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

Rowan man pleads guilty as accessory in murder of 8-week-old boy

Wake up! Deputies say man breaks into house, changes shorts, falls asleep on the couch

Commissioners improve incentives to boost Empire Hotel project in Salisbury

Cabarrus County’s dynamic tourism industry keeps visitor spending on the rise

Man killed, two others injured in head-on crash in Salisbury

  Parade and rally set for Saturday for Rowan Little League champs

  Fans in Mooresville grateful that Dale Earnhardt, Jr., and family are safe

Run Kannapolis series fall races are approaching quickly

Kannapolis seeks proposals for former Villas Mobile Home Park property

One of Rowan’s Most Wanted now in custody

Pilkington to step down from Cabarrus Health Alliance

  Little League Softball World Series: Rowan’s girls of summer are once again World Champions

Man charged after armed robberies at Econo Lodge and Days Inn in Salisbury

Speedway kicks off season of speed with Parade of Power

Ribbon-cutting to celebrate Rowan-Cabarrus Community College collaboration with Pottery 101

Stormwater repair work planned on Cumberland Ct in Concord

  Rowan County home destroyed by fire

Salisbury Fleet receives emergency vehicle technician certification

  Community behind Rowan girls in Little League Softball World Series

Cabarrus School Board: Beverly Hills Elementary to remain open

Girls on a run! Rowan girls get fifth straight win in Little League Softball World Series

Press release: Rowan-Cabarrus Community College’s Radiography Program operating at a high success rate

Wednesday’s Parade of Power kicks off Charlotte Motor Speedway’s Fall Season of Speed

  Autopsy: Rowan Co. teen killed, dismembered died from blunt force injuries to head

Make it 4 straight wins for Rowan Little League girls in World Series

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College alumnus finds entrepreneurial success with tech startup

Country music star Chris Lane to perform pre-race concert at Bank of America ROVAL™ 400

Rowan Public Library headquarters open Monday, Aug. 12, closed Aug. 13-16

Three straight wins for Rowan in Little League Softball World Series

Wanted suspect now charged for involvement in high-speed chase on I-85