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
A bill signed by Governor Roy Cooper last week will add an extra $50 per week for people receiving unemployment benefits in North Carolina. However, the money is funded by the federal government and is set to expire in December.
A letter Atrium is sending out to people says a company called Blackbaud was the victim of a ransomware attack and some personal information including names, birthdays and doctors’ names may have been stolen.
Charlotte's city attorney says the ethics rules that currently exist need to be revisited by council because they don’t allow him any discretion in deciding what is referred to an independent investigator.
In a memo sent to city council by the city attorney Patrick Baker, Baker said that complaints filed against Dimple Ajmera and James “Smuggie” Mitchell met the standard for an independent investigation.
A news release sent by NCGOP states that complaints filed were in direct response to conflict of interest questions raised about a planned partnership between City Councilman Tariq Bokhari’s non-profit Carolina Fintech Hub and the City of Charlotte.
As part of an operation targeting “Fish Arcades” CMPD and other law enforcement agencies visited more than 200 establishments and issued more than a dozen citations for businesses in violation of local and state COVID-19 orders.
While council members nearly unanimously agreed there was a conflict of interest, several pointed out during the Tuesday meeting that this will make it difficult to create and approve the program on a quick timeline.
Armato joined a virtual Mecklenburg county commission meeting Tuesday to update commissioners on how the hospitals are doing. He says the surge that was projected has been watered down by preventative measures.
City Attorney Patrick Baker sent a memo to council members on Sunday detailing his review of a proposed program involving a nonprofit run by Councilman Tariq Bokhari that would train workers for the financial tech sector.