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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
  • 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, […]

  • Beyond back-to-school basics: Are you meeting your pre-teen’s emotional needs?

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – If you’re the parent of a kid between the ages of 9 and 11, your child’s growing independence from the family and heightened interest in friends is likely obvious.  Healthy relationships are important to your child’s development, but peer pressure can become a daunting reality during this time — and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. In the interest of full disclosure, I am in fact the parent of a child entering middle school this […]

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    Fire Chief: White substance in Big Spring Park water was latex paint

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The city’s fire chief said a milky white substance found in the water at Big Spring Park on Saturday was latex (water-based) paint. The water is clear today. Over the weekend, Eric Schultz, a photographer with The Huntsville Times/Al.com, noticed the substance on Saturday evening while taking pictures.  He  called the Huntsville Fire Department. Schultz said it was flowing into the Indian Creek canal around 7:30 p.m. The fire department called in the hazardous materials unit to […]

  • "Manhattan" series premier Sunday July 27 at 9/8 Central.

    WGN’s “Manhattan” series premiere to scintillate viewers with science, secrets & sex

    CATCH AN ENCORE PRESENTATION OF THE “MANHATTAN” PREMIERE IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING WHNT NEWS 19 SUNDAY EVENING  AT 10:00 P.M. HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – In a market like Huntsville — the ‘Rocket City’ itself, home to Redstone Arsenal and the birth place of the space program — military defense and aerospace technology inherently run through our collective veins. A series like “Manhattan” may certainly have a viewership advantage in a place with 20,000 plus engineering degree-holders where your neighbor could easily be an actual rocket scientist. But my experience […]


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