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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
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    Officer educates parents on ‘dabbing’ & other drug trends at Decatur’s 13th Child Safety Conference

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – Tuesday at the 13th annual Child Safety Conference held at Decatur Baptist Church, community sponsors collaborated to improve coordinated responses to prevent and respond to crimes against children and to provide child safety education in Alabama. A guest speaker also spoke to parents about the latest drug trends; there were several hot topics. “The parents really need to be involved as far as knowing exactly what’s going on because, I mean, they are the first defense,” noted Demond Garth, Assistant Principal at […]

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    Troopers: Police were ‘trying to catch up to’ driver before wreck that killed 4 in Limestone Co.

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – A stretch of Highway 72 westbound’s lanes were shut down for hours Sunday morning following a fatal wreck. Huntsville Police, Limestone County Sheriff’s deputies, and Alabama State Troopers blocked off the intersection of U.S. 72 and Burgreen Road after two vehicles collided at 3:13 in the morning. Troopers say a large SUV driven by Terrance Walker, 40, of Huntsville, hit a smaller SUV carrying three people. Yoneko Cain, 31 of Athens, Mario Sledge, 26, of Athens, […]

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    Sneak peek at Madison County Veterans Memorial Aviator Statue

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – During an unassuming ceremony Friday morning, Science and Engineering Services, Inc. (SES) of Huntsville presented the Madison County Veterans Memorial Foundation with a check. It’s to support the first of four new statues. The first of which, the Aviator Statue, is being modeled after Marine Captain Trey Wilbourne. Aviators are important to SES. That’s why they jumped behind this project, to honor them all. “Aviation is a key part of our defense capability and Huntsville is the center of that,” said SES Chairman […]

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    Big noise, big toys: country boy snow day

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Over the past 24 hours we’ve probably told you no less than 50 times, if you don’t have to be out in this nasty slushy mess, just stay at home. But if you know anything about the folks in Hazel Green, Toney and Meridianville, they’re having no trouble whatsoever getting around. Just country boys and girls getting down– and all around — all because of big noise and big toys. For all you city folk, that stands […]

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    Half of Huntsville waited in line at Lewter’s Hardware for sled delivery Wednesday

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Holy line, Batman! We often bring you stories about winter weather and its negative impact on local businesses. That was definitely not the case for folks at Lewter’s Hardware in Huntsville. Before the first flake even landed Wednesday dozens of people flooded the aisles all the way to back of the story trying to get winter weather essentials — and we’re not talking kerosene or tire chains. We’re not sure how so many people got notice […]

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    Weary of winter weather whining? Try wining instead with Huntsville’s Winter Wine Week

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – After of a week full of weather woes you may be ready for a little something to take the edge off. And by this point, if you’re not necessarily a wine fan, now may be a good a time as any to give it a try. Does all this winter weather business have you dreaming about sun-drenched vineyards of the west coast? Well, stop that weather whining, get out and try some wining instead. Downtown Huntsville Inc. and […]

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    Winter weather transforms Crestwood Medical Center into hotel for hospital staff

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – More than a dozen WHNT News 19 staff members settled in for the long haul and stayed through the wee hours Friday into Saturday morning. That was after ‘typical’ dayside shifts had long been over. It’s not as if they didm;t want to go home — they couldn’t. When winter weather gets nasty, though, we’re certainly not the only ones who get stranded at work. Patients inside Crestwood Medical Center won’t be the only ones staying put if we get snowed […]

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    Yellowhammer Brewing to break ground at Stone Middle Thursday with partners Earth & Stone Wood-Fired Pizza

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – 7 months after plans were announced for the brewing complex at the old Stone Middle School site featuring Straight to Ale and Yellowhammer Brewing — the latter will make it official in a ground breaking ceremony Thursday. Alongside Yellowhammer will be their food partners Earth & Stone Wood-Fired Pizza. “Yeah, we’re getting ready to break ground on a 10,000 square foot brewing facility that will house the new Yellowhammer Brewing and we’ll have a suite for […]

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    Rocket Hatch announces partnership with Downtown Huntsville, Inc. for CO.STARTERS business acceleration program

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Rocket Hatch, a Huntsville-based non-profit organization supporting entrepreneurship in North Alabama, is thrilled to announce a new partnership with Downtown Huntsville Inc., an organization committed to creating a diverse and economically stable Downtown in the city. Downtown Huntsville Inc. will be providing scholarships to select graduates of Rocket Hatch’s CO.STARTERS program, who aim to open their new businesses in the downtown area.  “Rocket Hatch sees a thriving downtown as a key element in creating a sustainable […]

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    Only the ‘Weather Stone’ Can Rival the WHNT News 19 Meteorology Team

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Forecasting winter weather in the south is not easy. Luckily, vast technological advances and a great team of weather guys, help a lot. But there was a time when things were simpler — much, much simpler. It’s been a long week for you at home, we know. And certainly for our team of meteorologists and their indefatigable dedication and determination to bring you an accurate, focused weather where you live story around the clock. But there’s […]

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    The top 5 most-asked questions about winter weather

    TENNESSEE VALLEY (WHNT) — Snow, ice and brutal cold have had a firm grip on the Tennessee Valley over the last week. Luckily we’ve avoided major problems, but anytime disruptive weather threatens us, it becomes a big deal. The goal of this post is to compile the most commonly asked questions surrounding the threat of winter weather, and provide some helpful resources all in one spot. 1) I’m traveling from ________ to __________. How are the roads? Ice and snow […]

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    By the way, it’s Severe Weather Awareness Week in Alabama

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – With all the ice, snow, frigid temperatures, closures, and travel issues, when’s the last time you thought about your tornado preparedness plan? Yeah, we thought so. You may have been a little too preoccupied with staying on top of school start times to realize Governor Robert Bentley has declared February 15-20th, 2015, as Severe Weather Awareness Week in Alabama. The National Weather Service, the Alabama Emergency Management Agency, and other supporting organizations ask local media for help […]


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