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

Two displaced after tree falls on house in Salisbury

Kannapolis man sentenced to minimum 300 months in prison for sex crimes against young child

Duke CTSI launches kidney disease study in Kannapolis for people with African ancestry

Man accidentally shot himself inside Food Lion store

Salisbury officer accused of mistreating K-9 resigns before termination hearing

Woman charged for supplying drugs that led to fatal overdose

Salisbury Police investigating alleged mistreatment of K-9 by officer

Report: Woman uses pistol to stop man attacking her husband during road rage incident on I-85

93-year-old man beaten, robbed in Rowan County home near High Rock Lake

Woman claims she was kidnapped, later charged for filing false report

Rowan Co. woman accused of killing 87-year-old grandmother by pushing her down flight of stairs

‘Trump Truck Train’ at Salisbury Board of Elections office draws mixed reactions

Rowan detention officer just six days on the job victim of violent assault

Police: Three adults found passed out in car with children inside

19-year-old App State student described as ‘super healthy’ dies from COVID-19 complications

Couple dies from COVID-19 holding hands, within four minutes of each other in Rowan Co., N.C.

After three weeks in the hospital, 97-year-old Rosa Lee Tyson beats COVID-19

Police: Man took bus from AZ to Salisbury to meet 13-year-old girl he met on social media

Gold Hill church tired of vandalism uses sign to offer a choice to the culprit

Family finds way to visit grandmother at nursing home during coronavirus restrictions

Son-in-law prevents 87-year-old from falling victim to sweepstakes scam

  Through tears, parents remember volunteer firefighter son murdered in domestic violence incident

School system apologizes for ‘inappropriate’ homework assignment

Student found ‘in rage’ assaults teachers, deputies in Rowan elementary school

Registered sex offender in Rowan County faces new charges

Charlotte Motor Speedway opens campground for Dorian evacuees

Casey Parsons, adoptive mother of murdered teen Erica Parsons, pleads guilty

Man shot inside Waffle House restaurant in Salisbury

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

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