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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
  • The Madison County Fire Marshal position will be resolved when Bobby Rollins retires in January 2015. (PHOTO: David Wood)

    Madison Co. Commission trades full-time fire marshal for 2 deputy marshals & 8 additional firefighters

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – When Madison County Commissioners adopted the 2015 budget Wednesday they decided to dissolve the full-time county fire marshal position. This will take effect when current county fire marshal Bobby Rollins retires in January, leaving 2 deputy marshals. The commission will use Rollins’ salary toward the nearly $190,000 cost of 8 new full-time firefighters. Mike Messex, President of the Madison County Association of Volunteer Fire Departments, the responsibility of identifying and investigating arson cases must now […]

  • Madison County Sheriff Blake Dorning listens in on Wednesday's commission meeting as members finalized the adoption of the 2015 budget. (PHOTO: David Wood)

    Sheriff tells Commission: “We’re budgeted for under-trained, inexperienced deputies”

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Wednesday, Madison County Commissioners adopted a balanced fiscal year 2015 overall county budget of more than $159 million; that’s up $6 million from last year. Commission Chairman Dale Strong even touted they were able to arrive at the budget almost entirely without dipping into reserves. The budget allots for six additional deputies and eight new firefighters. But there is about where the warm-fuzzies stop. The ‘yays’ didn’t have it until District 1 Commissioner Roger Jones […]

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    Limestone Bay Trading Company moves from Mooresville to Athens State University

    ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) – If you mosey on by Limestone Bay Trading Company these days, you won’t find patrons packing the place or that famous Dreamsicle cheesecake. That’s because almost a year ago, the restaurant won the bid to move to Athens State University in the remodeled Sandridge Student Center and cafeteria. “We wanted to dedicate as much energy as we could to Athens State because they had put the confidence in us to come and do the food services and catering,” explains Limestone […]

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    ‘Kids Racing for a Cure’ soap box derby to take downtown Huntsville streets in the name of cancer research

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Local nonprofit Kids Racing for a Cure has partnered with the Huntsville Center of Technology to raise awareness and money for childhood cancer research. They plan to accomplish this with student-crafted soap box cars that will take to the downtown Huntsville streets and give young patients the thrill of a lifetime. “Sat down and they actually kinda drew this out on a napkin in the teacher’s lounge one morning before school started over a cup of coffee.” […]

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    Huntsville 2 Hollywood: lights, camera, action for 12 AAMU TV & film arts students

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — 12 remarkable communications arts students from Alabama A&M University are preparing for an opportunity of a lifetime — a trip to the motion picture and television capital of the world — Hollywood, California. Spearheaded by the Media Arts Institute of Alabama, these students are the first ever from a Historically Black College or University (HBCU) to receive an invitation from the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade to work behind the scenes writing, producing, filming, interviewing, and […]

  • 6 -year-old Montessori School of Huntsville student Grace Whaley proudly displays her pinwheel of peace. (PHOTO: David Wood)

    Huntsville Montessori School students celebrate ‘Pinwheels for Peace’

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – In today’s world, peace needs to become more than just a casual salutation. Friday the Montessori School of Huntsville took part in an international art and literacy project, Pinwheels for Peace, by “planting” pinwheels with messages of good will. Pinwheels for Peace is an art installation project started in 2005 by 2 art teachers, Ann Ayers and Ellen McMillan of Coconut Creek, FL. as a way for students to express their feelings about what’s going on in […]

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    Tuscaloosa Uber driver arrest raises rideshare safety concerns

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Have you ever heard of Uber? You may think, ‘what ever happened to a good ole taxi cab,’ but you college age kids may be rather familiar with the rideshare service touted as convenient and cashless. With Uber app you can request, ride, then pay via mobile device with such features as fare splitting among riders. Just about anyone can sign up to become an Uber driver. And herein lies the issue at hand in light […]

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    Arsenal Garrison Commander visits Williams school to support Impact Aid

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Colonel Bill Marks, Garrison Commander for Redstone Arsenal, will visit with students at J.E. Williams Elementary School Wednesday afternoon to encourage a Tennessee Valley-wide effort to raise millions of dollars in federal Impact Aid for local school districts. Federal Impact Aid is an education grant program that provides funds to school systems that are financially burdened or impacted by a federal government presence. Since 2005, the immediate school districts outside of Redstone Arsenal (Huntsville, Madison City and […]

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    Artificial pancreas: the future is now

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Type 1 diabetics: listen up. The future of diabetes management is here. Advocates with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation say the artificial pancreas is on the brink of becoming a commercially available reality for patients. Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 14, I speak from experience when I say, sometimes, viewing an article on the latest ‘diabetes breakthrough’ can feel a bit, well — anticlimactic; hurry up and wait. But forget the rumors and the […]

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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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