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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
  • Tall grass and overgrown vines surround this foreclosed home on Round Top Drive in Monrovia (Photo: David Wood)

    Taking Action: Monrovia man wants foreclosed property cleaned up

    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 […]

  • No Smoking sign just outside Huntsville Hospital (Photo: David Wood)

    Taking Action: answers on hospital cigarette litter quandary

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville Hospital has been a tobacco-free campus since February 2013. A viewer emailed us with a concern, but this time it wasn’t about the smoke – rather the litter ‘off-campus’ smokers are leaving behind. Alisha Hawkins says Sunday she was shocked at the amount of cigarette butts strewn all over the place just outside hospital property on the city right-of-way. Hawkins says she thinks it horrible that the hospital is trying to do something healthy for […]

  • Shakalaka Trampoline Arena (Photo: David Wood)

    Shakalaka Trampoline Arena Now Open in Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – I believe the phrase ‘BOOM, Shakalaka’ would be absolutely appropriate here. After months of intense anticipation north Alabama’s first trampoline arena opened to the public Tuesday evening. The 26,000-square-foot trampoline arena in the Huntsville West Shopping Center was originally slated to open in April, but was stalled because of construction delays. The wait, Huntsville friends, is over. Thousands of square feet of trampolines, dunk basketball hoops, Olympic foam pits and slack lines? The arena is like an adrenaline […]

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    Science & Engineering Services adding 450 jobs in Huntsville

    (WHNT) – Governor Robert Bentley announced another economic development for the state on Tuesday.  This time, it impacts the Tennessee Valley. Science and Engineering Services, LLC, or SES, will be adding 450 jobs in Huntsville. It’s part of a $70 million expansion of it’s manufacturing operations.  The jobs will be added over a five-year period. The announcement was made at the Farnborough International Air Show Tuesday after a meeting with Governor Robert Bentley, SES company officials, Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield, […]

  • Photo: KidsAndCars.org

    KidsAndCars.org launches White House petition drive to prevent needless child deaths in hot vehicles

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – KidsAndCars.org launched a “We the People” petition drive today on the White House petition website. The petition will push the Obama Administration to authorize the U.S. Department of Transportation to provide funding for research and development of innovative technology to detect a child left alone in the rear seat of a vehicle. In the past 20 years more than 670 U.S. children have died in hot cars. Already in 2014 at least 17 children have died […]

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    Police Investigate possible theft by former employee of Habitat for Humanity of Athens-Limestone Co.

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Police are investigating a possible theft of funds by a former employee of Habitat for Humanity of Athens-Limestone County. “We are investigating a possible theft and possibly some other activity but that’s all I can say at this time,” Athens Police Chief Floyd Johnson told WHNT News 19. Chief Johnson declined to name the suspect or to disclose the amount of the theft, saying investigators are still looking at records. Executive Director Amanda Garlen discovered the questionable activity at Habitat. […]

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    Both sides of the fence: Huntsville council revokes Kildare Mansion license for privacy structure

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The Huntsville city council has revoked the license allowing the owner of the Kildare Estate mansion to build a fence around his property. The vote passed 3-0 with an abstention from councilman Will Culver. “I had requested several continuances of this item in an effort to work out an agreement with Mr. Wright regarding an amended license agreement with a reduced size fence and those negotiations came to an end today when I was notified by his attorney […]

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    Scottsboro First Monday trade days on last leg? Vendors ask questions, we take action

    SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (WHNT) – First Monday trade days have been a tradition for more than one hundred years in Scottsboro. But declining numbers of vendors and visitors has seen its prominence fall in recent years. A vendor recently emailed and asked WHNT News 19 to look into his claim that local government no longer supports first Mondays as it had in the past.  So we decided to take action to find answers. “Y’all see anything you like, everything is very […]

  • Madison County School Superintendent Candidates Matt Massey, L & Ronnie Blair, R. (Photo: WHNT)

    Madison Co. superintendent race: A case study for eliminating elected positions for school administrators?

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – Next week’s runoff vote will name a new Madison County school superintendent. Matt Massey, a math teacher at Buckhorn High School and Ronnie Blair, the current principal at Sparkman Middle both have educational experience. There will of course only be one victor. So when the loser goes back to work away from the campaign trail they’ll have to cooperate with their former opponent.   “This contest for the Madison County School Superintendent’s job is a beautiful […]

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    Free 2 Teach Hosting 3rd ‘Crayon Bash’ Friday Night

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A Huntsville-based nonprofit providing free school supplies to area teachers is holding a fundraiser Friday night. Free 2 Teach’s annual Crayon Bash will be held from 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday at The Lumberyard, located at 601 Meridian Street. Tickets are $50 and all proceeds benefit the organization. In a time when many teachers reach into their own pockets to keep their classrooms stocked, the initiative helps educators – more than 3,500 across Madison County […]

  • This photo of scud clouds near Woodville, Ala., was taken in 2012 by Jim South and posted to valleywx.com

    You thought you saw a tornado, huh? The scuttlebutt over scud

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Several viewers called and emailed WHNT News 19 to report seeing a tornado Tuesday afternoon in western Limestone County. Our meteorology team says what they were seeing was actually a scud cloud. Weather discussions usually involve complicated atmospheric terms but, “Scud is pretty easy to explain,” says WHNT News 19 Meteorologist Brandon Chambers. “It’s basically just low-hanging clouds below the main cloud deck. A lot of times they look ominous because they’re near a thunderstorm a […]

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    Taking Action, Getting Results: Sinkhole solutions

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Halsey Avenue resident Irma Shaneyfelt contacted WHNT News 19 with a problem she didn’t know how to fix on her own. She says for months a sinkhole at the corner of her property has caused her grief, but that the initial fix didn’t do much to solve the problem. Shaneyfelt says the continued issue is giving her a sinking feeling – so we had to check it out for ourselves. Irma showed us the sink hole […]


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