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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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    Commission agreement opens Madison up to new development opportunity along I-565

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – Retail development for the City of Madison got a boost Wednesday after the Madison County Commission approved Tax Improvement District for about 700 acres between Zierdt Road and Wall Triana. The agreement supports the developer who plans to invest his own money for infrastructure improvements, including ramps connecting to Interstate 565. The developer is Louis Breland, but the 700 acres also includes Intergraph property to assist the company with future development after its new headquarters is […]

  • Point Mallard Water Park (Photo, David Wood)

    Expanded fireworks show at Spirit of America Festival in Decatur

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – When it comes to the phrase ‘rain or shine’ most red-blooded Americans would certainly prefer the latter – especially on the 4th of July. But mother nature had different plans on Independence Day last year in the Tennessee Valley. Many venues had to content with flooding issues. “I don’t recall one this good – we had a lot of rain last year,” explains park assistant manager James Brandon. “Typically it’s just hot and muggy.” But besides […]

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    National Children’s Advocacy Center: A study in successful partnership & social entrepreneurship

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – When the National Children’s Advocacy Center in Huntsville was established 30 years ago, limited resources created the need for Madison County employees to provide several functions for the center. The advocacy center evolved in essence without a model to copy for its unprecedented community role. As a result of that evolution the county commission has remained involved in certain employee-related functions for the center including payroll and employee benefits administration. “We’ve had a long-standing relationship with […]

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    Commission sets new rules & regulations for Madison County Farmers Market

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – After much upheaval over farmers market management issues and experiments with hours of operation, Madison County Commissioners have now approved a market board of directors and set rules and regulations.​ Commissioners made a pledge to reevaluate operations at the farmers market and when the first well-laid plans didn’t work out so well, they went back to the drawing board to make good on their promises. “It’s extremely important that we have a farmer’s market that […]

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    Madison County Sheriff’s Office approved to purchase deputy body cameras

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – The Madison County Commission has given the go-ahead for the purchase of the latest and greatest technology in on-officer recording for the Madison County Sheriff’s office. The sheriff’s office will soon join Athens and Arab police in utilizing Taser Axon body cameras. The device is like a GoPro camera, but smaller – and will take law enforcement audio/visual documentation and transparency to the next level for the sheriff’s office. “It can be turned on at […]

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    Board candidates Walker McGinnis, Kimberly Battle react to Huntsville school rezoning stalemate

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The latest chapter in the 51-year-old Huntsville City Schools desegregation lawsuit saga was penned late Monday when U.S. District Judge Madeline Hughes Haikala rejected both the city and the Department of Justice’s respective plans to redraw school zones. Instead, she appointed Chief Magistrate Judge John Ott to oversee mediation between the parties as they examine all aspects of racial disparities across Huntsville City Schools. Haikala criticized not only portions of Superintendent Casey Wardynski’s court testimony but […]

  • Lowry House Backyard Concert Series

    Huntsville’s historic Lowry House looking to heat things up with summer concert series

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The historic Lowry House near Oakwood Avenue in north Huntsville is the perfect place for educational field trips, or events like weddings and parties.​ But The Lowry House directors are looking to venture out and attract new faces with some exciting new events. The city’s long-range downtown revitalization plan will stretch all the way to Oakwood Avenue. Wider streets and new attractive street lighting are making their way toward Lowry House on Kildare Street, but they […]

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    Trial begins over Star Market’s south Huntsville store; hits snag

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A trial began Monday over a locally owned and operated grocery store chain and its future in south Huntsville. However, after hours of testimony, much of it about an address, the trial was continued. Star Market has been part of the Huntsville landscape for 70 years.  It currently operates four locations in Madison County: one in Five Points, one in Madison, one in Meridianville and one in south Huntsville.  That last location, at the corner of […]

  • L-R: Rebecca, Amy, Michael, Tiffany and Cpl. Brandon Johnson break ground on their new mortgage-free Jeff Benton home in Madison (PHOTO:David Wood WHNT)

    Marine & family get mortgage-free digs in Madison courtesy of Operation Finally Home, Jeff Benton Homes

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – Over the years on WHNT News 19 you’ve seen dozens of happy service member homecoming stories – many of them with an element of surprise. But Friday we got to be part of a homecoming of a different sort in Madison. Operation FINALLY HOME, in partnership with Jeff Benton Homes Friday broke ground during a surprise ceremony for U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Brandon Johnson. As friends, collaborators and supporters prepared for the surprise the Johnson family was sequestered at […]

  • Burch's Property line looks vastly different after WHNT News 19 took action (PHOTO: David Wood)

    Getting Results: Madison woman finally sees neighbor’s yard cleaned up

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – Mose Chapel Road resident Nancy Burch emailed WHNT News 19 two weeks ago at her rope’s end. She said she had been trying to get inoperable vehicles and overgrown brush removed from her neighbor’s property for years – since June 25, 2007 to be precise. Burch gave us a tour along her property line where we found half-a-dozen inoperable vehicles. Burch said since 2007 she has been in contact numerous times with Madison City Code Enforcement officials […]

  • Sign posted on furniture mart customer's car in June 2011 (PHOTO: David Wood, WHNT)

    New Developments: Limestone Furniture Mart customers may finally get results in latest legal move

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – It’s been nearly 4 years since Limestone Furniture Mart customers were duped – dozens agreeing to pay by cash or check in exchange for ‘deep discounts’. What they never expected back in early 2011 was that the furniture they bought would never show up and just weeks later, furniture mart doors would be closed. Now, following court continuance after continuance after former owners Scott and Brandi Connell were arrested on multiple charges of theft by […]

  • Flyer for Khris Downing benefit bike ride (COURTESY: Lewis Hall)

    Biker benefit ride for HPD’s Khris “Gatur” Downing Saturday

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A veteran of the Huntsville Police Department recently learned he’ll be facing a far more formidable battle than even that waged against local criminals — his own body is threatening his life from within. But friends and colleagues are pitching in to help and you can be a part of the effort. Khris “Gatur” Downing has been employed with the city of Huntsville for 18 years as a police officer. Just a few weeks ago Downing […]


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