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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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    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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    Sheriff’s Office: Ardmore man faces additional child porn charges, was posing as teenage boy online

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Madison County Sheriff’s Office says new charges have been filed against an Ardmore man arrested in October.  Investigators say Jody Wade Witt, 40, was posing as a teenage boy online in order to attract young juvenile girls to send him pictures. Witt has been in the Madison County Jail since October, but Tuesday’s news conference concerned new developments in the case.  Investigator Jeremy Hughes said details have unfolded that showed Witt pretended to be a […]

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    Garrison Commander says Arsenal traffic flow should improve despite heightened security

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (WHNT) – The Garrison Command says drivers should expect delays in the coming days as they head on to Redstone Arsenal, but the situation should be better than it was Monday morning. Traffic was very slow approaching the major gates, including Gate 9/Research Park Boulevard, Martin Road and Redstone Road. In some cases, the traffic was backed up for miles.  The delays are due to heightened security at all U.S. military installations due to the threat of ISIS. @whnt […]

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    UAH, Buckhorn High School to partner and clean up historic cemetery in New Market this Saturday, May 16

    NEW MARKET, Ala. (WHNT) – Two groups will hold a cleanup at one of Madison County’s oldest cemeteries this weekend, and you’re invited to help them preserve the past. The effort is called “Save Graveyard Hill” and will be held at Mount Paran Campground and Cemetery. It’s on Winchester Road just north of New Market Barbecue, in fact, just a few houses north. There will be directional signs posted. This Saturday’s cleanup will start at 9 a.m.  Teams are watching the […]

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    Help wheelchair-bound Decatur woman win chair lift for van

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – Katie Toro was born with Spina Bifida, Hydrocephalus, and Neurogenic Bladder. At 34, Toro has been in a wheelchair her entire life. She was also diagnosed with arthritis in her 20s. Growing up, doctors and school systems told Toro she would never have a “normal” life. But Toro, who doesn’t let anything get in her way, wheelchair raced until age 15, completed high school and up to 20 hours of graduate school work. For several years, Katie […]

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    Pakistani woman to spend 30 days in Madison County learning local government model

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Wednesday’s Madison County Commission went on with no surprises — a typical series of agreement authorizations, and bid recommendations — until the meeting’s close when Commissioner Bob Harrison introduced Themina Iqbal. She’s a Pakistani woman who will spend the next 30 days in Madison County under Commissioner Harrison’s tutelage learning about the American local government model. Iqbal is here through an internship exchange program through the United States Department of State. “It’s good for us […]

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    Huntsville Police named 2015 model agency for School Resource Officer Program

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Huntsville Police Department has been notified it is the 2015 recipient of the Model Agency Award by the National Association of School Resource Officers. The Model Agency award is presented to agencies that exemplify NASRO’s best practices. These practices are designed to ensure professional service to the school community and creative and innovative approach to school based policing, according to NASRO. “Although we had many worth nominations, your agency’s tremendous accomplishments stood out to the […]

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    #iHeartHsv: Huntsville lovers’ photos go from ‘Online to On The Wall’

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – In 2014, the economic impact of travel & tourism to Madison County reached its highest levels ever, providing for over 14,000 jobs and an economic impact of $1.08 billion in Madison County alone. Further, the average household in Huntsville/Madison County saves approximately $650 in taxes as a result of the local travel industry, according to the Travel Economic Impact 2014 Report by the Alabama Tourism Department. In celebration of National Tourism Week, the Huntsville/Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) announced […]

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    From the curious to the utilitarian: 7 new galleries open at Lowe Mill Wednesday

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The day before 7 new gallery openings at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment, artist Monique Given is carting her handcrafted, mesmerizing oddities to a new temporary home. From vintage taxidermy, to delicate reliquaries, to a flamenco dancing figurine complete with muskrat skull, Given’s treasures are a little morbid, a little Old World, a little rock ‘n roll, and a lot of awesome. Cardinal rule: you never question art, right? But we asked the former Switch House owner to describe […]

  • The scene of the plane crash in early May 2015 (Photo: NewsChannel5.com)

    UPDATE: Pilot identified in single-engine plane crash in Lincoln County

    LINCOLN COUNTY, Tenn. (WHNT) – The pilot who died when a small plane crashed in northeastern Lincoln County has been identified.  Sheriff Murray Blackwelder said the pilot was Linda Bauman, 46, of Belvidere. The single-engine plane crashed in private property off Highway 50, along Steelman Road, in the Mulberry community.  This is northeast of Fayetteville. Sheriff Blackwelder says it’s believed the plane crashed Sunday afternoon and landed in a pond.  The owners of the property weren’t home, though, and didn’t […]

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    One-man green team: A mission to keep Monte Sano litter free

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Each day when the sun crests over Monte Sano, light reveals the wonders of Huntsville’s greatest natural resource. Each sunrise is also a harbinger of endless opportunities for humans to come along and mess it up. One Huntsville man has taken it upon himself to combat that reality as best he can, armed only with a garbage sack and a trash claw. Roy Simmons has worked as a graphic designer in Huntsville since 1975. It’s only […]

  • Beautiful Japanese maples a target for thieves

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Imagine coming home to find a big hole in your garden where a woody ornamental used to be planted.  WHNT News 19 has learned of a few recent reports of thieves targeting landscape specimens on personal property. Japanese maples are beautiful trees, but they will cost you.  Prized for their showy foliage, that’s not the only factor making them a hot commodity, and a target for thieves. “They’re slow-growing. they’re grafted which means they are grafted […]

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