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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
  • State Auditor Jim Zeigler waits for Governor Robert Bentley to show up. (Kristen Conner/WHNT News 19)

    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 […]

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    Trump campaign taps Alabama state rep behind Bentley impeachment effort for delegate fight in Cleveland

    HARTSELLE, Ala. – With Donald Trump’s nomination as the GOP presidential candidate on the line, an Alabama state representative from Hartselle best-known for leading the impeachment effort against Governor Robert Bentley, says the campaign tapped him to take up the fight on the GOP Rules Committee. The whole Trump candidacy might come down to those 112 people in Cleveland who make up the committee. There’s a push to get that committee to release the presidential delegates. The rule change would […]

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    Hubbard team pivots to focus on jury misconduct, calls for investigation

    OPELIKA, Ala. – Former House Speaker Mike Hubbard’s attorneys now say the jury was biased against him from the start, and their latest court filing even mentions a new trial. The heavily redacted document, blacked out to block not just the name of the person who reported the activity, but also their sex, cites a number of examples of jury misconduct in the trial that resulted in Hubbard being sentenced to four years in prison for twelve felony convictions of […]

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    FBI to help investigate high-ranking misconduct with Alabama computer systems

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The FBI confirms they will provide assistance to state agencies, both in conducting an administrative audit and criminal investigation, regarding inappropriate access to law enforcement databases in Alabama along with other information security issues. Governor Robert Bentley wrote a letter to the FBI, dated June 10, 2016, stating the head of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA), Stan Stabler, had alerted him to issues with a law enforcement database in the state. In the letter, the governor […]

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    FBI report shows $12 million in Alabama internet crimes in 2015, $1 billion nationally

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center’s (IC3) report on 2015 says over the course of the year, they had over $1 billion in reported losses. That’s from a little over 127,000 complaints with a loss. It means by the national average, if you lost money to a cyber crime, it’s close to $8,500. On a more local level, Alabama had 3,500 victims of its own. State losses came in just shy of $12 million. It’s 50-59-year-olds that have […]

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    Highlights from prosecution’s Mike Hubbard sentencing recommendation detail wrongdoings

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The prosecution sums up their stance on former House Speaker Mike Hubbard in this way, “This court should impose a strong  sentence  to  punish Hubbard, deter other public officials from violating the ethics laws, and help restore the people`s confidence in their government.” They recommend Hubbard be sentenced to 18 years with a split sentence, meaning he would spend five years in prison and another 13 years on probation. They say Hubbard’s actions, which netted him 12 felony convictions, […]

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    ATF investigating missing firearm or firearms at Huntsville Remington plant

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is investigating a missing firearm or firearms at the Remington plant in Huntsville, a spokesman confirmed to WHNT News 19 today. ATF’s Michael Knight says the agency is working, in part, to determine if the gun or guns were stolen or not. Knight says because the facility is relatively new, it could still be an issue with inventory or record-keeping. Operations have ramped up at the plant since […]

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    Without Alabama’s help, no good way to find out personal exposure from water contamination

    (WHNT) – There are no good options for people who want to know how severe their exposure is after water contamination in Lawrence and Morgan counties. The West Morgan East Lawrence Water Authority and West Lawrence Water Co-Op have said their water isn’t safe to drink, because of high levels of PFOA and PFOS, which exceed a new EPA advisory handed down in May. The chemicals have been linked to cancer and a number of other serious health ailments. But […]

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    Cleaning the water won’t eliminate health risks for West Morgan East Lawrence customers

    MORGAN AND LAWRENCE COUNTIES, Ala. (WHNT) – Filtering contaminants out of the West Morgan East Lawrence Water Authority’s water is a good start, but it doesn’t eliminate the long-term health effects of exposure to PFOA and PFOS. Even if tests do come back clean from the West Morgan East Lawrence Water Authority, the production history of companies along the Tennessee River suggests the issue of PFOA and PFOS exposure isn’t new for people who live here. Dr. Jamie DeWitt got […]