Born in Bay Shore, New York, Dave Faherty received his B.A. Degree in Marketing from Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama. Soon after graduation, he turned his quest for information to gathering the news.
His broadcast career stretches from coast to coast. Dave joined the Channel 9 Eyewitness News Team in December,1996, as Unifour Bureau Chief covering Catawba, Alexander, Burke and Caldwell counties. Prior to his arrival in Charlotte, he worked as a news reporter at KMPH-TV in Fresno, California. Previously, he held the position of Bureau Chief at WPDE, the ABC affiliate covering the Florence-Myrtle Beach area.
Dave is the recipient of numerous awards for his journalistic efforts. In 1994, he received first place awards from both the Radio and TV News Directors Association and the South Carolina Associated Press for spot news. The South Carolina Associated Press also recognized Dave in 1993 for his investigative reporting.
In 1991, Dave was named Eastern Carolina Reporter of the Year. In addition, he received the South Carolina Army National Guard Certificate of Recognition for reporting during Desert Storm. Dave was recognized by his colleagues when he received the WPDE Governor's Award in 1992 and again in 1994.
When Dave is not tracking down news, he can be found cheering for the Atlanta Braves. His enthusiasm for sports goes far beyond the sidelines. He enjoys playing basketball, golf and taking long hikes. Dave is involved with running 5-10k races, spending time with his family and volunteering at his church in Hickory.
Dave is married and lives in Hickory.
A group of veterans in Alexander County has won a court battle over an antique helicopter. The veterans refurbished the Vietnam-era helicopter at their post south of Taylorsville, but they say it was taken from their property one day without their permission.