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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
  • 'at home' will build a store on North Memorial Parkway. (Photo: David Wood/WHNT News 19)

    New home decor superstore ‘At Home’ to be built at Kmart site on North Parkway

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Thursday, Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle announced a new development for the Kmart site on North Memorial Parkway. He says a decor superstore, At Home, will build there.  It will be the first At Home store in north Alabama and is expected to open by late summer of 2015. At Home offers a variety of merchandise including furniture, garden accessories, home bedding and pillows, housewares, patio furniture, rugs and seasonal merchandise.  It will hire about 25 people to […]

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    Throwback Alert: Go retro with new T-shirt collection from Rocket City Brand

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Ask anyone from Monte Sano to South Memorial Parkway and they’ll tell you, whether a native son or a transplant – Huntsvillians love Huntsville. Heritage and history are a big part of the love affair with our fine city. That’s a shared sentiment Rocket City Brand decided to capitalize on with a new collection of vintage T-shirts celebrating iconic Huntsville landmarks. Rocket City Brand tees are designed by Red Brick Strategies and printed locally in Rocket […]

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    Madison Co. Military Heritage Commission to promote patriotism in partnership with area schools

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – During Monday night’s veterans dinner at the VBC North Hall in Huntsville, the Madison County Military Heritage Commission inducted six new service members into their ‘Hall of Heroes.’ Before the ceremony, Heritage Commission President Bob Marshall announced a renewed venture by the commission to promote and promulgate the message that freedom isn’t free; this time, with our youth in the classroom. Retired Air Force Major, Vietnam Veteran and Military Heritage Commission Secretary Bob Karwoski already […]

  • The honorees prepare to be inducted into Madison County's Hall of Heroes on Nov. 10. (Photo: David Wood/WHNT News 19)

    Six local veterans inducted into Madison County’s Hall of Heroes

    Whether in a war-torn combat zone or here on domestic soil, these six men, all decorated with valor commendations, distinguished themselves by risking their own lives to rescue or deflect danger from others.

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    Semper Fi Community Task Force Welcomes Veterans for Heroes Week Activities

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Each year in November the Semper Fi Community Task Force of North Alabama (SFCTF) is honored to be the host for Heroes Week. Guests arrived Thursday in two rounds at Huntsville International airport. They were met with many flags, much fanfare, pomp and circumstance. 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. A small group of Vietnam Purple Heart recipients will be included in this year’s event along with the current generation of wounded and injured […]

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    Sheriff Blakely: Still in the Saddle

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Thirty-two years and he’s still in the saddle. After Tuesday’s vote, Mike Blakely remains sheriff in Limestone County. Starting his ninth term as sheriff, Blakely beat out Republican opponent Eric Smith by more than 3,000 votes. Blakely thanked friends and supporters Tuesday night at the Sheriff’s Rodeo Arena. “You know, I don’t know what the political climate’s still going to be in four years but with workers like y’all we can still take on all […]

  • Ron Hammon's yard display urges Hartselle voters to support alcohol sales in Tuesday's wet/dry referendum. (Photo: David Wood/WHNT News 19)

    Hartselle voters reject wet/dry referendum, city remains dry

    HARTSELLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Tuesday voters rejected the wet/dry referendum inside the Hartselle city limits. 52.3% of voters believed it should remain dry, and 47.7% voted to allow liquor sales. “Dry” won the day by a margin of 231 votes (2622 dry and 2391 wet.) For many, the choice is personal.  It pits business against business and neighbor against neighbor. “We want Hartselle to remain dry,” said Patrick McDonald, Pastor of Bible Baptist Church. McDonald said he’s seen what alcohol […]

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    Bailey Cove Rd. Star Market liquidation auction begins Tuesday morning

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – It has been exactly one month since the Star Market on Bailey Cove Road in Southeast Huntsville closed its doors. Now, items and equipment left inside the store must be liquidated. Horton Auction and Real Estate Company is holding a live auction on Tuesday Nov. 4 at 9a.m. The auction will include all equipment, fixtures and office furniture from the store. Items up for bid range from displays, to shelving to light fixtures, even walk-in coolers […]

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    Limestone Co. Commissioner proposes dramatic change in revenue distribution

    Limestone County, Ala. (WHNT) – During the commission meeting Monday morning District 4 Commissioner Ben Harrison made a proposal to change the way gas tax funds are distributed in Limestone County. Harrison says gas tax revenue is currently split equally between Limestone County’s 4 districts, irrespective of how many road miles a commissioner must maintain. Harrison’s plan arises in part from what he calls inequities as a result of 2011’s redistricting. “After the census of 2010 my road mileage responsibility […]

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    Athens State faculty senate votes to censure school President Bob Glenn

    ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) – The Athens State University faculty senate voted Tuesday to voice formal disapproval of  University President Bob Glenn. The faculty senate meeting was closed. According to meeting minutes obtained by WHNT News 19, the vote to censure Glenn for “financial, shared governance and/or academic freedom, and leadership concerns” was approved by a vote of 7 to 4 and one abstention.  Del O’Neal made the motion to censure seconded by Cathy Woodruff. In a statement issued to WHNT, […]

  • 107-year-old Julia Bethea enjoys one of her bi-weekly sweat sessions at the Huntsville-Madison County Senior Center. (PHOTO: David Wood, WHNT)

    Julia Bethea: 107 & still spry as a spring chicken

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – What’s your excuse? Too tired? Too busy? Too…old? Let’s face it: the season of packing pillowcases full of assorted sweets and glutting at holiday feasts is among us. Those new year’s resolutions are so far away and yet closer again by the day as Americans approach the time of year when opportunity for indulgence is ripe for the picking. For those of us fortunate to have enough, end-of-the-year celebrations can be a time when health and […]

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    Fly high on B-17 ‘Movie Memphis Belle’ living WWII museum

    MERIDIANVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A restored WWII B-17 “flying fortress” bomber will soon take to the skies over Huntsville, and you can come along for the ride. 69 years ago these aircraft flew from bases far from home in an attempt to bring freedom to oppressed peoples. The mission of The Liberty Foundation’s 2014 Salute to Veterans Tour is to educate the people of America about courageous WWII veterans, and to remember those brave aircrew who never made it home. “Memphis […]


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