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.
My time in Montgomery set me up for another promotion within our company. My next move was to Lake Charles, Louisiana as the News Director 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.
In August of 2006, I had the opportunity to come home. I jumped at the chance to return to north Alabama and work for WHNT News 19. I enjoy being part of this area, telling stories from our community and hopefully helping make a difference. If you have any comments or story ideas you’d like to pass along, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also follow me on Twitter @davidwhnt.