neighbors say it didn’t even have a full roof. They tell WHNT News 19 that the building fell over piece by piece over the course of around an hour. Neighbors say the house that pieces […]

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    UPDATE: Man passes away from injuries sustained in Decatur apartment fire

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – One person died from their injuries after a fire at the Foxboro Apartments in Decatur on Saturday. Morgan County Coroner Jeff Chunn tells WHNT News 19 that 26-year-old Spencer Johnson of Decatur died from smoke inhalation. Johnson was transported from the scene, but Chunn says he did not survive long. Firefighters had the blaze out by 4:30 Saturday afternoon. Foxboro Apartments are on Milligan Street, just off the Beltline in Decatur. Officials say the cause remains […]

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    Clanton man arrested for threatening shooting spree on Facebook

    CLANTON, Ala. (WHNT) –  A SWAT team arrested a 28-year-old Clanton man after a threatening Facebook post, according to our newspartners at al.com. Our newspartners report that Jeremie Jonathan Montgomery was arrested at his mother’s home around one in the afternoon on Sunday by the Chilton County Sheriff’s Office and Clanton Police. The post, captured by al.com, reads: “I feel going on a killing spree today…If I take a trip out to my old jobs FIRST FLOWERS BAKERY 900 16th […]

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    Trick-or-treater hit by car in Albertville, expected to be fine

    ALBERTVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) -Firefighters say a boy they believe to be around eleven years old was hit by car in Albertville, but he is expected to be fine. They got the call around 7:30 Saturday evening. The trick-or-treater was hit in the Whispering Pines neighborhood in Albertville, near the intersection of Edmondson Street and Jane Avenue. The boy was conscious, and firefighters say he walked himself to ambulance. He was taken to the hospital as a precaution.  

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    Detroit high school students volunteer as pallbearers for homeless veterans

    DETROIT, Mich. — Some Michigan high school students are redefining the term “extracurricular activity.” In addition to club meetings, band practices and football games, University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy teens are also signing up to serve as pallbearers for homeless veterans. Six students recently volunteered to be pallbearers for three dead homeless veterans. Senior Joshua Gonzales is one of the student leaders who helped develop the program. He said this new opportunity for students is “meant to help […]


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