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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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    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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    ‘Never forget:’ a simple roadside vigil & a little American muscle equals big impact

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville retired U.S. Army Veteran Bill Binkley has a passion for American Muscle. After 30 year in the military, retiring from the Civil Service 2 years ago, he certainly has plenty passion for our country, too. Binkley is a member of a local Corvette Club called ‘Vets with Vettes.’ Cruising around in his beautiful yellow sports car seems a fitting way to end his military career. He says this past weekend the group, flags festooned on […]

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    Need $250? Huntsville vintage shop awarding 2 ‘micro-grants’ for worthy art venture, community project

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Whether it’s mod sixties style or a nod to the groovy seventies — from retro to contemporary you can discover some amazing finds at Karma Rags Vintage Store located at Huntsville’s Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment. Speaking of karma, the expert thrift curators at the shop have announced they are accepting applications for 2 ‘micro-grants’ to be awarded to a deserving local artist or community project visionary. That’s 250 unconditional dollars according to the store’s Facebook announcement. […]

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    Heart of the Valley YMCA and Boys & Girls Clubs announce alliance

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Heart of the Valley YMCA and the Boys & Girls Clubs of North Alabama established a new strategic alliance at the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding Friday. “By aligning the missions, visions and resources of our agencies, we believe together we can better solve some of the complex issues facing the youth of our community,” said Jerry Courtney, President of Heart of the Valley YMCA. “Our hope is that our work together will have greater […]

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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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