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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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    Would you support Sheriff’s half-cent sales tax for Madison County public safety? Senators aren’t so sure

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – It was nearly 6 months ago during annual budget hearings when Madison County Sheriff Blake Dorning and about two dozen of his deputies filed into the county commission chambers to talk money. It was a tense day to begin with. County department heads’ appeals for changes came, as they always do. But none quite as impactful or emotionally charged as when Sheriff Blake Dorning’s ranks closed around him to address the commission in a show […]

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    Madison Co. Commission gives $25K toward Rocket Center’s Shuttle Training Aircraft Exhibit

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – It took more than 300 contributors, but the U.S. Space and Rocket Center Foundation raised 70,000 it needed. That money will help put a shuttle training aircraft, NASA 945, in Shuttle Park. The foundation got another boost it needed to help finance the rest of the interactive exhibit Wednesday. Madison County Commissioner’s approved $25,000 from the chairman’s budget to support the shuttle training aircraft project. “This is a big process of creating more tax dollars for our community; more people spending the night and coming to the Rocket […]

  • After arriving home Monday from New York, Nancy lunched Tuesday at Piccadilly Cafeteria showing Camry off to friends. (PHOTO: David Wood, WHNT)

    Blind Huntsville musician bereaved of guide dog welcomes new companion

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – In December WHNT News 19 introduced you to Nancy Pendegraph; a blind Huntsville woman who lost her right-hand dog when a contracted meter reader inadvertently left a backyard gate open. Charlie escaped, was run over and killed shortly after on busy Bob Wallace Avenue. Nancy has quite a history with the Black Lab breed. When one prized pet would reach retirement age, she’d bring another on and has gone with no interruptions in guide dogs for […]

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    Losing Charlie: A Huntsville woman’s mission to find her next right-hand dog

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The pain of death and loss is compounded when it comes unexpectedly during the holiday season. Monday WHNT News 19 met a Huntsville woman who is not only dealing with the loss of a dear friend and family member, but with losing part of herself, as well. Nancy Pendegraph and son Roland Bowers share a great talent and love for music. They share something else: the mother and son are both blind and they both employ […]

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    Still no cause named in bowling alley blaze that hurt 2 Huntsville firefighters

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – WHNT News 19 got an update on the fire that destroyed the AMF Parkway Lanes Bowling Alley on South Memorial Parkway in Huntsville early Saturday morning. That fire also injured two Huntsville firefighters. Crews now say they believe the fire began in the bowling alley kitchen. We understand it spread rapidly through the building. League bowlers who came to take a look at what’s left of the AMF Bowling Alley Monday tell us, owners had recently dropped thousands on large new […]

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    Rep. Mo Brooks: Trillion dollar deficits, ‘800 lb. gorilla’ in every room in Washington

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Monday Congressman Mo Brooks provided a “Washington Update” to more than 900 people at the Von Braun Center.  The Huntsville-Madison County Chamber of Commerce hosted the event. Brooks admitted quickly he would not be giving a ‘rah-rah’ speech and immediately delved into what he called the ‘800 pound gorilla in every room in Washington’ — America’s current financial condition. Brooks cited that America has suffered 4 consecutive years of trillion-dollar deficits between 2009 and 2012. But he […]

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    March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month & the perfect time to educate yourself and loved ones

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month and a good a time as any to educate yourself. Most cases of colon cancer begin as small, noncancerous (benign) clumps of cells called adenomatous polyps. Over time some of these polyps become colon cancers. “It is a bad way to die. And that’s what makes it even worse, that it is so preventable.” Those sobering words from Crestwood Medical Center Gastroenterologist Brad Rice, who says the second most common cancer […]

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    Icy roads delay set up for Huntsville Home & Building event, but show will go on

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Icy roads put a brief halt on set up for the Home, Building & Remodeling Show at the VBC South Hall Thursday. And we’re not talking trifold pop-up kiosks — these displays are massive and take tons of work to prepare. “Exhibitors started on Monday of this week and normally this place would be abuzz with people blowin’ and goin’ to wrap it up. So the weather effected us a little bit but yeah, these are […]

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    Von Braun Center celebrates 40 years, busy as ever

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Von Braun Center opened March 14, 1975 to an opening season that included the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra performing , Holiday on Ice and 5 consecutive sold out shows from the king of rock ‘n roll himself. 40 years later, the VBC continues to be a centerpiece of the community. Wednesday, Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle declared March 2015 Von Braun Center Month in the City of Huntsville in honor of the 40th anniversary of the opening of the Von Braun Center (then […]

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    Officer educates parents on ‘dabbing’ & other drug trends at Decatur’s 13th Child Safety Conference

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – Tuesday at the 13th annual Child Safety Conference held at Decatur Baptist Church, community sponsors collaborated to improve coordinated responses to prevent and respond to crimes against children and to provide child safety education in Alabama. A guest speaker also spoke to parents about the latest drug trends; there were several hot topics. “The parents really need to be involved as far as knowing exactly what’s going on because, I mean, they are the first defense,” noted Demond Garth, Assistant Principal at […]

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    Troopers: Police were ‘trying to catch up to’ driver before wreck that killed 4 in Limestone Co.

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – A stretch of Highway 72 westbound’s lanes were shut down for hours Sunday morning following a fatal wreck. Huntsville Police, Limestone County Sheriff’s deputies, and Alabama State Troopers blocked off the intersection of U.S. 72 and Burgreen Road after two vehicles collided at 3:13 in the morning. Troopers say a large SUV driven by Terrance Walker, 40, of Huntsville, hit a smaller SUV carrying three people. Yoneko Cain, 31 of Athens, Mario Sledge, 26, of Athens, […]

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    Sneak peek at Madison County Veterans Memorial Aviator Statue

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – During an unassuming ceremony Friday morning, Science and Engineering Services, Inc. (SES) of Huntsville presented the Madison County Veterans Memorial Foundation with a check. It’s to support the first of four new statues. The first of which, the Aviator Statue, is being modeled after Marine Captain Trey Wilbourne. Aviators are important to SES. That’s why they jumped behind this project, to honor them all. “Aviation is a key part of our defense capability and Huntsville is the center of that,” said SES Chairman […]


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