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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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    Riverton Elementary students walk to cure diabetes in honor of slain classmate Clayton Chambers

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – After diabetes education sessions provided by the Alabama chapter of JDRF, kindergarten through third graders at Riverton Elementary participated in a ‘Kids Walk to Cure Diabetes’ Friday. Most walks to cure diabetes are just that — fundraising and awareness events — but this walk was special. Every step students took around the Riverton Elementary gym was in memoriam. Students honored 8-year-old classmate Clayton Chambers, who was stabbed to death August 4 at his grandmother’s home before the house […]

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    State Farm’s #URKEYS2DRV Safety Summit drives home importance of vigilance behind the wheel for north Alabama students

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala (WHNT) – This year State Farm Insurance Agency has partnered with Alabama Public Health, Children’s of Alabama, ALDOT, Mothers Against Drunk Driving and Injury Free Coalition for Kids to host teen driver safety summits across the state. The fourth and final event took place Wednesday at Huntsville’s Von Braun Civic Center North Hall. It was clear to see #URKEYS2DRV had a tangible impact on participating students. Of course, distracted driving is only one facet of dangers teens face while behind the wheel. State Farm’s goal is […]

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    Governor presents Limestone County & Athens City Schools with Technology improvement grants

    ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) – Governor Bentley was in Athens Tuesday to award that school system and Limestone County Schools with grants to further their respective technology programs. Students from both systems gave Bentley a warm welcome at the Athens Public Library today. Even youngsters understand the gravity of equipping our youth with state-of-the-art tools to make them impactful and successful contributors to the 21st century. Governor Bentley greeted student leaders from sister school systems and introduced himself individually. Earlier this year both […]

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    Some liken Old Madison Pike’s reopening to a religious experience

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A four-lane expansion, new bridge, sidewalks, and wider lanes: Who wouldn’t be singing praises? Hallelujah! Closed since November 2013, Old Madison Pike between Cummings Research Park and Slaughter Road is finally opened to the motoring, walking and cycling public. In a week absolutely wrought with global holy significance, for folks right here deprived of the ability to travel Old Madison Pike for nearly two years, today was literally like a religious experience. “It is a big day […]

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    Madison Co. Schools pick up slack for Triana students zoned in gray area: You won’t believe how long their bus ride is each day

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – If your child had to spend more than 90 minutes on the bus each day just to get to and from school, you might call that an outrage. About a dozen students and their parents living in Triana just call it a regular Friday. Seventeen years ago when Madison City Schools split into their own district, it left some gray zoning areas on the outskirts of the town of Triana.  Madison went through the Justice […]

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    UPDATE: Madison County investigators release identities of those involved in deadly overnight shooting

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Madison County Sheriff Blake Dorning has released the identities of those involved in the overnight shooting on Brier Ridge Ct. He says deputies arrived at the scene after receiving an emergency call from a child.  They got there and found an 11-year-old girl suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. The girl was rushed to Huntsville Hospital, where she is in intensive care.  We’re told she is expected to survive.  Her name has not […]

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    Legislators explain Alabama education was not ‘robbed’ to fix general fund budget

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Following the passage and signing of Alabama’s 2016 budget, the widely held opinion seems to suggest lawmakers ‘took’ $80 million of use taxes from schools — like legislator stole from schools and educators, students and parents. We spoke to a few legislators who say that’s inaccurate and far more complicated than a blanket statement of, ‘schools lose.’ There has been much banter about the ineffectiveness of our legislature during the budget process: ‘failed attempts,’ or kicking […]

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    Paul Thorn performing benefit concert Friday night for Shoals man battling cancer

    MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. (WHNT) – Two years ago we introduced you to Shoals area photographer and makeup artist Amanda Chapman and her husband Greg. Amanda has an obsession with the most ghoulish ‘holiday’ of the year and gained international attention when she painted herself up as a different character for the entire month of October with her ’31 Days of Halloween’ series. Amanda’s amazing work not only belies her love for Halloween but also her talent as a visual artist. […]

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    Alabama’s new budget: No one really wins but it’s a bandaid for now

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – It took two special sessions, but lawmakers finally passed a budget and Governor Robert Bentley has signed it.  The governor says the $1.7 billion budget isn’t perfect, but said lawmakers made important changes that were needed. It isn't a perfect budget, but we have made impt. changes to the way our state budgets. State agencies will be ready to operate on Oct. 1. — Gov. Robert Bentley (@GovernorBentley) September 17, 2015 Now the question is, which agencies were cut […]

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    North Alabama siblings to share their survival story Thursday on WHNT’s own ‘Steve Harvey’ Show

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – You’ll want to tune in to ‘Steve Harvey’ Thursday Sept. 17 at 4p.m. on WHNT News 19 as local brother and sister duo — Tyler Kimbrell of Russellville and his sister Destiny Hollis of Boaz — share their miraculous story of survival. Tyler saved Destiny’s 11-month-old daughter Breleigh from a devastating car crash in early August, capturing the entire rescue on his cell phone. Kimbrell stepped into action after the car in front of him, which […]

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    Match.com announces Huntsville local as finalist in “MatchMade” Scholarship Contest

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Sydney Huffman, a local Westminster Christian Academy student from Hunstville has been named one of the top three contenders for the second annual MatchMade Scholarship contest. Sydney and the other finalists, who are children of Match.com success couples, are competing for a $50,000 prize towards their college education and the parents of the winner will also win a getaway to Fiji. In August, students between the ages of 5-20 were able to submit a 1-2 minute unique video retelling the […]

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    3 Bobo volunteer firefighters recovering after portion of burning roof collapsed on them

    ARDMORE, Ala. (WHNT) – Three Bobo Fire & Rescue Volunteers were injured while responding to a home on Kyndra Lane in Ardmore Monday night. Firefighters from Bobo, Toney and Hazel Green Volunteer Departments responded to the fire at a home on Kyndra Lane. The fire began in the garage area and spread to the attic, making its way into the house. “We had flames shooting about 30 feet in the air when we got here, through the roof,” says Bobo […]


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