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

State of the art Traffic Management Center to open in Concord

Man accused of setting apartment on fire in Salisbury

City of Kannapolis Water Treatment Plant receives award

Sites announced for 2019 OctoberTour in Salisbury

Concord-Padgett Regional Airport earns international business aircraft standard

Man charged with groping girl after she reports alleged crime to child advocacy center

Man pleads guilty in 2017 killing of Kannapolis man in Salisbury

  Big cleanup for neighbors along Riverside and Lake Drive in Mecklenburg County

Walmart outsourcing undetermined number of jobs at Charlotte facility

Rowan man pleads guilty, has to register as sex offender for 30 years

Graduations scheduled across Cabarrus County for Friday and Saturday

  Meeting on Salisbury Confederate monument ‘Fame’ moving to Civic Center

Man wanted in Cabarrus and Rowan counties captured in Iredell

Local students selected to play in Middle School Bowl Game

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Student Government Association takes Top Campus award at state competition

Salisbury Police, Fire, offering DJ camp and mentorship for kids

Rankin family and Three Rivers Land Trust conserves 95 acres on Coddle Creek Reservoir in Cabarrus

  Summer Feeding Program begins in Rowan-Salisbury Schools

Trial begins for Rowan man with extensive criminal record

Three teens, including one in wheelchair, charged with car break-in at Salisbury hotel

Movie on 1917 Houston riot to begin shooting in Salisbury, road closures planned

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College student selected for NASA experience

Funeral services set for teacher killed in accidental shooting

F&M Bank donates $110,000 to Bell Tower Green in downtown Salisbury in commemoration of its 110th anniversary

Cabarrus County names new Deputy County Manager

Rowan man offering $1000 reward for missing beloved Brittany Spaniel

Oh Canada: Challenging day for Kannapolis-based Haas F1 Team at Canadian GP

Public meeting scheduled for June 17 in Salisbury to discuss Confederate monument

Explore Cabarrus County’s award-winning budget process

Livingstone’s football team wins CIAA highest GPA award