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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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    Roll, Big Red: Sparkman Senators Cheer Squad snatches 12th national championship title

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – They’ve done it again. This weekend after competing in Orlando, the Sparkman High School Cheerleading team brought home their 12th title from the National High School Cheerleading Championships. The NHSCC, held at the Walt Disney World Resort, is nationally televised on ESPN and ESPN2 to over 100 million homes and 32 countries nationwide each year. Turns out, the victory was quite the uphill battle. Out of 23 squad members, 15 were brand new — including […]

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    Part of Ryland Pike closed in NE Madison County due to house fire call

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Traffic is shut down on part of Ryland Pike, in the Central community of northeast Madison County.  Firefighters responded to 1542 Ryland Pike on a report of a house fire. A woman called 911 to report her house was filled with smoke when she woke up.  She then hung up. Central volunteer firefighters responded, as did Killingsworth Cove and Moores Mill volunteers to assist. The only damage is near the front door, we’re told.  No […]

  • (Photo: David Wood, WHNT News 19)

    Huntsville Fire Department responds to structure fire on Dug Hill Road

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville Fire & Rescue are at the scene of a structure fire. It’s on Dug Hill road, just inside the city limits. Huntsville Fire Department says there are five units on the scene of the fire. Please avoid the are if possible. A neighbor tells WHNT News 19’s David Wood it appeared to be a side structure (not the main house) that caught fire. He saw the first start around 9:30 a.m. WHNT News 19 is […]

  • Construction is under way for a new 15-screen theater in Madison called Galaxy 15. (PHOTO: David Wood, WHNT)

    Site of future Madison movie theater ready for construction

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – Madison has grown exponentially over the last decade. It seems every few months there’s a ribbon cutting ceremony or the announcement of new development. Madison is lauded as a wonderful place to live with exceptional schools. Soon the city will have another new feature to boast about. The facade of a new 15-screen theater should soon start emerging behind the Publix shopping center on U.S. 72 in Madison. The 7-acre site to was sold to Cinema […]

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    ‘Every road starts out as a pipe dream:’ Urban planner encourages Huntsvillians to think big

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Imagine all the new roadways and traffic additions you’d dream for in Huntsville/Madison County — if money or engineering challenges posed no issues. Bet you could think of plenty you would add to your wish list, right? Well, on the heels of the partial demolition of the plaza once running parallel to Mock Road — former home of Pearly Gates Natural Foods and Mock Electronics — artists at Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment think it’s high […]

  • getcovered

    “Countdown to Get Covered” bus tour makes stop in Huntsville ahead of Feb. 15 healthcare enrollment deadline

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Monday the “Countdown to Get Covered” national bus tour rolled through Huntsville to highlight the final weeks of open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act. The bus, carrying Get Covered America President Anne Filipic, is swinging through North Alabama as it makes its way to North Carolina, Georgia, and Florida to showcase the work of its partner organizations as enrollment interest surges before the February 15 deadline. Get Covered America partners – Enroll Alabama and Huntsville […]

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    Huntsville’s iconic Plamor Lanes to bowl last round April 30th

      HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – It’s the end of an era. Established in 1959, Plamor Lanes represents a rich history in the Huntsville sporting and recreation communities. Neighbor Jerry Damson Automotive Group bought the Plamor property two months ago. The iconic bowling house will close its doors for good at the end of April. We’re trying to build in a direction so it makes it simpler for everybody,” says Jerry Damson General Manager Rob Crank. “Not just for customers but […]

  • Markia Kendall

    Friend remembers murder victim Markia Kendall, police looking for killer

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville Police got a call around two on Sunday morning about a shooting on Norwood Drive. They found 32-year-old Markia Antwon Kendall shot in his home. Emergency crews pronounced him dead on the scene. Officers used a K-9 unit to try to find a suspect, but couldn’t locate anyone. Thursday, after meeting a friend of Markia’s, we learned those closest to Kendall are still searching for answers. “He was a good man, you know what I’m […]

  • Barry Van Whitton (Photo: Jackson County Jail)

    Whitton pleads not guilty in first wife’s murder

    SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (WHNT) – A man charged in a 1998 murder has pleaded not guilty.  Barry Whitton appeared before a Jackson County judge on Tuesday morning. Whitton appeared for his arraignment before Judge John Graham.  Whitton pleaded not guilty to the murder of Michelle Whitton, his first wife. Michelle Whitton, 28, was reported missing on December 7, 1997.  Six weeks later, her body was found near the Powell area of DeKalb County. A grand jury indicted Barry Whitton.  He is […]

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    South Parkway Plaza Demolished: What’s Next?

      HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Whole Foods development on South Memorial Parkway has opened up the flood gates for change in the area. One former strip mall just across the Parkway is nearing the end of a major metamorphosis; demolition. But that will, of course, only be the beginning. All that’s left of the half-a-century old Parkway plaza, formerly home to Pearly Gates and Mock electronics, is a pile of rubble.When Mock owner Barbara Compton retired in 2013, The Deep Comics Shop moved into the […]

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    Full Spectrum: Sci-Quest introduces new program for children with Autism

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Sci-Quest, Hands-on Science Center is partnering with The Autism Resource Foundation to introduce a new program designed specifically for children on the autism spectrum called Full Spectrum Science. Full Spectrum Science is a once-a-week program with quality hands-on science and technology curriculum for children with autism. Sci-Quest’s educators received special training from The Autism Resource Foundation over the summer and did a pilot program of Full Spectrum Science to make adjustments. Full Spectrum Science will use […]

  • Kendall Preston

    7-year-old Harvest girl uses birthday to give back

    HARVEST, Ala. (WHNT) – If you ask most little girls under 10 what tops their birthday wish list, canned corn, kidney beans and baby carrots likely wouldn’t make the cut. But at the ripe old age of 7, little Kendall Rae Preston of Harvest has decided to give back in a big way. For the third year in a row, instead of asking for, “Nail polish: lots and lots of nail polish,” Kendall says of most girls’ dream gifts — […]


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