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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’s Avion Solutions debuts ‘Vein Reader’ technology during blood drive

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Engineering and technology firm Avion Solutions is hosting a blood drive at their corporate headquarters in Research Park on Tuesday, September 1 from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Blood Assurance, a regional provider of blood and blood related products for hospitals and health care systems, based in Chattanooga, Tennessee, will have a mobile donation center in the front parking lot of Avion, and each donation can save up to three lives. Trauma, chemotherapy, and surgical patients are […]

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    Conquer any Land Trust of North Alabama trail with new mapping app

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – This is a story for anyone who has ever gotten a little lost while hiking on any of the Land Trust of North Alabama‘s trails. A Huntsville company started about a year ago has done all the leg work for you, and has launched a way for you to stay on the right path that’s available right on your smart device. Forget zooming, pinching and trying to decipher a regular old map. Cartotracks‘ smart PDF map is about to set you right. “It […]

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    A message of encouragement to the WDBJ family

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – I cannot quite clearly remember the last time I walked into work and immediately sensed the trappings of a tangible pall; an undeniable shroud of sadness. News of the killings of WDBJ7 morning reporter Alison Parker and her photographer Adam Ward manifested a quiet yet deafeningly perceptible sense of mourning in our newsroom. As the WHNT News 19 team gathered for our morning editorial meeting, the shooting deaths, captured live on morning television, dominated the conversation. […]

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    Madison Co. Sheriff’s deputies bust multi-state counterfeit currency ring

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – On August 17, deputies with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office made a traffic stop at the intersection of Highway 53 and Blake Bottom Road. The vehicle was occupied by 19-year-old Cornelius Phillips, 19-year-old Ronald Myers, 23-year-old Davontae Logan and 21-year-old Christopher Baxter. During the traffic stop Baxter and Phillips ran away and were caught a short time later. During the investigation, deputies discovered Cornellius Phillips and Davontae Logan to be in possession of counterfeit currency. […]

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    Alorica, formerly West Corporation of Huntsville, hiring for up to 500 customer service jobs

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Alorica, the company who recently acquired West Corporation, is hiring for hundreds of customer call care positions in Huntsville starting this week. Alorica is a global company specializing in customer care for some of the world’s biggest brands. “Ranging from insurance groups to financial groups to satellite/internet/phone groups,” explains Alorica HR Manager Sherry Vest. To land one of the customer care positions, you’re going to need some strong communication skills. “Everything’s got to come through their voice; […]

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    Huntsville man on mission to warn local business owners about counterfeit bills

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Bob Wilson’s wife was very sick last year. She spent two months in the hospital and about four in physical rehab. After home health care discharged Mrs. Wilson, Bob says he wanted to hire someone for continued help. So after fielding a few applications, he found the perfect housekeeper. “I told her, ‘you have two priorities: I want you to help us catch up on the housework, and I want you to talk and be companion […]

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    Grissom earns spot on Newsweek’s list of America’s Top High Schools

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Once again, Grissom High School has earned a spot on Newsweek’s list of America’s Top High Schools. Grissom landed at 390 on Newsweek’s list of 500 top U.S. high schools.  The school boasts a 98 percent graduation rate and an average ACT score of nearly 25. We spoke with longtime teacher Cary Hurt about the school’s continued success and what Grissom is doing so right. “For the most part it’s business as usual for us,” said Hurt. “That’s what […]

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    Hazel Green’s Airkooled Kustoms & the sultry ‘Miss Mabel’ to compete in Las Vegas Ultimate VW Build-off

    HAZEL GREEN, Ala. (WHNT) – The ‘bone yard’ at Airkooled Kustoms at 458 Guy Wilson Road in Hazel Green is less like a venue where VW Beetles and buses come to die, and more like where they come to be reborn. Airkooled Kustoms has been invited to compete in the Ultimate VW Build-Off in Las Vegas the first weekend of October, 2015. This local custom classic Volkswagen shop has made a name for itself by restoring 50-60 year old vehicles, and turning […]

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Sureshbhai Patel on Feb. 6 (Photo: Limestone County Sheriff's Office)

    Madison officer facing federal charges appears before judge in Birmingham

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – A Madison police officer accused of depriving a man of his civil rights had a pre-trial hearing in federal court in Birmingham on Tuesday. Dash cam video shows Eric Parker slamming 57-year-old Sureshbhai Patel face-first into the ground.  The officers were responding to a call about a suspicious man walking in the neighborhood on February 6, 2015. Paramedics rushed Patel to the hospital for treatment where a metal plate was put into his neck.  Patel remains partially paralyzed to […]

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    A failed flush, narcotics busts & the unspoken addict atrocities of the local drug trade

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Early Tuesday morning the Madison County Sheriff’s Department Narcotics Unit was assisted by the SWAT Team in executing a search warrant at 199 Ed Johnson Road in Harvest. The search resulted in the seizure of large amounts of Oxycodone pills, weapons including an assault rifle and more than $17,000 cash. Drug agents arrested 27-year-old Damon Hardin and charged him with possession and trafficking narcotics. Narcotics agent Lt. Michael Salomonsky, commander of the department’s narcotics division says […]

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    Officers at more Madison Co. Schools through new funding source a win-win, right? Depends on who you ask

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – County Commissioners approved more resource officers at Madison County Schools thanks to some resourceful funding. The goal — to keep your kids safe. Sounds like a win-win, right? Well, we learned Wednesday, it depends on who you ask. Commissioners approved Sheriff Blake Dorning’s idea to fund three additional school resource officers for county schools with county pistol permit revenues. A kick in from District 4 Commissioner Phil Vandiver’s discretionary fund brings the total to 4 new officers to cover Buckhorn, Monvrovia, […]

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    Pitch in Saturday to help build field of dreams for Hatton Little Leaguers

    HATTON, Ala. (WHNT)  – For years, Hatton Park has been a labor of love for a group of dedicated dads working little by little to renovate the ball park from a state of disrepair. Kids, more than 180 of them, are traveling 20 miles just to practice on a playable field — and sometimes it’s just a field — literally an empty field. Hatton little leaguers and tee-ball teams have stooped at area elementary schools, generous churches and even playgrounds. […]

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