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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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    UTC Aerospace Systems Donates $50,000 Matching Grant to Sci-Quest

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Sci-Quest, Hands-on Science Center announced today that the organization has received a $50,000 matching grant donation from UTC Aerospace Systems. The grant will support the nonprofit Science Center’s educational programs and its mission to serve the public and inspire a lifelong quest for discovery through educational and interactive science. “We are at a critical time in Sci-Quest’s development,” said Sci-Quest Executive Director, Cyndy Morgan. “This grant and its supporting match will enable us to continue providing quality STEM […]

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    Scam alert: Bogus callers target senior medical alert device subscribers

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Medical alert devices are designed to give senior citizens, many of whom live alone, a little more peace of mind. But WHNT News 19 is taking action to bring you a warning from a Madison County senior who was smart enough not to fall for a telephone scammer’s false claims. “About two years ago I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease,” says Lifeline Medical Alert System subscriber Deana Boley. “You fall very easily, which I did. So I found out about this Lifeline […]

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    Nexus Energy Center offers monthly workshops on conservation

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – With sweltering temperatures, we talk a lot about keeping cool and staying hydrated.  That’s part of surviving summer in the South. But there are some other important considerations we can apply to our daily lives, while making Mother Earth smile as well. Nexus Energy Center in Huntsville hosts monthly lunch and learn sessions that are open to the public.  This week’s educational opportunity (July 14) focuses on water — specifically, being smart about it. “We have a couple […]

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    UPDATE: City’s Planning and Zoning Commission approves proposed rezoning plan

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) -The Huntsville Planning and Zoning Commission voted to move plans forward for the proposed rezoning of the property near Westlawn Middle School. Now the proposal will go before the Huntsville City Council. They will hold another public hearing the proposed rezoning in September. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ As the Huntsville City School Board decides how they want to dispose of repurpose old buildings no longer in use, a private developer is interested in bringing a Walmart Neighborhood Market to the old Westlawn Middle […]

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    What do you see in the tree stump? People at a north Alabama church say it’s divine intervention

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – What do you see? To some, it’s a regular ‘ol run-of-the-mill tree stump.  But folks at a Huntsville church see much more. This week we got the story behind this special stump and learned why it’s likely going to stick around.​ “All Nations means that we are open to all peoples of every race, culture and kind,” explains Senior Pastor Larry Inman.  About five years ago Hillsboro Heights Baptist Church at 3614 Drake Avenue noticed the community around them was […]

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    Christmas Charities seeks donations to help kids ‘Look Sharp, Feel Smart’ this fall

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – When students look good, they feel good and are ready to learn. That is the premise of Christmas Charities Year Round’s ‘Look Sharp, Feel Smart’ program. This year, the program will assist over 400 children as they enter the classroom this Fall, looking smart and feeling sharp. “A lot of our client don’t have the opportunity to save throughout the year,” explains Christmas Charities Executive Director Cassie Watson Scott. “You talk about a budget — and they […]

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    Local non-partisan group on the merits of facts, not emotion as SC flag removed

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – After weeks of protest and debate, the Confederate Flag is no longer flying over South Carolina’s capitol. State officials removed it Friday. Many hope the flag removal will lead to greater unity among Americans. But, of course, the flag debate continues. In recent days, the politics of this issue have been at the forefront of the discussions. But, WHNT News 19 spoke with the leader of a local organization dedicated to the non-partisan study of the passions and people surrounding the Civil War to gain […]

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    STEAM into Math: Huntsville teachers receive free professional development in arts integration

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – This week, teaching teams from area schools and six local visual and performing artists gathered at The Arts Council to learn more about arts integration into math curriculum. The three-day workshop, titled ‘STEAM Into Math: Igniting Greater Student Engagement Through the Arts,’ featured Georgia-based environmental artist and master teacher Jeff Mather. The Arts Council received a grant from the Alabama State Department of Education to present the 3-day professional development opportunity focusing on the STEAM (science, […]

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    $3 million investment amounts to drastic overhaul of Madison’s oldest school

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – It’s Madison’s oldest house of learning. So with age, you can naturally expect some issues. But some much-needed improvements — $3 million dollars worth to be exact — are coming to Madison Elementary. Madison City Schools has made a major investment in the overhaul of the school. They are addressing moisture, cooling and heating issues with a 3-prong plan of attack. Firstly, all pipes, heating and cooling elements as well as all the school’s ceiling tiles have been […]

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    Huntsville man starts preemptive petition to keep Confederate monument outside Madison Co. Courthouse

    Madison County, Ala. (WHNT) – A Huntsville man has started a preemptive measure to prevent the removal of a Confederate monument from the front of the Madison County Courthouse — just in case it is targeted as many other Civil War remembrance display have been in recent weeks. Paul Lindgren has launched an online petition in hopes he can garner signatures to keep the Madison County Monument in place. The memorial, erected by the Daughters of the Confederacy, features the likeness of General […]

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    BancorpSouth exceeding goals with pet food drive benefiting Huntsville Humane Society

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – BancorpSouth’s 4th Annual Pet Food Drive was the most successful yet, bringing in more than more than 9,000 pounds of dog & cat food for King’s Community Kitchen, a program of the Greater Huntsville Humane Society (GHHS). During the month of June, local BancorpSouth branches collected 6,000 pounds in addition to a 3,000 pound corporate donation from Big Heart Pet Brands. GHHS is a very special charity to BancorpSouth Market President, Penny Billings. “At BancorpSouth, we are […]

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    UPDATE: Buckhorn graduate dies following weekend kayak accident in Athens, tried to save man from drowning

    ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT ) – A second person has died following a kayaking accident that happened Saturday evening on Summit Lake in Athens.  Calindo Cassavette Fletcher, Jr. died Monday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. Fletcher, 20, swam to help a man who tipped over in a kayak several times. Buddy Wayne Johnson, 37, of Trinity was kayaking in Summit Lake on the east side of Athens around 6 p.m. Saturday. The lake is at Lindsey Lane and Summit […]


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