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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.


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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. […]

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    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 […]

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    ATRIP Committee To Offer Regular Progress Updates on Road Improvement Projects

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – It’s been almost a year since Madison County was awarded $50 million in the final round of a billion-dollar program to improve roads and bridges across the state. On Monday, state lawmakers held a news conference to assure the public that a slew of road projects in Madison, Morgan and Limestone counties largely financed by the Alabama Transportation Rehabilitation and Improvement Program, or ATRIP, remain on track. “Many times over the years we’ve heard, ‘We’re going to […]

  • LifeSouth

    LifeSouth Issues Emergency Plea Amid Plasma Shortage

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – People with Type AB blood are rare – only about 4 percent of the population – but they play a vital role in emergencies. Finding help from these donors has gotten even tougher since a regulation change in April. LifeSouth and other blood centers across the country are facing a severe shortage of AB plasma. When people donate blood, more than half of what goes into the donation bag is plasma, and only the plasma collected […]

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    Downtown Huntsville Inc. Seeks Partner for ‘Pocket Park’ Concept

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Downtown Huntsville Inc has an idea to transform the neglected promenade adjacent to the former Heritage Club building off Washington Street downtown in to a micro-park and courtyard for the public to enjoy. Downtown Huntsville Inc.’s Chad Emerson says every city needs those triples and home runs and grand slams for a successful downtown – those big projects. But you also need lots of good singles and doubles, Emerson says. “Simpler projects that still add to […]

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    Legal Debate Over Kildare Mansion Fence Met With Support From Neighbors

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – If the grandeur of the Queen Anne castle-style architecture of the former McCormick Estate on Kildare Street, also known as Kildare Mansion in north Huntsville wasn’t enough to make passersby on Oakwood Avenue stop in their tracks to gawk – a new feature emerged late last year, certainly contributing to the home’s wow factor. In October 2013, the owner of the 17,000 square foot 40-room mansion finished in 1889 — in an effort to preserve privacy – began building a […]