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

Memorial service set for Appalachian State University student who died from COVID-19 complications

Carolina Panthers and germ-zapping robots prepare to welcome fans to Sunday home game

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

Hundreds of bikers gather in Gaston County to “Back the Blue”

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

New COVID-Safe tour offers fans unique way to visit Charlotte Motor Speedway

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

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

  Rowan deputy rescues elderly woman from burning car

Shots fired, two arrested following argument with Confederate group at BLM protest in Salisbury

A very different Coca-Cola 600 for fans and competitors

Erica Parsons remembered on what would have been 22nd birthday

How did Ryan Newman survive such a crash? Former Daytona 500 winner talks lifesaving safety changes

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

School system apologizes for ‘inappropriate’ homework assignment

Police: Man who murdered Salisbury teen in 1984 has been identified

Sheriff: Man assaults woman in Concord, had just returned from deportation

  Charlotte Motor Speedway opens campground for Dorian evacuees

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

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

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