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

Salisbury VA to begin Janssen COVID-19 vaccinations

Woman charged for supplying drugs that led to fatal overdose

Man jailed after allegedly injuring Thomasville Police officer during chase that started in Rowan County

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College holds ribbon-cutting to open new fire training tower

City of Kannapolis expects growth trend to continue in 2021

Town of Harrisburg welcomes Jim Spina as Parks and Recreation Director

  PETA protests at Salisbury police dept. over video showing ‘unacceptable behavior’ toward K-9 by officer

  Secret to success of College BBQ through the pandemic? Take-out and community support

Cabarrus Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship opens

Kannapolis-based Haas F1 Team unveils 2021 livery and new sponsor

  Local Health Departments prepare for Group 3 vaccine recipients

Salisbury man jailed after what police say was a “violent domestic assault”

Lee St. Theatre to produce live, drive-in and streaming production of “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” in March

Cabarrus County family continues fight to keep killer behind bars

Concord Electric Systems to launch customer survey

Cabarrus Health Alliance vaccinates more than 1,250 teachers and child care staff

  Salisbury Police investigating alleged mistreatment of K-9 by officer

Traffic stop yields gun, drugs, and drug paraphernalia

Meals On Wheels month off to a great start in Rowan County

Fitch Ratings affirms rating for Salisbury’s water and sewer bonds

Applications now available for Concord United committee

Livingstone College to launch “The Big Read”

  3 more samples of drinking water from homes in part of Rowan contain elevated levels of lead

The first-ever Burger Battle is underway now in Cabarrus County

Salisbury-based Cheerwine announces new Cheerwine Zero Sugar drink

Eastbound closure on Concord Mills Boulevard this week

Cabarrus Chamber to celebrate Annual Meeting virtually

Busy week ahead for I-85 project in Rowan County

Livingstone alumnus inducted into CIAA Hall of Fame

Rowan Chamber hosting Salute to Agri-Business in March Power In Partnership breakfast