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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
  • Eric Parker, Madison police officer recommended for termination after the incident involving 
Sureshbhai Patel on Feb. 6 (Photo: Limestone County Sheriff's Office)

    Madison officer facing federal charges appears before judge in Birmingham

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – A Madison police officer accused of depriving a man of his civil rights had a pre-trial hearing in federal court in Birmingham on Tuesday. Dash cam video shows Eric Parker slamming 57-year-old Sureshbhai Patel face-first into the ground.  The officers were responding to a call about a suspicious man walking in the neighborhood on February 6, 2015. Paramedics rushed Patel to the hospital for treatment where a metal plate was put into his neck.  Patel remains partially paralyzed to […]

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    A failed flush, narcotics busts & the unspoken addict atrocities of the local drug trade

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Early Tuesday morning the Madison County Sheriff’s Department Narcotics Unit was assisted by the SWAT Team in executing a search warrant at 199 Ed Johnson Road in Harvest. The search resulted in the seizure of large amounts of Oxycodone pills, weapons including an assault rifle and more than $17,000 cash. Drug agents arrested 27-year-old Damon Hardin and charged him with possession and trafficking narcotics. Narcotics agent Lt. Michael Salomonsky, commander of the department’s narcotics division says […]

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    Officers at more Madison Co. Schools through new funding source a win-win, right? Depends on who you ask

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – County Commissioners approved more resource officers at Madison County Schools thanks to some resourceful funding. The goal — to keep your kids safe. Sounds like a win-win, right? Well, we learned Wednesday, it depends on who you ask. Commissioners approved Sheriff Blake Dorning’s idea to fund three additional school resource officers for county schools with county pistol permit revenues. A kick in from District 4 Commissioner Phil Vandiver’s discretionary fund brings the total to 4 new officers to cover Buckhorn, Monvrovia, […]

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    Pitch in Saturday to help build field of dreams for Hatton Little Leaguers

    HATTON, Ala. (WHNT)  – For years, Hatton Park has been a labor of love for a group of dedicated dads working little by little to renovate the ball park from a state of disrepair. Kids, more than 180 of them, are traveling 20 miles just to practice on a playable field — and sometimes it’s just a field — literally an empty field. Hatton little leaguers and tee-ball teams have stooped at area elementary schools, generous churches and even playgrounds. […]

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    Huntsville City Schools actively addressing traffic congestion concerns

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The start of the school year always brings traffic congestion. But some Whitesburg School parents have contacted us about issues at the school. They say they have to leave 30 to 45 minutes earlier than before to make drop-off and pick-up at the new P-8 school. No one likes waiting in traffic — we know that. But parents, we’re told your patience will be rewarded. Huntsville City Schools already has some solutions in place to help traffic flow at Whitesburg and […]

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    Huntsville Ballet Company’s ‘Magnificent’ season will knock your socks off

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville Ballet Company is already ‘on pointe’ as all get out. The passion of the student performers is palpable. “For me, dance isn’t just something I do after school. Dance is where I want to be,” one student says in the company’s latest promotional video. Coming soon are some exciting additions that will up the professionalism ante. “And we have a bunch of surprises, one of which I can’t mention now, I’m just going to tease you with it,” smirks Artistic Director Phillip Otto. […]

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    Decatur woman offers cash reward for safe return of escaped pet tortoise

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – Gabrielle Palmer is missing her beloved pet, Daisy Boy. Her tortoise got loose Sunday evening from her back yard sanctuary where she keeps her three other tortoises. She believes her gardener accidentally left her back gate open Sunday afternoon. She wants people to be on the look out for her 16 inch tortoise in the area of Bobwhite Drive in southeast Decatur. She says he will be most active in the early morning hours and in […]

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    Madison Schools administrator & wife to scale Kilimanjaro to benefit St. Jude

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – A Madison City School Administrator and his wife are about to embark on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure across the globe. WHNT News 19 caught up with them this over the weekend as they prepare to surmount the large obstacle ahead and to learn about the passion that lies at the heart of it all. On an unusually mild summer Saturday in Alabama, Madison City schools’ Student Services Director and his wife Mary-Pat are taking on Madison’s modest rainbow mountain. The proverbial cupcake before the […]

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    Hartselle mourns loss of special education teacher & coach Robin Riley

    HARTSELLE, Ala. (WHNT) – When Hartselle City Schools start next Wednesday, they’ll be without a beloved teacher and coach. Hartselle Junior High’s Robin Riley passed away Saturday after complications from an E. Coli infection. Monday we spoke to top Hartselle educators about the void, and how they are trying to stay strong for students. “We’ll lean on each other and we’ll lean on the community,” says Hartselle Junior High Principal Robbie Smith. “You know this is a great community; the outpouring of support has been unreal.” […]

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    Buckle up, Huntsville: Wing Ding 37 to rumble into the Rocket City Sept. 3

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Get ready for the rumble. The 37th Honda Gold Wing Convention, aptly dubbed ‘Wing Ding’ will make their Rocket City Road Trip September 3rd through 6th. This week we spoke to local visitor bureau leaders about the impact we can expect as tens of thousands of biking enthusiasts take over the Von Braun Center and downtown Huntsville. Since their visit in 1998, the Huntsville Convention and Visitors Bureau has been working hard to recruit the Honda Gold Wing Convention back […]

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    J.F. Drake State Community & Technical College poised to see major growth

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – J.F. Drake State Community and Technical College is poised to enjoy some major growth and program expansion in the next few years.  That growth will translate to even more successful graduates making their mark in our community. School President Helen McAlpine said she often hears from visitors that Drake State is the area’s best kept secret. “We took it as a compliment but also as an indictment,” McAlpine admitted. Many don’t realize the strides Drake is making […]

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    Huntsville Restaurant Week 2015 kicks off August 14 with 10 days of deals

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Ten tasty days of Huntsville/Madison County restaurant deals. That’s Huntsville Restaurant Week in a nutshell, and today the Huntsville/Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) along with city and county officials unveiled all of the details for the fourth annual event. Taking place August 14-23, 2015, Huntsville Restaurant Week is the perfect time to discover local fare and revisit old favorites while enjoying discounted prices. Over 50 local eateries are participating with special deals, making this the […]


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