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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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    Decorated Huntsville veteran awarded Silver Star 45 years after Vietnam heroics

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (WHNT) – In the summer of 1969, man first stepped on the moon.  Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid was a hit in theaters. The Beatles were number one on the radio. On television, America had just introduced a man named Brady, busy with three boys of his own. And on a farm in New York, 400,000 flower children gathered for what was billed as three days of peace, love and music. That same year on the other side of the world […]

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    Redstone Arsenal unveils post Exchange renovations at grand re-opening ceremony

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (WHNT) – Redstone Arsenal Exchange managers unveiled the facility’s first major upgrade in more than a decade Friday morning. The grand re-opening ceremony was to celebrate six months of renovations to the Exchange resulting in an updated 65,000-square-foot facility.  It features a whopping $5.4 million in improvements, including a fresh brick facade and new food court. Inside the main store shoppers will find national brands like Michael Kors, The North Face and Ralph Lauren. The ‘Power Zone’ […]

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    ‘The BRIC’ kickoff block party October 25 in downtown Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Rachel Rutledge says there is a void in Huntsville. She admits while there are plenty of organizations providing programs to benefit at-risk youth in the community, most of them go dark on the weekends — a time when many teens are left to their own devices. So Rutledge is on a mission to establish The BRIC (building relationships in community)– a place for area teens to hangout — and not just on weeknights. “It’s a teen destination […]

  • Sci-Quest’s annual Mad Scientist Bash fundraiser boasts hair-raising tweaks

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Grab your lab coat and break out the science beakers for Sci-Quest, Hands-on Science Center’s sixth annual Mad Scientist Bash on Saturday, Oct. 18. “It’s kind of the geekiest, nerdiest but coolest event in Huntsville,”laughs 2014 bash chairperson Kinsey Russell. The Science Center will transform into a mad scientist’s laboratory for this premier adult fundraiser to benefit Sci-Quest. Guests will enjoy an electrifying evening with catering by Fire & Spice and Sweet Thing Pastry, drinks, silent auction, a digital light show […]

  • About a dozen new signs lead hikers to the trailhead at Three Caves. From there, users can enjoy more than 30 miles of trails throughout the Land Trust, Monte Sano State Park and the Burritt Museum. (PHOTO: David Wood)

    New trailhead signs link downtown hikers, bikers walkers and joggers to Land Trust

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – New residents and visitors are pleasantly surprised to see Huntsville’s lush green mountains, streams and hiking trails located within minutes of the City’s urban center. To help guide people to these amenities, the City of Huntsville is installing about one dozen trailhead signs from the Von Braun Center to the entrance of the Monte Sano trailhead at Three Caves. From there, users can enjoy more than 30 miles of trails throughout the Land Trust, Monte Sano State […]

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    5th generation BBQ fan starts ‘Save Thomas Pit BBQ’ Facebook page, petition in response to buy out & closure

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – Employees are speaking out following last week’s closure of Madison’s favorite BBQ joint. Thomas Pit Bar-B-Q closed last Thursday to make way for Rick’s BBQ next year – but not if the Thomas Pit faithful can help it. A sign on the door last week read ‘Closed until further notice,’ citing new ownership. It was obvious employees were in a bit of a stupor. They told us off camera they were instructed to close the restaurant […]

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    Madison’s Thomas Pit Bar-B-Q ‘Closed Until Further Notice’

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – Those craving smokey goodness got quite the surprise when they showed up to Thomas Pit Bar-B-Q in Madison Friday. The restaurant has closed. It’s not often you see the parking lot at Thomas Pit empty. As a matter of fact, the lunch rush usually causes a mini traffic jam on Highway 72. But when customers pulled up Friday they quickly learned there was no pork, beef or chicken to be had. A sign on the door reads ‘Closed until […]

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    Hazel Green Trojans forge onward in wake of teammate death

    HAZEL GREEN, Ala. (WHNT) – Tuesday, the Hazel Green Trojans took the practice field without one of their own. They are getting ready for a big game this week, while dealing with the loss of a teammate. While there are no answers as to why defensive end Julian Jones took his own life, the community will come together to pray for strength. At times like these, there are a lot of questions and the answers don’t always help. Right now, […]

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    Digital Huntsville History Tour offers guided city tour at your fingertips

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Huntsville/Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) in conjunction with the Huntsville History Collectionannounced today the launch of the free-to-use Huntsville History Tour: A Digital Guided Tour of Historic Huntsville, Alabama. With a mobile device, users can now discover downtown Huntsville’s storied past online, on their own time. Covering 40 historic locations in the downtown Huntsville area, the tour provides narration, photos and information pertaining to each location. The voices behind the narration are Huntsvillians Jacque Reeves, John Malone and […]

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    Star Market’s location on Bailey Cove Road to close Friday

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Star Market announced Wednesday it will close its location on Bailey Cove Road at the end of the week.  The store will close Friday, October 3. The pharmacy will remain open during normal business hours, as well as the License Department satellite location. The Bailey Cove location has trimmed down aisles and products available for months, as employees fielded questions from customers about future plans for the store.  Employees said they were not notified until Wednesday […]

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    Heard of Paclobutrazol? Huntsville Utilities has been applying it to your trees for a while now

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Paclobutrazol is the active ingredient in Cambistat – a growth regulator that has been used by utility companies all over the country on millions of trees since 2009. The chemical gently slows tree growth, preventing branches from interfering with power lines. Cambistat helps refocus a tree’s energies from canopy growth to healthy, fibrous root production, defense chemicals and stored energy. Huntsville Utilities began the program in 2006 as a part of their electric line clearing program, […]

  • 4 additional statues are planned to follow the memorial's Patriot's Walkway. (PHOTO: Huntsville Madison County Veterans Memorial Foundation.)

    Huntsville/Madison Co. Veterans Memorial to get 4 new statues

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville Madison County Veterans Memorial Foundation, Inc. have begun plans for phase IV of the memorial. This will include the addition of 4 new bronze statues which they are hoping to dedicate by November 11, 2015. The foundation is looking to add an aviator statue, a military family statue, a soldier’s cross statue and a first responder statue. “The family is a big part of the military,” explains Veterans Memorial Foundation Board Member Pete Schofield. “Without […]


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