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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.

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    Political analyst on flag fallout: ‘when does the madness stop?’

    ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) – While the American flag will be a common site this weekend, the Confederate Battle Flag is part of a growing debate. Is it a sign of heritage, or hate? From TV shows to monuments, here’s a look at the latest controversies developing this week: TV Land has pulled all ‘Dukes of Hazard’ reruns. The network did not confirm that it pulled the show because of the 1969 dodge charger called the ‘General Lee,’ — that car, as you may remember,  features the confederate flag on its […]

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    Boater Beware: A cautionary tale of survival

    COLBERT COUNTY, Ala. – During this summer vacation time many of you will be in and around the water, So it’s typical for us to bring you boating safety stories. But are you really heeding those warnings? This is one we hope will make you  sit up and pay attention. Three months ago, an elementary school principal and his wife’s lives changed forever because of a boating accident. The couple has a powerful message for water lovers of all ages, and experience […]

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    Lifeguard Ambulance Service to hit Morgan County streets bright & early Wednesday

    MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – There are new developments in a lawsuit regarding Morgan County’s ambulance service. Wednesday evening, a Morgan County Circuit Court Judge determined there should be no legal hurdles to prevent a new company from operating in the area — at least for now. Decatur’s First Response Ambulance filed the suit in an effort to block Lifeguard Ambulance Service from coming into the area. First Response claimed the county’s new contract with Lifeguard Ambulance was illegal, saying the 911 Emergency Board allowed […]

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    Morgan Co. Rescue Squad planning candlelight vigil for Captain killed in Sunday wreck

    MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – State troopers say a single-vehicle crash Sunday morning, June 28, claimed the life of a Danville man. Tyler Wayne Whitt, 26, was killed when the GMC pickup he was driving left Red Bank Road and struck a tree just south of Decatur. Whitt was pronounced dead at the scene. Less than five years ago, the Morgan County Rescue Squad lost paramedic Laura Pullam who died in the line of duty while working on an ambulance.  They […]

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    Republican group rallies ‘silent majority’ of conservatives who support freedom to marry

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Supreme Court could decide the fate of millions of same-sex couples nationwide as soon as Monday and certainly before July 1. The court will determine whether states can prohibit same-sex marriage — as 13 states currently do.​ Thursday, WHNT News 19 spoke with a representative from Freedom to Marry, just one organization closely watching the evolving debate on same-sex marriage. Freedom to Marry’s national strategy has focused from the beginning on setting the stage for a […]

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    Tiny Hearts Boutique in Madison closing to focus on family

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – Lacey Simpson, wife of WHNT News 19 Chief Meteorologist Jason Simpson, recently made the tough decision to close the brick and mortar shop she co-owns inside the historic Clay House on Main Street in downtown Madison. But this report isn’t just an update on a local business, but a progress report on a little boy and a growing family, facing new challenges and celebrating small victories, every day. Tiny Hearts Boutique has seen great success since opening a storefront this February. […]

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    City of Huntsville, CVB unveil signage for downtown Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – What’s the deal with all of those poles going up in downtown Huntsville? They are the beginnings of installation for new wayfinding, or directional, signage for downtown Huntsville. The City of Huntsville, in conjunction with the Huntsville/Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB), unveiled the finished product and design of the signs Monday at a news conference. The location of the first sign to complete installation is located at the southeast corner of Courthouse Square near Harrison Brothers Hardware. […]

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    Durham Services in need of part time bus drivers for Huntsville City Schools

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Because of recent DOJ redistricting and several new schools coming online in the Huntsville City School System, Durham Services is now hiring and training 50 new bus drivers to fulfill more than 20 new routes around the city. But this is a tall order. You’ll need more than a sparkling driving record. “Driving a school bus is not just about driving a school bus, but it is a service position,” explains Durham Services Safety & Training […]

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    Rocket Center invites veterans to celebrate 70th anniversary of WWII Victory Day

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Victory Day 2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII. It’s an opportunity to show our nation’s deepest gratitude to those who remain, while honoring and remembering those no longer with us. Friday, the U.S. Space and Rocket center announced they plan to do just that during a special observance to take place in August. Victory Day, also known as VJ Day, marks the anniversary of the Allies’ victory over Japan during World War […]

  • Jason Hampton of Hampton's Lawn Care help load up Michael Fanucchi's bike to help him over Huntsville Mountain on his 5,000 mile cancer bucket list journey. (PHOTO: David Wood)

    Florida man travels through Huntsville on 5,000 mile ‘cancer bucket list’ journey

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – If you were driving and saw someone loaded down with what looks like all their belongings, would you stop? Would you even take a second look? Friday, we stumbled across a tale of human compassion, determination and inevitability. A random act of kindness from a pet sitter and a lawn care worker proves everyone has a story — if you only stop to listen. Lucia Tunstil decided to do just that when she saw a man […]

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    Mental Health Center employee who died in wreck known for love, patience with children

    MOULTON, Ala. – The mental health community in Lawrence County is grieving the loss of a beloved employee who died in a wreck Wednesday on Alabama Highway 24. The collision involved a van belonging to the Mental Health Center of North Central Alabama, and a dump truck.  Inside the van were children, a driver and 86-year-old Janie Owens of Moulton.  Owens died in the wreck. Health center staff said Owens, 86, spent the last years of her life dedicated to […]

  • Rendering of Campus No. 805 at the former Stone Middle School in west Huntsville. (Matheny Goldmon Architects)

    West Huntsville’s Stone Middle has a new name, at last

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – In a video released Wednesday, developers unveiled the name of the entire 13-acre mixed-use development project that will include Yellowhammer Brewing, Straight to Ale, and more at the former Roy L. Stone Middle School near the intersection of Triana Boulevard, Clinton Avenue and Governors Drive in West Huntsville. Campus No. 805 is the official name for the development that will be home to at least two major craft breweries, a public recreational lawn, and a wide range […]


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