David Whisenant

David Whisenant

News Reporter

Charlotte, NC

David grew up watching WBTV and it was the only TV station he ever wanted to work for.

His biggest stories include the Pillowtex/NC Research Campus developments over the years, the tragic fire at Salisbury Millworks, the funeral of President Ronald Reagan, NASCAR-related stories and coverage and follow-ups on Hurricane Katrina and the local connections to that disaster and recovery.

He is a bureau reporter covering Charlotte and all points north including Salisbury, Concord, and Kannapolis and "wherever they send me."

Honors: Key to the city of Salisbury for Hurricane Katrina relief partnership project; First Place, National Motorsports Press Association Television News Category, 2008; Silver Award, Radio and Television News Director's Association of the Carolinas, 2008; two awards for First Place, National Motorsports Press Association, 2009; Gold Award, Radio and Television News Director's Association of the Carolinas, 2009; Gold Award, RTNDAC, 2010; Charlie Harville Award, NMPA, 2010; First Place Spot News, NMPA, 2010, First Place, Long Form Documentary, NMPA, NC Animal/Rabies Control Association Reporter of the Year, 2012.


Recent Articles by David

Officials: 19-year-old killed, dismembered over drug transaction that went ‘haywire’

  UNCC shooting victim Reed Parlier remembered as ‘a beautiful soul’

Report: Intoxicated dad stabs son who wouldn’t give him a cigarette

Woman charged after telling cab driver she couldn’t pay because the rent was due

Pair being sought in vandalism of Confederate monument in Salisbury

Police say man upset at not winning lottery goes on rampage in store

Woman charged after calling 911 claiming her heart had been stolen

Police: Man with cocaine in pocket charged after going back to steal second TV from Walmart

It may or may not be a world record, but this 61-year-old did 7,000 crunches in an hour

Woman charged with child abuse after 13-year-old special needs son found running in traffic

11-year-old charged after reports of tainted Snickers in Rowan neighborhood