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Home Sweet Home. I am fortunate to be able to work with a great news team in the area I grew up in. As a Decatur native, I attended Austin High School before my college days at Auburn University.

After graduating from Auburn, I cut my teeth in broadcasting at WSFA in Montgomery. After starting as a sports intern, I moved into a role editing video and writing for newscasts. From there, I started down the producer path. During my 7 years in Montgomery, I produced news for all newscasts and eventually received a promotion to Executive Producer. While in Montgomery, I had the opportunity to play a role in covering several big stories, including Hurricane Ivan, opening of the Rosa Parks Museum and the funeral for former Governor George Wallace.

My time in Montgomery set me up for another promotion within our company. My next move was to Lake Charles, Louisiana for the News Director job at KPLC. While my stay in Louisiana was only about 2 years, I was exposed to the great culture of southwest Louisiana and witnessed the devastating impact Mother Nature can bring to coastal communities. Hurricane Katrina pounded our neighbors to the east and the Lake Charles area took a direct hit from Hurricane Rita. The one thing that stood out the most was the resiliency of the people. The spirit of southwest Louisiana to rebuild and move forward was inspiring.

In August of 2006, I had the opportunity to return home. I jumped at the chance to return to north Alabama and come to work for WHNT News 19. I enjoy being part of this area, telling stories from our community and hopefully helping to make a difference. Whether it’s severe weather coverage, politics (debates/election coverage), community events or sports, we strive to bring you the best coverage in the Tennessee Valley. If you have any comments or story ideas you’d like to pass along, feel free to email me at david.williams@whnt.com. You can also follow me on Twitter @davidwhnt.

On the personal side, I’m the proud father of two, I attend as many Auburn football games as my schedule allows and I play an active role in Leadership Huntsville-Madison County (L-26 graduate).


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    Auburn Fans Rally for Monday’s BCS Championship: Photo Gallery

    LOS ANGELES (WHNT) – Auburn Tiger fans gathered at LA Live for a special edition of the radio show Tiger Talk and an evening pep rally Sunday. An estimated 2,500 fans got together to hear from host Rod Bramblett and several former Auburn greats like Stan White, Ben Leard and Reggie Slack. The biggest applause early on came when highlights from the 2013 season were played on a huge outdoor screen at LA Live. LA Live is located next door […]

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    BCS Championship: Malzahn News Conference Photo Gallery

    NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (WHNT)- Auburn Head Coach Gus Malzahn addressed members of the media Sunday morning.   This was the final time he’ll face the cameras before Monday’s BCS National Championship Game.     Malzahn answered a variety of questions from how Auburn plans to attack Florida State and how many trick plays he plans to call.    Malzahn said he hoped to keep FSU off balance and quote, “A lot of people say we run trick plays, but we call them special plays.  The bottom line is to […]

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    UPDATE: Victim’s Names Released in Deadly Wreck

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Alabama State Troopers released the names of those killed in an overnight wreck.   Daniel Hose, 22 of Athens and Jonathen Jolley, 23 of Harvest died. The wreck happened about 3 a.m. near the intersection of Jeff Road and Mystic Arbor Drive. Emergency personnel tell WHNT News 19 the vehicle the two men were in clipped a tree.  Both were ejected from the vehicle.

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    Christian Women’s Job Corps of Madison County Holds Ribbon Cutting

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – A special day Thursday for the Christian Women’s Job Corps of Madison County.    The organization and several community leaders held a ribbon-cutting for its new offices at the First Baptist Church location in Huntsville. The new space will be used for job readiness classes, computer instruction and a career clothes closet for students to shop for a work wardrobe.  The Christian Women’s Job Corps also has offices at Union Hill Primitive Baptist Church and The […]

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    LifeSouth Issues Emergency Appeal For Blood Donations

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The winter weather conditions hitting the south are expected to further impact a blood shortage across the area.    Galen Unold, director of donor recruitment and retention with LifeSouth Community Blood Centers, says the cold front and snow will mean blood drives in many affected communities could be canceled.  Unold says all blood types are needed, but blood types AB-positive and negative, and O-negative are in shortest supply.  He said all the LifeSouth donor centers expect to be open […]

  • WHNT News 19 & The Huntsville Times To Host Debate With District 5 GOP Candidates

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