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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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    Detroit high school students volunteer as pallbearers for homeless veterans

    DETROIT, Mich. — Some Michigan high school students are redefining the term “extracurricular activity.” In addition to club meetings, band practices and football games, University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy teens are also signing up to serve as pallbearers for homeless veterans. Six students recently volunteered to be pallbearers for three dead homeless veterans. Senior Joshua Gonzales is one of the student leaders who helped develop the program. He said this new opportunity for students is “meant to help […]

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    Decatur Police investigating Sunday night stabbing on Mockingbird Lane

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – Just after six Sunday evening, Decatur police responded to a stabbing call on Mockingbird Lane. Officers found a 19-year-old man sitting on the ground with cuts on his head and body. Emergency responders took him to the hospital for treatment. He is expected to make a full recovery. Decatur Police are investigating. They do not have anyone in custody currently.

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    UPDATE: Victim identified as Sparkman HS teen in fatal Toney car wreck

    TONEY, Ala. (WHNT) – A 17-year-old girl was killed when she lost control of her car and hit a tree on Carters Gin Road, near the intersection with Jeff Road in Toney, confirms Madison County Coroner Bobby Berryhill. The victim is identified as Ariyanna Deon Benjamin of Toney. The wreck happened just before 6:30 p.m. on Saturday night. Benjamin was headed east when she lost control of her vehicle and hit a tree. She had her seatbelt on, and the coroner […]

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    Man fails paternity test because of unborn twin’s DNA

    A 34-year-old Washington man’s unborn twin caused confusion for a couple seeking the results of a paternity test. The parents, who wish to remain unnamed, went to a fertility clinic and welcomed a healthy baby boy in June 2014. But the problems started when they realized their son didn’t have the same blood type as either parent. They took an at-home paternity test, which revealed the man wasn’t the child’s father, BuzzFeed reported. “You can imagine the parents were pretty upset,” Barry Starr, a […]

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    House fire destroys home on Regency Way in Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville Fire says  four units responded to the scene of a house fire on Regency Way, which is down South Parkway. We now know that the people who lived in the residence were not home at the time of the fire. Firefighters say that neighbors made the call when they saw smoke coming from the residence. Unfortunately the two adults that were living in the home were displaced. The Red Cross has been called in to […]

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    Auburn drops game to Arkansas in 4OT, 54-46

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) – Brandon Allen threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Drew Morgan on the first play of the fourth overtime, also converting on the 2-point conversion, to lead Arkansas to a 54-46 win over Auburn on Saturday. The win is the first for the Razorbacks (3-4, 2-2 Southeastern Conference) over former offensive coordinator and current Tigers coach Gus Malzahn in three games, and it keeps Arkansas’ bowl hopes alive. Alex Collins rushed for 105 yards and a touchdown […]

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    No. 8 Alabama survives scare from Tennessee, 19-14

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) – Derrick Henry’s 14-yard touchdown run with 2:24 left lifted No. 8 Alabama to a 19-14 victory Saturday over Tennessee. Alabama’s aggressive defense then recorded two straight sacks and Ryan Anderson knocked the ball loose from Joshua Dobbs to preserve the win and the Crimson Tide’s national championship hopes. Alabama (7-1, 4-1 Southeastern Conference) got plenty of help, with Tennessee (3-4, 1-3) missing three long field goal attempts. The Vols took the lead on Jalen Hurd’s 12-yard […]

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    Emergency crews working high-speed wreck on Highway 72 near Moore’s Mill Road

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Emergency crews say the Volvo involved in the wreck was traveling at a high rate of speed. It flipped at least once when it left the roadway near Moore’s Mill. However, emergency crews say the person inside is expected survive. There was only one person in the car at the time of the wreck, and they were conscious and talking while being assisted by paramedics.

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    Information security experts show bank clients why vigilance against fraud needs to come from customers too

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – First Commercial Bank of Huntsville welcomed customers for some food, some mingling, and some education Tuesday. Bank President Beth Sippel notes, “In this age of technology, our customers expect convenience in accessing their bank accounts and with that convenience comes increased responsibility from the bank and the customer side to make sure that we’re being vigilant in protecting information.” Now, information security is very much about talking to people, sharing threats with them, and raising awareness. […]

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    Fan wears his Marty McFly garb to the job Back to the Future helped inspire him to pursue

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Enthusiasm for the Back to the Future movies seeps through the Rocket City. Judson Hudson showed up to his NASA job today dressed in a full McFly get-up, “I’m fascinated with time travel and the science behind it. Growing up, it inspired me to land a job out here at NASA.” Hudson now regularly works on blueprints that seem like they might use gigawatts, “My job is to restore blueprints, so they can service components like […]

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    Veterans group invites people in Huntsville area suffering from PTSD to join support meeting

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – There’s a new support meeting in Huntsville for people with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD.  It is hosted by Operation Stand Down, a group that helps homeless veterans.  But for this meeting, the group wants to extend its audience. “Instead of having a meeting and support group for veterans, there are so many people out there that have that, we need to expand it and have it for everyone,” said Sandra Stogsdill, President of Operation Stand Down. The bi-weekly […]

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    Think Tank: Alabama could save $147 million over five years through IT improvements

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A Washington D.C. think tank, the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, released a report this month saying that Alabama’s state government could save as much as $147 million over the next five years, if the state would just upgrade its information technology. The study looked at how much productivity would increase if the government replaced some worker tasks with automated online processes. Foundation President Rob Atkinson says, “I go to Amazon, for example, or Microsoft or […]


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