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David Wood was the recipient of the Alabama Associated Press Stan Tarilton Photographer award for two consecutive years and most recently became a four-time Emmy award winning Videojournalist.
David is a Huntsville native and a graduate of Decatur's Austin High School and UAHuntsville. He has been with WHNT News 19 since 2007.

David was highly involved in community theater in middle school, high school and college and loves the art of storytelling.

With his career as a "one-man-band" videojournalist; interviewing, writing, editing and reporting, it's David's job every day to artfully marry captivating imagery with the written word.

David enjoys spending time outdoors with his daughter, Isabella. He also likes still photography and LOVES a good movie.

A big jokester and impersonator around the station, David likes to inject a bit of jest, humor and creativity into his reports whenever possible.

From the serious to the silly, you can see what David had up his sleeve next on WHNT News 19 weekdays at 5:00, 6:00 and 6:30.

Recent Articles
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    Buckle up, Huntsville: Wing Ding 37 to rumble into the Rocket City Sept. 3

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Get ready for the rumble. The 37th Honda Gold Wing Convention, aptly dubbed ‘Wing Ding’ will make their Rocket City Road Trip September 3rd through 6th. This week we spoke to local visitor bureau leaders about the impact we can expect as tens of thousands of biking enthusiasts take over the Von Braun Center and downtown Huntsville. Since their visit in 1998, the Huntsville Convention and Visitors Bureau has been working hard to recruit the Honda Gold Wing Convention back […]

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    J.F. Drake State Community & Technical College poised to see major growth

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – J.F. Drake State Community and Technical College is poised to enjoy some major growth and program expansion in the next few years.  That growth will translate to even more successful graduates making their mark in our community. School President Helen McAlpine said she often hears from visitors that Drake State is the area’s best kept secret. “We took it as a compliment but also as an indictment,” McAlpine admitted. Many don’t realize the strides Drake is making […]

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    Huntsville Restaurant Week 2015 kicks off August 14 with 10 days of deals

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Ten tasty days of Huntsville/Madison County restaurant deals. That’s Huntsville Restaurant Week in a nutshell, and today the Huntsville/Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) along with city and county officials unveiled all of the details for the fourth annual event. Taking place August 14-23, 2015, Huntsville Restaurant Week is the perfect time to discover local fare and revisit old favorites while enjoying discounted prices. Over 50 local eateries are participating with special deals, making this the […]

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    Another new retail development coming to Winchester Road area in Madison County

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – In Madison County there’s been a lot of movement and some major announcements in the area of Winchester and Homer Nance Roads lately. Now, something else is coming down the pike. As if a Super Wal-Mart wasn’t enough, there’s about to be even more retail options for folks in northeast Madison County. Crunkleton & Associates is announcing a new shopping center, named Winchester Commons — A 8,800 square foot development, next to the CVS and across the street from […]

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    Huntsville Fire & Rescue crews honored with Life Saving award

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Just before midnight on January 17, 2015, Huntsville Fire & Rescue responded to a house on Nadina Drive.  Fire crews from south Huntsville Station 14 rescued a man trapped inside. Tuesday, the men got the recognition they deserve. “It certainly changed the way I look at life,” said survivor Keith Campbell as he choked back tears of gratitude. Keith and his parents, Walter and Evelyn Campbell, met with the men of Station 14 face-to-face on Tuesday to […]

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    It may be Christmas until Priceville High students get inside their new Bethel Road school

    MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Students and staff at Priceville High School have been looking forward to a new building since construction started on their future home last April. And it looks like they’ll still be waiting when the new school year starts. Out in front of the future home of the Priceville High bulldogs on Bethel Road, a sign boasts, ‘Opening Fall 2015.’ Well unfortunately, Morgan County School Superintendent Bill Hopkins says that’s not going to happen. He says what amounts to two full months of nasty, wet […]

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    Lowe Mill’s Happy Tummy to expand to Huntsville Botanical Garden in August

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Happy Tummy is celebrating their 7th anniversary at Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment this week. What a fitting time to announce they will soon be expanding their gastronomic delights to a second Huntsville location. The eatery announced the growth earlier this week on Facebook: The artsy types who have patronized Happy Tummy for almost the past decade likely can’t imagine a home for the sandwich shop anywhere else. But owner Catherine Shearer explains, it’s less like […]

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    2 Huntsville Hospital Health System facilities honored in U.S. News & World Report

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – In their ‘Best Regional Hospitals’ write-up, U.S. News & World Report has ranked two Huntsville Hospital System hospitals among the best in Alabama. The top spot went to University Hospital in Birmingham. The number 2 ranking was awarded to Huntsville Hospital.  Survey data for the latest year available shows that 124,873 patients visited the hospital’s emergency room. The hospital had a total of 42,447 admissions. Its physicians performed 14,156 inpatient and 22,087 outpatient surgeries. The report ranked […]

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    Madison Co. drug agents arrest 3 Detroit natives for busing oxycodone to Huntsville area

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Three Detroit natives are realizing $20,000 worth of illegal narcotics on a bus is not such a good idea. The Madison County Sheriff’s Office arrested three men from Detroit on Monday after a traffic stop near Jordan Lane. They were found with about 550 oxycodone pills. Drug agents arrested 23-year-old Kele Rucker who was charged only with second-degree possession of marijuana and was released Monday on $500 bond. Patrick Jeffery Johnson, 21, of Detroit is charged […]

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    ‘Never forget:’ a simple roadside vigil & a little American muscle equals big impact

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville retired U.S. Army Veteran Bill Binkley has a passion for American Muscle. After 30 year in the military, retiring from the Civil Service 2 years ago, he certainly has plenty passion for our country, too. Binkley is a member of a local Corvette Club called ‘Vets with Vettes.’ Cruising around in his beautiful yellow sports car seems a fitting way to end his military career. He says this past weekend the group, flags festooned on […]

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    Need $250? Huntsville vintage shop awarding 2 ‘micro-grants’ for worthy art venture, community project

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Whether it’s mod sixties style or a nod to the groovy seventies — from retro to contemporary you can discover some amazing finds at Karma Rags Vintage Store located at Huntsville’s Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment. Speaking of karma, the expert thrift curators at the shop have announced they are accepting applications for 2 ‘micro-grants’ to be awarded to a deserving local artist or community project visionary. That’s 250 unconditional dollars according to the store’s Facebook announcement. […]

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    Heart of the Valley YMCA and Boys & Girls Clubs announce alliance

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Heart of the Valley YMCA and the Boys & Girls Clubs of North Alabama established a new strategic alliance at the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding Friday. “By aligning the missions, visions and resources of our agencies, we believe together we can better solve some of the complex issues facing the youth of our community,” said Jerry Courtney, President of Heart of the Valley YMCA. “Our hope is that our work together will have greater […]


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