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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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    Huntsville 2 Hollywood: lights, camera, action for 12 AAMU TV & film arts students

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — 12 remarkable communications arts students from Alabama A&M University are preparing for an opportunity of a lifetime — a trip to the motion picture and television capital of the world — Hollywood, California. Spearheaded by the Media Arts Institute of Alabama, these students are the first ever from a Historically Black College or University (HBCU) to receive an invitation from the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade to work behind the scenes writing, producing, filming, interviewing, and […]

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    Huntsville Montessori School students celebrate ‘Pinwheels for Peace’

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – In today’s world, peace needs to become more than just a casual salutation. Friday the Montessori School of Huntsville took part in an international art and literacy project, Pinwheels for Peace, by “planting” pinwheels with messages of good will. Pinwheels for Peace is an art installation project started in 2005 by 2 art teachers, Ann Ayers and Ellen McMillan of Coconut Creek, FL. as a way for students to express their feelings about what’s going on in […]

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    Tuscaloosa Uber driver arrest raises rideshare safety concerns

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Have you ever heard of Uber? You may think, ‘what ever happened to a good ole taxi cab,’ but you college age kids may be rather familiar with the rideshare service touted as convenient and cashless. With Uber app you can request, ride, then pay via mobile device with such features as fare splitting among riders. Just about anyone can sign up to become an Uber driver. And herein lies the issue at hand in light […]

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    Arsenal Garrison Commander visits Williams school to support Impact Aid

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Colonel Bill Marks, Garrison Commander for Redstone Arsenal, will visit with students at J.E. Williams Elementary School Wednesday afternoon to encourage a Tennessee Valley-wide effort to raise millions of dollars in federal Impact Aid for local school districts. Federal Impact Aid is an education grant program that provides funds to school systems that are financially burdened or impacted by a federal government presence. Since 2005, the immediate school districts outside of Redstone Arsenal (Huntsville, Madison City and […]

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    ‘Kids Racing for a Cure’ soap box derby to take downtown Huntsville streets in the name of cancer research

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Local nonprofit Kids Racing for a Cure has partnered with the Huntsville Center of Technology to raise awareness and money for childhood cancer research. They plan to accomplish this with student-crafted soap box cars that will take to the downtown Huntsville streets and give young patients the thrill of a lifetime. “Sat down and they actually kinda drew this out on a napkin in the teacher’s lounge one morning before school started over a cup of coffee.” […]

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    Artificial pancreas: the future is now

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Type 1 diabetics: listen up. The future of diabetes management is here. Advocates with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation say the artificial pancreas is on the brink of becoming a commercially available reality for patients. Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 14, I speak from experience when I say, sometimes, viewing an article on the latest ‘diabetes breakthrough’ can feel a bit, well — anticlimactic; hurry up and wait. But forget the rumors and the […]

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    Founder of ‘The BRIC’ looks to provide haven hangout for Huntsville teens

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Rachel Rutledge says there is a void in Huntsville. She admits while there are plenty of organizations providing programs to benefit at-risk youth in the community, most of them go dark on the weekends — a time when many teens are left to their own devices. So Rutledge is on a mission to establish The BRIC (building relationships in community)– a place for area teens to hangout — and not just on weeknights. “It’s a teen destination […]

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    Talk show host blasts Parker Griffith after heated exchange

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – According to a Birmingham conservative talk radio host, democratic gubernatorial candidate Parker Griffith overstepped his bounds after a Wednesday morning interview. Matt Murphy, host of the Matt Murphy Show, says he was verbally and physically threatened by Parker Griffith, and even went as far as to file an incident report with Homewood Police. LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW HERE Murphy claims the comments from Griffith came off-air after some intense questions about Griffith’s time as a doctor at […]

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    Local daycare workers stick to what they know amid EV-D68 virus threat

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Respiratory illnesses caused by an enterovirus are sending hundreds of children to hospitals throughout the Midwest and Southeast, health officials say. Twelve states are reporting clusters of enterovirus illness: Alabama, Colorado, Michigan, Georgia, Ohio, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Kentucky and Utah. We know primarily children with existing respiratory issues like asthma are most susceptible to infection. Amid growing concerns over EV-D68, are day cares taking extra precaution? Child care facilities like Mayfair Child Development Center […]

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    Infectious disease specialist on D-68 Virus threat in Southeast: ‘We will see it’

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A respiratory virus is sending hundreds of children to hospitals throughout the Midwest and beyond. A CDC official was recently quoted to say the hospitalization in places like Missouri could be ‘just the tip of the iceberg.’ “We’ve seen it actually almost for the last 30 years, on and off,” explains Dr. Ali Hassoun, Infectious Disease Specialist at Huntsville Hospital. Hassoun says enteroviruses, which bring on symptoms like a very intense cold, are actually common. But doctors don’t know why […]

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    Gentlemen: Huntsville’s ‘Dapper Dude’ can spruce up your fall fashions

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Cooler temperatures are just around the corner and autumn is definitely the friend of fashion. It’s a perfect time to start layering up and adding a little texture and character to you sartorial selections — and that includes men. Turns out, if you’re looking to punch it up this fall when it comes to fashion, we found a Huntsville native who can help you do just that. You might not expect to find a manufacturing engineer […]

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    Huntsville city schools connecting students with colleges & careers

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville City Schools decided to make the week following the Labor Day holiday all about that next step; life after high school. It’s all part of college and career connection week in the district where all schools and grade levels are participating in activities to encourage students to think ahead toward higher education and ultimately, jobs. It’s a time to get even elementary and middle school students thinking ahead. But Thursday was a big day for […]


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