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A graduate of The University of Alabama, David Kumbroch joined WHNT in May 2011 as a Multimedia Journalist. A Telecommunication and Film major, Kumbroch 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.

Kumbroch has worked as a Multimedia Journalist, a producer, an anchor, a managing editor, Chief Investigative Reporter, and now, Chief Digital Journalist.

To contact David, feel free to email him at david.kumbroch@whnt.com


Recent Articles
  • Santa’s Village employees in Huntsville violently robbed; fourth suspect arrested

    Huntsville Police have arrested all four people wanted in connection to the violent robbery of staffers from Santa’s Village in downtown Huntsville. Police say employees were leaving Santa’s Village on the evening of December 20th around 9pm when two men approached the person carrying the night’s cash deposit. One man appeared to have a gun; the other had OC Spray, often called pepper spray, according to police. They say the men OC sprayed a security guard in the face then […]

  • #12 UCF upsets #7 Auburn 34-27 in Peach Bowl

    The #7 Auburn Tigers fell to the #12 University of Central Florida Knights in the Peach Bowl on Monday, 34-27. UCF sealed the upset with an interception in the end zone with :24 to go. Auburn trailed at the half 13-6, but UCF opened up the lead in the second half. A blocked field goal and a missed field goal by the Knights kept it a one-score game, giving Auburn a chance into the final minute. But the Knights were […]

  • Alabama issues flu warning as reports increase across the state

    The Alabama Department of Public Health has issued a warning about flu activity, saying reports and activity levels are up across the state. A release from the department sums up the symptoms to watch for as “fever, cough, sore throat, runny/stuffy nose, headache, muscle aches, and extreme fatigue.” “This increased rate of flu activity is concerning because influenza can be a serious disease for anyone, including children, pregnant women, and previously healthy young adults,” said Dr. Burnestine Taylor, Medical Officer […]

  • Judge denies Roy Moore’s request to prevent state officials from certifying election results

    A judge has denied the request for a Temporary Restraining Order to prevent state officials from certifying the results of the December 12 special election. Democrat Doug Jones defeated Republican Roy Moore by more than 20,000 votes. Roy Moore filed suit to prevent the state from certifying the election results, claiming widespread voter fraud. The state’s top election official, Republican John Merrill, has said that his office has investigated multiple reports of voter fraud in the special election but found […]

  • Feds say Alabama GOP’s former House Majority Leader needs to forfeit $50k in wake of corruption charges

    Federal prosecutors say former Decatur statehouse representative and GOP House Majority Leader Micky Hammon is on the hook for $50,657.46 after he pleaded guilty to federal corruption charges. It’s the first hint of the amount of money Hammon is accused of stashing for himself. Prosecutors say Hammon collected campaign donations, then moved the funds into a personal account. Hammon resigned his GOP leadership position back in February. He pleaded guilty to mail fraud in September. The court set a hearing […]

  • Merry Christmas Eve! Track Santa’s progress as he heads to the Tennessee Valley

    Check WHNT.com throughout the day on Christmas Eve to track Santa’s progress! We’ll partner with NORAD, the North American Aerospace Defense Command, which has tracked Santa around the world for 61 years! You’ll be able to monitor Santa’s sleigh on this super-special radar as he goes around the world to deliver gifts to children.

  • Luther Strange, Lee Busby top Madison County write-in votes; Nick Saban, Jesus make ballot appearances

    Madison County has released its breakdown of write-in votes from the U.S. Senate Special Election. Senator Luther Strange (R), who lost to Roy Moore (R) in the primary runoff, drew the most votes, with write-in Republican Lee Busby trailing close behind. Madison County had the second most write-in votes in the state, only surpassed by Jefferson County. The county tallied 3,324 eligible write-in ballots, of which Senator Luther Strange received 1,015, or 30.54% of the eligible votes. Lee Busby, a […]

  • Military, provisional ballots tallied in Alabama’s US Senate race; not enough to swing the outcome

    The Alabama Secretary of State’s office has announced the total number of military and provisional ballots that will be counted, and there aren’t nearly enough to make up the difference between Doug Jones (D) and Roy Moore (R) in the U.S. Senate Special Election. Roy Moore previously said he would hold off on conceding because there were still votes to be counted. Military ballots, cast under the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA), have now been added to […]

  • Luther Strange got the most write-in votes in Morgan County, but Nick Saban and Bugs Bunny made the list too

    MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. – The Morgan County Probate Office has published a tallied list of write-ins from the U.S. Senate Special Election won by Doug Jones (D). Senator Luther Strange (R-Alabama), who holds the seat but lost in a primary runoff with Roy Moore (R), received the most write-in votes. Strange received 215 write-in votes in Morgan County. Republican Lee Busby, who launched a late write-in campaign to challenge Roy Moore after allegations of sexual misconduct, received the second most […]

  • Common Ground: A Taking Action effort to create a community conversation about race relations

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Critical conversations between people who don’t agree on politics and social issues have become rare, and when they happen, they are often infected with bitterness and anger. WHNT News 19 wanted to see if people can still find common ground through conversation. We set out to find five strangers with vastly different backgrounds and different opinions, and we asked them to wrestle with a tough topic together. We chose the debate over kneeling protests of social justice […]

  • How to check your polling place before you go to vote in the US Senate race on Tuesday

    Before each time you go to vote, election officials encourage you check your polling place. It’s a simple process that we’ve done our best to speed up even more. All you have to do is visit the Alabama Secretary of State’s website here. We’ve linked the specific part of the website that allows you to check your polling place. Fill out the county where you vote, your last name, and your birthday. Make sure you look at the polling place […]

  • WaPo: Woman presents new evidence that Roy Moore dated her when she was 17 and he was 34

    Debbie Wesson Gibson, who appeared in the original Washington Post story about accusations of sexual misconduct against Roy Moore, has presented new evidence to the Post that Moore and Gibson dated when she was 17 and Moore was 34. She makes no allegations of sexual misconduct in that claim; their alleged relationship would not be in violation of Alabama law, then or now. However, Gibson says she believes Leigh Corfman, who claims Moore undressed her and touched her when she […]