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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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    Google Fiber to Huntsville: Everything you need to know about the Gig City announcement

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – City leaders and Google representatives announced Monday morning that Google Fiber will bring its service to Huntsville. The announcement ends years of searching for an internet provider to help the city accomplish Mayor Tommy Battle’s goal of ensuring all citizens have access to gigabit internet. WHNT News 19 broke this report as soon as the announcement began, complete with all the information below. Quick Facts: Gigabit internet offers speeds up to 100x traditional broadband The first […]

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    Jeb Bush suspends presidential campaign following South Carolina primary

    (WHNT) – Jeb Bush told an audience in South Carolina that he is suspending his campaign for the presidency. Early returns had Bush polling in the single-digits in the South Carolina primary. Bush entered the day with just 4 delegates committed to him, compared to Donald Trump who had 55, Ted Cruz who had 11, and Marco Rubio who had 10. Shortly after polls closed, both the AP and CBS News called the South Carolina primary for Donald Trump.

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    CBS News projects Donald Trump will win GOP South Carolina primary

    (CBS News) – Both CBS News and the Associated Press have called the South Carolina primary for Donald Trump. Counties are still in the earliest phases of counting the votes, so it will take hours before all the margins are solidified. Of particular interest is how the field beneath Trump will pan out with Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio both competing strongly for momentum in early returns.

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    CBS News calls Nevada caucuses for Hillary Clinton

    (CBS NEWS) – An official projection has been issued by CBS News: Hillary Clinton will win the Nevada caucuses. The Associated Press has also called the caucuses for Clinton. Bernie Sanders hoped to build momentum in Nevada, after a big win in New Hampshire, while the Clinton campaign looked to build up a head of steam before the South Carolina primaries, which Democrats hold on February 27th. County totals are still coming in from Nevada, so there’s no margin of […]

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    Why Apple may have the sympathy of Huntsville contractors, data security experts

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) –  Investigators are missing some key evidence in the December terrorist attack that left 14 people dead at a San Bernardino health facility, and they’ve turned Apple to help them recover it. A federal judge has mandated Apple to build a tool to circumvent encryption of a cell phone belonging to one of the attackers. Apple says not so fast. They’re balking at the order to build a new system that would allow investigators to get around […]

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    Redstone Arsenal gains FBI lab that “changed the war on terror,” poised to become major FBI hub

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (WHNT) – In the wake of the Boston bombing, the FBI’s Terrorist Explosive Devices Analytical Center, also known as TEDAC, deployed experts to analyze the carnage. In September 2015, Popular Science described it as a “little-known FBI lab” that “changed the war on terror.” That center has a new home on Redstone Arsenal. "This is a bad day for terrorists." – @SenShelby at Terrorist Explosive Device Analytical Center ribbon cutting. pic.twitter.com/e0yxP2Kw8c — David Kumbroch WHNT (@davidknews) February […]

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    How Supreme Court ties could impact Alabama, including on big issues like abortion rights

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – It feels like you can see Washington churn from Huntsville. “I think Obama is probably going to nominate somebody in pretty short order,” Attorney Jake Watson says, “And then there’s probably going to be a big fight in the Senate, whether or not that person will be confirmed.” So from the White House to the Senate chambers, Watson assesses, “There’s going to be a lot of tension on the periphery of the court.” The court itself […]

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    Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia dead at 79, according to multiple reports

    (WHNT) – Multiple sources in Texas report that Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has passed away at age 79. Scalia carried a strongly conservative record during his time on the court. He championed a philosophy called “originalism,” meaning he interprets the constitution based on how he interprets the original authors would have intended when the document was written. He was appointed by Ronald Reagan on September 26, 1986. Reports say Scalia was found dead of natural causes. President Obama would […]

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    Controlled burn creates large smoke plume on Redstone Arsenal

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (WHNT) – An official with Huntsville Fire tells WHNT News 19 that the large smoke plume coming from Redstone Arsenal is the result of a controlled burn. It’s a planned burn conducted by the Natural Resources Branch of the Environmental Management Division, according to Chris Colster, spokesman for Redstone Arsenal. “The purpose of this prescribed burn is for hazard reduction on open range lands,” said Colster. “The burn will be within open grass fields on Test Area […]

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    New community storm shelter on the way for Madison County

    OWENS CROSS ROADS, Ala. (WHNT) – The Madison County Commission approved a contract with Supercell Shelters to build one for the community in District 3. District 3 Commissioner Eddie Sisk tells us, “It’s something that I’ve worked out with the town of Owens Cross Roads. They’re letting me have the land to put the storm shelter on.” The funding comes from District 3 discretionary funds. They’ve got a busy spot to put it, right off Highway 431 next to the […]

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    What the proposed NASA FY17 budget means for Marshall Space Flight Center

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (WHNT) -The president’s FY17 budget request is out, and it allots $19 billion for NASA. Marshall Space Flight Center Director Todd May says of the number, “This is a tremendous signal of national support.” The number is a touch under the active budget of $19.3 billion, but FY15 only had $18 billion allocated. As for Huntsville specifically, May says, “Marshall’s proposed budget is roughly $2.1 billion, which is consistent with the administration’s commitment over the last several […]

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    Ban the Box: Will the social justice effort reach Huntsville?

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – “Ban the Box” describes the national movement to eliminate the checkbox on job applications asking about criminal history or convictions. The mayor of Birmingham banned the box for municipal jobs last week. Social justice advocates say eliminating the box on job applications that asks about criminal convictions can help people re-integrate from incarceration into the workforce. It’s meant to help keep them from re-offending. Birmingham’s mayor used executive order to Ban the Box for municipal jobs […]


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