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 Police Chief: “I’m pretty happy with where we are”

Man and 75-year-old grandmother charged with assaulting deputy in Rowan County

  Family and friends of murdered Rowan teen protest release of suspect

  I-85 has a new exit for southern Rowan, Cabarrus counties

Salisbury earns certification as “Certified Retirement Community”

  1 charged after power equipment stolen from Mooresville, Charlotte found being sold at Rowan Co. flea market

‘Tis The Season Spectaculer ready for a spectacular second year

Man charged with assaulting woman, trying to steal car during on argument on I-85

North Rowan High earns designation from Apple

  Bundle kids up for the chill at the bust stop

Drivers, officials happy to see all I-85 lanes open in Cabarrus, Rowan

Chase ends with man crashing in to house in western Rowan County

Concord man held on $150,000 bond for impaired driving crash

Longtime Cabarrus Active Living and Parks director honored

One of a kind plant-based food pilot plant opens its doors at NC Research Campus

Vietnam and World War Memorial dedicated at City Park in Salisbury

Work underway to set up Speedway Christmas for the Holidays

Brad Sweet wins first World of Outlaws championship

Two sentenced to federal prison for drug conspiracy in Rowan County

Three Rivers Land Trust awards Stonewall Jackson Youth Development Center with grant

Schatz keeps pressure on Sweet in Championship battle after World Finals Qualifying

Cabarrus Veterans Day speaker: ‘We all share experiences’

  Parents of murdered Rowan teen upset with release of suspect

66th annual Rowan Museum Antique Show runs Friday through Sunday

N.C. Transportation Museum in Spencer Announces Service to the North Pole Onboard THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride

Kannapolis Cannon Ballers announce new staff members

  Can-Am Finals expected to sell out for 11th straight year in Concord at Dirt Track, schedule change announced

Teen charged as accessory in murder and dismemberment case in Rowan County out on bond

City of Concord looking for feedback on development ordinance

Rowan-Salisbury Schools Superintendent to speak on radio blog about Renewal