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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
  • Bills trade former Bob Jones, Alabama star Reggie Ragland to Chiefs

    The Buffalo Bills traded their 2016 second-round pick Reggie Ragland to the Kansas City Chiefs for a conditional 2019 fourth-round pick. Ragland, a standout at the University of Alabama and Bob Jones High School, missed what would have been his rookie season in the NFL after tearing his ACL during the first week of training camp. The Bills are changing defensive schemes, and Ragland had been falling further and further down the depth chart. Buffalo has moved from a 3-4 […]

  • Man police say they busted in overnight pursuit was out on bond for two murder charges

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Huntsville police have identified two men involved in an overnight pursuit that ended on Irondale Drive. The driver was identified as 23-year-old Quintrell Campbell. Campbell was charged with possession of a controlled substance, attempting to elude, and reckless endangerment. Campbell was out on a $150,000 bond for a murder arrest in 2016. He was charged with two separate murders. Jail records say he’s bonded out again. The Madison County District Attorney’s office said Thursday afternoon that it was […]

  • Sheriff’s office confirm missing Boaz woman located in Colorado

    BOAZ, Ala. – The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that Angel Leann Holland was located in El Paso County, Colorado. Deputies have been in contact with her and they say she told them she is ok. Holland’s family reported her missing on August 22, because they hadn’t spoken to her since August 17.  

  • Sheriff’s Office: Son mad at mom’s boyfriend for walking around in his boxers fires shotgun, gets arrested

    ATHENS, Ala. – The Limestone County Sheriff’s Office says an argument between a man and his mother’s boyfriend, who was allegedly wearing boxer shorts in the common areas of their shared home, led to a gunshot and an arrest. The incident happened just before midnight on Wednesday. The sheriff’s office arrested Christopher Draper, 32, for Reckless Endangerment and Domestic Violence 2nd Degree, which is a menacing charge. The account of the incident is complicated, so we’re going to let the […]

  • All the most beautiful photos of Wednesday’s stunning sunset

    Wednesday produced a beautiful sunset over the Tennessee Valley. The sun has really made the most of its disappearing acts this week, between the eclipse on Monday and this stunning show on Wednesday. Here are our favorites of the photos you sent our way.

  • Huntsville International Airport moves to Phase II of recruiting Dream Chaser spacecraft

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville International Airport has signed a contract to apply for licensing to land the Dream Chaser spacecraft here in the Rocket City, according to the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce. In a news release, the chamber says the airport will now apply to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to be allowed to land the Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) spacecraft. This enters into Phase II of the project to land Dream Chaser. The release explains, “This Phase II contract […]

  • Decatur working through approvals for new Chick-fil-A location

    DECATUR, Ala. – Decatur is currently moving through permit approvals for a new Chick-fil-A location on Highway 31 South. The update comes from Mayor Tab Bowling. He posted to Facebook that the city is hard at work on project details. The location will be at 2502 Highway 31 South. There’s no opening date yet.

  • Boeing will help develop new nuclear missiles in Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Boeing will develop a preliminary design for a new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), with some of the work being done right here in Huntsville, according to a news release Monday. Boeing confirms it won a $349 million contract with the U.S. Air Force to work on the system. Northrop Grumman, which also has a Huntsville presence, was awarded a $328 million contract for the same task. The contracts are for developing the next generation of nuclear deterrence […]

  • We’re back! WHNT News 19’s signal is restored to over-the-air viewers

    Update, Saturday, August 26–  Our crew has spent long hours at the transmitter site and on the tower trying to get the repairs done quickly, yet correctly, and we are happy to announce that we are transmitting at FULL POWER! Over the next few days our engineers will watch the transmitter very closely for any issues.  Thank you for your patience and understanding during the outage. We sincerely appreciate your viewership. ———————————————————————————————- To our over-the-air viewers, More than a week […]

  • Rep. Phil Williams will run for Sen. Holtzclaw’s state senate seat

    MADISON, Ala. – State Representative Phil Williams (R-Madison, Limestone County) announced Wednesday morning he will run for the state senate seat that Sen. Bill Holtzclaw (R-Madison) is leaving behind to run for U.S. Congress. Rep. Williams attended Sen. Holtzclaw’s announcement that the current state senator will not run for his seat again and will challenge Representative Mo Brooks (R-5th) for his seat in U.S. Congress. Williams won his statehouse seat in 2009. In his announcement, he touts “opposing new taxes […]

  • CONFIRMED: $10 million in grant money will bring US Cyber Camp to Space and Rocket Center

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Governor Kay Ivey visited Huntsville on Tuesday to announce a $10 million economic development grant that will help establish a cyber camp, complete with campus expansion, at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center (USSRC). “Today is a great day for Huntsville, North Alabama, and indeed the great state of Alabama,” said Ivey. “In order to have a workforce that is prepared for the 21st century and can field jobs for the 21st century, we must train our […]

  • Judge sentences Huntsville church pantry killer to life without parole

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – In a Tuesday afternoon hearing, Judge Karen Hall confirmed a sentence of life without the possibility of parole for Richard Burgin, the man convicted of killing two brothers at a Huntsville church’s food bank. A jury had already recommended the punishment, but Judge Hall had the ability to issue a death sentence regardless. Instead, she went with the jury’s recommendation. Judge Hall convened the hearing at 1:30 in the afternoon but quickly sent it into recess. She was displeased […]