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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
  • Burch's Property line looks vastly different after WHNT News 19 took action (PHOTO: David Wood)

    Getting Results: Madison woman finally sees neighbor’s yard cleaned up

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) - Mose Chapel Road resident Nancy Burch emailed WHNT News 19 two weeks ago at her rope’s end. She said she had been trying to get inoperable vehicles and overgrown brush removed from her neighbor’s property for years – since June 25, 2007 to be precise. Burch gave us a tour along her property line where we found half-a-dozen inoperable vehicles. Burch said since 2007 she has been in contact numerous times with Madison City Code Enforcement officials […]

  • Sign posted on furniture mart customer's car in June 2011 (PHOTO: David Wood, WHNT)

    New Developments: Limestone Furniture Mart customers may finally get results in latest legal move

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – It’s been nearly 4 years since Limestone Furniture Mart customers were duped – dozens agreeing to pay by cash or check in exchange for ‘deep discounts’. What they never expected back in early 2011 was that the furniture they bought would never show up and just weeks later, furniture mart doors would be closed. Now, following court continuance after continuance after former owners Scott and Brandi Connell were arrested on multiple charges of theft by […]

  • Flyer for Khris Downing benefit bike ride (COURTESY: Lewis Hall)

    Biker benefit ride for HPD’s Khris “Gatur” Downing Saturday

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A veteran of the Huntsville Police Department recently learned he’ll be facing a far more formidable battle than even that waged against local criminals — his own body is threatening his life from within. But friends and colleagues are pitching in to help and you can be a part of the effort. Khris “Gatur” Downing has been employed with the city of Huntsville for 18 years as a police officer. Just a few weeks ago Downing […]

  • Madison Elementary School (PHOTO: David Wood, WHNT)

    Mold issue addressed at Madison Elementary School

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – Earlier this week WHNT News 19 viewer Jessica Smith emailed us with pictures and concerns over potential mold issues inside historic Madison Elementary School. The CDC indicates that no mold is safe and all mold could potentially cause upper respiratory issues for children.  Certainly, some mold is more harmful than others, but no mold is necessarily good. So we decide to take action and look into the matter. We found out Madison City Schools are constantly […]

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    Old Coca-Cola bottling plant almost gone for good; what’s next for the downtown Huntsville property?

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – More than 70 years of Huntsville history is rapidly disappearing at the corner of Clinton Avenue and Monroe Street. The sprawling former Coca-Cola bottling plant – a downtown landmark since the 1930s – is in the process of being dismantled. Big Springs Inc., which owns the prime property across from the Von Braun Center, is clearing the site before selling it to be redeveloped. John Wynn, chairman of Big Springs’ board of directors, confirmed for our news partners […]

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    Street vendor rally in Huntsville Friday to offer food trucks, fun & free swag

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Downtown Huntsville Inc. is bringing back the street vendor rally Friday June 20 at Church Street and Big Spring Park – and this time the food and fun is happening on a even grander scale. “One of the coolest new companies in downtown Huntsville is Curse gaming. They’re actually having their company-wide retreat in Huntsville – today their bringing people form all over the country, even internationally, and so they’re ‘taking over’ the food truck rally,” […]

  • Elijah Nixon, father of Calista and Robin, hangs his head in grief (PHOTO: David Wood, WHNT)

    Madison dad in agony: daughter killed in Nebraska tornado, her mother in coma

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) - 5-year-old Calista Dixon who was from Alabama and whose father Elijah Dixon lived in Athens before moving to Madison, was killed Monday night when a storm with rare dual tornadoes struck her mobile home on Main Street in Pilger, Nebraska. 42-year-old Kandi Murphree moved her three children to Pilger about four months ago from Huntsville. Our news partners in Nebraska, KMTV, report Kandi’s son, Cody was at work when he heard news the tornado touched down in Stanton and […]

  • Leslie Anderson Vallely (PHOTO: Megan Hayes, WHNT)

    Remembering Leslie Vallely & honoring her legacy of hope for cancer patients

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Hundreds stood in line, some for hours, Monday night at a Berryhill Funeral Home visitation to console family members and honor the life of Leslie Anderson Vallely of Huntsville. Vallely passed away Friday, June 13, at her Huntsville home after a courageous fight with cancer. Several of those in line at Vallely’s visitation were WHNT News 19 team members. You see, Vallely’s passing hits close to home for many of our employees – for two of […]

  • A Casey Kasem 45-rpm record from Bob Labbe's personal collection. (PHOTO: David Wood, WHNT)

    Local radio host: Kasem the ‘voice of a generation’

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – America lost an entertainment icon when radio great Casey Kasem died Sunday at the age of 82. It is a loss that reverberated through all American music lovers – and especially those who shared Kasem’s passion for the airwaves. Huntsville’s Bob Labbe has been in the radio biz fort nearly 4 decades. He’s been spinning the tunes of yesteryear on his  weekly, 4-hour, live program called ‘Reelin’ in the Years’ since 1990 on WLRH-89.3 FM. The […]

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    ‘Little Free Libraries’ a growing trend

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Conventional public libraries might bring back memories of late night study sessions, microfiche, or trying to decipher the card catalogue. But a new worldwide trend in book borrowing now comes in a much smaller scale than typical brick and mortar – and you might have one of these little libraries right in your own neighborhood. The Little Free Library concept provides a gathering place where neighbors share their favorite literature and stories. In its most basic form, […]

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    First Stop welcomes football legend Phil Savage to Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - First Stop, Inc., a not-for-profit organization dedicated to reducing the number of homeless people in Madison County, Alabama, is excited to announce that Alabama football legend Phil Savage will be the keynote speaker at their fundraiser dinner on June 14 at 6 p.m. at the Huntsville Marriot. Tickets are $50 and seating is limited. The event will also feature a silent auction to raise money to provide services for the homeless. All donations are tax-deductible. “We’re […]

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    Madison resident wants ‘junk cars’, overgrowth removed from neighbors’ property

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – Mose Chapel Road resident Nancy Burch emailed WHNT News 19 this week at her rope’s end. She says she has been trying to get inoperable vehicles and overgrown brush removed from her neighbor’s property for years – since June 25, 2007 to be precise. Burch gave us a tour along her property line where we found half-a-dozen inoperable vehicles. Burch says since 2007 she has been in contact numerous times with Madison City Code Enforcement officials […]