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

A very different Coca-Cola 600 for fans and competitors

NC Governor orders flags to be flown at half-staff in honor of lawmaker Linda Johnson

Cabarrus mourns passing of lawmaker Linda Johnson

Sandy Parsons pleads guilty in murder of Erica Parsons

School system apologizes for ‘inappropriate’ homework assignment

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

Erica Parsons reported missing six years ago today

Cabarrus sheriff’s missing K-9 found: ‘We’re glad to have Igor back’

Inside the Amazon facility in Kannapolis, and there’s a lot to see

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

‘One step closer to justice’: Judge sets trial start date for Erica Parson’s adoptive mom

Fraud investigation in 9th District race ongoing, certification in limbo

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

Man says son was injured by pin placed in Halloween candy, investigation underway

Albemarle man charged for beating elderly mother, driving her to Salisbury