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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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    UPDATE: Thief returns phones containing digital memories to bereaved Somerville family

    SOMERVILLE, Ala. – Recently we told you about the Weaks family of Somerville who had two phones stolen from their car in the parking lot of the Priceville Palace Dance Hall. The monetary value of the devices was one thing, but it was the sentimental value of lost photos and videos on the phones that was most troubling to Sheila Weaks. Sheila’s sister, Diedra Mitchell, died after a car accident almost two years ago when her daughter, Kadence, was only 3 […]

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    North Alabama man inherits violin, contacts WHNT after friends suggest it could be rare antique

    An Albertville man contacted us with a burning question about an instrument he inherited from a dear friend.  The man doesn’t want to be identified, but he does want to know more about a violin he’s told could hold much more than just sentimental value. WHNT News 19 is Taking Action to help the man find answers. Within the past few years, the man inherited the instrument from a friend who died.  The friend’s mother used to play the violin, or […]

  • The new Dairy Queen on South Memorial Parkway in Huntsville opened October 28. (David Wood/WHNT News 19)

    Sweet incentive to celebrate grand opening of south Huntsville’s new Dairy Queen

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville’s only Dairy Queen Grill & Chill restaurant opened to the public Wednesday morning to the delight of hundreds who have been anticipating the grand opening at 10019 Memorial Parkway S.E. Since the Dairy Queen on Max Luther Drive on the north side of town burned down, it’s been almost nine years since Huntsvillians had a centrally-located Dairy Queen fix without driving several miles east or west. The restaurant, which is run by Dave Van Buskirk and […]

  • Yard display on Tupelo Pike in Scottsboro (PHOTO: David Wood, WHNT)

    Hauntly Halloween decor: How gruesome is too gruesome?

    SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (WHNT) – Autumn reveals the natural wonders of Alabama. Fall foliage, white cotton fields; but the decidedly synthetic and supernatural adornments seem to creep in as well. This time of year, many of you have a proclivity toward chills and thrills — a predilection for the ghoulish. For some Halloween enthusiasts a penchant for the over-the-top just comes with the territory. But someone clearly thought a Scottsboro family’s front yard display went a little too far. A home on […]

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    Governor Bentley to celebrate 100th launch and address employees at United Launch Alliance

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – Governor Robert Bentley on Monday will travel to United Launch Alliance to address team members and present a proclamation honoring the successful completion of the 100th mission since the company formed in 2006. The United Launch Alliance is a joint venture between Lockheed Martin and The Boeing Company to provide reliable, cost-effective access to space for U.S. government purposes. ULA has successfully delivered satellites to orbit that provide critical capabilities for troops in the field, aid meteorologists in […]

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    Fellow troopers honor brother in blue Willis Moore with new memorial flag

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Alabama State Trooper Willis Moore was killed in a 1996 crash while responding to another accident. He was running an emergency response when he was forced into a guard rail by several cars that refused to grant him right-of-way. The guard rail impaled the patrol car through the steering column. Emergency workers freed Trooper Moore by cutting away the roof of the patrol car and then rushed him to the hospital. He died as a result of […]

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    Riverton Elementary students walk to cure diabetes in honor of slain classmate Clayton Chambers

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – After diabetes education sessions provided by the Alabama chapter of JDRF, kindergarten through third graders at Riverton Elementary participated in a ‘Kids Walk to Cure Diabetes’ Friday. Most walks to cure diabetes are just that — fundraising and awareness events — but this walk was special. Every step students took around the Riverton Elementary gym was in memoriam. Students honored 8-year-old classmate Clayton Chambers, who was stabbed to death August 4 at his grandmother’s home before the house […]

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    State Farm’s #URKEYS2DRV Safety Summit drives home importance of vigilance behind the wheel for north Alabama students

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala (WHNT) – This year State Farm Insurance Agency has partnered with Alabama Public Health, Children’s of Alabama, ALDOT, Mothers Against Drunk Driving and Injury Free Coalition for Kids to host teen driver safety summits across the state. The fourth and final event took place Wednesday at Huntsville’s Von Braun Civic Center North Hall. It was clear to see #URKEYS2DRV had a tangible impact on participating students. Of course, distracted driving is only one facet of dangers teens face while behind the wheel. State Farm’s goal is […]

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    Governor presents Limestone County & Athens City Schools with Technology improvement grants

    ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) – Governor Bentley was in Athens Tuesday to award that school system and Limestone County Schools with grants to further their respective technology programs. Students from both systems gave Bentley a warm welcome at the Athens Public Library today. Even youngsters understand the gravity of equipping our youth with state-of-the-art tools to make them impactful and successful contributors to the 21st century. Governor Bentley greeted student leaders from sister school systems and introduced himself individually. Earlier this year both […]

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    Some liken Old Madison Pike’s reopening to a religious experience

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A four-lane expansion, new bridge, sidewalks, and wider lanes: Who wouldn’t be singing praises? Hallelujah! Closed since November 2013, Old Madison Pike between Cummings Research Park and Slaughter Road is finally opened to the motoring, walking and cycling public. In a week absolutely wrought with global holy significance, for folks right here deprived of the ability to travel Old Madison Pike for nearly two years, today was literally like a religious experience. “It is a big day […]

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    Madison Co. Schools pick up slack for Triana students zoned in gray area: You won’t believe how long their bus ride is each day

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – If your child had to spend more than 90 minutes on the bus each day just to get to and from school, you might call that an outrage. About a dozen students and their parents living in Triana just call it a regular Friday. Seventeen years ago when Madison City Schools split into their own district, it left some gray zoning areas on the outskirts of the town of Triana.  Madison went through the Justice […]

  • Investigators on Brier Ridge Ct.

    UPDATE: Madison County investigators release identities of those involved in deadly overnight shooting

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Madison County Sheriff Blake Dorning has released the identities of those involved in the overnight shooting on Brier Ridge Ct. He says deputies arrived at the scene after receiving an emergency call from a child.  They got there and found an 11-year-old girl suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. The girl was rushed to Huntsville Hospital, where she is in intensive care.  We’re told she is expected to survive.  Her name has not […]


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