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

19-year-old App State student described as ‘super healthy’ dies from COVID-19 complications

  Couple dies from COVID-19 holding hands, within four minutes of each other in Rowan Co., N.C.

  After three weeks in the hospital, 97-year-old Rosa Lee Tyson beats COVID-19

Jehovah’s Witnesses cancel 13 conventions in Salisbury

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

Press release: Health care delivery begins under new VA contract

Jimmie Johnson and group of breast cancer survivors paint Charlotte Motor Speedway pit wall pink

Casey Parsons, adoptive mother of murdered teen Erica Parsons, pleads guilty

Erica Parsons reported missing six years ago today

Rock Hill man’s 1965 Corvair Corsa honors late father, wins Best of Show at Pennzoil AutoFair

Woman charged after calling 911 claiming her heart had been stolen

School bus driver charged with assault of 7-year-old student with autism

Woman charged with child abuse after 13-year-old special needs son found running in traffic

Race car driver wanted for possession of stolen vehicle