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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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    County government and charitable contributions: Madison Co. Commissioners debate

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Item 6 on Wednesday’s Madison County Commission agenda caused quite the debate. Commissioners were to approve the chairman to enter into an agreement with Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Alabama, Inc. for a one-time appropriation of $5,000 to come from chairman Dale Strong’s budget. The appropriation for the 501(c)(3) nonprofit was intended to provide qualifying children with school-based mentoring services. Commissioner Eddie Sisk made a motion which was enthusiastically seconded by Commissioner Bob Harrison. But […]

  • Judge William Bell's second term in Madison County's Circuit Court will expire this month as he retires. (PHOTO: David Wood, WHNT)

    Circuit Judge Billy Bell to retire after serving Madison County families for 30 years

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Twenty-third Judicial Circuit Court Judge Billy Bell is finishing his term set to expire this month. Bell was first elected in 2002 and won a second term without opposition in 2008. This, after practicing law and handling thousands of divorce cases as an attorney and judge since 1972. Monday morning, courthouse crews, Bell’s law clerk and receptionist were busy packing 30 years of Madison County family law into boxes and relocating furniture and empty filing cabinets to […]

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    Wal-Mart eyeing Winchester Road site for Supercenter in northeast Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – After year of rumors and dirt being pushed around at a muddy parcel in far northeast Huntsville, city officials are close to announcing the major retailer eyeing the beleaguered site. Wal-Mart wants to build a more than 150,000-square-foot Supercenter at the intersection of busy Winchester and Homer Nance Roads. The Huntsville Planning Commission has approved the layout of the 17.7-acre retail tract across from the Publix-anchored Winchester Plaza shopping center. Wal-Mart spokeswoman Amanda Henneberg said the new […]

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    Things get heated inside Huntsville City Schools’ HVAC ‘War Room’

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – When you finally got your kids to school after 2 and 3 hour delays Thursday morning, did you worry about chilly classrooms? Don’t fret. WHNT News 19 learned if you are the parent of a Huntsville City school student, you can put you mind at ease. Keeping the heat on at more than 50 buildings across Huntsville City Schools takes more than a trip over to the thermostat — it takes technology. We got a unique look at the system which keeps an […]

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    Huntsville’s Switch House ‘hitting the tracks’ in late January

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Monique Given, owner of The Switch House just outside A.M. Booth’s Lumber Yard on Cleveland Avenue spends her days purveying locally made and sourced goodies from area artists and artisans. “Which is extremely important people of Huntsville: shop local. Support your local artists and vendors,” Given exclaimed during an interview with WHNT News 19 in July 2013. That’s been Given’s mantra for the past four years at her tiny, eclectic and über local shop. Last year, Given told us she […]

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    Maple Hill Cemetery to boast 2,000 new plots after 7-acre expansion

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) –  One of Alabama’s most beautiful cemeteries is getting bigger. The serenity at Maple Hill Cemetery in Huntsville has been interrupted by the hum and hiss of large equipment for the past few months. Monday, WHNT News  19 got an update on the expansion process. Cemetery Director Joy McKee says the expansion efforts started in late October 2014 will provide room for 2,000 new plots, at $2,500 each. That price raised from $1,800 per plot after Huntsville City Council […]

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    All dressed up, nowhere to go. Tiders look to sell National Championship tickets following Bama’s bowl loss

    ARLINGTON, Tx. – We’re just 10 days away from the College Football Playoff National Championship between Oregon and Ohio State, and some Tide fans are looking to unload their tickets for the game. Ohio State beat Alabama 42-35 Thursday night in the Sugar Bowl. WHNT News 19 caught up with a Madison family in that very predicament; all dressed up, nowhere to go. Pam Sparks and her family entertained a house full of cheering friends Thursday night. It became apparent in the […]

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    Show me that baby! Some Alabama hospitals cease new year tradition, citing abduction concerns

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – It’s a time-honored tradition we all expect to see the first of every new year; proud parents introducing the community to the first baby born on January 1. But administrators at several hospitals are citing safety concerns for the reason they’ll no longer release new year babies’ identities. The Associated Press reports Jackson Hospital spokeswoman Miranda Nobles told the Montgomery Advertiser officials from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children recently sent hospitals statistics showing infant abductions […]

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    Scam Alert: ‘Google called, it’s for you’

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Unfortunately, unscrupulous people sometimes try to use highly visible brand names to scam and defraud others.  A Huntsville man says this recently happened to him. WHNT News 19 decided to take action to explain what you need to watch out for if ‘Google comes calling.’ “Like I said, I’ve never heard of Google doing anything like that.” That’s right.  James Hilliard says Wednesday morning he got a call from someone claiming be from Google, informing him […]

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    Losing Charlie: A Huntsville woman’s mission to find her next right-hand dog

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The pain of death and loss is compounded when it comes unexpectedly during the holiday season. Monday WHNT News 19 met a Huntsville woman who is not only dealing with the loss of a dear friend and family member, but with losing part of herself, as well. Nancy Pendergrass and son Roland Bowers share a great talent and love for music. They share something else: the mother and son are both blind and they both employ […]

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    Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment to celebrate Grand Opening of renovated North Wing Saturday

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment  is preparing to share something spectacular with the Huntsville Community. It’s a milestone the Mill has been working toward for quite some time, to culminate in a celebration Saturday, December 20th. What started as a meager textile mill has transformed into a space worth bragging about. City leaders got a sneak preview of the Mill’s newest artist space Friday and WHNT News 19 got to be there for the first look. America’s biggest […]

  • Madison County Schools' Communications Director Geraldine Tibbs will end her 44 year career in education come January 2015. (PHOTO: David Wood, WHNT)

    Madison County Schools’ Communication Director Geraldine Tibbs to retire in January

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Madison County Schools Public Relations and Communications Director Geraldine Tibbs announced this week she will be retiring, effective January 2015. She’ll definitely leave a legacy of higher learning. “My father died when I was 7 years old but I had a mother that was very strong and believed that if we were to succeed then we had to be educated,” explained Tibbs. And she’s certainly promulgated and heeded that motherly message. Tibbs started at Speake High School in Lawrence […]


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