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
The chairman of the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners opened Tuesday’s night’s meeting with a monologue that attacked a fellow commissioner and local media after questions surfaced about whether the commissioners violated state open meetings laws in discussing changes to the county’s budget
Questions for the commissioners began earlier this week after Commissioner Pat Cotham revealed an email sent from Chairman George Dunlap to the commissioners outlining the agreed-upon amendments that would be made to the budget.
Just minutes after touting how transparent the county commission’s budget process was, Mecklenburg BOCC Chairman George Dunlap refused to answer basic questions about commissioners’ budget adjustment requests.
On the heels of a huge readjustment in property values by the property appraiser all eyes were on Mecklenburg County Manager Dena Diorio and Charlotte City Manager Marcus Jones to see what their budgets would mean for local taxpayers.
After WBTV Investigates reported on some Charlotte council members exploring whether they could increase their salary by cutting CMPD crisis intervention training, council sought a massive course correction and clarification of what their intentions were.
During a City of Charlotte budget briefing Wednesday Councilman Braxton Winston requested the city manager raise city council and the mayor’s salaries in the FY2020 budget proposal. Council members Matt Newton and LaWana Mayfield asked city staff about cutting $1 million in police training.
ecklenburg County Manager Dena Diorio outlined an aggressive and larger budget than years past before delivering the news that many taxpayers were waiting to hear. Dirorio is proposing a property tax rate of 61.69 cents, 1.99 cents above the revenue neutral rate.
A judge has ordered the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department to appear in court and explain why the full body camera video depicting the events before, during and after the shooting of Danquirs Franklin was neither provided to a judge to review or released publicly.
Voters have approved $38 million in bonds for the Cross-Charlotte Trail since 2014, including $5 million just this past November. Before last fall's vote staff knew the project had a major funding shortfall.