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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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    Cullman High seniors prepare for graduation amid wreck that hurt four classmates

    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman High School’s graduation is postponed from tonight to Sunday because of a wreck that left killed a woman and left four students hurt. It happened Thursday afternoon on Highway 31 just north of the Hanceville area.  Victoria Smith, 30, of Hanceville died.  The 4 teens were in another vehicle. The teenagers were on their way to rehearse for graduation.  Although tragedy has somewhat tainted this otherwise joyous occasion, this student body is no stranger to misfortune. […]

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    Russellville declares local state of emergency due to damaging floodwaters

    RUSSELLVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Russellville leaders declared a local state of emergency on Thursday, one day after massive floodwaters caused widespread damage in the city. Heavy rain began to fall late Wednesday afternoon through the evening hours, filling parking lots and streets, flooding homes, businesses and cars. Some businesses were forced to close early due to flooding. The water was even strong enough to rip up concrete. Creeks that are normally calm resembled rushing rivers instead. The Franklin County Emergency […]

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    Are your ‘Knock Out’ roses down for the count? Here’s why

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Knock Out Roses are a hugely popular landscape specimen, especially here in north Alabama. The varieties are praised for their no-nonsense upkeep and disease resistance. But if you think your Knock Out Roses look like they’re down for the count this year, you may be right. Here’s why. Although Knock Out Rose varieties are indeed bred to be tough, they can still fall victim to viruses like Rose Rosette Disease. The virus is also known as […]

  • Whitesburg staff pack up items from an elementary school classroom on their last full work day before demolition. (PHOTO: David Wood WHNT)

    Bidding farewell to Whitesburg School, saying hello to new era for Lions

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – In a little more than 72 hours, the old Whitesburg school’s upper and lower campuses on Sanders Road in Huntsville will be no more. Students and staff will move into their brand new home this fall, but there are efforts underway to preserve the school’s rich history. Tuesday, Principal Barbara Little was walking the halls of the elementary school for one of the last times ever. Teachers and staff are in a packing frenzy, stuffing boxes and cleaning items from classrooms. […]

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    Davidson Technologies Inc. Makes Critical Investment in Kids to Love Work Force Training Initiative

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – When you generously donate nearly half-a-million dollars to a local nonprofit, you get a whole lot more than the ‘nickel tour.’ Dorothy Davidson took a grand tour of the Kids to Love Center Thursday. The Kids to Love Foundation welcomed a $369,000 investment to its capital campaign by Davidson Technologies Inc. The generous donation will expedite the launch of KTech, a new workforce training initiative to benefit area foster children. The initiative, called Mechatronics, will be […]

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    Bill aiming to ‘divest’ state of several historical properties would dismantle Alabama Historic Commission

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WHNT) – This year’s legislative budget process has looked a bit like a rummage sale. Alabama lawmakers are in the precarious position of looking for any corner to cut in search of a little extra coin. Peppered amid the ‘undesirable and over costly’ this session have been state parks, state troopers and now, Alabama’s history itself. The latest head-scratcher out of Montgomery would dismantle the Alabama Historical Commission  and ‘divest’ the state of several historical properties under the […]

  • It was apparent Commission Phil Riddick was none too pleased with the idea of his fellow commissioners reappointing the same members to the Farmers' Market Board of Directors saying, "nothing happened last year." (PHOTO: David Wood, WHNT)

    Madison Co. Commission fails to appoint Farmers Market board members

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Announcement of appointments to places 1-7 of the Farmers’ Market Board of Directors was supposed to take place at the Madison County Commission’s May 6 meeting. But Commissioners said they weren’t ready. 2 weeks later, the item appeared on the agenda again, and again met a roadblock. Last year when the Commission looked at options in regard to the Farmers’ Market Board, that Board was reconstituted with members appointed for a 1 year term which expire […]

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    State Board of Education fails to approve Public Charter Schools Commission members

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WHNT) – At Wednesday’s regular Alabama State Board of Education meeting, the Board voted not to approve Alabama’s first public charter school commission. The four members voting no were Vice President Ella Bell, Betty Peters, Yvette Richardson and Stephanie Bell. The three yes votes were from Cynthia McCarty, Jeff Newman and Mary Scott Hunter. District 1 was not represented because Al Thompson resigned to take a seat on the newly appointed two-year college board. Early on, board members were presented […]

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    Family says Huntsville man injured in trooper-involved shooting suffered from mental illness

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A Huntsville man was injured in a trooper-involved shooting Friday morning on Old Madison Pike, just off Interstate 565.  This happened after the trooper pulled over the man, Jonathan MacKovjak, for going 100 miles per hour eastbound on the interstate, according to troopers. Trooper spokesperson Curtis Summerville said MacKovjak, 38, exited I-565 east on Old Madison Pike.  The trooper walked up to the car and made contact with MacKovjak, asking for his driver’s license.  MacKovjak started […]

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    Qualitest Pharmaceutical employees take day to give back to local nonprofit

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – It’s not every day a company just drops everything to lend a helping hand. But Thursday about 40 Qualitest employees pitched in over at the Manna House warehouse. “Our focus and existence is to improve lives and this is just a great way for us to help people who are in the community we work and live in every day and it’s a great day for us to give back,” says Qualitest Vice President Mike Reiney. […]

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    13 new tenants coming soon to University Place Shopping Center

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – It’s been nearly a decade that spots at University Place Shopping Center located at University Drive and Enterprise Way have sat vacant. Of course, the property frontage is populated by Zaxby’s, Panda Express and Cheddar’s Restaurants, but the shopping center proper has looked dismal for years. Why has it taken so long for someone to look at the property with new eyes? It’s a prime location, after all. An estimated 90,000 people pass the University Drive […]

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    Progress report on Huntsville City Schools’ current construction projects

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Tuesday, Huntsville City School leader hosted a ‘Future School Bus Tour’ as a progress report for the 8 construction or renovation projects currently underway across the district. “You won’t believe these schools when we get through. There’s not gonna be a whole lot like ’em in the country,” assures district Construction & Renovation Coordinator Jeffrey Gattis. The former Ed White School site is future home to AAA School. The learning space is slated for completion in August, with […]


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