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.
Elon University. Bachelor’s Degree. Major - Broadcast Journalism. Minor - Political Science
WBTV has heard from numerous homeowners and subcontractors who have been in this position. Homeowners, having already paid the general contractor in full, are surprised to find a subcontractor knocking on their door demanding payment.
A WBTV investigation found two separate people provided false information on their application forms regarding bankruptcies and a criminal conviction but were still granted a general contractors license anyway.
The North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors would not answer specific questions about how a swimming pool contractor, who lied about lawsuits and bankruptcies he was facing, ended up getting a license anyway.
A WBTV Investigation into how a pool contractor swindled dozens of customers out of thousands of dollars has raised new questions about the process contractors go through in North Carolina to obtain a license.
Gaston County District Attorney Locke Bell appeared in court on Monday morning on an Order to Show Cause and Appear, after a WBTV reporter asked he be held in contempt for violating an order governing the release of police video.
A source confirms to WBTV that Charlotte city leaders and Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper are exploring the possibility of a Major League Soccer team headquarters and training facility at the old Eastland Mall site.
Last December Charlotte city council gave the city manager and department heads permission to spend up to $500,000 without their approval as long as the funding was covered in the respective department accounts. Before then anything costing more than $100,000 required council approval.
An arbitration panel found that a well-known financial advisor in the Charlotte area committed securities fraud. The law firm Goodman & Nekvasil, P.A. announced that they have won a $1.03 million FINRA arbitration award for their clients against James Hal Heafner.
At a board meeting Wednesday morning Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority CEO Tom Murray told board members that CRVA is not involved with City of Charlotte staff in discussions about MLS or potential renovations to Bank of America Stadium.