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A graduate of The University of Alabama, David Kumbroch joined WHNT in May 2011 as a Multimedia Journalist. A Telecommunication and Film major, Kumbroch was also a proud member of the nationally-renowned Alabama Forensics Council, where he won two national championships in Extemporaneous Speaking.

His passion for telling stories began in his hometown of Collierville, Tennessee where David hosted a local morning show at Collierville High School — an experience he credits for sparking his interest in television news. While in high school, David also earned a national championship in Extemporaneous Speaking.

Kumbroch has worked as a Multimedia Journalist, a producer, an anchor, a managing editor, Chief Investigative Reporter, and now, Chief Digital Journalist.

To contact David, feel free to email him at david.kumbroch@whnt.com


Recent Articles
  • Advocacy group urges people in Lawrence, Morgan County not to use their tap water, says they’re studying dangerous contamination

    HARTSELLE, Ala. – The Warriors for Clean Water along with community activists and Dr. John Rose called a news conference Friday to urge residents of Lawrence and Morgan County not to use their tap water. They say through continued study they have found dangerous health effects that are prevalent in both counties and linked to water contamination from perfluorinated compounds (PFC’s) and heavy metals, both of which are discharged by manufacturers and found in the Tennessee River. Previously, the West […]

  • WATCH: Advocacy group says they have a health warning about drinking water in parts of north Alabama

      Ron Mixon of the Warriors for Clean Water has organized a news conference in Hartselle, saying the advocacy group has a health warning regarding drinking water in parts of north Alabama. Mixon and his group have studied the health impacts of chemicals put into the Tennessee River for years. He was one of the whisteblowers who helped give context when the West Morgan-East Lawrence (WMEL) Water Authority announced their drinking water no longer met EPA guidelines because of PFOA […]

  • Here’s what we’ve learned about the water contamination in Lawrence and Morgan counties over years of reporting

    HARTSELLE, Ala. – An activist group, Warriors for Clean Water, called a news conference Friday, where they announced that they do not believe people in Lawrence County and Morgan County should be using their tap water. They cited a number of health concerns that would be caused by chemical contamination. This is an issue that has come up time and time again over the last few years. We’ve put together relevant reporting so that you can get a full grasp […]

  • Roy Moore goes back to supporters asking for money to battle sexual abuse accuser in court

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Roy Moore has sent an email to supporters asking them to donate to a “Legal Defense Fund.” He says he needs the money to fight Leigh Corfman in court. Corfman says she had a sexual encounter with Moore when she was 14 and he was 32. Moore called Corfman a liar all through the campaign while his allies insinuated she was being paid to make the accusation. She is suing Moore, wanting the court to force him to […]

  • Customers across north Alabama asked to cut back on electricity starting at 3pm because of extreme cold

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The Tennessee Valley Authority is asking customers to cut back on energy usage starting at 3pm Tuesday and lasting until further notice because of the extremely cold temperatures. A news release from Huntsville Utilities stresses that the voluntary curtailment will be most important during peak hours, which are between 5 and 9 a.m. as well as between 6 and 10 p.m. Huntsville Utilities wants customers “to keep electric usage at an absolute minimum, eliminating any unnecessary electric […]

  • We have 30 minutes of special coverage on the Toyota-Mazda plant, Wednesday night at 6:30

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – State and company officials confirmed on Wednesday that Toyota and Mazda will bring a joint plant to a piece of Limestone County land located in Huntsville. The plant is expected to cost $1.6 billion and bring 4,000 jobs. This is a major economic moment in our community. Wednesday night at 6:30, we’ll bring you a full half-hour of special coverage about The Big Deal. We’re covering everything from the impact on the community to how much it […]

  • Alabama RB Bo Scarbrough leaving school early, headed to NFL, source says

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Alabama Running Back Bo Scarbrough, who just finished his junior season with the Crimson Tide, has signed with a sports marketing company and is headed to the NFL, according to a source. Scarbrough averaged 5.7 yards per carry over his three years at Alabama. If he enters the draft, he’ll finish his college career with 1,512 rushing yards and 20 touchdowns. He reached the end zone 8 times over the 2017 season. Scarbrough is one of a […]

  • Here are our favorite images from the Crimson Tide’s national title celebration

    ATLANTA, Georgia – The Alabama Crimson Tide finished off a huge comeback win against the Georgia Bulldogs with a game-winning touchdown pass in overtime. Mere seconds after the ball crossed the goal line for the final time this season, the team stormed the field to revel in what they’d earned. And of course, WHNT News 19 was right behind them. These are our favorite images that we captured.

  • Photo Tour: Check out how the rich and famous will enjoy the National Championship Game

    ATLANTA, Georgia – Rich is always a matter of degrees, as even the most affordable tickets to the National Championship Game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium have sold for more than $1,500. But the stadium also offers an even more elite experience for people who can afford a suite. Suite tickets can run north of six-figures for the national championship game, according to multiple vendors. With those suite tickets, you can also get access to exclusive field level clubs, that have some […]

  • Nick Saban talked about everything from President Trump to his wife’s spaghetti sauce at Media Day

    ATLANTA, Georgia – Nick Saban still has his biggest pre-game news conference ahead of him, but he already managed to cover a pretty wide range of topics on Media Day. The x’s and o’s answers often get predictable, but Saban addressed a few things he doesn’t get asked about much. For example, he was asked about President Trump potentially coming to watch the game on Monday night. Saban expressed his respect for the office and said it would be an […]

  • Just how much would a last minute trip to Atlanta for the championship game cost?

    ATLANTA, Georgia – While it’s not too far from Tuscaloosa or Athens, it’s still costing fans quite a bit to make the trip to Atlanta for the title game. As the championship draws closer, we’re getting a clearer picture of just how much they’re paying. WHNT News 19 found that several downtown Atlanta hotels sold out for game day. There are a few spots left at major downtown hotels like the Marriott and Omni, but the rates are steep.   […]

  • Security Expert: National Championship Game the safest place in the US this weekend

    ATLANTA, Georgia – Massive crowds will descend on Atlanta for Monday night’s national championship game between Alabama and Georgia, and still, officials say the stadium will be one of the safest places in the country come Monday night. Already Mercedes-Benz Stadium shows signs of the intensive security operation underway, with visibly increased law enforcement presence, many of them dressed in tactical gear. But Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said on Friday,  “Our message to the public is simple. Enjoy the game. Enjoy […]