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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
  • Madison tops “Best Places to Live in Alabama” list, Huntsville comes in at 11

    MADISON, Ala. – The single best place to live in Alabama, according to Niche.com’s rankings, is none other than Madison. A slew of Birmingham suburbs follow, with Huntsville finishing in 11th.   Niche explains their process on their website, “We’ve collected and analyzed dozens of rankings factors from federal and local government datasets. We’ve combined those with proprietary Niche data and community reviews from each area.” Madison pulled down top scores in a number of categories, including an A+ grade […]

  • Mo Brooks calls for all candidates to drop out of Senate race, help Jeff Sessions take his old seat

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala – Rep. Mo Brooks (R-5th) promised he would drop out of the United States Senate Race in Alabama, if the other candidates would agree to quit the race also, clearing the way for current Attorney General Jeff Sessions to take his seat in the U.S. Senate back. In a news release Wednesday, Brooks offered to withdraw completely, so long as his opponents in the race agreed to his terms. His proposed pact asks the Republican Party of Alabama […]

  • TSA plans on making you take everything from Kindles to iPads out of your bag at airport security

    The Transportation Security Administration is “implementing new, stronger screening procedures for carry-on items.” They’ll now ask that all electronic devices larger than a cell phone go into a separate bin for X-Ray screening. That means everything from e-readers, like Kindles and Nooks, to iPads and tablets. “Whether you’re flying to, from, or within the United States, TSA is committed to raising the baseline for aviation security by strengthening the overall security of our commercial aviation network to keep flying as […]

  • Meet the Mobile BayBears: The baseball team that could migrate to Madison

    MADISON, Ala. – The head of BallCorps, the investment company that WHNT News 19 discovered has solicited investors to help bring a minor league baseball team to a new stadium at the Town Madison development, says it’s too early to reveal which team they’re targeting to buy.  However, the confidential investment document that WHNT reviewed shows the team is the Mobile Baybears, and moving the team to Madison is the company’s preferred option. Longtime Huntsville baseball fans might recognize the […]

  • Investment group looking at bringing minor league baseball to Town Madison development

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – An Arizona company has solicited investors to help complete a purchase of the Mobile BayBears minor league baseball team, with the hope of relocating them to Madison County. The details come from a confidential investment opportunity summary dated from early June, recently obtained by WHNT News 19. The document says the company has met with leaders in Madison County as well as the City of Madison who have “expressed a willingness to construct a state-of-the-art ballpark […]

  • Charges against Army reservist dropped in burglary case after Taking Action Investigation, new arrest made

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – After a Taking Action Investigation that lasted upwards of three months, prosecutors have finally dropped burglary charges against Steven McDowell, an Army reservist who was arrested based on security footage from two burglaries with no other meaningful evidence against him. Now, police have arrested a new suspect in the case. Police had relatively clear images of the man that burglarized both a Huntsville Utilities office and A-Pawn pawn shop on Blue Spring Road on May 1, 2016. […]

  • State lawmakers hope for greater flexibility from national healthcare reform, including for new Medicaid cuts

    State lawmakers have to track the federal efforts for health care reform, in large part, because it focuses on Medicaid, the state’s single largest budget challenge. State Rep. Mike Ball (R-Madison) confirms, “A lot of our decisions with regard to things like Medicaid are dependent on what happens in Washington.” State Senator Arthur Orr (R-Decatur) also notes,”It will have a direct impact on our state Medicaid program here in Alabama.” The state has avoided catastrophe in its Medicaid program recently […]

  • Law enforcement still aren’t sure who they shot and killed last week following pursuit that ended in Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala.  – A police chase involving a stolen car ended in Huntsville with the fatal shooting of a suspect on Friday. However, as of Monday afternoon, the State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) still had not determined who exactly law enforcement had shot and killed. The Madison County Coroner’s Office and a spokesperson for the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) confirmed that the suspect had not successfully been identified. It’s just the top question on a long list of unanswered […]

  • Judge sides in part with Huntsville terror suspect, sets the stage for his conditional release

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Judge Schuyler Richardson found that Aziz Sayyed, the Huntsville man accused of plotting a terrorist attack in Madison County, is eligible for release by posting  bond, but that finding does not take effect immediately. The judge also ruled that the court must set conditions for Sayyed’s release to ensure he comes back to court and to protect the public “to the greatest extent possible.” The court order sets a preliminary hearing for July 19 to hear testimony […]

  • Map tells stories of opioid victims, and it already has its first faces in Alabama

    Today, just like every day, an estimated 91 Americans will die of an opioid overdose. Some states report more lives are lost to opioid overdose than in automobile accidents. And it’s not just teenagers. It`s moms, dads, even grandparents. It has been 10 years now since Jeremiah Lindemann lost his younger brother, J.T., to an opioid overdose. For years, Jeremiah mourned his brother’s death quite privately. Until one day he realized J.T.’s death could help someone else to live. And […]

  • Man maps the trail of pain left by opioid epidemic, and we followed it to Alabama

    It has been 10 years now since Jeremiah Lindemann lost his younger brother, J.T., to an opioid overdose. For years, Jeremiah mourned his brother`s death privately. Until one day he realized J.T.`s death could help someone else to live. And that`s how Jeremiah`s Map came to be, cataloging people lost to opioid addiction. As word of the map spread on social media, one by one more buttons appeared, each a tribute to and a face behind the epidemic. If you […]

  • Prosecution: Huntsville terror suspect plotted to bomb law enforcement, practiced for beheadings

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — A Madison County judge is considering whether to set  bond after a hearing revealed a number of startling details about the terrorism charge against Aziz Sayyed, arrested in Huntsville in June. The judge is expected to rule later this week. Sayyed had been held for nearly three weeks without a bond hearing, which his lawyer argued was unconstitutional.  Bruce Gardner, Sayyed’s lawyer, pointed to a bond schedule for the state, which he argued sets a Class C […]