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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
  • This photo shows the property on Round Top Drive in Monrovia just two weeks ago on the left and the trimmed up version on the right. (Photo: WHNT)

    Getting Results: Overgrown, foreclosed property receives much-needed trim

    MONROVIA, Ala. (WHNT) – Shane Hall lives just at the entrance to Monrovia Meadows subdivision on Round Top Drive. Hall says he has seen the property directly across the street go from an empty lot, to a newly constructed home in 2005, to a foreclosed house he says hasn’t been touched in 2 years. That’s also how long Hall has been trying deal with  what he says has become a public nuisance. “I look at this house and there are […]

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    ‘Insta-grams’ via Instagram? Drug prevention advocate weighs in

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Grams through Instagram? Parents, you may think the photo-sharing app is for harmless selfies, but listen up. We found public Instagram profiles dedicated to the sale of illegal drugs. They all advertise discrete, quick, easy delivery. WHNT News 19 decided to take action to inform you about ‘Insta-drug’ sales. @DrugPlug540, @Mr. Molly, @1687Trapaholic; we found dozens of drug-related Instagram profiles which advertise quality product from Molly to marijuana shipped quick. One profile pulled no punches about what they think of law enforcement, […]

  • Beyond back-to-school basics: Are you meeting your pre-teen’s emotional needs?

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – If you’re the parent of a kid between the ages of 9 and 11, your child’s growing independence from the family and heightened interest in friends is likely obvious.  Healthy relationships are important to your child’s development, but peer pressure can become a daunting reality during this time — and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. In the interest of full disclosure, I am in fact the parent of a child entering middle school this […]

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    Fire Chief: White substance in Big Spring Park water was latex paint

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The city’s fire chief said a milky white substance found in the water at Big Spring Park on Saturday was latex (water-based) paint. The water is clear today. Over the weekend, Eric Schultz, a photographer with The Huntsville Times/Al.com, noticed the substance on Saturday evening while taking pictures.  He  called the Huntsville Fire Department. Schultz said it was flowing into the Indian Creek canal around 7:30 p.m. The fire department called in the hazardous materials unit to […]

  • "Manhattan" series premier Sunday July 27 at 9/8 Central.

    WGN’s “Manhattan” series premiere to scintillate viewers with science, secrets & sex

    CATCH AN ENCORE PRESENTATION OF THE “MANHATTAN” PREMIERE IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING WHNT NEWS 19 SUNDAY EVENING  AT 10:00 P.M. HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – In a market like Huntsville — the ‘Rocket City’ itself, home to Redstone Arsenal and the birth place of the space program — military defense and aerospace technology inherently run through our collective veins. A series like “Manhattan” may certainly have a viewership advantage in a place with 20,000 plus engineering degree-holders where your neighbor could easily be an actual rocket scientist. But my experience […]

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    Clock ticking for owners to remove Kildare Mansion fence, city not backing down

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The owners of one of Huntsville’s most iconic historic buildings continue to plead with city council members to restart negotiations over their fence that must be moved by September 8th. Thursday evening during the Huntsville City Council regular meeting the owners of the Queen Anne castle-style architecture of the former McCormick Estate on Kildare Street, also known as Kildare Mansion in north Huntsville asked for more time to come to an agreement. But Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle […]

  • Brett Naff awaits sentencing (Photo: David Wood, WHNT)

    Former Country Day School teacher sentenced to 20 years in prison

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A former teacher at Country Day School has been sentenced for his conviction on two counts of sodomy. Madison County Circuit Judge Ruth Ann Hall sentenced Naff to 20 years on each count to run concurrently.  Naff must also pay $5,000 in addition to restitution to victims.  He must also register as a sex offender.  Naff will serve 20 years because the sentence does not allow for parole. A large crowd attended the sentencing — so many people […]

  • Tall grass and overgrown vines surround this foreclosed home on Round Top Drive in Monrovia (Photo: David Wood)

    Taking Action: Monrovia man wants foreclosed property cleaned up

    MONROVIA, Ala. (WHNT) – Shane Hall lives just at the entrance to Monrovia Meadows subdivision on Round Top Drive. Hall says he has seen the property directly across the street go from an empty lot, to a newly constructed home in 2005, to a foreclosed house he says hasn’t been touched in 2 years. That’s also how long Hall has been trying deal with  what he says has become a public nuisance. “I look at this house and there are […]

  • No Smoking sign just outside Huntsville Hospital (Photo: David Wood)

    Taking Action: answers on hospital cigarette litter quandary

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville Hospital has been a tobacco-free campus since February 2013. A viewer emailed us with a concern, but this time it wasn’t about the smoke – rather the litter ‘off-campus’ smokers are leaving behind. Alisha Hawkins says Sunday she was shocked at the amount of cigarette butts strewn all over the place just outside hospital property on the city right-of-way. Hawkins says she thinks it horrible that the hospital is trying to do something healthy for […]

  • Shakalaka Trampoline Arena (Photo: David Wood)

    Shakalaka Trampoline Arena Now Open in Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – I believe the phrase ‘BOOM, Shakalaka’ would be absolutely appropriate here. After months of intense anticipation north Alabama’s first trampoline arena opened to the public Tuesday evening. The 26,000-square-foot trampoline arena in the Huntsville West Shopping Center was originally slated to open in April, but was stalled because of construction delays. The wait, Huntsville friends, is over. Thousands of square feet of trampolines, dunk basketball hoops, Olympic foam pits and slack lines? The arena is like an adrenaline […]

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    Science & Engineering Services adding 450 jobs in Huntsville

    (WHNT) – Governor Robert Bentley announced another economic development for the state on Tuesday.  This time, it impacts the Tennessee Valley. Science and Engineering Services, LLC, or SES, will be adding 450 jobs in Huntsville. It’s part of a $70 million expansion of it’s manufacturing operations.  The jobs will be added over a five-year period. The announcement was made at the Farnborough International Air Show Tuesday after a meeting with Governor Robert Bentley, SES company officials, Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield, […]

  • Photo: KidsAndCars.org

    KidsAndCars.org launches White House petition drive to prevent needless child deaths in hot vehicles

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – KidsAndCars.org launched a “We the People” petition drive today on the White House petition website. The petition will push the Obama Administration to authorize the U.S. Department of Transportation to provide funding for research and development of innovative technology to detect a child left alone in the rear seat of a vehicle. In the past 20 years more than 670 U.S. children have died in hot cars. Already in 2014 at least 17 children have died […]


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