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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
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    Taking Action Update: Connie Ibarra to get some of her money back

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Huntsville City Inspections Department tells us they have received a check from Joshua Harris and they have waived the citation for the work he did on Connie Ibarra’s home. Harris did unlicensed contract work on Ibarra’s home until the city called it off because of the quality of that work. Now, inspectors say they got $2,000 from Harris to give back to Ibarra. Here’s where the number comes from. They say they’ve seen evidence of approximately $19,000 […]

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    Same-sex marriage in Alabama: The outlook going forward

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – We got another court ruling from the district court hearing cases on Alabama’s same-sex marriage ban, re-affirming the right of same-sex couples to get married. The latest flurry of documents offer a lot to examine, and the injunction on those rulings only adds another layer. So let’s get some clarity. First, the rulings from the district court tear up a lot of the state’s arguments against allowing gay marriage.  For example, Rebekah McKinney points out one […]

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    Taking Action Update: Police look to get more involved in tracking down unlicensed contractors

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – We found Connie Ibarra when city inspectors shut off power to her kitchen because of the deficient work of an unlicensed contractor. It looked like a lot of situations that inspectors deal with, but Randy Cunningham of the Huntsville City Inspections Department describes it as “kind of the Cinderella case.” He uses the term, because since that story aired, we’ve had a lot people reach out to help, and it looks like things will turn around […]

  • DEVELOPING: Federal judge puts hold on same-sex marriage ruling in Alabama

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – After overturning Alabama’s ban on same-sex marriages, a federal court has granted a temporary hold on implementing the ruling for fourteen days. The court’s ruling states that the Attorney General has not shown enough cause for an indefinite stay. However, the court believes it should hear out the appeal by the Attorney General before allowing same-sex marriages to go forward in the state. So the court grants a two-week stay to allow the AG to prepare […]

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    Huntsville Police investigate homicide on Norwood Drive

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville police tell us that around two on Sunday morning, officers got a call about a shooting on Norwood Drive on the north side of Huntsville. They found 32-year-old Markia Antwon Kendall shot in his home. Emergency crews pronounced him dead on the scene. Officers used a K-9 unit to try to find a suspect, but couldn’t locate anyone.  They continue to search.

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    Alabama Probate Judges Association issues guidance on issuing same-sex marriage licenses

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WHNT) – The Alabama Probate Judges Association called a teleconference today to discuss their guidance on same-sex marriages following a federal court ruling. The association’s attorney, Al Agricola, says the ruling has no effect on anybody not named in the lawsuit and probate judges were not parties to the legal matter. Agricola added that nothing in the ruling would require probate judges to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. He points out that Luther Strange was the defendant […]

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    Police begin search for car in hit and run that left victim in critical condition

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville Police confirm a hit and run accident against a pedestrian in the area of Winchester and Memorial Parkway. The wreck left the victim in critical condition. Huntsville Police say they are now looking for a dark red sedan in connection with this accident. Police believe the vehicle was occupied by three girls in their late teens or early twenties. Police say evidence at the scene leads them to believe the the car may be a […]

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    Developing: “Credible” bomb threat grounds two planes in Atlanta

    ATLANTA, Georgia (AP) — Law enforcement search two planes at Atlanta’s main airport after authorities received what they described as credible bomb threats. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport spokesman Reese McCranie said the threats targeted a Delta flight and a Southwest flight that landed safely Saturday. McCranie said he did not have additional details about the nature of the threats, though he described them as “credible.” A bomb squad and dog unit from the Atlanta Police Department were going to search […]

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    Huntsville woman left with home in ruins after city inspectors tell her contractor doesn’t have proper licenses

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A disabled woman’s home is in ruins after a man hired to do some remodeling turned out to be an unlicensed contractor, as assessed by city inspectors. This week we met with a 62-year-old disabled woman who hired Joshua Harris of Home Solutions for some accessibility modifications to her home.  Harris has been doing work in her home for two months now. This week, she learned from city inspectors that Harris isn’t legally allowed to do the work without the proper licensing, […]

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    UAH competes for photonics research contract…wait, photonics?

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) –  Photonics. That word just sounds like the future. The University of Alabama in Huntsville and a few partner schools are finalists for a hundred-million dollar government grant to research the subject. So what’s photonics? It focuses on light, like light-based chips. Now one difficulty is, it’s light you can’t see. But it can transmit information, for example through fiber optic wire, like fiber internet. It’s invaluable technology, but difficult to research. UAH Professor Robert Lindquist notes,”It […]

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    Polaris Jobs: Hiring, training not expected to begin until late 2015 or early 2016

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The announcement on Friday of 1,700 jobs to build Polaris vehicles must have excited a lot of people. Especially when we hear that the average income for someone working on the lines will hover just under $20 an hour. We know the Alabama Industrial Development Training, or AIDT, who runs a robotic training facility in Huntsville, will handle both recruitment and hiring.  We checked in with them Monday for the latest information. Assistant Director Lee Hammett […]

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    Huntsville makes semi-finals for Georgetown Energy Prize, needs your help to win

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) –   Huntsville Utilities announced this morning that the Rocket City has made it. We are officially a semi-finalist in the Georgetown Energy Prize. The competition pits cities against each other to see who can beat their own energy benchmarks by the largest margin. So why? Huntsville Utilities Spokesperson Harry Hobbs gives one pretty convincing reason, “Well, there’s a five-million dollar prize.” They partnered with the city and the city schools. Both will examine their energy consumption, […]


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