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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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    Gambling Bama: What’s really standing in the way of a state lottery?

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – It’s legislative laziness? It’s voter apathy? It’s — religious fundamentalism? What’s really keeping Alabama from creating a state lottery? That’s the question we posed to WHNT News 19 Political Analyst Jess Brown at Athens State University on Monday. It’s been over 15 years since Alabama voters rejected a state lottery.  But an Alabama lawmaker believes it’s time to revisit the idea. Last week, House Minority Leader Craig Ford introduced a bill for a statewide lottery […]

  • Operation Green Team gave away 3,500 boxes of Glad trash bags, 5,000 tomato plants and 3,000 cucumber plants Friday morning in downtown Huntsville. (PHOTO:David Wood, WHNT)

    Huntsville’s Citywide Great American Cleanup Day is Saturday

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville’s Operation Green Team kicked off their citywide Great American Cleanup Day Friday by handing out free trash bags, hot dogs, tomato and cucumber plants at Huntsville City Hall. The word ‘free’ is usually a good way to draw a crowd, no matter what the situation. Huntsville Green Team used the tactic Friday, but there was a method to the madness. City officials hope the free trash bags will increase participation in Saturday’s Great American Cleanup […]

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    Help build a handicap accessible playground for children in Hazel Green

    Hazel Green, Ala. (WHNT) — Sharon Johnston Park in Madison County is a great place to visit; but it’s in New Market. For folks in the Hazel Green community, it’s about the closest place for special needs children to play safely. A group of Hazel Green parents is on a mission to change that, though. Mother of 2 Jessie Cantrell sees more than a ball field when she looks across the expanses at Billy Hunter Park.  She wants to see a […]

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    Madison County Sheriff, school district rolls out ‘Safe 2 Tell’ tip line for students

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) — The Madison County Sheriff’s Office and the county school district have teamed up to establish a tip line on which anyone can report incidents in the schools. “Our children are our first and foremost priority,” said Sheriff Blake Dorning as he announced the activation of the ‘Safe 2 Tell’ line at a press conference Thursday at Madison County High School. He says the mutually beneficial partnership between the Sheriff’s Office and Madison County Schools will further […]

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    Taking Action: Why does Chapman Mountain project site look like a ghost town?

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – If you drive over Chapman Mountain in Huntsville, you know right now, with a widening project underway, it’s not a lot of fun. A WHNT News 19 viewer emailed asking why he hasn’t seen much work going on behind the barricades. Shannon Barron wrote: “Can you find out why the road project on Chapman mountain apparently has been shutdown? If this road project has been shut down it would be nice if they would relocate the concrete barriers to […]

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    AMF Parkway Lanes merging bowlers to #ParkwayStrong League at Pin Palace following fire

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – It’s been a rough month for managers, staff and league bowlers who called AMF Parkway Lanes home.  A fire that started in the kitchen of the bowling alley destroyed the building three weeks ago. Tuesday, we spoke to Parkway Lanes’ General Manager for the first time since the fire. He says the fire has meant a great migration of sorts on the Huntsville bowling community. “That Saturday night after the shock kinda wore off a little bit, I spent the […]

  • Presenting the award at the center are, from left, Glenn Delgado, associate administrator of NASA's Office of Small Business Programs in Washington; David Brock, Marshall small business specialist; Charles Bolden, NASA administrator; and Patrick Scheuermann, director of the Marshall Center.
Image Credit: NASA/MSFC/Emmett Given

    NASA’s Marshall Center earns agency’s Small Business Administrator’s Cup Award — Again

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville has again been awarded the agency’s Small Business Administrator’s Cup, presented annually to the NASA center that operates the best overall small business program. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden came to Marshall for the ceremony — the fourth time Marshall has earned the cup in the award’s seven-year history. “They actually impact the local economy to the tune of 2-and-a-half billion dollars in Madison County,” Bolden reminded. “I am pleased — […]

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    Visionaries Wanted: ‘Code for Huntsville’ group seeks tech solutions to civic issues

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Technology isn’t always about that shiny new app. A national nonprofit called Code for America is bringing techies together with city governments to collaborate on solutions. Now, 2 local software developers are ushering the concept into the Rocket City. They are building on the efforts of a preexisting national nonprofit, Code for America Brigade; a network of volunteers working in cities all across the county. They are inviting tech visionaries to share ideas about how technology can be used to solve […]

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    Russian adoptee ballroom dances blind

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Ask any ballroom dance instructor you can find about the prospect of teaching a novice to proficiently paso doble, quickstep or tango. They’d tell you, without hesitation, that it’s certainly going to take plenty of practice and willingness to work hard. Tell the instructor to then imagine their fledgling student has been blind since birth and they’re likely to look at you as if you’ve shuffled one too many rounds of continuous cha-cha in an all […]

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    One more Day: Buy ferns to benefit special needs kids at Merrimack Hall performing Arts Center

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – It’s time for Merrimack Hall’s Annual Fern Sale, benefitting their Johnny Stallings Arts Program for people with special needs. Three different types of nursery quality ferns are available in a 10-inch pot: Kimberly Queen Fern (full sun), Macho Fern (partial sun), and Boston Fern (comes in a hanging pot only and thrives in the shade). All ferns must be pre-ordered. Ferns will not be available for sale on pickup day. Pre-order is available online through April 4th. Please note […]

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    Huntsville’s Constitution Village begins ‘spruce up’ ahead of Alabama’s Bicentennial

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Alabama Constitution Village is making preparations to host the world in the summer of 2019. Alabama’s Bicentennial commemoration will be in full swing and Constitution Village will be the shining beacon of the celebration — just as it was 200 years ago. In July of 1819, 44 delegates gathered in Huntsville to debate and author the document that would allow Alabama to become the 22nd state admitted to the Union. During the summer of 2019 the world will […]

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    Traffic signal coming to intersection of Winchester & County Lake Roads

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – If you live or drive in east Madison County, you may have noticed a traffic signal pole now installed at the intersection of Winchester and County Lake Roads. District 1 Commissioner Roger Jones says the actual signal should be installed by the first of next week. Jones reminds drivers that after installation, the signal will remain on flash mode for a few day before it becomes fully functional.


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