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 council starts tackling violence, policing at same time

  Many on social security still waiting on stimulus check

  Back at work, some North Carolinians still seek retroactive unemployment benefits

  Black American Airlines passenger says she was called racial slur before being kicked off flight

People filing for unemployment wonder why so many claims

  As mask mandate begins, Mecklenburg County considers adding parks, government buildings

  New NC mask order doesn’t cover ‘everywhere’ in public

  Meck Commission passes mask requirement but authority, enforcement unclear

  Not all towns on-board with possible Meck mask mandate

  Meck County commissioners consider mandating masks to prevent new stay-at-home order

  As state unemployment insurance runs out, federal benefits kick in

  Fraternal Order of Police ‘torn’ after City Council stops CMPD from buying tear gas

  Charlotte council bans CMPD from buying tear gas for crowd control

  Matthews police, mayor support protesters but ‘loss of trust’ still exists

  Numbers game: RNC official won’t say if they offered to scale down convention

  Charlotte, RNC working out details of “official business” convention

  Charlotte still planning for RNC as possibility of lawsuits looms

  Mecklenburg commissioners show support for protesters, social change

  Employer must submit paperwork before woman can get unemployment benefits

  Charlotte tow truck driver facing lawsuit revives old business

  Meck budget changes lead to tense words

  Self-employed North Carolinians struggle with unemployment claims

  Former employee, leader at CPCC sues college for discrimination

  RNC delegates still coming to Charlotte despite pandemic

  Meck Commissioners create new COVID-19 task force

  Employees asked to take pay cut when headed back to work

  ‘Please call back another time’ - North Carolinians still struggle to get unemployment claims processed

  Housing group calls for halt to Eastland rezoning

  Charlotte plans to expand micro-business grants

  Families figure out a way to celebrate Mother’s Day with loved ones in nursing homes