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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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    UPDATE: One person charged in Saturday evening shooting in Huntsville

    UPDATE – Huntsville Police have charged a 14 year old male teenager with first degree assault after they found him behind an apartment on Mason Court. Here are the initial details from police: HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville Police responded to a shooting call at the corner of Appleby Street and Holmes Avenue around 7 p.m. Saturday night. Police tell us the shooting involved two juveniles. They say they have someone in custody that they believe to be the shooter. […]

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    Madison City Council member raises questions about rec center developer

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) –  The Madison City Council addressed the plans to build a new rec center in Madison during Monday night’s meeting. It seems there’s some disagreement on the validity of the partner the council is currently working with. Last August the Madison City Council entered a Memorandum of Agreement with Fieldhouse, LLC to look into pursuing a new recreation campus. Monday, District 6 Council Member Gerald Clark raised questions about that agreement, “I did some research on Fieldhouse LLC. […]

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    Madison city council members explain change of government study very differently

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – Talk of a change of government continues to ripple through Madison. We spoke with two city council members Monday night, both supporting the study looking at a variety of changes — including moving toward emphasizing a city manager over the mayor and staggering city council elections. The council members presented the study very differently though. Let’s start with the common ground. District 6 City Council Member Gerald Clark says, “I do support the change in city […]


    NEW DETAILS: Car thefts, chase led up to officer involved shooting, people involved identified

    CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Multiple agencies are investigating a shooting that left an Arab Police officer wounded and an Arab man dead. The man killed in the Sunday evening Cullman County shooting is identified as Christopher Ray Tompkins, 36 of Arab. Marshall County Sheriff’s Office officials say Sissy Amanda Vaughn is facing a theft of property charge stemming from the events that took place prior to the shooting. Officials say there had been numerous reports of stolen vehicles in […]

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    Financial advisor explains how you can use stock market drop to your advantage

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended down 588 points Monday. That’s over three-and-a-half percent. It dropped over a thousand points at one time in the day. So if you’ve got money invested, maybe in a retirement account, what should you do? First things first, Senior Planning Financial Analyst James Sears does not see the market crashing down again, despite Monday’s drop, “The fundamentals of the market haven’t really changed. US companies are still in good shape […]

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    Meeting to finalize list of homeless veterans in north Alabama, help end veteran homlessness in 2015

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – President Obama and Veterans Affairs issued a plan in 2010 to help all veterans escape homelessness by the end of 2015. With that deadline approaching, Huntsville has a meeting with community partners tomorrow to provide another big push. The meeting site is tucked away, just out of sight, off one of Huntsville’s main thoroughfares — south Memorial Parkway. It’s in an office building. From the outside you might expect more number crunching than life-changing. But the […]

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    One in custody after series of fights, gunfire, person hit by car In Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville Police tell us they responded to calls of shots fired on Garrison Street in Huntsville on Sunday afternoon. They went out to the area several times over the course of the day Sunday for calls about fights. They say they found a woman had been hit by a car when they got out there around 2:30 p.m. They say her injuries are minor and not life-threatening. Police have one suspect in custody, though it’s not clear […]

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    Marshall County Sheriff asks for help locating missing person last seen along Honeycomb Road

    MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Sheriff’s deputies say they received a report that Joseph Lemaster, 44, has not been heard from since Wednesday evening. Deputies say Lemaster was last seen walking along Honeycomb Road, which is in Marshall County. Lemaster is from Grant. Anyone with information is asked to call the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office at (256) 582-2034.

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    Family and friends rally outside Madison County Detention Facility, accusing jail of cruelty to inmate

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – There were picket signs in front of the Madison County Detention Facility Saturday morning. About a dozen friends and relatives of 28-year-old Haraesheo Rice say he has been beaten and tortured since his arrest back in May. His mother says he was hospitalized recently because of the beatings but says she has not been allowed to see him since his arrest, and says no one will tell her how her son is doing. Harasheo’s mother, Terry […]

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    Huntsville doctor offers veterans free chance to participate in PTSD, TBI treatment study

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Regenesis in downtown Huntsville typically performs very different services. Regenesis Physician Charles Lee explains, “Regenesis is anti-aging and regenetive medicine. We also do aesthetics, so we have lasers and Botox and we do fillers.” But they’ve decided to volunteer their assistance for veterans and help them participate in a study on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) treatment. Lee says he volunteered his time and facilities, “I think it’s important. Our veterans have […]

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    ‘Huntsville for Bernie’ hosts organizing meeting this Sunday to discuss campaign efforts for Bernie Sanders

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Bernie Sanders supporters will host an organizational meeting this weekend in Huntsville. They hope to drum up support and create the infrastructure they need to spread their message here in the Tennessee Valley. The Sanders campaign has steadily picked up steam, as it works to challenge current front-runner Hillary Clinton. Sanders has created momentum for himself, including among Huntsville advocates. As for the agenda for this Sunday’s organizational meeting for “Huntsville for Bernie”, organizer Patrick Doyle […]

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    Hot dog stand turns into hot dog restaurant in Madison

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – We went out and visited with the Chicago style hot dog stand back in 2010, but at the time, Hot Doggin was battling the elements. We caught them battling their umbrella on a windy day. Now in 2015, their umbrella sits relatively undisturbed under an awning across the street from their old stand. Owner Steve Middlebrooks sums it up, “Long story short, we were able to open up this hot dog establishment May 1st, and we’re […]


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