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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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    Hubbard, Bentley & Moore and how their web of woes could soon be interconnected

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – There’s certainly a tangled web of state political intrigue right now.  Let’s show you how it’s all interconnected. House Speaker Mike Hubbard is preparing to stand trial for ethics charges next month.  If he survives that trial, we might still have impeachment hearings against Governor Robert Bentley, where Hubbard would play a big role. We got a whole new wrinkle this week when Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore lawyered up and had his attorney speak to an ethics […]

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    After helicopter fetches Gov’s wallet, ALEA won’t answer policy questions on helicopter use

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WHNT) – Shortly after we learned an Alabama Law Enforcement Agency helicopter flew to retrieve Governor Robert Bentley’s wallet in Tuscaloosa and fly it down to him near Gulf Shores, ALEA released a statement. They cite code that says ALEA is charged with protecting the governor and that they have the authority to use “any personnel or equipment of the department for the protection or security, or both, of any protectee designated in this chapter, at any personal, political, […]

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    Madison County soldier returns from deployment, surprises daughter at school assembly

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – This is a story about Staff Sergeant Brian Hanna’s Faith. WHNT News 19 caught up with him just before he shut himself into a small room in a public building, dressed in uniform. He was nervous, shifting his weight, staring at the door for minutes on end. After roughly 20 minutes, someone makes their way into the room and gives him the OK. Finally, Hanna edges his way out the door. And you see what had […]

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    Madison County mistakenly sends $92,207 to the wrong school system

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – WHNT News 19 has learned Madison County sent $92,207 of extra cash to Madison City Schools this school year, when that money should have been split between Huntsville City Schools and Madison County Schools. The funds are TVA money distributed by the county to three school systems. Each year the Alabama Department of Education issues percentages for school money distribution via a letter. The letter for this school year came out in July. But it […]

  • Madison Police Chief Larry Muncey was found in contempt of court relating to Officer Eric Parker's first trial. (April 15, 2016)

    Judge finds Madison police chief in contempt of court, orders him to pay $2,500 fine & attend training

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Friday, a federal judge found Madison Police Chief Larry Muncey guilty of criminal contempt charges.  U.S. District Judge Madeline Hughes Haikala ordered Muncey to pay a $2,500 fine and attend training. The training should be for legal exposure and liability, the judge said.  Muncey will not face additional witness tampering charges. Chief Muncey left the courthouse quickly with his wife, Freda, and Major Jim Cooke who is currently overseeing the department. After the hearing, Mayor Troy Trulock said he has […]

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    What happens to user money if AG shuts down daily fantasy sites in Alabama?

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Daily fantasy sports sites like DraftKings and FanDuel have blown up in the past. We’ve seen huge spikes in the number of players and commercials from them. However, Alabama’s attorney general decided last weeks these games constitute illegal gambling. On daily fantasy sports sites, you pick a lineup like fantasy sports. You pay a fee to enter that lineup in contests. You get points based on how your lineup performs in a day of games. And if you win […]

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    Governor Bentley’s office won’t release report used to fire Spencer Collier

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – WHNT News 19 continues taking action to find out why the former head of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) was fired by the governor. We filed three different official Open Records Requests trying to obtain the report the governor used to justify firing Spencer Collier. The Attorney General’s Office turned us down quickly. Now, the Governor’s Office has turned us down as well. The day after losing his job, Collier started dropping bombshells, not only […]

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    Unlicensed contractor pleads guilty to home repair fraud, gets no jail time

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) –  You first came to know Connie Ibarra in a WHNT News 19 Taking Action story.  An unlicensed contractor tore her home apart, taking thousands of dollars for work he wasn’t qualified to do. When we spoke to her, she wasn’t sure just what she could do. The City of Huntsville even told her she might not be able to live in the home. But we got results. After our story, contractors and Stoneridge Homes worked together to […]

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    Governor Bentley to visit a school and a prison in north Alabama Monday

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Governor Robert Bentley will begin his week at Limestone Correctional Facility in Harvest. He has a visit scheduled for 11am Monday. He’s expected to continue promoting his prison reform plan during his visit. A release from the governor’s office says: The current population at Limestone is 2,169, which is 133% of design capacity. The facility is overcrowded and outdated, requiring vital renovations. Bentley’s plan calls for closing most of the state’s prisons, then replacing them with […]

  • L to R: Thomas Wayne Martin, Jamie King (Photos: Huntsville Police Dept.)

    One cleared by jury in fatal Huntsville fight, another pleads guilty to manslaughter

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Court records show a jury acquitted Jamie Harris King in the July 2013 death of Joseph Michael Atkinson. Atkinson died in a fight in the 2400 block of Shepherd Drive. The fight happened about 10:30 p.m. Police found Joseph Michael Atkinson lying in the street, not breathing. Police interviewed witnesses about what happened.  Police say Atkinson became involved in a verbal fight with Thomas Martin, and Martin confronted him. Police say Jamie King then joined in […]

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    What does an Alabama Ethics Commission investigation into the governor mean?

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Alabama Ethics Commission says it will look into complaints against the governor related to his current scandal. To explain more about what the Alabama Ethics Commission does, we talked to House Ethics Committee Chair Mike Ball (R-Madison County), who notes, “A lot of times when you’re talking about public officials, often when these allegations come forward, it is not unusual for folks to have political motives involved.” The Alabama Ethics Commission serves as buffer between […]

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    Rep. Ed Henry says he will start impeachment process against Governor Bentley

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Representative Ed Henry (R-Hartselle) tells WHNT News 19 he will start the process of impeachment against Governor Robert Bentley next week. Henry says he’s seeking to get the governor out of office, either through his resignation or through the impeachment process. He says he will pursue impeachment based on “incompetence and moral turpitude.” He says Governor Bentley can no longer fulfill the duties of his office, because of the recent scandal involving an alleged affair with […]


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