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

NorthEast Hospital Foundation Board approves more than $250,000 in internal grants

Kannapolis Fire Chief Ernie Hiers retires

Sada Stewart named new Foundation Executive Director of Historic Salisbury Foundation

Park at Wil-Cox bridge at Davidson and Rowan County line now open

“Worst since we started,” Kannapolis-based Haas F1 Team struggles in French GP

Charlotte Motor Speedway enhances ROVAL™ with expanded backstretch chicane

NAACP, Salisbury Police to announce ‘Cease Fire Summer’ to curb gun violence

Big day for Kannapolis Fire: New station and improved insurance rating

Three Rivers Land Trust and partners add 25 acres to Morrow Mountain State Park

Salisbury Police want to use your camera to help fight crime

School costs drive Cabarrus budget increase

City of Salisbury approves FY20 budget, increases for water and sewer, garbage

Sex offender on Rowan Sheriff’s Most Wanted list apprehended

Livingstone College in Salisbury endorses HBCU Africa Homecoming

NC transportation Museum to host Fire Truck Festival this weekend

Concord native participates in multinational exercise in Baltic Sea region

Road work means closures in southern Rowan

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