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 company tows, sells soldier’s car while she was deployed

  Charlotte councilman forwarded city economic trip details to contracting firm

  City Council approves $50 million LYNX Silver Line design contract

  Proposed sales tax increase rejected in Mecklenburg County

  Mecklenburg voters shoot down quarter cent sales tax

  Homeowners, subcontractors take issue with NC lien law

  Two senior command staff demoted at Mooresville PD after outside investigation completed

  WBTV Investigates: Construction Corruption

  NC Licensing Board for General Contractors letting criminals, failed businessmen slip through

  Prosecutors who focus on bad contractors face lack of funding

  Licensing Board for General Contractors dodges WBTV questions after customers were ripped off

  Pool contractor slipped through NC Licensing Board despite bankruptcies, lawsuit

  Kia of Gastonia sold after mounting legal, financial issues

  WBTV reporter asks judge to hold Gaston DA in contempt for violating body cam order

  NCDMV waited 21 months to audit truck driving school that was changing answers on tests

Charlotte leaders, Tepper exploring possible MLS HQ at Eastland Mall site

  City withholds records on how city manager spent $23M with new-found purchasing power

  Charlotte council questions LYNX Silver Line plan

  Charlotte tow truck driver arrested for assaulting, pepper spraying trucker

  What does ‘on time’ really mean for CATS?

Panel finds Charlotte-area financial advisor committed securities fraud, awards punitive damages

  CRVA not involved in Charlotte’s MLS plans

  County approves $8.4 million in rental subsidies to help most vulnerable

  Meck County relents, shows how much tax dollars are being spent on open meeting lawsuit

  Catawba County roofer moonlights as break-in artist

  Owner of Charlotte Body and Paint in court after WBTV Investigation

  Tepper asks Charlotte City Council to fund MLS stadium

  Charlotte council’s taxpayer-funded travel includes private plane, family visits and mystery trips during football weekend

Charlotte council approves new convention center contract despite cost overruns

  Charlotte man arrested for rape, incest booked in local jail