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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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    The diabetic lament: Why is insulin so expensive?

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Are you rolling pennies to afford your medications? There are generic or low-cost options for many of them, but not for insulin. So why does the drug cost an arm and a leg? The answer may not help, but it’s simple: Economics 101. “There’s a monopoly because of supply and demand. You don’t have very many options,” says Dr. Sally Chu of Crestwood Family Practice in Madison. “There’s only one particular company that really makes it, and you need it. So it’s […]

  • Seventeen-year-old Jimmy Blackmon discusses rocketry with Dr. Wernher von Braun at Redstone Arsenal. (PHOTO: Dr. Jim Blackmon)

    Rocketry time capsule opened by builder 55 years later to celebrate milestone for UAH Propulsion Research Center

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – UAH’s Propulsion Research Center is preparing for its 25th anniversary next year, and the experimental roots of its faculty run even deeper. In 1956, 16-year-old Jimmy Blackmon did a very unusual thing for that time. He built a rocket from scratch in the basement of his home in Charlotte, N.C., predating even the well-known Homer Hickam and the Rocket Boys.   The resulting news coverage got him on the radar screen of the nation’s number 1 […]

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    Stress may partly explain worse heart attack recovery in middle-aged women

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Stress may partly explain why young and middle-aged women have a worse recovery after suffering heart attacks, according to new research published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation. Although 35,000 women under age 65 experience heart attack each year in the United States, there’s not much data on psychosocial characteristics and recovery outcomes of young and middle-aged women. “Our study found a significantly higher level of mental stress in women 18-55 years old with heart attack compared to […]

  • Huntsville Police K-9, Apollo. (PHOTO: David Wood, WHNT)

    Huntsville Police K-9 Unit honored for superb street success

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Huntsville Police Department has had a K-9 unit since the early 60’s, so they’ve had plenty time to hone their crime fighting craft. But the unit has recently been recognized for just how effective they’ve been over the past year, alone. Wednesday at the Huntsville K-9 Training Range on Drake Avenue, we met Apollo. The Belgian Shepherd Malinois is a rookie on the unit, but his counterparts have certainly been hard at work. Last year, Huntsville Police and […]

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    Rocket Republic Brewing Company hosts grand opening in Madison Tuesday night

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – Rocket Republic Brewing Company is about to officially stake its claim in the area craft-brew landscape. Tuesday night marks the grand opening of the Madison brewery and tap-room. Whether it’s a Vapor Trail Cream Ale, a smooth Astronut Brown or a hoppy Mach 1 IPA — you won’t be disappointed in the selection. “If you look at our various beers, there’s something in there for everyone, basically. And what’s nice about this space is that we’ll be able to […]

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    Plamor Lanes will remain open, for now

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Plamor Lanes was scheduled to shut its doors on April 30. But that was before fire destroyed the nearby AMF Parkway Lanes. Because options for area bowlers would have been drastically limited, Damson Automotive Group, which purchased the property months ago, has decided to delay the takeover of Plamor Lanes. Read: Bowling Leagues & Associations impacted by bowling alley fire Plamor Lanes manager Bobby Orebaugh tells us there is no set time the bowling alley will remain […]

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    Barbershop Harmony Singers Competition comes to Huntsville this weekend

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Dixie District of the Barbershop Harmony Society is pleased to announce that it will conduct its annual Spring Convention and Contests in Huntsville, March 13-15, 2015. Approximately 500 singers and their families will attend the convention which will ultimately crown the 2015 District Chorus Champion and will determine the District’s qualifier(s) to the July International Barbershop Harmony Society’s Convention in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Dwain Chambers, President of the Dixie District, said in a statement, “The Dixie […]

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    3.14.15: Sci-Quest Science Museum to host Pi Day festivities Saturday

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Saturday, March 14 (3.14.15) at 9:26:53 a.m. Sci-Quest Hands-on Science Center will celebrate Pi Day. Pi Day is observed on March 14 each year, commemorating the mathematical constant pi (π). Sci-Quest is celebrating this famous never-ending number with fun pi related activities, including a pie throwing challenge, computer programming with raspberry pi, and a math themed jewelry making station where visitors can make their own fashionable pi charms and more. Pi Day is for all ages and […]

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    New Hope’s most seasoned celebrate senior center reopening

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – What was old is new again, in New Hope. In the past when the city’s seniors wanted to come together, their meeting place wasn’t as welcoming as one would hope. “They were actually meeting in an old church building and they had closed in all the windows; you couldn’t see out and you couldn’t heat it in the winter time,” said Madison County Commissioner Eddie Sisk who made good on his election promise to revamp […]

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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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