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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
  • millweb

    Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment to celebrate Grand Opening of renovated North Wing Saturday

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment  is preparing to share something spectacular with the Huntsville Community. It’s a milestone the Mill has been working toward for quite some time, to culminate in a celebration Saturday, December 20th. What started as a meager textile mill has transformed into a space worth bragging about. City leaders got a sneak preview of the Mill’s newest artist space Friday and WHNT News 19 got to be there for the first look. America’s biggest […]

  • Madison County Schools' Communications Director Geraldine Tibbs will end her 44 year career in education come January 2015. (PHOTO: David Wood, WHNT)

    Madison County Schools’ Communication Director Geraldine Tibbs to retire in January

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Madison County Schools Public Relations and Communications Director Geraldine Tibbs announced this week she will be retiring, effective January 2015. She’ll definitely leave a legacy of higher learning. “My father died when I was 7 years old but I had a mother that was very strong and believed that if we were to succeed then we had to be educated,” explained Tibbs. And she’s certainly promulgated and heeded that motherly message. Tibbs started at Speake High School in Lawrence […]

  • adt

    Keeping Christmas vandals at bay

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)  – It’s, unfortunately, a story we bring you year after year, but one according to victims that never becomes less disgusting. It’s the ultimate bah-humbug: stealing, vandalizing or otherwise trashing somebody else’s Christmas decorations — not only highly illegal and decidedly not nice, but a sure-fire way to get yourself on the naughty list. Huntsville Police responded to several calls of vandalized Christmas decor over the weekend. We spoke to one repeat victim in south Huntsville who […]

  • gasoline

    Gas gripe flashback: Remember scoffing at $2 per gallon?

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – If you listen hard enough, the collective sighs of relief resounding from area gas stations are almost audible. With prices at the pump nudging just below $2 per gallon  in some places, for many, it’s cause for celebration. But you may need reminding it wasn’t so long ago, $2 a gallon for gas seemed like the end of the world. Lately prices at the pump have been a game of limbo: how low can they go? Some stations in […]

  • One of the current student laptops in use. (WHNT News 19 file)

    Huntsville City Schools asks for parent feedback on new student laptop models

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville City Schools will be updating student laptop computers for the 2015-2016 school year to new models to keep up with the ever-changing demands of technology. You can be part of the final decision on which ones to buy, too. “Yeah, we knew from the start that with the fast pace of technology, that buying a device that you’re gonna keep over the long term, it quickly gets outdated,” said Keith Ward, spokesperson for Huntsville City […]

  • Kildare Mansion owners keep fence in new agreement with the city

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The year-long fight over a fence has come to a close. Huntsville City Council approved a new license agreement between the city and the owners of the Kildare Mansion, Thursday, allowing the fence surrounding the historic home to remain. The move ends a dispute that began in October 2013. “This has taken a long time to get to this point and everyone wants it to be concluded,” said city attorney Peter Joffrion. The owners have until April […]

  • UAB Football

    Booster club member & high school coach react to UAB Blazers’ football fizzle

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – You don’t have to be in Jefferson County to find die-hard UAB Blazers fans. Grievances over the decision to end the UAB football program aired via social media or otherwise have not been pretty. “Anger and sadness at the same time,” Blazer Booster Club member Paul Ensign said Tuesday afternoon of his current mood. “Well you know it’s disappointing,” said Bob Jones High Head Football Coach Kevin Rose. “You know, we’ve got a young man down there, David Norris, that […]

  • reroute

    Rerouting: Taking Action to help remedy a GPS mix-up

    HARVEST, Ala. (WHNT) – Harvest resident Ramona Smith lives at the end of a long private drive. But she says recently GPS systems and smart phones have sent some unexpected visitors her way. Smith says for months her private drive has been misidentified on GPS maps as a street named Arrowhead Way. Arrowhead is actually located north of her driveway less than a quarter of a mile away. “They were honestly following the directions on their GPS and some of […]

  • snow web

    Could area students soon say goodbye to snow days?

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – It’s not too often snow storms or ice cancel classes in Alabama but when it happens, it’s a disruption to say the least; not just an interruption in daily routine but an interruption in the learning process. Imagine, though, if snow or ice had cancelled classes but educators or students wouldn’t be taking a day off. If instead, before the snow fell, even before the official school cancellation call, teachers were prepped, parents were warned and […]

  • Buy Nothing Day

    Black Friday vs. Buy Nothing Day

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – When the buzz of turkey carvers silence and the unmistakable sounds of canned cranberry sauce unappetizingly sloshing from aluminum have hushed — a new cacophony emerges right on cue every holiday season. The whirring of blowout coupons as they’re unsurreptitiously snipped from sale circulars, the building, boding crescendo of clamoring crowds and overnight campers — the chaos of unbridled, unabashed American consumerism — music to the ears of some, a symphony of eye-rolling for others. For all […]

  • cupweb

    Huntsville & Madison municipal leaders to compete for Mayor’s Cup this weekend

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Mayors Tommy Battle and Troy Trulock of Huntsville and Madison are preparing to go head-to-head in a tennis match this weekend for a great cause. “Leadership does so much for our community, they give back to our community in many ways so this a great way to play a little tennis, have a lot of fun and support Leadership,” who serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for Leadership Huntsville/Madison County. Though funds […]

  • turner-and_students

    Holy Spirit teacher uses tornado anniversary as learning opportunity

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Saturday marks 25 years since a tornado struck Airport Road and left massive destruction in its path.  The storm’s path stretched more than 18 miles, killed 21 people and injured more than 450 others. Hundreds of homes were either destroyed or sustained severe damage.  For those of us in Huntsville that dark day, the memories are still fresh. Holy Spirit School on Airport Road was among the structures destroyed.  The church was heavily damaged as well. One […]


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