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David Spunt

Hometown: Boston, MA

Family: David's family is spread out across the United States. He has family in Ohio, Massachusetts, Florida, New York, and California.

Career:  David joined WBTV in March 2012 as a general assignment reporter. He comes to Charlotte from Baton Rouge, Louisiana where he reported for WAFB, the CBS affiliate for 3 years. Before moving to Louisiana, he reported for the CBS affiliate in Columbus, Georgia. While in Louisiana, David spent the summer of 2010 on the Louisiana coast, covering the BP Oil Disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. He filed several reports daily from the station's Grand Isle Bureau. He also broke the story of the Louisiana Justice of the Peace who refused to marry an interracial couple. The story made international headlines. In Georgia, he had the opportunity to interview former U.S. President Jimmy Carter on multiple occasions.

David's position as a General Assignment Reporter for WBTV allows him to report on many stories related to the community, including: politics, crime, the economy, government and human interest. 

Education:   Born in Boston and raised in Columbus, Ohio, David graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio where he double majored in Political Science and Journalism.

Honors:  In 2011, David won a regional Edward R. Murrow Award for his breaking news coverage of a plant explosion in Baton Rouge.  He was nominated for an Emmy for his continuing coverage of the BP Oil Disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.

Hobbies:  David is thrilled to call Charlotte his home. It's a beautiful, growing city, and he's excited to see what it has to offer. David enjoys traveling, exercising, making new friends, and spending time with family. He loves old movies, and is fascinated by American and World history.

David wants your story ideas or feedback!  Feel free to email him at dspunt@wbtv.com

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