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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
  • New poll has Roy Moore up 8 points on Doug Jones in US Senate race

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Cygnal polling, a Montgomery based polling firm, has released the results of a new poll that puts GOP candidate Roy Moore ahead of Democrat Doug Jones by 8 points, with 9% of respondents undecided. The poll also found higher interest levels than from either of the previous two rounds of primary voting. More than 90% of respondents said they were “definitely likely” to show up to vote, which is 5-7% higher than surveys from the first round […]

  • Hundreds walk Utah boy home from school after bullies shout racial slurs

    MURRAY, Utah — Hundreds gathered to walk a Utah boy home from school after bullies yelled racial slurs at him and left him fearing he would be shot, according to KSTU. Last Thursday, Mateus Romualdo called his mother after he walked home from Viewmont Elementary School. His mother, Heather Romauldo, said he was frantic. “He was walking home from school last Thursday when a car full of teenagers drove by repeatedly yelling a racial slur at him,” Romauldo said. “He felt very […]

  • Police say Decatur man tried to hire “hitmen” to kidnap two women

    DECATUR, Ala. – The FBI and Decatur Police have arrested a Decatur man who they say tried to hire “hitmen,” who were actually undercover agents, to kidnap two women. Brian Boersma has been arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit murder, conspiracy to commit kidnapping, and conspiracy to commit human trafficking, Decatur Police say. According to a release from Decatur Police, they began a joint investigation with the FBI in October. They say Boersma met with two undercover agents, who […]

  • Amazon is building another HQ complete with 50k new jobs, and Huntsville will throw its hat in the ring

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The City of Huntsville will submit a proposal to bring Amazon’s newest headquarters to the Rocket City, a spokesperson confirms. City officials won’t reveal details about their application, aside from confirming they will submit one. Amazon says the second corporate headquarters will hire as many as 50,000 new full-time employees, with an average total compensation exceeding $100,000. The project will have more than $5 billion in capital expenditures, according to the company. However, the company has issued guidelines […]

  • Defending the Despised: How defense attorneys justify and cope with representing some of the most reviled among us

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala – Two Huntsville defense attorneys, Bruce Gardner and Robert Tuten, have represented several of the most reviled defendants in Madison County over the past several years. The work doesn’t make them popular, but they both see their roles as essential to safeguarding the Constitution and the rights guaranteed to all U.S. defendants. “The public generally reviles you for thinking that those kind of people need any kind of defense, at all. Let alone a fair trial,” Gardner told WHNT […]

  • Madison mayor’s wife pleads guilty to DUI, avoids jail time for driving 103 mph on the interstate

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Madison Mayor Paul Finley’s wife, Julie Finley, pleaded guilty to DUI on Wednesday. She also faced a Reckless Driving charge, which was dismissed as part of the plea agreement. Madison County District Attorney Rob Broussard confirmed details to WHNT News 19, saying Finley faced 180 days in jail as part of the plea deal, but that sentence was suspended for two years while she will be on probation. That means she will not serve jail time unless […]

  • Governor Kay Ivey gives update on Alabama here in Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Governor Kay Ivey visited Huntsville to give an update on the state at the VBC North Hall. You can watch in full here. Story to come.

  • WATCH: Update from prosecutors on college basketball corruption probe that includes an Auburn assistant coach

    NEW YORK, NY – Prosecutors from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York gave an update on fraud and corruption charges against college basketball coaches, including an assistant from Auburn. You can watch the whole thing here.

  • Vice President Mike Pence visits NASA on Redstone Arsenal

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. – Vice President Mike Pence flew to Redstone Arsenal on Monday, with plans to meet with leaders at NASA and discuss the space program. En route to @NASA_Marshall w/ @Robert_Aderholt, Natl Space Council ED Scott Pace & policy dir. Daris Meeks to discuss space program. #VPinAL pic.twitter.com/ugx3MaUGdt — Vice President Pence (@VP) September 25, 2017 The ISS He got the chance at Marshall Space Flight Center to speak with three astronauts on the International Space Station. "Literally […]

  • Pastor charged, accused of refusing to report sexual abuse by former sheriff’s investigator

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Police arrested Michael Walker, 51, saying an alleged victim of sexual abuse went to Walker with their claims, and he refused to notify law enforcement or Department of Human Resources (DHR). The alleged abuse led to the arrest of former Madison County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Roland Campos, who resigned just before he was charged with the sex crime. Campos is the third member of his family arrested and charged with sex crimes against children. His son is […]

  • Two men arrested, charged for over 100 Huntsville car break-ins

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Police say they have arrested Christopher Stolz, 36, and Justin Benjamin, 23, in connection with over 100 Huntsville car break-ins. Police say they caught Stolz attempting to break into a car, but after a follow-up investigation, they say he admitted to committing over 100 Huntsville break-ins. Benjamin was also involved, according to police. He has also been arrested and charged. Police say investigators closed break-in cases in the areas of Sanhurst, Mt. Gap, English Village, Old Gurley […]

  • Huntsville defense contractor ordered to pay back hundreds of thousands of dollars for defrauding NASA, Department of Defense

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. –  Scientic Inc. has admitted defrauding the Department of Defense (DoD) and NASA by making false statements in order to get research contracts. Scientic pleaded guilty in the case. Last week, a federal judge ordered the company to repay the full contracts from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) and NASA. The contracts totaled $250,000, all of which must be paid back along with a $30,000 fine. Judge Abdul Kallon also placed the company on three years’ probation. “Bringing […]