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 Medical Center flu vaccination information released

Town of Harrisburg joins Cabarrus County, cities of Concord and Kannapolis with CARTology App

Local author publishes book on avoiding college debt

Tourism in Cabarrus County rose in 2019, but pandemic has put a pinch on the progress

  Heavy downpour creates havoc for drivers on I-85

81-year-old scammed out of $2000 in Facebook ploy, but it was nearly much worse

Police respond to fight call, find stolen guns, drugs, and a suspect in an armed robbery

Man hit by truck, killed while trying to run across I-85 in Salisbury

  Following Up: Shane Peoples calls reaction to story of his parents overwhelming, heartwarming, stressful

Concord Police officers receive Life Saving Award

Family remembers teen murdered in Salisbury as “shy,” hope police can find killer

Running ‘firefight’ between two vehicles being investigated in Mount Ulla

Sponsors Celebrate “August is for AniMEALS”

  Concord Police to be trained to intervene if a colleague acts unlawfully

Three Rivers Land Trust to host paddle race on Rocky River

Touchdown Club makes donation to Cabarrus County Schools

Charlotte Motor Speedway hosting Aaron Lewis & Sully Erna for live show

  Neighbor urging drivers to slow it down on Rowan Mill Road

  Work continues to improve City Park lake in Salisbury

Salisbury’s Access 16 is now WSRG TV

Police chief says no problems with downtown cruising over the weekend in Salisbury

Driver fleeing from police crashes on Catawba College campus

Shoe Show makes donation to N.C. Firefighters Burned Children’s Fund

Concord Police Deputy Chief Jimmy Hughes recognized as 2020 Robert Jackson Eury Memorial Award recipient

Tuscan Grand Prix crash-fest unkind to Kannapolis-based Haas F1 team

Sex offender jailed for failing to register with law enforcement

Charlotte Motor Speedway to host live drive-in concert series

Rowan-Salisbury Schools graduation rate above state average

N.C. Transportation Museum offers special tours, photo session, featuring Class J No. 611 steam locomotive

  Accordius Health COO says CDC found ‘no smoking gun’ during visit to The Citadel in Salisbury