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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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    Media hotel fuels spectacle of College Football Playoff National Championship

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – All eyes are on Monday night for the College Football Playoff National Championship. Or at least for now, all eyes are on the screens. Football fans scroll furiously through TV channels and social media feeds, consuming all the can leading up to the game. We though we would take a minute of your time to show you what makes it all possible.   So, a win on Monday would mean everything to a fan of college football. […]

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    Glendale prepares for national championship game with fun, food, & fans

    GLENDALE, Ariz. – The city of Glendale is next-door neighbors with Phoenix. The two are quite close in a Huntsville-Madison sort of way. But if you’re on your way to watch the national championship game, you should know the difference between the two. If you’re flying into Arizona to watch the game, it’s a good bet you will be flying into Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, just like the WHNT News 19 team did on Wednesday. When you arrive, just picking up […]

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    Redstone Arsenal ATF office keeping an eye on Oregon standoff

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – First thing is first, the spokesperson we talked to says the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives is not taking point in the standoff in Oregon. ATF Public Information Officer Michael Knight says they simply have expertise to offer, “ATF is looking at any of these situations from an assistance perspective to the agencies that are on site during this situation.” Some may want to summon the specter of Waco, Texas, a standoff where the […]


    UPDATE: Blount County Sheriff’s Office has man accused of hatchet murder in custody

    UPDATE – The Blount County Sheriffs Office confirmed that inmate Justin Macneill is back in custody at the Blount County Correctional Facility. Here’s the information we initially shared with you: BLOUNT COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) –  According to our news partners at al.com, Justin Macneill has escaped from the Blount County Correctional Facility. Macneill faces charges for allegedly beating a man to death with a hatchet it July of 2015. Macneill was last seen just after five Saturday evening. He is […]

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    Family of 10 thanks Harvest community for coming to their aid after devastating fire

    HARVEST, Ala. (WHNT) – In total, four adults grabbed the hands of six children and fled the flames consuming a Harvest home on the afternoon of December 19th. Stenesha Cherry remembers thinking, “This was going to be the last time that I see everything that I’ve ever worked for.” Sevina Cherry tells us, “The only thing I got to save was my children and my grandchildren, and that’s a blessing within itself.” Since they left, they’ve been staying in Sevina’s […]

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    FEMA Aid: What needs to happen for Alabama flood victims to get federal assistance?

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Floods have forced a lot of people from their homes in north Alabama. Unfortunately, the weather hasn’t let up long enough for officials to give them a clear picture of what help they might be able to get. We got Art Faulkner, the state emergency management director, on the phone this morning to ask what’s next for people who have major flooding damage. His main message – “People need to be patient. That’s the one word that I […]

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    NEW AERIAL PHOTOS ADDED: Crews get fire at US Space and Rocket Center under control

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Heavy smoke is visible from I-565, as emergency crews respond to fire calls at the US Space and Rocket Center (USSRC). Flames could be seen at a building near the display shuttle. “The building that caught fire is an old Mission to Mars building. It has not been used probably in 10 to 12 years,” said USSRC spokesman Tim Hall. “No one has been inside that building for a number of years,” said Hall. “It was […]

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    Redstone Arsenal Gate 3 resumes normal operation at 1 pm, Patton Rd. cleared of debris

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (WHNT) – Officials with Redstone Arsenal say Gate 3 will resume normal operation at 1 p.m. Tuesday. It had had been closed for most commuters on Monday morning due to high waters. Team Redstone had asked that Gate 3 be kept for people who work on the south end. Garrison Commander Col. Bill Marks said that many people may use Gate 3 to get onto Patton Road and head north across the arsenal, but the way was blocked by […]

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    Historic Flooding: Video from the Tennessee Valley floods in 2003

    OWENS CROSS ROADS, Ala. (WHNT) – Among the stories about the Christmas flooding in the Tennessee Valley, we frequently hear people bringing up the historic floods from May of 2003. We went back through the archives and found a story on those floods. See for yourself how the two events compare.

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    “It’s not over”: Emergency officials warn the flood threat is changing, not fading

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – In Grand Lake and nearby neighborhoods on the far southern edge of Huntsville, firefighters go door-to-door to spread the word. “It’s not over,” warns Huntsville Fire and Rescue Chief Mac McFarlen, “Just because you saw the water go down from yesterday, it may not be over. We may still have some more issues.” They are not evacuating the neighborhood. They’re just delivering a precautionary message. Huntsville-Madison County Emergency Management Director Rusty Russell specifies, “If you’re in […]

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    How to get the best information from social media before and during severe weather

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – When the sky has that gloom and you have that ominous feeling, it’s natural to look toward different clouds for information. But your social media feeds are only as useful as your knowledge of them. Let’s start with the most obvious — Facebook. You can get a ton of information from here, but it’s best in the preparation stage. An integrated video player makes it easy to get forecasts from places like our Facebook page, and […]

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    The five most important things to put in your severe weather safety kit

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – First thing’s first, have a weather radio. Let’s say it again for emphasis, have a weather radio, and you should make sure it has fresh batteries and that it is properly programmed for your location. This is the most foolproof way to get your warning, which could save your life. Second, have your smartphone charged and ready. You can get context from Facebook, live updates from Twitter, and live radar and broadcasts from our WHNT News […]


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