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

  Lawsuit filed against Kia of Gastonia after WBTV Investigation

  Truck drivers lose licenses after driving school ‘lost’ their records

  CMPD unsure how to prevent online rental scams until there’s a victim

  Meck Commissioners warned about conducting business over email

  RNC unveils logo for 2020 convention, dodges questions on Charlotte City Council

  Put money in your pocket through the Equifax settlement

  ‘Backlog’ at state level allows elected officials to violate campaign rules with impunity

  Judge hears petition for release of law enforcement video in chase that left one dead, one injured

  Mayor Lyles: Charlotte won’t ‘tolerate’ Trump rally ‘send her back’ chants at RNC 2020

  Auto repair shop faces allegations of damaging cars to drive up costs

  Man accused in Steak ‘N Shake shooting released from prison two years before maximum sentence date

  WBTV investigation leads to government action against local pool company

  Judge denies Meck GOP restraining order request against county commissioners

Hearing set for Monday in Meck GOP lawsuit against county commission over budget process

  Mecklenburg commissioners put quarter cent sales tax on ballot

  Taxes increasing $100+ a month for more than 23,000 Mecklenburg property owners

  Charlotte leaders hit reset on new comp time policy

Meck Commissioners question forces behind 1/4 cent sales tax proposal

  Lawsuit filed against Kia of Gastonia claims employees ‘condoned customers inflation of their income’

  NC vehicle safety inspections don’t cover rust and a local grandmother paid the price for it.

  McCready announces plan to lower Rx prices, bashes Bishop on healthcare record

  City staffers knew about Cross Charlotte Trail budget months before manager, council and public

  City employees facing major pay changes but HR director mum on details

  More Kia of Gastonia customers say their loan applications were falsified

  Charlotte city council unanimously passes FY2020 budget

  Meck. Sheriff fires back after criticisms from U.S. Attorney over 287g, detainers for undocumented immigrants

  Mecklenburg Co. Commissioners Chairman blasts fellow commissioner, media after being questioned on open meetings violation

  Proposed noise ordinance attracts controversy in Charlotte council meeting

  New emails show more private budget wrangling by county commissioners

  Meck BOCC Chairman touts transparency, then declines to answer questions on budget