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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
  • A Casey Kasem 45-rpm record from Bob Labbe's personal collection. (PHOTO: David Wood, WHNT)

    Local radio host: Kasem the ‘voice of a generation’

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – America lost an entertainment icon when radio great Casey Kasem died Sunday at the age of 82. It is a loss that reverberated through all American music lovers – and especially those who shared Kasem’s passion for the airwaves. Huntsville’s Bob Labbe has been in the radio biz fort nearly 4 decades. He’s been spinning the tunes of yesteryear on his  weekly, 4-hour, live program called ‘Reelin’ in the Years’ since 1990 on WLRH-89.3 FM. The […]

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    ‘Little Free Libraries’ a growing trend

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Conventional public libraries might bring back memories of late night study sessions, microfiche, or trying to decipher the card catalogue. But a new worldwide trend in book borrowing now comes in a much smaller scale than typical brick and mortar – and you might have one of these little libraries right in your own neighborhood. The Little Free Library concept provides a gathering place where neighbors share their favorite literature and stories. In its most basic form, […]

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    First Stop welcomes football legend Phil Savage to Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - First Stop, Inc., a not-for-profit organization dedicated to reducing the number of homeless people in Madison County, Alabama, is excited to announce that Alabama football legend Phil Savage will be the keynote speaker at their fundraiser dinner on June 14 at 6 p.m. at the Huntsville Marriot. Tickets are $50 and seating is limited. The event will also feature a silent auction to raise money to provide services for the homeless. All donations are tax-deductible. “We’re […]

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    Madison resident wants ‘junk cars’, overgrowth removed from neighbors’ property

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – Mose Chapel Road resident Nancy Burch emailed WHNT News 19 this week at her rope’s end. She says she has been trying to get inoperable vehicles and overgrown brush removed from her neighbor’s property for years – since June 25, 2007 to be precise. Burch gave us a tour along her property line where we found half-a-dozen inoperable vehicles. Burch says since 2007 she has been in contact numerous times with Madison City Code Enforcement officials […]

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    Madison Police Arrest 3 on Shooting Into Occupied Apartments, Drug Charges

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – Madison Police say on Thursday June 5 just before midnight, officers responded to a residence in the 3000 block of Flag Circle to a shooting. That’s at Carrington Cove Apartment complex. Upon their arrival, officers discovered multiple shots had been fired outside and two separate dwellings and a vehicle had been damaged. No one was reported injured. During the investigation, information was developed leading detectives to execute a search warrant at another residence in Madison where […]

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    Local Advocacy Group Helping Vets Reacts to Alleged VA Abuses, Shinseki Resignation

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned Friday after a political firestorm over widespread delays in veterans’ medical care. President Obama announced that he accepted Shinseki’s resignation “with considerable regret,” after the two met on Friday to review initial findings of an internal audit of scheduling abuses at VA facilities across the country. The audit found that patient appointment wait times had been misrepresented at least once at over 60 percent of the 216 VA sites surveyed. […]

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    Oldest School in Morgan County to Construct New Safe Room Shelter

    MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Morgan County Superintendent Bill Hopkins Jr. says the Morgan County School Board is adding safe rooms as part of the planned renovation at Falkville High School. “We retooled a bond issue a few years ago to build some new schools and to work on Priceville High School and we know we’re going to have some excess money for that, so we’re going to use that to renovate Falkville High School,” Hopkins explains Falkville’s safe room will […]

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    Getting Results: Max Fitness Gym Issues Refund to Wrongly Billed Customer

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – Earlier this week we told you about yet another complaint against Max Fitness Gym in Decatur. We were told weeks ago by the property owner Tony Burks that two franchise owners left town. Former gym clients though say they were still being charged. Mary McMillan was one of those customers who just days ago says she was charged almost 50 bucks.We accompanied McMillan inside the gym Thursday after her failed attempts just a day before, hoping our […]

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    Huntsville Aims for Recognition as First ‘Compassionate City’ in Alabama

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville is aiming to become the first city in Alabama – and one of just 24 worldwide – celebrated for its compassion toward people of all races, religions and economic circumstances. The Huntsville City Council voted in September 2013 to begin working with the International Campaign for Compassionate Cities, whose goal is to make human kindness “a clear, luminous force in our polarized world.” Making the decision to become a “Compassionate City” is just the first step. […]

  • Girls, Inc. student smiles with her hot meal at Johnson High School (PHOTO: David Wood, WHNT)

    Huntsville Celebrates 2nd Year Launch of Student Summer Nutrition Program

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Hungry children throughout Huntsville will once again have a chance to have three hot meals this summer through the city school district’s Summer Feeding Program. “When you have food in your belly, you can learn,” smiled J.O. Johnson High School Principal Eric Jones during a Thursday news conference to celebrate the start of another summer season of feeding kids – and even their parents – all over the city. The district hopes to surpass the more than 98,000 […]

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    Update: Max Fitness Gym Managers Leave Town, Decatur Clients Still Billed

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – A viewer asked us to take action on her behalf regarding a membership to a gym in Decatur. She told us last month the building is full of mold, the water has been shut off and the roof leaks, which has caused damage to some of the equipment.  She says she canceled her membership, but the club kept withdrawing fees from her bank account. WHNT News 19 decided to take action on yet another complaint against Max Fitness Gym […]

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    Parker Griffith Promises Progressivism on Multiple Platforms for All Alabamians

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – When accepting the nomination for the democrat gubernatorial candidacy Tuesday night in Huntsville, Parker Griffith made a point to distinguish himself from his opponent. Of incumbent republican Robert Bentley, Griffith said “The playing field is level, except for our ideas. The public has a real, real clear choice. I’m for Medicaid expansion; I’m for a lottery for education; I’m for creating jobs – he’s not.” After announcing his first order of business as governor would be […]