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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
  • Markia Kendall

    Friend remembers murder victim Markia Kendall, police looking for killer

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville Police got a call around two on Sunday morning about a shooting on Norwood Drive. They found 32-year-old Markia Antwon Kendall shot in his home. Emergency crews pronounced him dead on the scene. Officers used a K-9 unit to try to find a suspect, but couldn’t locate anyone. Thursday, after meeting a friend of Markia’s, we learned those closest to Kendall are still searching for answers. “He was a good man, you know what I’m […]

  • Barry Van Whitton (Photo: Jackson County Jail)

    Whitton pleads not guilty in first wife’s murder

    SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (WHNT) – A man charged in a 1998 murder has pleaded not guilty.  Barry Whitton appeared before a Jackson County judge on Tuesday morning. Whitton appeared for his arraignment before Judge John Graham.  Whitton pleaded not guilty to the murder of Michelle Whitton, his first wife. Michelle Whitton, 28, was reported missing on December 7, 1997.  Six weeks later, her body was found near the Powell area of DeKalb County. A grand jury indicted Barry Whitton.  He is […]

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    South Parkway Plaza Demolished: What’s Next?

      HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Whole Foods development on South Memorial Parkway has opened up the flood gates for change in the area. One former strip mall just across the Parkway is nearing the end of a major metamorphosis; demolition. But that will, of course, only be the beginning. All that’s left of the half-a-century old Parkway plaza, formerly home to Pearly Gates and Mock electronics, is a pile of rubble.When Mock owner Barbara Compton retired in 2013, The Deep Comics Shop moved into the […]

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    Full Spectrum: Sci-Quest introduces new program for children with Autism

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Sci-Quest, Hands-on Science Center is partnering with The Autism Resource Foundation to introduce a new program designed specifically for children on the autism spectrum called Full Spectrum Science. Full Spectrum Science is a once-a-week program with quality hands-on science and technology curriculum for children with autism. Sci-Quest’s educators received special training from The Autism Resource Foundation over the summer and did a pilot program of Full Spectrum Science to make adjustments. Full Spectrum Science will use […]

  • Kendall Preston

    7-year-old Harvest girl uses birthday to give back

    HARVEST, Ala. (WHNT) – If you ask most little girls under 10 what tops their birthday wish list, canned corn, kidney beans and baby carrots likely wouldn’t make the cut. But at the ripe old age of 7, little Kendall Rae Preston of Harvest has decided to give back in a big way. For the third year in a row, instead of asking for, “Nail polish: lots and lots of nail polish,” Kendall says of most girls’ dream gifts — […]

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    Huntsville Police investigate robbery at Hardee’s in Five Points

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville Police are investigating a robbery at a Hardee’s location on Andrew Jackson Way and Pratt Avenue. Someone who appeared to be a hungry customer ordered at the drive-thru window just after 6:30 a.m. But Hardees’ district manager says the masked driver was interested in more than the latest breakfast sandwich promotional. “He pointed the gun, demanded the money, she handed it, he snatched it, and he left,” the manager recounts. News of the robbery has certainly shaken up […]

  • Joe Dixon

    Miss Betty’s Day Care remains open following husband’s Lincoln Co. sex crimes arrest

    LINCOLN COUNTY, Tenn. (WHNT) – Miss Betty’s in-home day care service remains open in Ardmore following husband Joe Dixon’s arrest for alleged sex crimes last week. Tuesday, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department issued its first public statement saying investigators were made aware of sexual allegations against Joe Dixon, a former Madison County Schools bus driver on Dec. 1, 2014. Captain Joyce McConnell, supervisor to the lead investigator on the Dixon case, tells WHNT News 19 while the sheriff’s office had […]

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    United Way & Impact Alabama begin free tax prep service for Huntsville-area families

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Beginning on January 20th, Impact Alabama’s SaveFirst initiative, in partnership with the United Way of Madison County and UAH, will provide free income tax preparation services to working families making less than $52,000/year with kids in the home or $20,000/year without kids in the home. Interested individuals should call 1-844-44-TAX-AL to schedule a free appointment. Services are also available in Decatur and Florence. Daytime, evening and Saturday hours for tax preparation are available in the following […]

  • Military mom eagerly awaits dedication of memorial statue modeled after son

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - The Huntsville Madison County Veterans Memorial Foundation have begun plans to add four new bronze statues to the memorial. Monday, WHNT News 19 met a woman who will have a deeply personal connection to the aviator’s statue. Joyce Wilbourne dons wings pinned on her by son, Marine Captain Trey Wilbourne. “We lost Trey in the first Gulf War,” the mom explains. Captain Wilbourne was first listed as missing in action as teams searched for the wreckage of […]

  • Joe Wiley Dixon (Photo: Lincoln County Sheriff's Office)

    School bus driver charged with sex crimes involving children

    LINCOLN COUNTY, Tenn. (WHNT) – A man who works as a bus driver for Madison County Schools was arrested recently for serious criminal charges involving children. Joe Wiley Dixon was arrested on Thursday, January 15 in Lincoln County, Tennessee. He is charged with two counts of aggravated sexual battery and one count of aggravated rape of a child.  Dixon has bonded out of the Lincoln County Jail. Madison County Superintendent of Education Matt Massey confirms Dixon has resigned as a school […]

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    Riverton Elementary rallies for Rowan ahead of spine surgery

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Since Rowan Scott began kindergarten at Riverton Elementary, she’s captured everyone’s heart. Everyone. From her teachers to the students to the custodial staff. Rowan is hard to miss. She scoots through school halls with light-up casters on her wheelchair. After a premature birth, a brain bleed onset Cerebral Palsy of the Spastic Diplegic type, which means the lower half of the body, including both legs, are affected. Cognitively though, Rowan is sharp as a tack […]

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    Huntsville City Schools to extend employee discounted Wi-Fi to parents

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) –  Huntsville City Schools made a discounted Wi-Fi service, called OmniLynx, available to parents, on January 15th. The service is provided through Verizon and currently available to Huntsville City Schools employees. The district is extending the discounted program to families of Huntsville City Schools students as a way of increasing the capacity for networked learning to further support the digital 1:1 initiative. OmniLynx provides a high-speed portable Verizon Jetpack Mobile Hotspot device with no contract, free equipment, […]


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