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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
  • WHNT News 19 reporter David Wood laboring on this Labor Day 2014 holiday.

    Laboring on Labor Day: the struggle is real

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Well, it’s Labor Day again. A nice long weekend for most folks to enjoy time outdoors with friends and family. Obviously, not everyone is afforded that luxury. We all know first responders and medical professionals can’t take a rest and, of course, that humble local news reporters are trolling their respective beats looking for that perfect Labor Day angle. Over the years we’ve brought you stories about the history of Labor Day; about folks more than […]

  • Woosical Jr., The Story of Rue, will be featured at the New York New Works Theatre Festival in Times Square on August 27. (PHOTO: David Wood, WHNT)

    Update: Locally produced musical ‘Woosical, Jr.’ advances to New York theater festival semi-finals

    NEW YORK, NY (WHNT) – Three Huntsvillians and a Florence-born, current Huntsville resident have advanced to the semi-finals of a New York theater festival. ‘Woosical, Jr. The Story of Rue’ is taking the New York New Works Theater Festival by storm. The family musical has gone up against some very talented writers and performers in the big apple so far.  “It’s the first time to have an audience, it’s the first time to know what’s going on, you know, how they’re […]

  • This group of enthusiast makes the long haul from all over the Gulf – Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and Florida – for the pilgrimage starting in Mobile, Alabama to the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, KY. (PHOTO: David Wood, WHNT)

    8 miles of muscle: Gulf States Region ‘Corvette Caravan’ makes pit stop in Athens

    ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) – Here a Vette, there a Vette, everywhere a Corvette. More horsepower than you can shake a Limestone County stick at — 8 miles of pure, unadulterated American muscle. The Gulf States Region Caravan of nearly 300 rolled through Athens Wednesday on a pilgrimage to the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky. It’s part of a 29 region journey by thousands of Corvette enthusiasts. “Not only is the car incredible itself and the value you get […]

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    Municipal apathy: Are you involved enough in local political process?

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – ‘Polls opened bright and early’ seems almost too grandiose a preamble to describe what will undoubtedly be nonexistent droves of excited, engaged voters chomping at the bit to submit their municipal ballots in Huntsville Tuesday. An uneducated electorate; low turnout; municipal apathy — these, ladies and gentlemen, are not news. Each election cycle we effort reports regarding voter turnout as if we will be surprised by the dismal numbers we will inevitably obtain. But it’s not […]

  • 20-year-old Caitlyn Dover of Ardmore took this photo of what she says is a burning cross Thursday night on Highway 251 south. (PHOTO: Caitlyn Dover)

    Alabama, burning? Ardmore woman says she spots ‘burning cross’ in front yard

    ARDMORE, Ala. (WHNT) – As racial tensions still smoldering in Ferguson, Missouri continue to reverberate through the entire country, a North Alabama woman says she saw a flaming symbol of intolerance way too close to home for her comfort. An Ardmore woman says she spotted a burning cross in plain sight on a well-traveled highway. She says only 18 miles from the birthplace of the Ku Klux Klan in Pulaski, Tenn., unfortunately the sight is not as farfetched as most […]

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    Compromised by hospital hack? What to do now

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Community Health Systems, which operates 206 hospitals across the United States, announced on Monday that hackers recently broke into its computers and stole data on 4.5 million patients. Hackers have gained access to their names, Social Security numbers, physical addresses, birthdays and telephone numbers. Anyone who received treatment from a network-owned hospital in the last five years — or was merely referred there by an outside doctor — is affected. Crestwood Medical Center tells WHNT News 19 […]

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    Fighting ALS with learning, not ‘likes': would you accept the ‘no ice bucket’ challenge?

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – You can’t sign into Facebook these days without seeing videos of people dumping buckets of ice water on their heads. The social media site is absolutely drenched in ALS #icebucketchallenge posts. The icy, viral trend is supposed to be designed to raise money for charity. The challenge is straight forward: Donate $100 to a specific cause, or soak yourself in ice water, record it and pass the challenge on to friends via social media. So far […]

  • Plans for the Cook Museum of Natural Science, announced earlier this year, have significantly expanded to better meet projected attendance levels. (Contributed photo)

    Decatur’s Cook’s Pest Control unveils plan for new natural science museum

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – Cook’s Pest Control announced in January it would spend $7 million revamping the Cook Museum of Natural Science in downtown Decatur. Officials said the expanded attraction would lure up to 200,000 visitors within its first year of operation and bring new life to a vacant auto parts store in the heart of the River City. Since January plans for the 34-year-old natural science facility have changed, big time. Cook’s said Thursday it has come up with a new […]

  • Ala. & Tenn. law enforcement begin ‘Hands Across Borders’ DUI campaign

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Drunk driving related deaths on our highways know no boundaries. That’s why state police from Alabama, Tennessee as well as Madison County and Lincoln County, Tennessee Sheriff’s offices are teaming up this weekend and over the next three weeks for a high-visibility campaign known as Hands Across Borders. Leading up to Labor Day weekend on Sept. 1, they’ll be focusing on DUIs, seatbelt violations and distracted driving. Their ultimate goal: to keep the number of DUI-related deaths on our state highways […]

  • Kildare Mansion owner Delila VanLandingham and neighbor Troy Layne worked Thursday morning to cut fence posts down form 15 feet to 8 feet in hopes of a compromise with Huntsville City Council members who voted last month to revoke the license allowing the fence to be constructed on the city right-of-way. (Photo: David Wood, WHNT)

    Kildare Mansion owner lops off fence posts in hopes of final compromise with city

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Thursday morning Kildare Mansion owner Delila VanLandingham and a supportive neighbor began cutting fence posts along the front of the property down to 8 feet in hopes it may persuade city counselors to allow the structure to stay. 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. “We brought it down so it fits the […]

  • Huntsville Police Chief Lewis Morris speaks to Senior Crime Prevention Academy attendees. (PHOTO: David Wood, WHNT)

    Be a part of the Huntsville/Madison Co. Senior Crime Prevention Academy

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Huntsville/Madison County Senior Crime Prevention Academy began Thursday afternoon at the City of Huntsville Public Safety Training Academy building located at 3011 Sparkman Drive. The 14 week course, held bi-annually, is designed to help seniors know how to properly protect themselves and avoid becoming victims of both petty, and more sophisticated crimes. A host of city and county agencies participate in educating course attendees. “The classes are taught by the sheriff’s department, Huntsville Police, Madison […]

  • Site plan for Stone Middle School redevelopment by Matheny Goldmon Architecture + Interiors

    Stone Middle School’s reimagining to invigorate west Huntsville corridor

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville City officials announced Monday two craft breweries and a concert amphitheater are coming to the old Stone Middle School campus near downtown Huntsville. “This is an exciting, game-changing redevelopment for west Huntsville and the city’s western gateway into downtown from I-565.  We’re excited about what it can do for west Huntsville, for downtown and for our entire community,”  said Chad Emerson, CEO, Downtown Huntsville, Inc. “With two incredibly breweries, a planned new green space and […]

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