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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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    Eric Parker: Actions taken in detainment of Patel were for “officer safety”

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – He’s been the target of accusations for months, but for the first time Wednesday we heard Eric Parker’s side of the story as the Madison police officer took the stand in his own defense. It was the last day of testimony, and Parker spent most of the day answering questions about the takedown of 57-year-old Sureshbhai Patel.  Parker is charged with depriving Patel of his civil rights during the February incident. Late Wednesday, the jury began deliberations.  WHNT […]

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    Mother of slain Fayetteville teen: “My son was shot down like a dog”

    FAYETTEVILLE, Tn. (WHNT) – Police investigators say 19-year-old Carlton Caruth was fatally shot early Sunday morning outside a Main Street concert at a building owned by his parents. Investigators have issued a homicide warrant for 29-year-old Michael Domonic Sales. He is not in custody at this time. Emily Rochelle Caruth has had a child stolen from her before. She says experience with tragedy did not prepare her for what she learned Sunday morning about her son Carlton. “I lost my oldest […]

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    Madison police officers testify for defense in Parker trial, dispute government’s claim ‘takedown arrest’ was done incorrectly

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The federal trial of a Madison police officer will stretch into a second week.  Jurors have already heard hours of testimony — both for and against Eric Parker, who is accused of violating a man’s civil rights. Six of Parker’s fellow officers took the stand on Friday.  They were called by the defense, and by default showed solidarity with Parker through their testimony. The judge allowed the testimony of a self-defense expert which was followed by the testimony […]

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    Wing Ding 37 visitors appreciate a little southern hospitality

    Wing Ding 37 is in full swing in Huntsville. Watch below to see how our southern hospitality is making a big impression on our visitors already this week.

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    Huntsville’s Avion Solutions debuts ‘Vein Reader’ technology during blood drive

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Engineering and technology firm Avion Solutions is hosting a blood drive at their corporate headquarters in Research Park on Tuesday, September 1 from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Blood Assurance, a regional provider of blood and blood related products for hospitals and health care systems, based in Chattanooga, Tennessee, will have a mobile donation center in the front parking lot of Avion, and each donation can save up to three lives. Trauma, chemotherapy, and surgical patients are […]

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    Conquer any Land Trust of North Alabama trail with new mapping app

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – This is a story for anyone who has ever gotten a little lost while hiking on any of the Land Trust of North Alabama‘s trails. A Huntsville company started about a year ago has done all the leg work for you, and has launched a way for you to stay on the right path that’s available right on your smart device. Forget zooming, pinching and trying to decipher a regular old map. Cartotracks‘ smart PDF map is about to set you right. “It […]

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    A message of encouragement to the WDBJ family

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – I cannot quite clearly remember the last time I walked into work and immediately sensed the trappings of a tangible pall; an undeniable shroud of sadness. News of the killings of WDBJ7 morning reporter Alison Parker and her photographer Adam Ward manifested a quiet yet deafeningly perceptible sense of mourning in our newsroom. As the WHNT News 19 team gathered for our morning editorial meeting, the shooting deaths, captured live on morning television, dominated the conversation. […]

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    Madison Co. Sheriff’s deputies bust multi-state counterfeit currency ring

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – On August 17, deputies with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office made a traffic stop at the intersection of Highway 53 and Blake Bottom Road. The vehicle was occupied by 19-year-old Cornelius Phillips, 19-year-old Ronald Myers, 23-year-old Davontae Logan and 21-year-old Christopher Baxter. During the traffic stop Baxter and Phillips ran away and were caught a short time later. During the investigation, deputies discovered Cornellius Phillips and Davontae Logan to be in possession of counterfeit currency. […]

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    Alorica, formerly West Corporation of Huntsville, hiring for up to 500 customer service jobs

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Alorica, the company who recently acquired West Corporation, is hiring for hundreds of customer call care positions in Huntsville starting this week. Alorica is a global company specializing in customer care for some of the world’s biggest brands. “Ranging from insurance groups to financial groups to satellite/internet/phone groups,” explains Alorica HR Manager Sherry Vest. To land one of the customer care positions, you’re going to need some strong communication skills. “Everything’s got to come through their voice; […]

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    Huntsville man on mission to warn local business owners about counterfeit bills

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Bob Wilson’s wife was very sick last year. She spent two months in the hospital and about four in physical rehab. After home health care discharged Mrs. Wilson, Bob says he wanted to hire someone for continued help. So after fielding a few applications, he found the perfect housekeeper. “I told her, ‘you have two priorities: I want you to help us catch up on the housework, and I want you to talk and be companion […]

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    Grissom earns spot on Newsweek’s list of America’s Top High Schools

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Once again, Grissom High School has earned a spot on Newsweek’s list of America’s Top High Schools. Grissom landed at 390 on Newsweek’s list of 500 top U.S. high schools.  The school boasts a 98 percent graduation rate and an average ACT score of nearly 25. We spoke with longtime teacher Cary Hurt about the school’s continued success and what Grissom is doing so right. “For the most part it’s business as usual for us,” said Hurt. “That’s what […]

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    Hazel Green’s Airkooled Kustoms & the sultry ‘Miss Mabel’ to compete in Las Vegas Ultimate VW Build-off

    HAZEL GREEN, Ala. (WHNT) – The ‘bone yard’ at Airkooled Kustoms at 458 Guy Wilson Road in Hazel Green is less like a venue where VW Beetles and buses come to die, and more like where they come to be reborn. Airkooled Kustoms has been invited to compete in the Ultimate VW Build-Off in Las Vegas the first weekend of October, 2015. This local custom classic Volkswagen shop has made a name for itself by restoring 50-60 year old vehicles, and turning […]


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