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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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    Would you ditch Black Friday to support ‘Buy Nothing Day?’

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – When the buzz of turkey carvers silence and the unmistakable sounds of canned cranberry sauce sloshing from aluminum have hushed — a new cacophony emerges right on cue every holiday season. The whirring of blowout coupons as they’re unsurreptitiously snipped from sale circulars, the building, boding crescendo of clamoring crowds and overnight campers — the chaos of unbridled, unabashed American consumerism — music to the ears of some, a symphony of eye-rolling for others. For all you dads, husbands, boyfriends […]

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    Compulsive holiday debting: Something to think about

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – While sitting around with my family this past weekend, we got into a very lively discussion about Christmas presents and the upcoming gifting season. Actually, it was a lot less about making lists and getting requests in, than it was a consideration of this decidedly American pattern we all seem to fall into: gift or bust. Cousins, nieces, nephews, grandparents, step-moms and dads; I have a big family. One whose sheer numbers can bring on quite […]

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    ‘Big Stone Gap’ movie opens this weekend in Huntsville with local star Erika Coleman

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – For 23-year old year old actress Erika Coleman, is wasn’t the notion of going toe-to-toe with Ashley Judd, Jenna Elfman or even the Oscar, Emmy, Tony, Grammy-winner Whoopi Goldberg that she was concerned about. “I just wanted to be a part of great movie my family and friends would want to go and see. I wanted to be a part of a movie that doesn’t rely on gratuitous violence, sex or foul-language,” added Erika. Now she’s no […]

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    Various states refuse Syrian refugees: legitimate precaution or political posturing?

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) –  In the aftermath of Friday’s attacks in Paris, several U.S. governors are threatening to block efforts to allow Syrian refugees into their states. Monday governors in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana  joined their Michigan and Alabama counterparts in such refusals to accept those fleeing war-torn Syria. Nearly 130 people died in the coordinated attacks in Paris, and at least one of the attackers was found to have a Syrian passport. The alleged mastermind behind the attacks, Abdelhamid Abaaoud, is […]

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    Saluting our heroes: Hall of Heroes Inductee Douglas Nayman

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – New Market native Douglas Nayman earned a Bronze Star Medal with valor device and a Purple Heart for heroism in connection with military operations against a hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam. Specialist 4 Nayman distinguished himself by heroic actions while serving as a grenadier in the 3rd Platoon, Company A, 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry on March 12, 1967. On this date, Company A was engaged in a search and destroy an operation near […]

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    Saluting Our Heroes: Hall of Heroes Inductee Adrian Erckenbrack

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Retired Army Lieutenant Colonel and Washington State native Adrian Erckenbrack’s military career has spanned decades and taken him everywhere from Berlin, Germany at the height of the Cold War, to Bosnia, Kosovo, to his capacity as an A-Team Green Beret Leader during the Desert Shield/Desert Storm conflicts, to Capitol Hill and the Pentagon. Erckenbrack would later serve under Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld as a legislative liaison between U.S. Special Operations Command and Senate & […]

  • Richard Goldsmith

    Saluting Our Heroes: Hall of Heroes Inductee Richard Goldsmith

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – California-born West Point graduate Richard Goldsmith has called Madison County home for 6 years. But military legacy has taken him everywhere from Germany to Kansas to Texas. “My father was in the Army and I always knew I wanted to be a soldier and that’s why I wound up all over the place. But now I’m going say I’m an Alabamian and we’re not planning on going any place else — we don’t have a professional […]

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    Decatur Police officers to don ‘No-shave November’ beards to support cancer patient Officer Josh Driggers

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – In April, Decatur Police implemented a new sick leave policy in response to the force wanting to help one of their own. Officer Joshua Driggers was recovering from surgery to have a brain tumor removed.  Due to his illness, he has been unable to work. So, his fellow officers have been voluntarily working his shifts so he can still get paid.  Many of them have done it, including the police chief. The new sick leave policy allowed them […]

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    Saluting Our Heroes: Hall of Heroes Inductee Malcolm Brown

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Chicago-born Malcolm Brown joined the Army from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and served in multiple overseas assignments over 20 years. The Vietnam War Veteran retired from service in 1989. Brown was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for heroism while participating in aerial flight as evidenced by voluntary actions above and beyond the call of duty. While friendly ground forces were being assaulted from three different directions, Brown boldly reacted by flying his aircraft at tree-top level to […]

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    Bryson Strong: DeKalb County teen amputee on inspiring mission to compete again

    DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – “Bad things that happen in your life don’t have to define who you will be. You can make a choice to be a winner in life.” When Bryson Richey spoke those words to his classmates in May during his 6th grade graduation from Plainview, he had no idea how important it would be to take his own advice in just two short months. The DeKalb County teen is the definition of an all-American boy. Active […]

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    Investigator: Co-defendant in St. Clair Lane murders said “I’m glad you caught me when you did”

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – More details of a family killing that claimed the lives of five people, including an unborn child, were spelled out in court Thursday during a preliminary hearing for Rhonda Carlson.  She is accused of helping co-defendant and husband Christopher Henderson in the murders. Rhonda Carlson is charged with capital murder in the Aug. 4 killing of Kristen Henderson, Christopher Henderson’s 9-months-pregnant wife, and their unborn child, along with her 8-year-old son, her mother and her 1-year-old nephew. […]

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    Nov. 16-23: Huntsville opens collection sites for world’s largest Christmas project

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — This month, locations in the Huntsville area will serve as collection sites for Operation Christmas Child—the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind. The annual Samaritan’s Purse project is a favorite of many Huntsville residents, families, churches and groups who spread joy to millions of children around the world by filling shoeboxes with a “Wow!” item—like a doll or soccer ball—other fun toys, school supplies, hygiene items and notes of encouragement. “Through the simple act of filling […]


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