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A graduate of The University of Alabama, David Kumbroch joined WHNT in May 2011 as a Multimedia Journalist. A Telecommunication and Film major, Kumbroch 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.

Kumbroch has worked as a Multimedia Journalist, a producer, an anchor, a managing editor, Chief Investigative Reporter, and now, Chief Digital Journalist.

To contact David, feel free to email him at david.kumbroch@whnt.com


Recent Articles
  • WaPo: Woman presents new evidence that Roy Moore dated her when she was 17 and he was 34

    Debbie Wesson Gibson, who appeared in the original Washington Post story about accusations of sexual misconduct against Roy Moore, has presented new evidence to the Post that Moore and Gibson dated when she was 17 and Moore was 34. She makes no allegations of sexual misconduct in that claim; their alleged relationship would not be in violation of Alabama law, then or now. However, Gibson says she believes Leigh Corfman, who claims Moore undressed her and touched her when she […]

  • Doug Jones did legal work for corrupt Birmingham politician’s foundation, disclosure form says

    WHNT News 19 has learned that Doug Jones did legal work for a corrupt democratic politician’s foundation — allegedly used as a funnel for bribes — as recently as this year. Our review of Democrat Doug Jones`s Senate ethics disclosure filings found he worked as an attorney for a foundation caught up in a still unfolding criminal investigation. Democratic U.S. Senate Candidate Doug Jones has worked as a U.S. Attorney and has served as a practicing attorney in Birmingham for […]

  • Roy Moore’s first accuser sends letter asking Moore, “Where does your immorality end?”

    Leigh Corfman, the woman who accused Roy Moore of undressing and touching her when she was 14 and he was 32, sent a letter directed at Moore to our news partners at al.com. You can read the full letter here. Corfman wrote the letter after Moore called her a liar in a public appearance in Henagar, doubling down on similar statements from spokespeople for the campaign. She wrote, in part: What you did to me when I was 14-years old […]

  • Arkansas fires head football coach Bret Bielema less than an hour after loss to Missouri

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The University of Arkansas has fired Bret Bielema only minutes after the Razorbacks lost to Missouri in a wild, back-and-forth game. Missouri inched ahead with five seconds to go. The firing came within the hour after the loss. The Razorbacks finished the year at 4-8. Bielema had a 29-34 record over five seasons at Arkansas and led the team to three straight bowl appearances. He came to the SEC from Wisconsin.  

  • Roy Moore’s communications director leaves the campaign

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Roy Moore campaign confirmed via statement that Communications Director John Rogers has left the campaign. Campaign Chair Bill Armistead is quoted in the statement as saying, “As we all know, campaigns make changes throughout the duration of the campaign, as do those working in the campaign. John made the decision to leave the campaign last Friday – any representations to the contrary are false – and we wish him well.” The release does not list a […]

  • President Trump weighs in on Alabama senate race, stopping just short of endorsing Moore

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – President Donald Trump weighed in on the US Senate race in Alabama, just under two weeks after allegations surfaced that Moore had sexual contact with a fourteen-year-old girl, that he frequently pursued teenagers while he was in his early thirties, and that he violently sexually assaulted a sixteen-year-old waitress after offering her a ride home. Asked if he would speak about Moore, President Trump said, “I can tell you one thing for sure, we don’t need a […]

  • WATCH: Roy Moore campaign spokesperson holds news conference about sexual assault allegations

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Roy Moore’s campaign called a news conference for Tuesday afternoon. Spokespeople addressed “recent developments related to false accusations levied against Judge Roy Moore.”

  • Roy Moore is accused of sexual misconduct in the late 70’s; here’s what he looked like at the time

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Roy Moore has been accused by more than 10 women of seeking out sexual contact with girls younger than 18 when he was in his early thirties, working for the district attorney’s office in Etowah County. The youngest accuser says she had a sexual encounter with Moore in 1979 when she was 14; another woman says he violently sexually assaulted her in 1977 when she was 16. Until now, visualizations of Moore often picture him in his […]

  • Court records dispute Moore campaign claim that he had additional contact with accuser, presided over her divorce

    ETOWAH COUNTY, Ala. – A careful review of court records and an interview with an attorney who was present suggests the lawyer who attacked pieces of Roy Moore’s accuser’s story on the Moore campaign’s behalf may have misrepresented one of his contentions. An attorney associated with Roy Moore, Phillip Jauregui, spoke at a Wednesday news conference and called into question details surrounding the account of a woman who says Roy Moore violently sexually assaulted her in 1977 when she was 16. […]

  • U.S. Attorney in Alabama “incensed” by claims that he’s pursuing defamation cases against Roy Moore accusers

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – U.S. Attorney Jay Town announced via news release that his office is not investigating or prosecuting anyone for making claims of sexual misconduct against U.S. Senate Candidate Roy Moore. He called the claims “absurd.” The news release follows reporting by the Washington Post detailing how U.S. Attorney Jay Town’s name was falsely invoked in a text message to a man who’d spoken up about the allegations against Moore. The text told Gadsden resident Blake Usry that, U.S. […]

  • Alabama Senator Richard Shelby says he’ll likely vote for a write-in Republican over Roy Moore

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Longtime Alabama Senator Richard Shelby, a powerful Republican in the US Senate, says he thinks he will write-in a Republican in next month’s special election to choose the second senator from the state. A spokesperson for Shelby confirmed to WHNT News 19 that Shelby told reporters on Wednesday, “I’ll vote Republican, but I will probably write in a good candidate.” Shelby also intimated that Moore should “seriously consider” dropping out of the race. Senator Shelby endorsed Senator […]

  • Report: Another woman claims Moore sexually assaulted her; another teenager claims he asked her out

    Two more women accusing Roy Moore of sexual misconduct have come forward, according to our news partners at by AL.com. Tina Johnson told AL.com that in the fall of 1991, when she was 28, Moore grabbed her buttocks as she left his office after a custody meeting with her mother that Moore was overseeing. Kelly Harrison Thorp told them in 1982, Moore asked her out when she was 17. She says when she asked Moore if he knew how old […]