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

  Price is Right: How Lowe’s and MLS deals differ for Charlotte

  Negotiations over MLS deal set to begin, still questions over finances for other projects

  Charlotte prepares for RNC but won’t share details showing how

  No prop tax increase needed - for now - by Charlotte city council

  Charlotte city council kicks off retreat by laying groundwork for goals

  CARFAX customers say company’s incomplete vehicle reports cost them thousands of dollars

  Customers stuck with $11,000 filter and questions about water test

  “Groundhog Day” - Charlotte council starts discussion on reducing violent crime

  Charlotte ranks top 10 in apartment construction

  Two people pickpocketed at final Panthers home game

  Construction advocate outlines ways you can protect yourself in a contract

  Charlotte releases records related to Danquirs Franklin shooting

  Is this what Charlotte’s future stadium could look like? Is it worth it for taxpayers?

  MLS announcement doesn’t come with details of taxpayer dollars for soccer project

  Plan to protect Excelsior Club moves forward, unclear if that will save the building

  Capacity Reached: Questions about Charlotte’s funding of stadium renovations and other projects

  Council members reach consensus on funding for future Charlotte MLS franchise stadium

Panthers official files for list of potential Charlotte MLS team names

  Sources: Major League Soccer to announce Charlotte as newest franchise

  City of Charlotte can’t answer how tax funds are being spent on big projects ahead of MLS decision

  Mayor Lyles focuses on homicide problem solutions during council swearing-in

  MLS meeting Thursday to discuss expansion, Charlotte

  No more comp time for City of Charlotte employees

  CMPD Chief Putney: ‘Other criminal justice partners have to step up’ as Charlotte nears 100 homicides.

  Charlotte Jiffy Lube customers claim company won’t pay for damage done to their cars

  Union County man sues car maker claiming defect caused him to lose control of his car

  Charlotte company tows, sells soldier’s car while she was deployed

  Charlotte councilman forwarded city economic trip details to contracting firm

  City Council approves $50 million LYNX Silver Line design contract

  Proposed sales tax increase rejected in Mecklenburg County