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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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    Decatur woman offers cash reward for safe return of escaped pet tortoise

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – Gabrielle Palmer is missing her beloved pet, Daisy Boy. Her tortoise got loose Sunday evening from her back yard sanctuary where she keeps her three other tortoises. She believes her gardener accidentally left her back gate open Sunday afternoon. She wants people to be on the look out for her 16 inch tortoise in the area of Bobwhite Drive in southeast Decatur. She says he will be most active in the early morning hours and in […]

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    Madison Schools administrator & wife to scale Kilimanjaro to benefit St. Jude

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – A Madison City School Administrator and his wife are about to embark on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure across the globe. WHNT News 19 caught up with them this over the weekend as they prepare to surmount the large obstacle ahead and to learn about the passion that lies at the heart of it all. On an unusually mild summer Saturday in Alabama, Madison City schools’ Student Services Director and his wife Mary-Pat are taking on Madison’s modest rainbow mountain. The proverbial cupcake before the […]

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    Hartselle mourns loss of special education teacher & coach Robin Riley

    HARTSELLE, Ala. (WHNT) – When Hartselle City Schools start next Wednesday, they’ll be without a beloved teacher and coach. Hartselle Junior High’s Robin Riley passed away Saturday after complications from an E. Coli infection. Monday we spoke to top Hartselle educators about the void, and how they are trying to stay strong for students. “We’ll lean on each other and we’ll lean on the community,” says Hartselle Junior High Principal Robbie Smith. “You know this is a great community; the outpouring of support has been unreal.” […]

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    Buckle up, Huntsville: Wing Ding 37 to rumble into the Rocket City Sept. 3

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Get ready for the rumble. The 37th Honda Gold Wing Convention, aptly dubbed ‘Wing Ding’ will make their Rocket City Road Trip September 3rd through 6th. This week we spoke to local visitor bureau leaders about the impact we can expect as tens of thousands of biking enthusiasts take over the Von Braun Center and downtown Huntsville. Since their visit in 1998, the Huntsville Convention and Visitors Bureau has been working hard to recruit the Honda Gold Wing Convention back […]

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    J.F. Drake State Community & Technical College poised to see major growth

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – J.F. Drake State Community and Technical College is poised to enjoy some major growth and program expansion in the next few years.  That growth will translate to even more successful graduates making their mark in our community. School President Helen McAlpine said she often hears from visitors that Drake State is the area’s best kept secret. “We took it as a compliment but also as an indictment,” McAlpine admitted. Many don’t realize the strides Drake is making […]

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    Huntsville Restaurant Week 2015 kicks off August 14 with 10 days of deals

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Ten tasty days of Huntsville/Madison County restaurant deals. That’s Huntsville Restaurant Week in a nutshell, and today the Huntsville/Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) along with city and county officials unveiled all of the details for the fourth annual event. Taking place August 14-23, 2015, Huntsville Restaurant Week is the perfect time to discover local fare and revisit old favorites while enjoying discounted prices. Over 50 local eateries are participating with special deals, making this the […]

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    Another new retail development coming to Winchester Road area in Madison County

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – In Madison County there’s been a lot of movement and some major announcements in the area of Winchester and Homer Nance Roads lately. Now, something else is coming down the pike. As if a Super Wal-Mart wasn’t enough, there’s about to be even more retail options for folks in northeast Madison County. Crunkleton & Associates is announcing a new shopping center, named Winchester Commons — A 8,800 square foot development, next to the CVS and across the street from […]

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    Huntsville Fire & Rescue crews honored with Life Saving award

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Just before midnight on January 17, 2015, Huntsville Fire & Rescue responded to a house on Nadina Drive.  Fire crews from south Huntsville Station 14 rescued a man trapped inside. Tuesday, the men got the recognition they deserve. “It certainly changed the way I look at life,” said survivor Keith Campbell as he choked back tears of gratitude. Keith and his parents, Walter and Evelyn Campbell, met with the men of Station 14 face-to-face on Tuesday to […]

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    It may be Christmas until Priceville High students get inside their new Bethel Road school

    MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Students and staff at Priceville High School have been looking forward to a new building since construction started on their future home last April. And it looks like they’ll still be waiting when the new school year starts. Out in front of the future home of the Priceville High bulldogs on Bethel Road, a sign boasts, ‘Opening Fall 2015.’ Well unfortunately, Morgan County School Superintendent Bill Hopkins says that’s not going to happen. He says what amounts to two full months of nasty, wet […]

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    Lowe Mill’s Happy Tummy to expand to Huntsville Botanical Garden in August

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Happy Tummy is celebrating their 7th anniversary at Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment this week. What a fitting time to announce they will soon be expanding their gastronomic delights to a second Huntsville location. The eatery announced the growth earlier this week on Facebook: The artsy types who have patronized Happy Tummy for almost the past decade likely can’t imagine a home for the sandwich shop anywhere else. But owner Catherine Shearer explains, it’s less like […]

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    2 Huntsville Hospital Health System facilities honored in U.S. News & World Report

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – In their ‘Best Regional Hospitals’ write-up, U.S. News & World Report has ranked two Huntsville Hospital System hospitals among the best in Alabama. The top spot went to University Hospital in Birmingham. The number 2 ranking was awarded to Huntsville Hospital.  Survey data for the latest year available shows that 124,873 patients visited the hospital’s emergency room. The hospital had a total of 42,447 admissions. Its physicians performed 14,156 inpatient and 22,087 outpatient surgeries. The report ranked […]

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    Madison Co. drug agents arrest 3 Detroit natives for busing oxycodone to Huntsville area

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Three Detroit natives are realizing $20,000 worth of illegal narcotics on a bus is not such a good idea. The Madison County Sheriff’s Office arrested three men from Detroit on Monday after a traffic stop near Jordan Lane. They were found with about 550 oxycodone pills. Drug agents arrested 23-year-old Kele Rucker who was charged only with second-degree possession of marijuana and was released Monday on $500 bond. Patrick Jeffery Johnson, 21, of Detroit is charged […]


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