David Whisenant

David Whisenant

News Reporter

Charlotte, NC

David grew up watching WBTV and it was the only TV station he ever wanted to work for.

His biggest stories include the Pillowtex/NC Research Campus developments over the years, the tragic fire at Salisbury Millworks, the funeral of President Ronald Reagan, NASCAR-related stories and coverage and follow-ups on Hurricane Katrina and the local connections to that disaster and recovery.

He is a bureau reporter covering Charlotte and all points north including Salisbury, Concord, and Kannapolis and "wherever they send me."

Honors: Key to the city of Salisbury for Hurricane Katrina relief partnership project; First Place, National Motorsports Press Association Television News Category, 2008; Silver Award, Radio and Television News Director's Association of the Carolinas, 2008; two awards for First Place, National Motorsports Press Association, 2009; Gold Award, Radio and Television News Director's Association of the Carolinas, 2009; Gold Award, RTNDAC, 2010; Charlie Harville Award, NMPA, 2010; First Place Spot News, NMPA, 2010, First Place, Long Form Documentary, NMPA, NC Animal/Rabies Control Association Reporter of the Year, 2012.


Recent Articles by David

Churches team up to deliver gift bags to Rowan County deputies

Two charged after short chase with deputies, drugs found in car

  SBI investigation complete, charges being brought against former Landis town officials

  Charlotte Motor Speedway hosting drive-in movie nights, fireworks to benefit Speedway Children’s Charities

Concord Police arrest man for sex charges involving online activity

  Disappointment over no baseball, but with a few exceptions, downtown Kannapolis development rolls on

Rowan Health Dept. anticipating spike in cases after July 4, urges residents to wear masks

Registered sex offender faces new charges, including living within 1000 feet of school

  Churches, businesses, individuals want to thank every law enforcement officer in Cabarrus and Rowan

Man in mask and gloves robs phone store in Salisbury

Drive thru job fair happening Wednesday in Salisbury

  Rowan-Salisbury Schools rolls out the optional K-8 Virtual Academy

Break-in reported at Salisbury church, several items taken

Kannapolis-based F1 race team ready to get back on track

North Carolina pauses in Safer at Home Phase 2, adds statewide requirement for face coverings

Atrium Health Cabarrus receives hundreds of meals for teammates

American Flat Track added to Bank of America ROVAL 400 weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway

Rowan Public Library’s Summer Reading 2020 goes virtual

N.C. Transportation Museum will offer train rides beginning Friday, June 26

NC Research Campus: COVID-19 has had an impact, but work goes on

Man charged in dozens of break-ins in Rowan County

Marco’s Pizza, TeamCraft Roofing join up to feed Novant Health Rowan workers

Brenda and Gerry Wood give property to relocate Partners In Learning in Salisbury

Kannapolis City Council approves FY 2021 budget

Duke’s MURDOCK Study launches COVID-19 research in Cabarrus County

Street closure starting Monday in Kannapolis

Health Department: Rowan County totals more than 1,000 COVID-19 cases

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Catawba College receives award for fundraising efforts

Crash that killed a Kannapolis man in Salisbury on Wednesday still under investigation