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

  Charlotte enters $46,500 contract to help build teamwork among council

  Outside ethics review clears Charlotte council members, recommends improvements

  Charlotte residents wait decades for sidewalk only for city rankings to be incorrect

  Commissioners praise Tent City response while also pointing out it wasn’t perfect

  Miscommunication and lack of plan marred Tent City abatement order

  City of Charlotte takes steps to fix flooded neighborhood after WBTV Investigation

  Mecklenburg County issues Abatement Order for homeless ‘Tent City,’ few answers given on enforcement

Charlotte City Council mulls deferring election because of delayed census data

  Disability appeals take months, sometimes years, just for a hearing

  Crime ridden properties targeted for seizure in Charlotte; history teaches lesson in what doesn’t work

  Mecklenburg County passes new non-discrimination resolution, future ordinances in Charlotte and other towns less certain

  Meck County Commissioners set 2021 priorities

  Dozens claim delayed propane deliveries from AmeriGas threaten warmth during winter

  Charlotte woman fights for benefits after NCDES asks for money back

  Certified Pre-Owned nightmare: Dealer refuses to fix woman’s used car

  Passengers concerned about cleanup at Charlotte-Douglas airport during pandemic

  Matthews man arrested storming US Capitol. ‘I’m sure he would do it all again’ associate says.

CLT council committee takes first step toward one cent sales tax

  Community leaders, activists voice support for mobility network and tax

  New Year Resolutions: Top priorities for Charlotte City Council in 2021

  Violent crime up, property crime down for CMPD as department battles COVID-19 challenges

  Millions set to lose unemployment benefits Dec 26th

  Uptick in unemployment claims as Christmas draws near

Charlotte council considers more economic disclosure requirements

  Mobility sales tax proposal “offensive” to people in North Mecklenburg County

  Charlotte unveils mobility plan and tax pitch, council weighs-in

  Charlotte targets crime hotspots with nuisance abatement cases

  Without CARES Act, COVID-19 tests for uninsured is threatened

  One-on-one with former Charlotte Mayor Harvey Gantt on the proposed sales tax for mobility

  Task force recommends one cent sales tax increase to pay for Charlotte Transformational Mobility Network