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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
  • Periscope, a free app that works along with Twitter, allows a user to broadcast live to followers from anywhere in the world.

    New ‘Periscope’ app soars in popularity, allowing users to live broadcast whatever they choose to the world

    (WHNT) – A new livestream broadcast app called ‘Periscope’ has quickly landed a spot on the U.S. iPhone Top 30 chart. Downloads and usership are increasing by leaps and bounds daily. The free app, owned by Twitter, allows users to begin a live broadcast of whatever they choose.  Users all over the world could jump from a stream of someone bathing their guinea pig in Minnesota, to a protest in Egypt. For now, the app is just available for iOS. […]

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    Birds of a feather fascinate book worms at the Madison County Public Library

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A pair of red-tailed hawks have made their home at the downtown branch of the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library, and they’ve caused quite a stir among staff and patrons. Visitors can view the nest through a window on the third floor in the Special Collections Department. Library personnel also have set up HawkCam to offer 24-hour viewing of their fine feathered friends. The image automatically updates every few seconds. To view hawk photos taken by staff and […]

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    Former A&M star kicker Chance Wilson dead at 25

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – When a healthy, athletic young person goes before their time, it’s one of the most difficult situations a family can go through. Former Alabama A&M University kicker Chance Wilson was found dead over the weekend in Huntsville. Monday WHNT News 19 spoke to Wilson’s uncle about the void left behind by a guy who he says considered everyone family. “Chance, going to Buckhorn High School, of course grew up here. Chance was the guy who, you know, if they’d had a […]

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    Drake State preparing the next generation of ‘cyber warriors’

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – On March 19, Drake State Technical college hosted its annual Cyber Security Conference; students are focusing on cyber security as a viable career path. “Ordinary industry things that we take for granted; that we never realize can be easily hacked into. So the need for cyber security ‘warriors,’ people who have developed expertise in breaking through the networks and finding out how people can hack in and then build defenses for that, is becoming increasingly critical.” […]

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    Disturbing Twitter trend #cuts4Zayn emerges as fans unhealthfully mourn boy band departure

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Beatles disband and we cried; Zayn Malik of One Direction announces he’s leaving the global boy band sensation and teens carve his name into their arms and tweet the self-mutilation pictures. My 11-year-old daughter has been to a 1D concert; she’s had the dozens of posters festooned all over her room. But as craze phases go, I’ve never been more proud to say she’s now a kid who now snickers at One Direction fans and […]

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    Wanted: Pennsylvania Troopers seek murder suspect last tracked to Athens Motel

    ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) – Pennsylvania State Troopers are looking for murder suspect Randy Allen Herman after his girlfriend was found shot in the head. They last tracked him to a motel in Alabama. Pennsylvania authorities say Randy Herman is wanted for the death of 50-year-old Gail Monahan whose body was found at her home in February. Investigators confirmed that Herman checked into an Athens motel on February 10. Police say Herman is operating a maroon 2011 Ford Ranger pickup bearing Pennsylvania registration plate. Authorities […]

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    Huntsville Rabbi receives national recognition as an ‘inspiration’

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – 34-year-old Rabbi Elizabeth Bahar has a lot on her Seder Plate. In addition to leading the Temple B’nai Sholom on Lincoln Street in Huntsville, she’s the mother of 2 and has one more one the way. There’s not much that surprises the rabbi, which is why she says she was certainly taken aback when a friend gave her a call Monday about a distinction she had yet to learn about. “‘Congratulations, mazal tov,’ and I was listening […]

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    The diabetic lament: Why is insulin so expensive?

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Are you rolling pennies to afford your medications? There are generic or low-cost options for many of them, but not for insulin. So why does the drug cost an arm and a leg? The answer may not help, but it’s simple: Economics 101. “There’s a monopoly because of supply and demand. You don’t have very many options,” says Dr. Sally Chu of Crestwood Family Practice in Madison. “There’s only one particular company that really makes it, and you need it. So it’s […]

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    Rocketry time capsule opened by builder 55 years later to celebrate milestone for UAH Propulsion Research Center

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – UAH’s Propulsion Research Center is preparing for its 25th anniversary next year, and the experimental roots of its faculty run even deeper. In 1956, 16-year-old Jimmy Blackmon did a very unusual thing for that time. He built a rocket from scratch in the basement of his home in Charlotte, N.C., predating even the well-known Homer Hickam and the Rocket Boys.   The resulting news coverage got him on the radar screen of the nation’s number 1 […]

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    Stress may partly explain worse heart attack recovery in middle-aged women

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Stress may partly explain why young and middle-aged women have a worse recovery after suffering heart attacks, according to new research published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation. Although 35,000 women under age 65 experience heart attack each year in the United States, there’s not much data on psychosocial characteristics and recovery outcomes of young and middle-aged women. “Our study found a significantly higher level of mental stress in women 18-55 years old with heart attack compared to […]

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    Huntsville Police K-9 Unit honored for superb street success

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Huntsville Police Department has had a K-9 unit since the early 60’s, so they’ve had plenty time to hone their crime fighting craft. But the unit has recently been recognized for just how effective they’ve been over the past year, alone. Wednesday at the Huntsville K-9 Training Range on Drake Avenue, we met Apollo. The Belgian Shepherd Malinois is a rookie on the unit, but his counterparts have certainly been hard at work. Last year, Huntsville Police and […]

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    Rocket Republic Brewing Company hosts grand opening in Madison Tuesday night

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – Rocket Republic Brewing Company is about to officially stake its claim in the area craft-brew landscape. Tuesday night marks the grand opening of the Madison brewery and tap-room. Whether it’s a Vapor Trail Cream Ale, a smooth Astronut Brown or a hoppy Mach 1 IPA — you won’t be disappointed in the selection. “If you look at our various beers, there’s something in there for everyone, basically. And what’s nice about this space is that we’ll be able to […]


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