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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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    Pakistani woman to spend 30 days in Madison County learning local government model

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Wednesday’s Madison County Commission went on with no surprises — a typical series of agreement authorizations, and bid recommendations — until the meeting’s close when Commissioner Bob Harrison introduced Themina Iqbal. She’s a Pakistani woman who will spend the next 30 days in Madison County under Commissioner Harrison’s tutelage learning about the American local government model. Iqbal is here through an internship exchange program through the United States Department of State. “It’s good for us […]

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    Huntsville Police named 2015 model agency for School Resource Officer Program

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Huntsville Police Department has been notified it is the 2015 recipient of the Model Agency Award by the National Association of School Resource Officers. The Model Agency award is presented to agencies that exemplify NASRO’s best practices. These practices are designed to ensure professional service to the school community and creative and innovative approach to school based policing, according to NASRO. “Although we had many worth nominations, your agency’s tremendous accomplishments stood out to the […]

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    #iHeartHsv: Huntsville lovers’ photos go from ‘Online to On The Wall’

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – In 2014, the economic impact of travel & tourism to Madison County reached its highest levels ever, providing for over 14,000 jobs and an economic impact of $1.08 billion in Madison County alone. Further, the average household in Huntsville/Madison County saves approximately $650 in taxes as a result of the local travel industry, according to the Travel Economic Impact 2014 Report by the Alabama Tourism Department. In celebration of National Tourism Week, the Huntsville/Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) announced […]

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    From the curious to the utilitarian: 7 new galleries open at Lowe Mill Wednesday

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The day before 7 new gallery openings at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment, artist Monique Given is carting her handcrafted, mesmerizing oddities to a new temporary home. From vintage taxidermy, to delicate reliquaries, to a flamenco dancing figurine complete with muskrat skull, Given’s treasures are a little morbid, a little Old World, a little rock ‘n roll, and a lot of awesome. Cardinal rule: you never question art, right? But we asked the former Switch House owner to describe […]

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    UPDATE: Pilot identified in single-engine plane crash in Lincoln County

    LINCOLN COUNTY, Tenn. (WHNT) – The pilot who died when a small plane crashed in northeastern Lincoln County has been identified.  Sheriff Murray Blackwelder said the pilot was Linda Bauman, 46, of Belvidere. The single-engine plane crashed in private property off Highway 50, along Steelman Road, in the Mulberry community.  This is northeast of Fayetteville. Sheriff Blackwelder says it’s believed the plane crashed Sunday afternoon and landed in a pond.  The owners of the property weren’t home, though, and didn’t […]

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    One-man green team: A mission to keep Monte Sano litter free

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Each day when the sun crests over Monte Sano, light reveals the wonders of Huntsville’s greatest natural resource. Each sunrise is also a harbinger of endless opportunities for humans to come along and mess it up. One Huntsville man has taken it upon himself to combat that reality as best he can, armed only with a garbage sack and a trash claw. Roy Simmons has worked as a graphic designer in Huntsville since 1975. It’s only […]

  • Beautiful Japanese maples a target for thieves

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Imagine coming home to find a big hole in your garden where a woody ornamental used to be planted.  WHNT News 19 has learned of a few recent reports of thieves targeting landscape specimens on personal property. Japanese maples are beautiful trees, but they will cost you.  Prized for their showy foliage, that’s not the only factor making them a hot commodity, and a target for thieves. “They’re slow-growing. they’re grafted which means they are grafted […]

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    Property owners close on $5 million sale of Madison Square Mall

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Information from a CBL Properties first quarter 2015 results report says the company has sold Madison Square Mall in Huntsville for $5 million in cash. RCP Companies of Huntsville, working for the new owner, The Grove Huntsville LLC, purchased Madison Square Mall from CBL according to RCP Companies spokeswoman Lindsay Harper. The company will not yet speak about future plans for the property. RCP Companies is behind development of the Whole Foods-anchored Shops at Merchants Walk and CityCentre development, […]

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    Log Cabins to Bungalows: A historic resources survey of Madison County

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – New South Associates performed a historic resources survey of unincorporated Madison County, Alabama on behalf of the Historic Huntsville Foundation, who received grant monies from the Alabama Historical Commission to have a countywide survey conducted. The entire eastern half of the county and a small section of the northwest corner were covered by the three-week survey, which spanned the month of August into early September. During this time, approximately 435 square miles were traversed and 256 […]

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    Nepalese Association of North Alabama rallies community for earthquake aid donations

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – As devastation from the aftermath of the Nepal earthquake continues to mount, the North Alabama Nepalese community is rallying to support their home country. The Nepalese Association of North Alabama (NANA) began mobilizing their more than 200 local members over the weekend to solicit disaster relief donations. The organization is also making sure the money does the most good. Active NANA member and local businessman Santosh Pokhrel says in just two days his organization has raised more […]

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    Nepalese native keeps a smile at Huntsville clerk job amid tragedy at home

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – It’s one thing to watch video of the devastation in South Asia on television — it’s another entirely when you call the country in crisis home. Monday, WHNT News 19 spoke to a Nepalese native about coping with tragedy, a world away. Sushant Ghimirey is a ray of sunshine to every single person who steps foot inside Kyle’s Corner convenient store on Andrew Jackson way in Huntsville’s Five Points neighborhood. “Will that be all for you today,” he politely asks a […]

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    3 local Schools make Washington Post’s ‘Most Challenging High Schools’ list

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Buckhorn, James Clemens and Bob Jones High Schools have landed on Washington Post’s America’s Most Challenging High Schools list. It’s the third year Buckhorn has received the distinction. Sarah Fanning, Buckhorn Instructional Director explains many hours go in to the application process. “Well it was a laborious task for sure because they ask you to supply all your test data, your graduation rate; all the breakdown of the ethnicity of the school; free and reduced […]


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