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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
  • Governor Robert Bentley’s office in negotiations to set terms of his resignation, sources say

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Two sources have confirmed to WHNT News 19 that the governor’s office is currently in negotiations to set the terms of Governor Robert Bentley’s resignation. However, neither source believed an agreement had been reached. Resignation negotiations could include agreements on potential criminal charges after the Alabama Ethics Commission found last week that there was probable cause to pursue the governor for breaking state ethics and campaign finance laws. A spokesperson for the governor tells WHNT News 19, […]

  • Montgomery County District Attorney begins review of possible criminal charges for Governor Bentley

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Montgomery County District Attorney Daryl Bailey confirms to WHNT News 19 that his office has received the report on Governor Robert Bentley from the Alabama Ethics Commission. He says his office is reviewing the report currently. Earlier this week, the ethics commission found probable cause that the governor had broken various ethics and campaign finance laws. The commission recommended review of charges that the governor had inappropriately used state resources for his personal interest as well as broken campaign […]

  • Bentley impeachment report argues governor used state cops to cover up tawdry affair

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The House Judiciary Committee special counsel’s report on Gov. Robert Bentley was released late this afternoon and accuses the governor of directing state law enforcement personnel to advance his personal interests. Much of the report’s focus is on Bentley’s relationship with his alleged mistress Rebekah Mason. “Governor Bentley directed law enforcement to advance his personal interests and, in a process characterized by increasing obsession and paranoia, subjected career law enforcement officers to tasks intended to protect his […]

  • House Speaker calls for Governor Robert Bentley to resign from office

    Alabama Speaker of the House Mac McCutcheon (R-Monrovia) called for Governor Robert Bentley to resign, saying it is the only way for the state to avoid a long and painful journey. He joins Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh (R-Anniston) in that call. McCutcheon said he shared those same thoughts with Bentley face-to-face in his office this morning. The Speaker called the news conference the same day the governor summoned the media to the Capitol, promising not to resign. At the […]

  • Gov. Robert Bentley violated campaign finance law, failed to disclose $50,000 loan on time

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Gov. Robert Bentley violated campaign finance law by waiting more than two months to report a $50,000 loan he made to his campaign committee on Nov. 15, two years after his last campaign for governor, campaign records show. The loan was supposed to have been reported within two business days of the committee depositing the money in the bank, but Bentley didn’t report it until late January, according to state campaign finance records. Alabama Secretary of State John […]

  • Impeachment committee not set to meet this week, setting stage for Bentley hearings next week

    Alabama’s House Judiciary Committee, which is handling impeachment proceedings against Governor Robert Bentley, is not currently planning to meet this week to address concerns raised by the governor’s lawyer. He says the impeachment process has been “hijacked” by the special counsel the committee hired to investigate Bentley. A spokesperson for the House confirmed to WHNT News 19 that the committee currently does not have plans to meet. Bentley’s attorney, Ross Garber, filed an emergency motion with the committee last week to […]

  • Senator Luther Strange praises President Trump’s rollback of environmental regulations, says climate change debate wastes time

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Newly minted Alabama Senator Luther Strange (R) heaped praise on President Donald Trump’s executive actions to roll back Obama-era restrictions on greenhouse gasses. He says the EPA exceeded its authority with regulations that he describes as being overly burdensome for businesses. As for whether or not the regulations are needed to help combat climate change, Senator Strange says it’s not an either-or choice. As Alabama Attorney General, Luther Strange filed a number of lawsuits and amicus briefs […]

  • Both of Alabama’s U.S. Senators prepared for “nuclear option” to confirm President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee

    Both longtime Alabama Senator Richard Shelby (R) and the newly-minted Senator Luther Strange (R) say they’re ready for the Senate to pursue the so-called “nuclear option” that would break a Democratic filibuster of President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Neil Gorsuch. Under current Senate rules, Judge Gorsuch would need 60 votes to break a filibuster that would stall his confirmation to the Supreme Court. It seems unlikely he’ll reach that threshold. However, Senate Republicans could possibly muster the […]

  • GOP race for governor heating up, and it looks like it will include a former Auburn coach

    The Republican race for Governor in 2018 is heating up in Alabama. Already, there are some big names being mentioned, all starting with the letter “T.” Tommy Tuberville, former Auburn football coach, hasn’t confirmed that he’s running, but he has filed paperwork needed to start a principal campaign committee. He’s also loaned that committee $100,000. Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh has also filed paperwork to form her own committee to run for governor. She is the current Public Service Commission Chair. Huntsville […]

  • White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s ethics disclosures show commercial property in Madison

    MADISON, Ala. – The ethics disclosure for White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer shows two commercial properties in Madison among his extensive assets. The White House released the reports on Friday. The report lists positions held outside the government, assets, and income. Listed under “Other Assets and Income” with 15 total line-items and accompanying sub-sets, Spicer has nine different real estate holdings. Two of them are commercial properties in Madison, but the form does not identify the properties further. Both are […]

  • Special Counsel: Impeachment report on Governor Bentley will focus on facts, framework

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Special Counsel Jack Sharman, hired by the House Judiciary Committee to investigate the governor for possible impeachment, says his report to the committee will largely detail facts found, not recommendations. He explained, “We lay out our understanding of people and events. We lay out the potential legal standards that the committee can apply to those facts and try to give them guidance about those standards.” Potential legal standards are an important piece of how the committee weighs the […]

  • Governor Bentley impeachment investigation hearings tentatively set for early April

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The House Judiciary Committee’s Special Counsel Jack Sharman has released a tentative schedule for impeachment proceedings concerning Governor Robert Bentley. Sharman’s timeline begins with a written report of his investigation to be released on April 7th. Sharman was hired by the judiciary committee to put together a report on the governor’s behavior in office to see if there are grounds for impeachment. The committee would then vote to pass impeachment along to the full House of Representatives. […]