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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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    Gallery: Renderings from MidCity, the new development on site of Madison Square Mall

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala – The developers of MidCity have released renderings from the design phase of the project, which will contain recreation, residential, hotel, and retail.  It will be built on the current site of Madison Square Mall on University Drive. Developers hope to begin construction by the end of the year.

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    UPDATE: WMEL no longer buying water from Decatur Utilities but warn families should make their own decisions about using the water for now

    MOULTON, Ala. – The West Morgan-East Lawrence (WMEL) Water Authority will discontinue drawing water from Decatur Utilities, according to General Manager Don Sims. They had been buying water from DU to mix with their own, in order to dilute dangerous chemicals. Now, Sims they have had a number of positive readings from the water produced by their intake on the Tennessee River, and they will return to using that water, months after saying it was unsafe to drink because of […]

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    Department of Justice announces public meeting to discuss Huntsville City Schools consent decree

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Many people have been asking for more communication about how the city’s school desegregation plan is being implemented. Next week, the Department of Justice will host a public meeting to answer questions. This is your opportunity to talk with government officials about the implementation of the consent decree in the desegregation case involving Huntsville City Schools. The consent decree comes from Hereford v. Huntsville Board of Education, and the school system has worked at implementing it for […]

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    Decatur, Morgan County move to shift liability for contaminated water to 3M, maybe more

    DECATUR, Ala. – Through a flurry of motions, the City of Decatur and Morgan County want to shift any liability over contaminated water to, at the very least, 3M, who produced the chemicals in question, if not other chemical companies named in the lawsuit. The lawsuit started in 2002 over perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) working their way into the environment from the chemical companies that used them in the creation of Teflon along with other chemical processes. The same chemicals eventually […]

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    ‘Peach Offering’: State auditor asks Facebook fans what to do about Governor Bentley’s offer of peaches

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – State Auditor Jim Zeigler asked fans of his Facebook page, called Zeigler: Waste Cutter, what he should do about Governor Robert Bentley swinging by his office with a “peach offering” of Chilton County peaches. Zeigler’s post says he was working in Mobile when the governor dropped into his Montgomery office and asked for him.  The governor brought peaches from Chilton County for the auditor.  When he found out Zeigler wasn’t in the office he left, taking the […]

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    How plaintiffs attorneys believe recent voter ID court decisions affect case in Alabama

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – We’ve seen voter ID laws in multiple states ripped off the books by the courts in the last ten days, but Alabama’s law remains. For how much longer though? We checked in with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, which is representing the plaintiffs in the suit to end Alabama’s voter ID  laws. Attorney Liliana Zaragoza tells us  that the rulings we’ve seen over the past ten days don’t ensure any specific outcome in Alabama’s case, “With each […]

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    FBI kids camp to teach cybersecurity ends with fake guns drawn, mock arrest

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The FBI partnered with their local chapter of Infragard to offer a summer camp for kids. The middle schoolers who participated got a pretty unique first hand look at how the FBI solves crimes. The kids started the day with an exercise, specifically a fake kidnapping. FBI Special Agent Todd Berryman describes the scenario, “We had a victim that was taken from her residence. She’s about 14 years old. She was removed from her residence. She was taken […]

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    Alabama State Auditor files class action suit over STAARS accounting system

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Court records show State Auditor Jim Zeigler filed suit against Governor Robert Bentley, acting Finance Director Bill Newston, Attorney General Luther Strange, and CGI Technology and Solutions Inc., over the state’s accounting system, known as STAARS. Zeigler’s lawsuit not only claims standing as the State Auditor, but also as a taxpayer in Alabama. In fact, it seeks class action status for all taxpayers whose taxes fund payment of STAARS. The very first paragraph of the suit refers […]

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    Alabama State Auditor to pursue legal action to void $47 million contract for state’s accounting system

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – State Auditor Jim Zeigler will hold a news conference Friday morning to detail legal action designed to void the state’s $47 million contract for the STAARS accounting system. He says he will hand out copies of the legal action at that conference. STAARS, or the State of Alabama Accounting and Resource System, has come under fire for a myriad of problems, ranging from the inability to issue payments to state vendors on time to creating difficulties in […]

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    Years before water contamination announced, CDC monitored toxic sludge plaguing area families

    TRINITY, Ala. – The West Morgan-East Lawrence Water Authority continues to battle the fallout from declaring their water unsafe in early June.  They made the call because of Perfluorinated chemicals (PFC’s) — specifically, PFOA and PFOS.  But we found the struggles with these chemicals started years earlier, when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) found that Decatur Utilities had spread sludge — contaminated with those same chemicals — over potentially thousands of acres of fields in Lawrence, Morgan, and Limestone […]

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    Toddler identified in apparent accidental shooting in Colbert County

    COLBERT COUNTY, Ala. – Colbert County Sheriff Frank Williamson confirmed a young child was shot and later died on Thursday. The shooting happened at a home in the 1500 block of Highway 157 near Sockwell Lane in Leighton, southeast of Muscle Shoals. Emergency responders said the child was transported to Helen Keller Hospital, where the child died. Authorities have identified the victim as 2-year-old Robert Michael Reaves, who is the son of the Spring Valley Fire Chief. Sheriff Williamson says […]

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    Judge sets hearing on motion filed to add families to Huntsville City Schools Desegregation lawsuit

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – There is a new effort to add three additional people as plaintiffs in the desegregation lawsuit involving Huntsville City Schools, and the federal judge overseeing the case has set a hearing for Monday afternoon. T.C. Johnson serves as a pastor at St. Luke Missionary Baptist in Huntsville, but he’s also the moderator of the North Huntsville Community United for Action Group. In that capacity, he represents the group of three parents seeking to be added as plaintiffs […]