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

  Frustration with NCDES call center persists

  Charlotte-Douglas can’t force Covid-19 positive passengers to leave airport

  Man waits six months for unemployment determination

  Charlotte sees dramatic jump in power outages in 2020

  Protesters block Tryon Street, where Black Lives Matter mural is painted, after it reopened for traffic

  Tryon Street, where Black Lives Matter mural is painted, reopens to traffic

  CMPD spent $17 million for RNC. On what remains a mystery

  Solar company delivers panels to customer two years later after WBTV gets involved

Mecklenburg County votes to break with Cardinal Innovations

  Union County man votes twice after early vote isn’t recorded in system

  Policy group, not elected officials, calls the shots on COVID-19

  Bureaucrats vs Politicians: Who’s making the decisions on COVID-19?

Panthers future off the table as Eastland negotiations move forward

  Seven months spent waiting for response to records request from N.C. Division of Employment Security

  Meck elections office teams up with emergency management to supply PPE

  Red, blue or purple? How will Mecklenburg vote in most competitive county commission races?

  Two more positive cases reported after free COVID testing following Mecktoberfest at Charlotte brewery

  Questions about stations, cost still loom over Silver Line

  Local parties see flood of volunteers for election watching

  Free COVID-19 testing offered for those who attended OMB’s Mecktoberfest, participants urged to get tested

  Mecklenburg County releases “Do’s and Don’ts” for Halloween

  Meck County leaders finally answer “glitch” text questions on-camera

  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