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

  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

  Big week for budgets and taxpayers in Mecklenburg County

  Police training remains intact, council salaries unmoved after Charlotte budget talks

  E-Scooters involved in dozens of accidents, used to commit crimes

Council members propose cutting police training budget to give themselves a raise

  Couple stuck with medical bills after Laser Spine Institute closes

McCready, Bishop work to define which ‘Dan’ is best for District 9

  Charlotte city employees praise budget, seek some changes

  Reporters, public turned away from community meeting on Panthers practice bubble

  Gaston County dealership faces allegations of falsifying consumers’ income and information to sell cars

  Charlotte city manager proposes revenue neutral property tax rate

  NC Attorney General files ‘investigative demand’ against Charlotte Fiberglass Pools

Proposed Mecklenburg tax rate less than two cents above revenue neutral

Educators and legislators feud in Raleigh pover teacher demands

  Charlotte council question response, show support for officers after release of complete body-camera video

  Judge orders release of full CMPD officer-involved shooting body cam video, case now in DA’s hands

  CMPD ordered to explain withholding of full Franklin shooting video to judge

  Charlotte tow truck driver without a license caught driving on camera

  Charlotte Council takes turns from meeting to visit community gatherings and protests

  Customers question why complaints against pool company years to investigate

  Cross-Charlotte Trail budget shortfall discussed months before public update

  Charlotte area financial advisor faces claims of mismanaging investments

Council debates affordable housing while crowd argues on immigration