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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
  • Election Impact: The Future of Common Core in Alabama

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) —The June 3rd primaries may play a role in deciding the future of Common Core. It was the focus of several races. State School Board Candidate Mike Parsons and Senate Candidate George Barry both made Common Core a focus of their message. Both lost. Mary Scott Hunter beat Parsons in the State Board of Education race, saying, “As an issue, it just hasn’t been able to get a leg. It hasn’t been able to get a […]

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    Voter ID: Few Temporary ID’s Printed on Election Day

    WHNT News 19’s David Kumbroch visited the Board of Registrars office on Election Day to see if they got anyone looking for a voter ID. But Board of Registrar’s Chair Lynda Hairston didn’t have many expectation,”I didn’t think we’d have too many today.” The chair got what she expected. The office took questions, but not many about voter id’s. The new voting requirements don’t seem to have ruffled a lot of primary-voting feathers. Hairston notes, “When Georgia implemented the photo […]

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    Madison County Changes Six Voting Districts for Future Elections

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – The Madison County Elections Department has changed six voting precincts. The changes will impact approximately 16,700 voters in countywide elections during 2014 and future election cycles. The Board of Registrars will mail out new voter registration cards to affected voters. They urge people to check their precinct before voting in upcoming primary elections. The Madison County Elections Department provided the following information on precinct changes: Precinct #7 The polling location has been moved from the […]

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    What You Need To Know: Final Preps For June 3rd Primary Election

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Party officials join election officials Wednesday morning to perform the final test on the county’s new voting machines. They have tested the machines three times already. However, something entirely different tops the list of worries for election officials. Madison County Election Administrator Frank Barger says, “Make sure you have the correct piece of identification when you show up at your polling location. That is my biggest concern. That is the election department’s biggest concern for […]

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    Call For Help: “Clothing For Confidence” Needs Your Donations

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – Clothing for Confidence offers low-income kids a chance to get a new outfit for the first day of school, hoping to make difficult transitions easier by giving kids confidence in their clothes. Founded by five teenagers in Madison, Clothing for Confidence helped over 600 families in its first year alone.  Now, they begin the drive to raise money and gather clothes for their second year. The clothing drive runs from May 19 until July 21. The […]

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    Alabama Primary Likely To Decide Several Races

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – If you don’t vote in the primary election on June 3, you may not get a chance to cast a vote that makes a difference in the general election. The primaries are likely to decide several races, due to several factors. We’ll focus on the Madison County sample ballots for this one to narrow down how to read the info. Let’s take a look at the Democratic ballot first. Now head’s up, a lot of […]

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    Future of the Internet: What You Need To Know About Net Neutrality

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – University of Alabama in Huntsville Professor Jeet Gupta watches the net neutrality proceedings closely. The debate focuses on whether internet service providers like Comcast can charge more to content providers like Netflix who need fast speeds to succeed. It could also open the door for people like you to pay a lot more to get an acceptable internet speed. Think of it like this, a student at UAH can pay their tuition and graduate in four […]

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    Madison County Enters Mosquito Season, Fogging Begins

    Orkin releases a top-twenty list of mosquito plagued areas, and the Huntsville-Decatur zone comes in at number seventeen. Meanwhile, a pump circles water in a shed in the back of Madison County’s Vector Control office.  Here they breed mosquito fish to try to scratch the itch for a big weapon against the mosquito problem They already dispatch trucks and fog around the county to keep the population under control. Department surveillance detected earlier this week that mosquito season has officially […]

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    Job Openings: Home Instead Senior Care Grows With Recent Healthcare Trend

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Home Instead Senior Care looks to add more than 100 new employees over the course of the year. The senior care company provides services in Madison, Marshall, Morgan, and Limestone counties. Company leaders say they’ve seen a big increase for in-home care over nursing homes. That means more demand for the services they provide. You need to be at least 19 years of age to apply. Home Instead Human Resources Assistant Susan Frampton explains the job. […]

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    State of Alabama Gives 100 New Grants For Pre-K Programs

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WHNT) – The state will issue 100 new grants for Pre-K programs in Alabama, bringing the state to 410 sites statewide. The National Institute of Early Education Research (NIEER) sets benchmarks for Pre-K programs across the nation. The most recent NIEER report gives Alabama’s program top marks. The state meets all 10 benchmarks for quality, one of only four states to do so. However, the NIEER report does call access “very limited,” stating that only 6 percent of […]

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    UAH Students Create Drone Airship To Make Longer Drone Flight Possible

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Weighed down in an upstairs corner of a machine shop at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, you might just find the next big thing in aviation. A drone sits on an old student desk nearby, not used to taking a back seat, but it’s just a passenger for this lazy-swaying airship. It looks like a blimp, maybe twenty feet long. You see, drones have a serious shortcoming. UAH Associate Professor Brian Landrum explains, “Power is […]

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    Reminder: Photo ID Now Required to Vote in Alabama

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) —  Alabama voters now need to have a photo ID to cast a ballot. Not having one could get you turned away at the polls. Poll workers will get a long list of acceptable options, but if you registered and don’t have any of them, you still have a chance. You can apply for an ID to use for voting purposes only. You will have to provide some documentation to get the free photo ID used […]


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