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

Surveillance images released in Enochville convenience store robbery

Suspicious vehicle call leads to man’s arrest, seizure of 7 lbs marijuana

Kannapolis firefighters quickly extinguish fire at VIDA construction site

Rowan Sheriff moving to shut down fish arcades, Concord Police explain why they did so in 2016

Visual impairment doesn’t stop 18-year-old Rowan-Cabarrus Community College student from exceeding expectations

Kannapolis-based Haas F1 Team picks up new sponsor for 2020 campaign

Enochville convenience store robbed

“Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge” Opens January 16 in Spencer

Livingstone CIS student, White House scholar participates in STEM research project at Indiana University

Plants for Human Health Institute starting the year off with a “BAM”

Rowan Sheriff plans possible shutdown of fish arcades

  Kannapolis school bus driver fired for yelling at students

  1,100 students and staff moved from evacuated South Rowan High as part of safety drill

Deputy hurt by man causing disturbance in Rowan County courthouse

Salisbury Symphony to premiere new piece by local composer Marc Hoffman

Need a park shelter in Kannapolis for the Spring? Reserve it now

Registration open for Appetite For Life at NC Research Campus

Rowan Public Library to host Job Fair on Friday

Salisbury Police apprehend man wanted for attempted murder

Rowan-Salisbury Schools launch ‘Student Movement Safety Drills’

Registration open for High School Equivalency/GED Prep at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College

Salisbury Human Relations Council MLK committee welcomes Rev. Norvel Goff, former interim pastor of Mother Emanuel AME Church

Virginia Street SE rehabilitation project to begin January 13 in Concord

Lane shift planned on Means Ave SE in Concord during historic building project

Cabarrus County man sentenced to 138 months prison on drug charges

Man caught on TV cyber-sex sting show in 2007 pleads guilty to sex crimes in Rowan County

Pursuit on I-85 reaches speeds in excess of 100 mph, suspect faces drug charges

  Fish arcade robbed, suspect found later at home with ‘big pile of money’

  140-year-old Concord church trying to hold off foreclosure

Convenience store clerk robbed at gunpoint, forced to the floor