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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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    Talk show host blasts Parker Griffith after heated exchange

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – According to a Birmingham conservative talk radio host, democratic gubernatorial candidate Parker Griffith overstepped his bounds after a Wednesday morning interview. Matt Murphy, host of the Matt Murphy Show, says he was verbally and physically threatened by Parker Griffith, and even went as far as to file an incident report with Homewood Police. LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW HERE Murphy claims the comments from Griffith came off-air after some intense questions about Griffith’s time as a doctor at […]

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    Local daycare workers stick to what they know amid EV-D68 virus threat

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Respiratory illnesses caused by an enterovirus are sending hundreds of children to hospitals throughout the Midwest and Southeast, health officials say. Twelve states are reporting clusters of enterovirus illness: Alabama, Colorado, Michigan, Georgia, Ohio, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Kentucky and Utah. We know primarily children with existing respiratory issues like asthma are most susceptible to infection. Amid growing concerns over EV-D68, are day cares taking extra precaution? Child care facilities like Mayfair Child Development Center […]

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    Infectious disease specialist on D-68 Virus threat in Southeast: ‘We will see it’

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A respiratory virus is sending hundreds of children to hospitals throughout the Midwest and beyond. A CDC official was recently quoted to say the hospitalization in places like Missouri could be ‘just the tip of the iceberg.’ “We’ve seen it actually almost for the last 30 years, on and off,” explains Dr. Ali Hassoun, Infectious Disease Specialist at Huntsville Hospital. Hassoun says enteroviruses, which bring on symptoms like a very intense cold, are actually common. But doctors don’t know why […]

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    Gentlemen: Huntsville’s ‘Dapper Dude’ can spruce up your fall fashions

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Cooler temperatures are just around the corner and autumn is definitely the friend of fashion. It’s a perfect time to start layering up and adding a little texture and character to you sartorial selections — and that includes men. Turns out, if you’re looking to punch it up this fall when it comes to fashion, we found a Huntsville native who can help you do just that. You might not expect to find a manufacturing engineer […]

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    Huntsville city schools connecting students with colleges & careers

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville City Schools decided to make the week following the Labor Day holiday all about that next step; life after high school. It’s all part of college and career connection week in the district where all schools and grade levels are participating in activities to encourage students to think ahead toward higher education and ultimately, jobs. It’s a time to get even elementary and middle school students thinking ahead. But Thursday was a big day for […]

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    Pardon our progress: Madison’s Main Street closed, shops open

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – Work to complete the facelift to historic downtown Madison’s Main Street began Tuesday. Main street is closed to thru traffic but the shops along the street are still open for business. All sidewalks will along storefronts on Main will be fully open Wednesday but heavy equipment will still be present in the area and the street itself will remain closed for about two weeks. Madison Police have set up two electric traffic signs in the are […]

  • WHNT News 19 reporter David Wood laboring on this Labor Day 2014 holiday.

    Laboring on Labor Day: the struggle is real

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Well, it’s Labor Day again. A nice long weekend for most folks to enjoy time outdoors with friends and family. Obviously, not everyone is afforded that luxury. We all know first responders and medical professionals can’t take a rest and, of course, that humble local news reporters are trolling their respective beats looking for that perfect Labor Day angle. Over the years we’ve brought you stories about the history of Labor Day; about folks more than […]

  • Woosical Jr., The Story of Rue, will be featured at the New York New Works Theatre Festival in Times Square on August 27. (PHOTO: David Wood, WHNT)

    Update: Locally produced musical ‘Woosical, Jr.’ advances to New York theater festival semi-finals

    NEW YORK, NY (WHNT) – Three Huntsvillians and a Florence-born, current Huntsville resident have advanced to the semi-finals of a New York theater festival. ‘Woosical, Jr. The Story of Rue’ is taking the New York New Works Theater Festival by storm. The family musical has gone up against some very talented writers and performers in the big apple so far.  “It’s the first time to have an audience, it’s the first time to know what’s going on, you know, how they’re […]

  • This group of enthusiast makes the long haul from all over the Gulf – Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and Florida – for the pilgrimage starting in Mobile, Alabama to the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, KY. (PHOTO: David Wood, WHNT)

    8 miles of muscle: Gulf States Region ‘Corvette Caravan’ makes pit stop in Athens

    ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) – Here a Vette, there a Vette, everywhere a Corvette. More horsepower than you can shake a Limestone County stick at — 8 miles of pure, unadulterated American muscle. The Gulf States Region Caravan of nearly 300 rolled through Athens Wednesday on a pilgrimage to the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky. It’s part of a 29 region journey by thousands of Corvette enthusiasts. “Not only is the car incredible itself and the value you get […]

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    Municipal apathy: Are you involved enough in local political process?

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – ‘Polls opened bright and early’ seems almost too grandiose a preamble to describe what will undoubtedly be nonexistent droves of excited, engaged voters chomping at the bit to submit their municipal ballots in Huntsville Tuesday. An uneducated electorate; low turnout; municipal apathy — these, ladies and gentlemen, are not news. Each election cycle we effort reports regarding voter turnout as if we will be surprised by the dismal numbers we will inevitably obtain. But it’s not […]

  • 20-year-old Caitlyn Dover of Ardmore took this photo of what she says is a burning cross Thursday night on Highway 251 south. (PHOTO: Caitlyn Dover)

    Alabama, burning? Ardmore woman says she spots ‘burning cross’ in front yard

    ARDMORE, Ala. (WHNT) – As racial tensions still smoldering in Ferguson, Missouri continue to reverberate through the entire country, a North Alabama woman says she saw a flaming symbol of intolerance way too close to home for her comfort. An Ardmore woman says she spotted a burning cross in plain sight on a well-traveled highway. She says only 18 miles from the birthplace of the Ku Klux Klan in Pulaski, Tenn., unfortunately the sight is not as farfetched as most […]

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    Compromised by hospital hack? What to do now

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Community Health Systems, which operates 206 hospitals across the United States, announced on Monday that hackers recently broke into its computers and stole data on 4.5 million patients. Hackers have gained access to their names, Social Security numbers, physical addresses, birthdays and telephone numbers. Anyone who received treatment from a network-owned hospital in the last five years — or was merely referred there by an outside doctor — is affected. Crestwood Medical Center tells WHNT News 19 […]


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