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

Cabarrus health Alliance urging residents to get cloth face masks

  Rowan EMS Chief: Social distancing is the most important asset in the fight against coronavirus

Salisbury Police investigating rash of car break-ins

  Woman in Rowan who died from COVID-19 remembered as much more than a statistic

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College donates personal protective equipment (PPE) to local hospitals

  Concord family makes meals, delivers them to those who are shut in during COVID-19 pandemic

Sheriff seizes gambling equipment from Salisbury fish arcade

Thieves target trucks in hotel parking lots

Rowan County reports 24 positive confirmed cases of COVID-19

  What to expect from law enforcement of Stay at Home order

Salisbury Police promote Lt. Lee Walker

  In cases where counties have both a local and state “Stay at Home” order, the more restrictive order applies

Police: ‘Bad’ heroin may have led in overdose spike over the weekend

Catawba College begins online college courses in April for high school students now at home

NHRA event at zMAX Dragway rescheduled to September

Concord residents asked to help identify housing and community needs

Salisbury VAMC to implement drive-thru COVID-19 testing and curbside pharmacy services

School system in ‘desperate’ need of new bags for food deliveries

Trailer now stolen from family whose home was damaged by tornado

  Cabarrus County set to “stay at home”

Rowan County update: 22 confirmed positive cases

Salisbury PD realigns shift coverage according to service calls, crime data

Salisbury VA Medical Center: Protect yourself from COVID-19 with access to VA Care from home

Kannapolis-based Haas F1 Team extends relationship with young talent

Fares suspended on Rider Transit in Cabarrus County

Fire damages large barn at Cabarrus County park

Small businesses can get COVID-19 advice through Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Small Business Center webinar

Kannapolis 2020 Jiggy with the Piggy Festival canceled

Charlotte Motor Speedway is pit stop for Atrium Health COVID-19 testing

Sound system, other items stolen from Rowan County church