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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
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    Holiday Lights: Is it expensive to leave them on too long? What about safe?

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The holidays can bring out that little light in all of us. But for some us . . . it’s lots and lots of lights. It’s easy for your mind to wander to your power bill, but the folks with Huntsville Utilities assure the lights won’t make a huge difference. Huntsville Utilities Spokesperson Joe Gehrdes explains what causes high holiday power bills, “It’s anything you use to heat. Your HVAC system. Your water heater, if it’s […]

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    New Army laser weapon lets soldiers cut an enemy drone in half using an Xbox controller

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (WHNT) – We got a glimpse of the future of warfare on Redstone Arsenal Wednesday. It’s called a high energy laser, or HEL MD. It’s basically a laser weapon that can destroy airborne targets. The Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC) here on Redstone manages the system. SMDC Tech Director Richard Defatta explains the laser can intercept anything from rockets to individual mortar shells. He says the laser can even cut an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle in half […]

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    Downtown Madison Bandito Burrito owners hope turning over space for taproom will help development

    MADISON , Ala. (WHNT) – After roughly fifteen years in downtown Madison, Bandito Burrito’s owner tells us their ‘Open’ sign will soon dim for the last time. They’ll close the restaurant at the end of the year. But owner Larry Anderson also says he’s ready.  He says they do good business, but now he can focus on other properties in downtown. He’ll turn over the Bandito location to Old Black Bear.  Right next door to Bandito, the brewery should start […]

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    Black Lives Matter: Signs appear outside churches all over Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – We’ve seen protests focusing on racial issues here in Huntsville, but some community leaders felt they needed a next step. So we get signs placed outside traditionally black churches. They read, “Black Lives Matter”. St. Luke’s Pastor T.C. Johnson explains, “We were looking for something to do, and since something had started on a national level, we wanted to ensure that Alabama and Huntsville particularly was participating in this campaign to let the rest of the […]


    UPDATE: Man arrested, charged following pursuit through Huntsville neighborhoods

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville Police tell WHNT News 19 they have a man in custody following a pursuit in north Huntsville. The accused is named Montez Holt. Police charged him with possession of marijuana and possession with intent to deliver cocaine. More charges relating to the pursuit are expected in the case. The car chase began at Mallory Avenue and LaSalle Road, and took police up and down through the streets of several north Huntsville neighborhoods in the area of Blue […]

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    What if the BCS was in charge of the College Football Playoff?

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The debate over the College Football Playoff got red-hot over the weekend. Alabama avoided controversy, but the state of Texas threatens to reach a boiling point with both TCU and Baylor getting left out. Many question how the committee in charge of picking the playoff teams makes its decisions. So we caught up with one of the BCS computer gurus to figure out what the old system would have to say about the playoff teams. After […]

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    Witnesses: Emergency crews respond to Oakwood Avenue after shots fired

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)  – Emergency crews responded to the corner of Oakwood Avenue and Russell Street Sunday afternoon. Witnesses tell WHNT News 19 that shots were fired in the area. Huntsville Police say that an altercation took place between two females that led to one of the women being run over. Authorities tell us that a third female fired multiple shots at the woman as she drove away. The woman that was ran over was treated at Huntsville Hospital for non life-threatening injuries. […]

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    Orion team will be cautious in launch, but not in flight

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. (WHNT) – The Orion test launch failed to get off the ground Thursday morning. A series of issues, natural and technical delayed the launch. For one, winds proved a major obstacle, particularly because they came from an unexpected direction. That caused bigger problems than you may realize. United Launch Alliance COO Dan Collins notes, “You get one profile this way and another one [another] way, and so which side of that rocket the wind is blowing […]

  • Huntsville crews prepare to monitor their own parts of Orion test launch

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. (WHNT) – Launch leaders face the bright lights and media one last time before launch. The clock on the wall tells you all you need to know, but there’s still something magical about hearing the press conference begin with, “Good morning and welcome back to Kennedy Space Center for today’s pre-launch briefing for the Orion flight test, which is now less than twenty-four hours away.” Larry Gagliano helps to head up one of the key systems […]

  • A Tale of Two Engineers: Differing Huntsville perspectives on NASA’s Orion test launch

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. (WHNT) – Jonathon Walden, a younger engineer at Marshall, serves as a design lead on a very specific part of Wednesday’s test flight. He explains, “It’s the physical interface that attaches the Orion spacecraft to the Delta IV Launch Vehicle.”   Toddy May also works at Marshall. He’s heading up the broader SLS project, putting together the end-game rocket, which will eventually carry the Orion spacecraft. He’s looking forward to the test, but he’s chomping at the […]

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    Huntsville company to deliver anti-aircraft combat simulator to Marines

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) –   A Huntsville company will supply a new training simulator to the Marine Corps. It helps create an immersive experience when it comes to taking down an aircraft. We visited  AEgis Technologies to see a version of the cutting edge of military tech. The simulator we saw takes realism seriously with bone rattling simulated gunfire. They project onto a big screen, but when fully executed, the massive digital simulation will actually cover nearly a forty-foot dome. […]

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    French government to honor Alabama WWII veterans

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A small group of WWII veterans will make a trip to Birmingham Tuesday. The French government will give them its highest award — the Legion of Honor — for helping to liberate France. We spoke with John Kraus, one of those veterans. He joined the army as a young man and picked up a few accolades along the way. He says of the award, “Jeez, seventy years, they decided to give me a medal.” He laughs. […]


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