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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
  • Huntsville Police K-9, Apollo. (PHOTO: David Wood, WHNT)

    Huntsville Police K-9 Unit honored for superb street success

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Huntsville Police Department has had a K-9 unit since the early 60’s, so they’ve had plenty time to hone their crime fighting craft. But the unit has recently been recognized for just how effective they’ve been over the past year, alone. Wednesday at the Huntsville K-9 Training Range on Drake Avenue, we met Apollo. The Belgian Shepherd Malinois is a rookie on the unit, but his counterparts have certainly been hard at work. Last year, Huntsville Police and […]

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    Rocket Republic Brewing Company hosts grand opening in Madison Tuesday night

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – Rocket Republic Brewing Company is about to officially stake its claim in the area craft-brew landscape. Tuesday night marks the grand opening of the Madison brewery and tap-room. Whether it’s a Vapor Trail Cream Ale, a smooth Astronut Brown or a hoppy Mach 1 IPA — you won’t be disappointed in the selection. “If you look at our various beers, there’s something in there for everyone, basically. And what’s nice about this space is that we’ll be able to […]

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    Plamor Lanes will remain open, for now

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Plamor Lanes was scheduled to shut its doors on April 30. But that was before fire destroyed the nearby AMF Parkway Lanes. Because options for area bowlers would have been drastically limited, Damson Automotive Group, which purchased the property months ago, has decided to delay the takeover of Plamor Lanes. Read: Bowling Leagues & Associations impacted by bowling alley fire Plamor Lanes manager Bobby Orebaugh tells us there is no set time the bowling alley will remain […]

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    Barbershop Harmony Singers Competition comes to Huntsville this weekend

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Dixie District of the Barbershop Harmony Society is pleased to announce that it will conduct its annual Spring Convention and Contests in Huntsville, March 13-15, 2015. Approximately 500 singers and their families will attend the convention which will ultimately crown the 2015 District Chorus Champion and will determine the District’s qualifier(s) to the July International Barbershop Harmony Society’s Convention in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Dwain Chambers, President of the Dixie District, said in a statement, “The Dixie […]

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    3.14.15: Sci-Quest Science Museum to host Pi Day festivities Saturday

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Saturday, March 14 (3.14.15) at 9:26:53 a.m. Sci-Quest Hands-on Science Center will celebrate Pi Day. Pi Day is observed on March 14 each year, commemorating the mathematical constant pi (π). Sci-Quest is celebrating this famous never-ending number with fun pi related activities, including a pie throwing challenge, computer programming with raspberry pi, and a math themed jewelry making station where visitors can make their own fashionable pi charms and more. Pi Day is for all ages and […]

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    New Hope’s most seasoned celebrate senior center reopening

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – What was old is new again, in New Hope. In the past when the city’s seniors wanted to come together, their meeting place wasn’t as welcoming as one would hope. “They were actually meeting in an old church building and they had closed in all the windows; you couldn’t see out and you couldn’t heat it in the winter time,” said Madison County Commissioner Eddie Sisk who made good on his election promise to revamp […]

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    Would you support Sheriff’s half-cent sales tax for Madison County public safety? Senators aren’t so sure

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – It was nearly 6 months ago during annual budget hearings when Madison County Sheriff Blake Dorning and about two dozen of his deputies filed into the county commission chambers to talk money. It was a tense day to begin with. County department heads’ appeals for changes came, as they always do. But none quite as impactful or emotionally charged as when Sheriff Blake Dorning’s ranks closed around him to address the commission in a show […]

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    Madison Co. Commission gives $25K toward Rocket Center’s Shuttle Training Aircraft Exhibit

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – It took more than 300 contributors, but the U.S. Space and Rocket Center Foundation raised 70,000 it needed. That money will help put a shuttle training aircraft, NASA 945, in Shuttle Park. The foundation got another boost it needed to help finance the rest of the interactive exhibit Wednesday. Madison County Commissioner’s approved $25,000 from the chairman’s budget to support the shuttle training aircraft project. “This is a big process of creating more tax dollars for our community; more people spending the night and coming to the Rocket […]

  • After arriving home Monday from New York, Nancy lunched Tuesday at Piccadilly Cafeteria showing Camry off to friends. (PHOTO: David Wood, WHNT)

    Blind Huntsville musician bereaved of guide dog welcomes new companion

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – In December WHNT News 19 introduced you to Nancy Pendegraph; a blind Huntsville woman who lost her right-hand dog when a contracted meter reader inadvertently left a backyard gate open. Charlie escaped, was run over and killed shortly after on busy Bob Wallace Avenue. Nancy has quite a history with the Black Lab breed. When one prized pet would reach retirement age, she’d bring another on and has gone with no interruptions in guide dogs for […]

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    Losing Charlie: A Huntsville woman’s mission to find her next right-hand dog

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The pain of death and loss is compounded when it comes unexpectedly during the holiday season. Monday WHNT News 19 met a Huntsville woman who is not only dealing with the loss of a dear friend and family member, but with losing part of herself, as well. Nancy Pendegraph and son Roland Bowers share a great talent and love for music. They share something else: the mother and son are both blind and they both employ […]

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    Still no cause named in bowling alley blaze that hurt 2 Huntsville firefighters

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – WHNT News 19 got an update on the fire that destroyed the AMF Parkway Lanes Bowling Alley on South Memorial Parkway in Huntsville early Saturday morning. That fire also injured two Huntsville firefighters. Crews now say they believe the fire began in the bowling alley kitchen. We understand it spread rapidly through the building. League bowlers who came to take a look at what’s left of the AMF Bowling Alley Monday tell us, owners had recently dropped thousands on large new […]

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    Rep. Mo Brooks: Trillion dollar deficits, ‘800 lb. gorilla’ in every room in Washington

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Monday Congressman Mo Brooks provided a “Washington Update” to more than 900 people at the Von Braun Center.  The Huntsville-Madison County Chamber of Commerce hosted the event. Brooks admitted quickly he would not be giving a ‘rah-rah’ speech and immediately delved into what he called the ‘800 pound gorilla in every room in Washington’ — America’s current financial condition. Brooks cited that America has suffered 4 consecutive years of trillion-dollar deficits between 2009 and 2012. But he […]


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