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.


  • Elon University. Bachelor’s Degree. Major - Broadcast Journalism. Minor - Political Science

Recent Articles by David

  Charlotte lays groundwork for helping small businesses, council wants to move quicker

  Leader of group arrested for mass gathering says they didn’t violate stay-at-home order

  Drivers worry about inspections during ‘stay-at-home’ order

  ‘We need the armor to fight it': Governor asks for NC manufacturers to assist in creating protective equipment

  North Carolina only receiving fraction of masks, gowns it’s requesting

  Employees fear being fired for staying home due to COVID-19

  Disabled but working, denied unemployment in North Carolina

  Some workers have to wait months for unemployment

  Charlotte COVID-19 Response Fund prepares to make grants, offer help

  Healthcare workers worry hospital policies putting employees, patients at risk

  Meck Sheriff not enforcing evictions, some sheriffs are

  Mecklenburg Sheriff not enforcing evictions, some sheriffs are during COVID-19 outbreak

  Workers question whether they were fired illegally during COVID-19 pandemic

  ‘Shelter-in-place’ a possibility in Mecklenburg Co. as gyms, health clubs, theaters ordered to close for 4 weeks

  Charlotte city employees worry about sick time during pandemic

  Charlotte council meetings could end soon amid coronavirus pandemic

  UNCC: Some cases of self-quarantine non-compliance

  Worries about worker shortages at COVID-19 task force meeting

  Panthers-MLS talks started in 2018, email shows

  Two companies investigated by WBTV also investigated by EPA

  NC will take political limelight and dollars in 2020 general election

  Homeowners question Meck appraisal methods

  Buttigieg rallies voters in Rock Hill two days before SC primary

  Charlotte pays IT contractor to fly to work from Israel

  Five Charlotte murder cases from 2019 dismissed, thrown out due to lacking, incorrect evidence

  Presidential candidates get ready to descend on Carolinas

  Banned from business in AZ, man starts roof repair company in NC

  CMPD changing policy after man has heart attack in custody and later dies

  Customers call for more security at Extra Space Storage after 60 break-ins in five years

  Forged checks and forgotten repairs: Contractor and adjuster face insurance investigation