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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
  • First of the baby hawks outside a third story window of the Huntsville Public Library to hatch out Wednesday morning April 22, 2015. (PHOTO: Bob Gathany/bgathany@al.com)

    First Red-tailed Hawk nestling hatches at Huntsville Library

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A pair of red-tailed hawks caused quite a stir among staff and patrons when they made their home at the downtown branch of the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library about a month ago. Now, the momma and daddy hawks have welcomed their first hatchling. The first of what looks to be 3 eyas, as they’re called, hatched Wednesday morning. We were of course excited when we learned the news; here at WHNT News 19 we’ve admittedly been on […]

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    More squabbling over proposed Monrovia high school at Wednesday’s commission meeting

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Item number 6 on Wednesday’s Madison County Commission agenda listed a presentation by Allen Pasuer in regard to the new high school planned for the Monrovia area. That’s where everything sort of went downhill. Pasuer, a farmer residing in district 3, presented several items of public data regarding the new school deal that he said he planed to present to area PTO presidents at county schools. Pasuer went on to pose a litany of questions […]

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    Hazel Green’s Golden Years Ice Cream Parlor left with no product amid massive Blue Bell recall

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – After weeks of gradual recalls when Blue Bell Creameries decided to pull all their products off shelves, the Listeria scare has left a local ice cream parlor without any frozen treats to sell. Golden Years Ice Cream Parlor has been open on Highway 231 in Hazel Green for a year now. They enjoy steady business, but when they learned about the recall, they had to remove all their inventory. It’s given owner Rey Lopez and […]

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    Walk to Cure Diabetes cancelled due to weather

    UPDATE: On Friday evening event organizers called off the event scheduled for Saturday, April 25. JDRF officials say they’re working on plans for a celebration event in May and plan to incorporate all participants. Original Report: HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – It’s an event drawing people together in a healthy activity for a worthy goal: raising money to improve the lives of every person affected by Type 1 diabetes (T1D). The Huntsville Walk to Cure Diabetes takes place Saturday April 25 at the […]

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    Tuesday Evening Concerts @ the Library Series begins tonight in Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – When we think library we generally think, ‘shhh.’ But that all goes out the window during the popular Tuesday Evening Concerts @ the Library Series hosted by Huntsville-Madison County Public Library’s Downtown Branch. It all started more than a decade ago when the library decided to jazz things up a bit. “We had done some events here with jazz around lunch time and everybody was talking to us about how good it sounded so we decided […]

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    Legislators meet citizens at DeSoto State Park to talk closure concerns

    DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Monday, the lodge of DeSoto State Park in DeKalb  County was filled to capacity with concerned citizens, brooding over talks of park closures across the state. State Senator Steve Livingston of Jackson County and Representative Nathaniel Ledbetter called the meeting through a Facebook invite. They say they’ve been inundated with emails and calls of concerns from folks in their district, so they wanted to quell fears and provide some perspective. They said, not even half way […]

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    Second-hand honor: Could donated military uniforms lead to cases of stolen valor?

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - When is the last time you browsed through an area thrift store? Do you remember casually perusing past racks full of donated military clothing and uniforms? You likely never gave it a second thought, but Friday WHNT News 19 got an email from a young man with a serious concern.

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    Hartselle to talk up Virtual Academy ahead of expected passage of Alabama Virtual School Bill

    HARTSELLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Alabama Virtual Schools Bill would take distance learning from an option, to a requirement in all public schools in the state by fall 2016. It’s not law yet, but 32 of 35 state senators have signed off on the proposed legislation. Hartselle City Schools are among several area districts like Florence and Decatur, already getting their ducks in a row ahead of expected passage of House Bill 107 and its companion legislation. “Virtual schools is just the […]

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    TSA Pre-check enrollment offered at Huntsville International for limited time

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Transportation Security Administration has recently expanded participation in the TSA Pre✓® program. Huntsville International Airport will soon offer flyers a chance to sign up for the program while the enrollment center in it’s temporary location at HSV. The enrollment event is happening Monday, May 4 through Friday, May 8 and now due to overwhelming response, Monday, May 8 through Friday, May 15. The center will be located on the second floor of the terminal building between the […]

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    Mirror, mirror: traffic reflector aids visibility at Madison County intersection

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – How could a mere piece of metal dramatically increase safety and visibility at an intersection? Well, that’s exactly what an unassuming new feature at Patterson Lane and Pulaski Pike is accomplishing.  For people who live and travel often in this area of the county, the ‘mirrored’ lollipop-looking safety device may be old news. It’s been installed for about three months without fanfare or a ribbon cutting or a press release — personally though, I found […]

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    Gambling Bama: What’s really standing in the way of a state lottery?

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – It’s legislative laziness? It’s voter apathy? It’s — religious fundamentalism? What’s really keeping Alabama from creating a state lottery? That’s the question we posed to WHNT News 19 Political Analyst Jess Brown at Athens State University on Monday. It’s been over 15 years since Alabama voters rejected a state lottery.  But an Alabama lawmaker believes it’s time to revisit the idea. Last week, House Minority Leader Craig Ford introduced a bill for a statewide lottery […]

  • Operation Green Team gave away 3,500 boxes of Glad trash bags, 5,000 tomato plants and 3,000 cucumber plants Friday morning in downtown Huntsville. (PHOTO:David Wood, WHNT)

    Huntsville’s Citywide Great American Cleanup Day is Saturday

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville’s Operation Green Team kicked off their citywide Great American Cleanup Day Friday by handing out free trash bags, hot dogs, tomato and cucumber plants at Huntsville City Hall. The word ‘free’ is usually a good way to draw a crowd, no matter what the situation. Huntsville Green Team used the tactic Friday, but there was a method to the madness. City officials hope the free trash bags will increase participation in Saturday’s Great American Cleanup […]


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