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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: WHNT News 19 helps get yard fixed after contractor leaves a huge hole

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) –  A little construction process kicked off around Grissom High in June. It didn’t bother Michael Lose, who lives nearby. He tells us, “My wife Gigi and I are all for progress.” His house sits on a corner of Bailey Cove,  so he and his wife set out to improve the right-of-way that separated their yard and the road. Lose tells us, “We’ve spent a lot of time, a lot of effort, and a lot of money […]

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    Non-Profit seeks help to build tiny home for energy education

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Tucked away just off Research Park, a non-profit, Nexus Energy, tries to help folks with power bills. Nexus Energy Spokesperson Anne-Marie Whatley points out, “Some people have energy bills that are the same price as a mortgage payment, which is kind of ridiculous. So we want to try to help even the playing field a little bit.” They examine homes for places energy may leak out. They’re raising funds for a new gadget to tell that […]

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    Drugs in Madison County: Law enforcement team with teens to battle back at public forum

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – On a gorgeous summer day, cars pack the parking lot of the Madison County Health Department. Their operators fill an auditorium to learn more about the growing prescription drug problem in Madison County, and the dark future that we’re already seeing. Madison-Morgan County Drug Task Force Deputy Commander Sgt. Jerry King explains, “Basically, the prescription drugs are getting more expensive on the street, so they’re going to the heroin for a cheaper but a similar high.” […]

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    The Search Continues: Help return a WWII photo album to its rightful owner

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WHNT) – The State Treasury Department’s unclaimed property vault holds thousands of items, covering the spectrum of strange and beautiful. Many of them have a limited time left behind locked doors, but some might stay forever. The Treasury Department’s Natalie Rudolph explains, “A lot of the collector items that we get, we do send to auction, but the military medals do not go. They’re always here in hopes that someone or a relative that they belong to will […]

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    Clothing for Confidence: Kids in need can get clothes for the first day of school for less than a dollar

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – Tons of clothes will go up for grabs on Saturday at Inside Out Ministries in Madison. Impressive for Clothing for Confidence, an organization little more than a year old. Organizer Nicole McDuffie tells us, “Our senior year in high school Madison came up to me and said, ‘Nicole, I have this crazy idea,’ and I was like, ‘Ok, let’s hear it.’ And she told me all about it, and how she had a heart for wanting […]

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    Huntsville missile expertise could prove important in wake of Malaysia Air disaster

    A local expert tells us when the disaster over Ukraine started to unfold, a few very important phones in Huntsville likely started to ring. After all, Huntsville knows missiles.  We help design surface-to-air systems. We also host the Space and Missile Defense Conference, largely because of our Redstone Arsenal ties. UAH Researcher and Missile Expert Steven Messervy notes, “You have both air defense and ground support weapons, so all those are managed here at Redstone. That has been the fact […]

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    Huntsville Botanical Garden’s “pest control specialist” celebrates four-year anniversary

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Ms. Penny patrols the grounds of the Huntsville Botanical garden, hunting down pests.  Most guests don’t even know she’s there, though. Director of Visitor Services Melissa Riley tells us, “You won’t really see Penny most of the time here at the garden. If you do see her, it might just be a blur while she’s running underneath a bush or something.” Penny’s services prove key. She keeps mice out of the garden, which keeps their natural […]

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    Huntsville offers free job training seminars, with insight on Remington, Toyota and the Huntsville Police

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The city of Huntsville will offer two job seminars soon. The first is July 19th.  It covers what it takes to get a job, specifically with Remington, Toyota, or the Huntsville Police Department. The second session on August 5th covers resume writing and interview skills. Both run from 6pm until 7:30pm at the Showers Recreation Center. Huntsville Business Relations Officer Harrison Diamond says the sessions should cover the whole spectrum of job-seekers, “For people who have […]

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    Legend: University of Alabama Gymnastics Coach Sarah Patterson’s legacy ripples far outside Tuscaloosa

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – A legendary coach at the University of Alabama is stepping down. Sarah Patterson has served as the Crimson Tide gymnastics coach for the past 36 years. She led the tide to more than 1,000 wins, 43 postseason championships and six national championships. Patterson has been battling degenerative knee problems for years and said she made the decision after a lot of thought and discussion with her doctors. Across the state from UA, Calvin Twisters Gymnastics in […]

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    Beer and Science: Huntsville company Leavendary provides yeast for craft brewers from HudsonAlpha labs

    Hudson Alpha houses some of the most cutting edge research in the world. Scientists routinely unlock secrets of the human genome and now some of the secrets of great beer. A newer resident of the research facility, Leavandary produces designer yeast for craft brewers. Founder Peyton McNully explains, “What we typically would deliver would be several trillion cells of yeast that started as a few thousand a few days before.” They keep their specific yeast samples stored in this super […]

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    Petition Requests Immediate Resignation of Huntsville Superintendent

    This petition, hosted on change.org, reached fifty signatures on July 3rd, each one affirming the demand that Superintendent Casey Wardynski should resign. In the wake of a federal judge’s ruling on the dispute between the Department of Justice and the school district, Petition Author Terri Michal, believes, “Outrage needs to be there. When a federal judge comes down and says some of the things she has said, I think the public really needs to be paying attention to her words.” […]

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    Superintendent Race: Focusing in on message and money

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Two candidates are still vying for the Republican nomination for Madison County Superintendent of Education.  Matt Massey and Ronnie Blair face off in the July 15 primary runoff. Let’s start by jumping straight into campaign messages. Candidate Matt Massey likes to set the focus on technical schools. “It’s working in a way where if students struggle at their home school, they’re actually pulled out of their technical school and their technical program. That’s the opposite […]


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