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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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    Fighting ALS with learning, not ‘likes': would you accept the ‘no ice bucket’ challenge?

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – You can’t sign into Facebook these days without seeing videos of people dumping buckets of ice water on their heads. The social media site is absolutely drenched in ALS #icebucketchallenge posts. The icy, viral trend is supposed to be designed to raise money for charity. The challenge is straight forward: Donate $100 to a specific cause, or soak yourself in ice water, record it and pass the challenge on to friends via social media. So far […]

  • Plans for the Cook Museum of Natural Science, announced earlier this year, have significantly expanded to better meet projected attendance levels. (Contributed photo)

    Decatur’s Cook’s Pest Control unveils plan for new natural science museum

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – Cook’s Pest Control announced in January it would spend $7 million revamping the Cook Museum of Natural Science in downtown Decatur. Officials said the expanded attraction would lure up to 200,000 visitors within its first year of operation and bring new life to a vacant auto parts store in the heart of the River City. Since January plans for the 34-year-old natural science facility have changed, big time. Cook’s said Thursday it has come up with a new […]

  • Ala. & Tenn. law enforcement begin ‘Hands Across Borders’ DUI campaign

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Drunk driving related deaths on our highways know no boundaries. That’s why state police from Alabama, Tennessee as well as Madison County and Lincoln County, Tennessee Sheriff’s offices are teaming up this weekend and over the next three weeks for a high-visibility campaign known as Hands Across Borders. Leading up to Labor Day weekend on Sept. 1, they’ll be focusing on DUIs, seatbelt violations and distracted driving. Their ultimate goal: to keep the number of DUI-related deaths on our state highways […]

  • Kildare Mansion owner Delila VanLandingham and neighbor Troy Layne worked Thursday morning to cut fence posts down form 15 feet to 8 feet in hopes of a compromise with Huntsville City Council members who voted last month to revoke the license allowing the fence to be constructed on the city right-of-way. (Photo: David Wood, WHNT)

    Kildare Mansion owner lops off fence posts in hopes of final compromise with city

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Thursday morning Kildare Mansion owner Delila VanLandingham and a supportive neighbor began cutting fence posts along the front of the property down to 8 feet in hopes it may persuade city counselors to allow the structure to stay. The owners of one of Huntsville’s most iconic historic buildings continue to plead with city council members to restart negotiations over their fence that must be moved by September 8th. “We brought it down so it fits the […]

  • Huntsville Police Chief Lewis Morris speaks to Senior Crime Prevention Academy attendees. (PHOTO: David Wood, WHNT)

    Be a part of the Huntsville/Madison Co. Senior Crime Prevention Academy

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Huntsville/Madison County Senior Crime Prevention Academy began Thursday afternoon at the City of Huntsville Public Safety Training Academy building located at 3011 Sparkman Drive. The 14 week course, held bi-annually, is designed to help seniors know how to properly protect themselves and avoid becoming victims of both petty, and more sophisticated crimes. A host of city and county agencies participate in educating course attendees. “The classes are taught by the sheriff’s department, Huntsville Police, Madison […]

  • Site plan for Stone Middle School redevelopment by Matheny Goldmon Architecture + Interiors

    Stone Middle School’s reimagining to invigorate west Huntsville corridor

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville City officials announced Monday two craft breweries and a concert amphitheater are coming to the old Stone Middle School campus near downtown Huntsville. “This is an exciting, game-changing redevelopment for west Huntsville and the city’s western gateway into downtown from I-565.  We’re excited about what it can do for west Huntsville, for downtown and for our entire community,”  said Chad Emerson, CEO, Downtown Huntsville, Inc. “With two incredibly breweries, a planned new green space and […]

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    Taking action to find owner of lost veteran pin

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Nearly 20 recipients of the Purple Heart gathered at the Huntsville-Madison County Veterans Memorial Park Thursday morning for a re-dedication of their monument. All left with hearts warmed, but one veteran left something behind on accident. We decided to take action to find the rightful owner of a military pin. Somewhere amid all the pomp and circumstance of Thursday morning’s ceremony, a veteran lost something you just can’t replace or earn again. “It means a lot to somebody,” says Dean […]

  • This photo of Jude & Mike Roberts is the fourth in the family back-to-school series. (Photo: Kim Roberts)

    Huntsville dad continues heart-warming back-to-school photo series with son

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – On any given night you can find Mike Roberts at the bar. Roberts is co-owner of The Sportspage Lounge & Deli on South Memorial Parkway. Given his job, Mike has been known to work a late night or two between managing the bar and exercising his musician chops by playing gigs at the venue. But you better believe on the first day of school each year Roberts is up and at ‘em — and for good […]

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    Rescue dog Snuggles is the latest viral sensation in ‘newborn’ photo shoot

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - Snuggles was bound to be a star. Never heard of her? You will after this - her 'newborn' pictures are quite the hit.

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    A parent’s guide to quell first-time bus riding jitters

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Remember that night before the first day of school? Most students have that obligatory uneasiness mixed with excitement with a tinge of insomnia. Those uneasy feelings can be magnified among other firsts if your student has never rode the bus before. We spoke with Madison County School Director of Public Relations and Communications Geraldine Tibbs and put together ‘first-time bus riding 101′ for students and parents new to taking the yellow dog. Tibbs sums the […]

  • This photo shows the property on Round Top Drive in Monrovia just two weeks ago on the left and the trimmed up version on the right. (Photo: WHNT)

    Getting Results: Overgrown, foreclosed property receives much-needed trim

    MONROVIA, Ala. (WHNT) – Shane Hall lives just at the entrance to Monrovia Meadows subdivision on Round Top Drive. Hall says he has seen the property directly across the street go from an empty lot, to a newly constructed home in 2005, to a foreclosed house he says hasn’t been touched in 2 years. That’s also how long Hall has been trying deal with  what he says has become a public nuisance. “I look at this house and there are […]

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    ‘Insta-grams’ via Instagram? Drug prevention advocate weighs in

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Grams through Instagram? Parents, you may think the photo-sharing app is for harmless selfies, but listen up. We found public Instagram profiles dedicated to the sale of illegal drugs. They all advertise discrete, quick, easy delivery. WHNT News 19 decided to take action to inform you about ‘Insta-drug’ sales. @DrugPlug540, @Mr. Molly, @1687Trapaholic; we found dozens of drug-related Instagram profiles which advertise quality product from Molly to marijuana shipped quick. One profile pulled no punches about what they think of law enforcement, […]


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