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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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    Website admits faulty metric, removes AAMU from list of most dangerous colleges

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Alabama A&M has fallen off a list of most dangerous schools after proving the list had serious flaws. Earlier this week, AAMU issued a statement protesting their inclusion on a list of twenty-five most dangerous schools by findthebest.com. The website actually admitted to using flawed reasoning. Not only did they take AAMU off the list, they remade the entire top twenty-five. This time though, they list Oakwood University as one of the most dangerous. Oakwood says […]

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    Why this week of weather could impact your driving experience for months

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – At the Department of Public Works in Huntsville, workers spent plenty of time getting ready to spread road salt and gravel. But Director Terry Hatfield says it’s not the only concern, “This is what we call pothole season.” That’s why they’ve got the asphalt on hand Tuesday, specifically because of the kind of misery we saw Monday. Hatfield explains all that cold rain”freezes in the cracks and then it thaws out and starts spreading the asphalt when […]

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    Treating Roads for Winter Weather: What works and when

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – In Huntsville, they pile up salt and work on winter prep early. Huntsville Director of Public Works Terry Hatfield says they start back in October so by this time of year, “All they got to do is load up and go.” They have a lot to load. They have a small mountain of gravel at their disposal, but they say they might use as much as five-hundred pounds of it on Green Mountain alone. You may […]

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    UPDATE: Multiple fire departments work to contain field fire in Elkmont

    ELKMONT, Ala. (WHNT) – Multiple fire departments swarmed to Happy Hollow Road in Elkmont Saturday afternoon to fight a field fire. Elkmont’s fire chief confirms people were burning trash when their fire got out of control because of windy conditions. The fire  burned through three unoccupied mobile homes. No one has been hurt. Firefighters say the amount of brush, briars, and debris in the area made fighting the flames more difficult. They were shuttling water in from a hydrant a […]

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    Law enforcement investigating murder-suicide in Toney

    TONEY, Ala. (WHNT) – Law enforcement authorities are investigating an apparent murder-suicide in Toney.  Deputy Coroner Tyler Berryhill confirms to WHNT News 19 that two bodies were discovered in a home in the 1700 block of Ready Section Road just after 10 a.m. Saturday. The couple was in their seventies. The Madison County Sheriff’s Office says the married couple was dealing with the stress of a long-term illness. They believe the husband ended his wife’s life, prior to taking his […]

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    Where is Governor Bentley in same-sex marriage dispute?

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Both Chief Justice Roy Moore and Attorney General Luther Strange have specifically referred to Governor Robert Bentley in statements this week, putting a lot of the responsibility for the way forward on him. However, Bentley’s statement on Monday, in the height of the confusion, primarily consoled probate judges that he would not be coming after them legally, no matter what choice they make. However, later comments from the governor may give more insight into his approach […]

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    Getting Results: Disabled woman left high-and-dry by unlicensed contractor gets home remodeled

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – We told you the story of Connie Ibarra, a disabled woman, her home left in shambles by a questionable contractor. Now, we’re Getting Results for her. David Stanton of Stoneridge Homes patrols her property these days. He came to know Ibarra’s home the same way most of you did. “We saw this story on the news,” he tells us. Just watching the tour of dangling light switches, exposed gas lines and leaking pipes left by an […]

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    Alabama Psychiatric Services to close this month, thousands of patients impacted statewide

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Alabama Psychiatric Services confirms it will end services on February 13, 2015.  It cites a decrease in funding from Blue Cross/Blue Shield and a change in how the insurance company covers behavorial health services as the reason for the closure. An employee at the Madison facility confirmed the closure earlier today, as did several patients.  It’s estimated the closure will impact approximately 30,000 patients statewide. In north Alabama, APS also has facilities in Cullman, Decatur and […]

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    What the president’s BRAC proposal means for Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – In his 2016 budget proposal, the president calls for another round of BRAC, or Base Realignment and Closure. Wondering where you’ve heard that before? Huntsville-Madison County Chamber of Commerce Vice President of Public Affairs Mike Ward has the answer, “The last three budgets the president has proposed included additional rounds of BRAC.” Congress has not gone along with those calls, but back here at the chamber, where they wait on bated breath for BRAC, they think […]

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    President’s Budget Proposal: What it means to the Valley

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – President Barack Obama unveiled his 2016 budget proposal Monday morning. Obviously, it would have to clear Congress, and it won’t survive as is. Still it’s important to know the starting points for negotiations. Let’s highlight some of the biggest aspects for the Tennessee Valley. We start with education. The president’s budget proposal focuses in on pre-k classes. That’s big, because our governor has also emphasized the importance of growing them. If state money meets federal, we could […]

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    UPDATE: Fayetteville Police release victim’s name in Saturday’s fire

    FAYETTEVILLE, Tenn. (WHNT) – Fayetteville Police confirm the name of the female victim who died in Saturday morning’s apartment fire at 58-year-old Raylene Webb. Officers have not yet confirmed the name of the child involved, nor have they released an update on the young victim’s condition. According to the Fayetteville Fire Department, police just happened to be at the Taylor Way apartment complex on Wilson Parkway for another call around 7:30am this morning, when they smelled smoke coming from one […]

  • WHNT News 19 Rewind: Power bills from 1981

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Having a high power bill meant something a little different back in 1981. See how it stacks up to your power bill today in this WHNT News 19 Rewind.


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