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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
  • (Photo: Eric Schultz/The Huntsville Times)

    Fire Chief: White substance in Big Spring Park water was latex paint

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The city’s fire chief said a milky white substance found in the water at Big Spring Park on Saturday was latex (water-based) paint. The water is clear today. Over the weekend, Eric Schultz, a photographer with The Huntsville Times/Al.com, noticed the substance on Saturday evening while taking pictures.  He  called the Huntsville Fire Department. Schultz said it was flowing into the Indian Creek canal around 7:30 p.m. The fire department called in the hazardous materials unit to […]

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    WGN’s “Manhattan” series premiere to scintillate viewers with science, secrets & sex

    CATCH AN ENCORE PRESENTATION OF THE “MANHATTAN” PREMIERE IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING WHNT NEWS 19 SUNDAY EVENING  AT 10:00 P.M. HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – In a market like Huntsville — the ‘Rocket City’ itself, home to Redstone Arsenal and the birth place of the space program — military defense and aerospace technology inherently run through our collective veins. A series like “Manhattan” may certainly have a viewership advantage in a place with 20,000 plus engineering degree-holders where your neighbor could easily be an actual rocket scientist. But my experience […]

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    Clock ticking for owners to remove Kildare Mansion fence, city not backing down

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The owners of one of Huntsville’s most iconic historic buildings continue to plead with city council members to restart negotiations over their fence that must be moved by September 8th. Thursday evening during the Huntsville City Council regular meeting the owners of the Queen Anne castle-style architecture of the former McCormick Estate on Kildare Street, also known as Kildare Mansion in north Huntsville asked for more time to come to an agreement. But Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle […]

  • Brett Naff awaits sentencing (Photo: David Wood, WHNT)

    Former Country Day School teacher sentenced to 20 years in prison

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A former teacher at Country Day School has been sentenced for his conviction on two counts of sodomy. Madison County Circuit Judge Ruth Ann Hall sentenced Naff to 20 years on each count to run concurrently.  Naff must also pay $5,000 in addition to restitution to victims.  He must also register as a sex offender.  Naff will serve 20 years because the sentence does not allow for parole. A large crowd attended the sentencing — so many people […]

  • Tall grass and overgrown vines surround this foreclosed home on Round Top Drive in Monrovia (Photo: David Wood)

    Taking Action: Monrovia man wants foreclosed property cleaned up

    MONROVIA, Ala. (WHNT) – Shane Hall lives just at the entrance to Monrovia Meadows subdivision on Round Top Drive. Hall says he has seen the property directly across the street go from an empty lot, to a newly constructed home in 2005, to a foreclosed house he says hasn’t been touched in 2 years. That’s also how long Hall has been trying deal with  what he says has become a public nuisance. “I look at this house and there are […]

  • No Smoking sign just outside Huntsville Hospital (Photo: David Wood)

    Taking Action: answers on hospital cigarette litter quandary

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville Hospital has been a tobacco-free campus since February 2013. A viewer emailed us with a concern, but this time it wasn’t about the smoke – rather the litter ‘off-campus’ smokers are leaving behind. Alisha Hawkins says Sunday she was shocked at the amount of cigarette butts strewn all over the place just outside hospital property on the city right-of-way. Hawkins says she thinks it horrible that the hospital is trying to do something healthy for […]

  • Shakalaka Trampoline Arena (Photo: David Wood)

    Shakalaka Trampoline Arena Now Open in Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – I believe the phrase ‘BOOM, Shakalaka’ would be absolutely appropriate here. After months of intense anticipation north Alabama’s first trampoline arena opened to the public Tuesday evening. The 26,000-square-foot trampoline arena in the Huntsville West Shopping Center was originally slated to open in April, but was stalled because of construction delays. The wait, Huntsville friends, is over. Thousands of square feet of trampolines, dunk basketball hoops, Olympic foam pits and slack lines? The arena is like an adrenaline […]

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    Science & Engineering Services adding 450 jobs in Huntsville

    (WHNT) – Governor Robert Bentley announced another economic development for the state on Tuesday.  This time, it impacts the Tennessee Valley. Science and Engineering Services, LLC, or SES, will be adding 450 jobs in Huntsville. It’s part of a $70 million expansion of it’s manufacturing operations.  The jobs will be added over a five-year period. The announcement was made at the Farnborough International Air Show Tuesday after a meeting with Governor Robert Bentley, SES company officials, Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield, […]

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    KidsAndCars.org launches White House petition drive to prevent needless child deaths in hot vehicles

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – KidsAndCars.org launched a “We the People” petition drive today on the White House petition website. The petition will push the Obama Administration to authorize the U.S. Department of Transportation to provide funding for research and development of innovative technology to detect a child left alone in the rear seat of a vehicle. In the past 20 years more than 670 U.S. children have died in hot cars. Already in 2014 at least 17 children have died […]

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    Police Investigate possible theft by former employee of Habitat for Humanity of Athens-Limestone Co.

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Police are investigating a possible theft of funds by a former employee of Habitat for Humanity of Athens-Limestone County. “We are investigating a possible theft and possibly some other activity but that’s all I can say at this time,” Athens Police Chief Floyd Johnson told WHNT News 19. Chief Johnson declined to name the suspect or to disclose the amount of the theft, saying investigators are still looking at records. Executive Director Amanda Garlen discovered the questionable activity at Habitat. […]

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    Both sides of the fence: Huntsville council revokes Kildare Mansion license for privacy structure

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The Huntsville city council has revoked the license allowing the owner of the Kildare Estate mansion to build a fence around his property. The vote passed 3-0 with an abstention from councilman Will Culver. “I had requested several continuances of this item in an effort to work out an agreement with Mr. Wright regarding an amended license agreement with a reduced size fence and those negotiations came to an end today when I was notified by his attorney […]

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    Scottsboro First Monday trade days on last leg? Vendors ask questions, we take action

    SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (WHNT) – First Monday trade days have been a tradition for more than one hundred years in Scottsboro. But declining numbers of vendors and visitors has seen its prominence fall in recent years. A vendor recently emailed and asked WHNT News 19 to look into his claim that local government no longer supports first Mondays as it had in the past.  So we decided to take action to find answers. “Y’all see anything you like, everything is very […]