David Hodges

David Hodges

Investigative Reporter

Charlotte, NC

David tries to accomplish two things on ever story he tells - shed light on hidden issues and help people in need.

As an investigative reporter he focuses on covering local government and consumer issues.

He started his investigative reporting career at NBC 2 in Fort Myers, FL. While there, David uncovered law enforcement were illegally conducting video surveillance that wasn’t disclosed to the courts, exposed a taxpayer funded city council donation fund used to give money to churches and non-profits and revealed numerous problems with rules and regulations that hold shady contractors accountable.

His first job in television was at WFFF in Burlington, Vt. That's where he covered local and state government and started a “You Paid For It” series highlighting questionable uses of taxpayer money.

David moved to Charlotte with my girlfriend who is a mental health therapist specializing in helping children in crisis.

Originally from Jacksonville, FL, David is a huge Jacksonville Jaguars fan (sorry, David!). Since he has no true loyalty to an NBA team he decided to adopt the Charlotte Hornets. More than anything he's excited about getting to know the people of Charlotte and help the people who need it.

Education:

  • Elon University. Bachelor’s Degree. Major - Broadcast Journalism. Minor - Political Science

Recent Articles by David

  Commissioners call inadvertent COVID text message “unacceptable”

  Mecklenburg County residents incorrectly sent text saying they were positive for COVID-19

  State unemployment benefits remain static as federal dollars wind down

  Emails on RNC highlight the ways delegates failed to follow guidelines

Council tweaks ethics policy during late night meeting

  Time and money running out for Charlotte coronavirus relief funds

  Atrium patients’ information vulnerable after hack at software company

  Mecklenburg absentee ballots sent out to voters

  CMPD Chief claims officer’s comments prove there was no plan to trap protesters

  NC legislators likely to expand unemployment benefits but only in short term

  DA’s office does not dismiss possible investigation of June 2 protest incident

  Council suggests minor tweaks to ethics policy to “stop the bleeding”

  Three councilmembers facing independent ethics investigations as city attorney calls for an overhaul of the rules

Two Charlotte councilmembers to face ethics investigation over NC GOP complaints

  Gov Cooper calls on Republican leaders to raise state unemployment benefits

  No mask citations for CMPD, but enforcement is difficult

  What’s the actual business of the RNC?

  RNC relays health protocols to Charlotte City Council

  RNC plans for business meeting at Westin, NC officials still have COVID-19 questions

  NCGOP files ethics complaints against two council members in wake of other conflict questions

  Mecklenburg County outlines COVID-19 restrictions enforcement plan

  CMPD issues more than a dozen citations to bars, arcades for violating COVID-19 orders

  Charlotte tow truck driver accused of pepper spraying customer for third time

After councilman’s non-profit partnership with city scrapped, city officials now looking for other options

  Hospital executives say no need for field hospital right now

  Council nixes partnership between city and councilman’s nonprofit

City attorney says no violation in deal involving councilman’s nonprofit

  Gov. Cooper ‘urging’ Congress to extend $600 in federal unemployment benefits in N.C.

  Charlotte accounting firm files class-action lawsuit against big banks

  Potential contract between councilman’s nonprofit and City of Charlotte raises questions about conflict of interest