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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


Recent Articles
  • 10-year-old child dies in 4-wheeler accident near Geraldine, 2 other teens rushed to hospital

    DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – DeKalb County Sheriff Jimmy Harris tells WHNT News 19 that three kids were involved in a four-wheeler wreck on County Road 391 near Geraldine Sunday. Alabama State Troopers have now released the name of the child who died. Deputies say 10-year-old Thomas Lee Brown was killed when the driver of a Yamaha ATV lost control. “So often we hear of these crashes and it’s very unfortunate that a young child will lose their life as […]

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    Why are the nation’s flags not lowered following the Chattanooga shooting?

    UPDATE: On Tuesday, July 21, the day after this report, President Obama issued an order for all flags to be lowered to half-staff to honor the Chattanooga servicemen. HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – While the nation mourned the five service members killed in Chattanooga, despite the tragedy, President Obama has not issued an order to lower American flags to half-staff. Several governors have taken that step on their own, but there’s been no national mandate from the White House. You may remember […]

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    Man arrested for murder after death investigation on Copeland Road in Limestone County

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – The Limestone County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of 35 year-old Christopher Thomas Copeland for the murder of his girlfriend, 37 year-old Tonya Lee Carroll. Sheriff Blakely says the couple had been into a domestic confrontation throughout most of the night, and neighbors say they were awakened by the the sounds of the dispute early Sunday morning. “Heard it this morning, they were awakened by the dogs, and could hear a lot of hollering and […]

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    Motorcycle wreck causes major backup on I-65 near I-565 interchange

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – A motorcycle wreck just south of the interchange of I-65 and I-565 has majorly slowed down traffic there Sunday afternoon. Officials with the Decatur State Trooper post say the wreck happened just after three in the afternoon on I-65 near the Exit 340 off-ramp. A 2012 Harley Davidson bike, driven by 46-year-old Claude Judd Herndon II of Decatur, who was wearing a helmet, according to authorities. The cause of the wreck is still under investigation, and […]

  • Stunning Video: Surfing competition called off after shark attack

    JEFFREYS BAY, South Africa (WHNT) – Officials called off the J-Bay Open after Mickey Fanning was attacked in the water. Fanning is fine. He and fellow competitor Julian Wilson were picked up by safety boats. The two had just started the final of the competition. Neither surfer was harmed. The World Surf League issued the following statement: “We are incredibly grateful that no one was seriously injured today. Mick’s composure and quick acting in the face of a terrifying situation […]

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    U.S.A. beats China in International Mathematical Olympiad, wins first place for the first time in 21 years

    (WHNT) – The U.S. team took first place at the 56th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO). It was their first win since 1994. Individual team members take on six problems, taken in sets of three over four-and-a-half hour sessions. The U.S. team put up a score of 185, edging out the Chinese team’s score of 181. The Republic of Korea came in third with 161 points. The U.S. team includes Ryan Alweiss, Allen Liu, Yang Liu, Syam Narayanan, David Stoner, and […]

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    Trucking business in Guntersville burns to the ground

    GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A business burned to the ground on Welcome Bethel Road in Guntersville Saturday. The call for the fire at Jenkins Trucking came in around 12:30 p.m. Emergency crews fought the fire for nearly two hours to get it under control. No one was in the building at the time of the fire. Owners called the fire department when they heard an explosion.

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    Huntsville Police arrest 36-year-old man on rape charges

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Jail records show Huntsville Police booked in 36-year-old Jaron Antonio Townsend Sr. on multiple charges of rape, as well as charges of transmitting obscene material to a child. WHNT News 19 has reached out the police department for more details on the circumstances of arrest.

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    NASA Marshall celebrates role in New Horizons Pluto fly-by achievement

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center and the U.S. Space and Rocket Center celebrated the New Horizons spacecraft making the closest ever pass to Pluto on Tuesday with an event called Plutopalooza. They had all kinds of space themed activities for kids. They have reason to celebrate. The New Horizons team works out of Maryland, but Marshall Space Flight Center still plays a big role. Brian Key is the Deputy Program Manager of the Planetary Missions Office […]

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    NASA prepares to get the closest pictures ever of Pluto, U.S. Space and Rocket Center helps celebrate with event

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The excitement for the New Horizons mission radiates out of its base in Maryland.  Tuesday should be the big day for New Horizons to send us the closest images of Pluto ever taken. The spacecraft launched back in 2006 to begin its long journey to Pluto, and New Horizons Principal Investigator Alan Stern says along the way, “We’ve had about a total of a factor of 30 improvement, and now when you look at an image […]

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    Huntsville City Schools re-opens applications for Pre-K program

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville City Schools has opened up the application process for Pre-K spots again. You can find the application here. They had the initial application process back in the spring. Officials in the School Readiness Department do warn that pretty much every spot has filled up. If you’re just now applying, your child will likely get wait listed.  However, they say things do happen during the year, and a spot could open up for them.

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    Victim dies from injuries in Sunday morning stabbing off of Research Park Boulevard

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Officers on the scene say they were responding to a domestic disturbance between two people at a residence on Sunday around 10:45 a.m. The call came from the 6900 block of Research Park Boulevard. Police say 61-year-old Willard Chunn and his girlfriend, 50-year-old Yvette Kelley were involved in a domestic dispute. When officers arrived on the scene Chunn was bleeding from an apparent stab wound to the chest. He was transported to Huntsville Hospital where he died […]

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