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Dave DeWitt

  • Dave DeWitt

    Dave DeWitt is a reporter with WUNC in North Carolina. He has filed features for most of NPR's news magazines as well as Marketplace and Only A Game. He is a graduate of Denison University and formerly worked in college athletics, college admissions, and with the Tar Heel Sports Network. In 2001, he wrote the non-fiction book "True Blue." He has won numerous awards for reporting, most recently from the Radio/Television News Directors and the National Association of Black Journalists. He was also a part of the WUNC team that won a 2006 duPont-Columbia Award.

Recent Stories


  • Furniture maker brings jobs back to U.S.

    High gas prices aren't all bad. They've prompted furniture manufacturer Thomasville to localize manufacturing and give some Americans their jobs back. Dave DeWitt has more.

  • 'Bottom fishermen' troll for bargains

    Many homeowners are frantic to refinance as their home values drop. But on the other side of the equation are buyers who are refusing to jump in until the market hits bottom. How will they know when it does? Dave DeWitt reports.

  • A Battle over Unions at Smithfield Pork

    North Carolina is the second-largest producer of hogs, and it has the second-lowest rate of unionized workers. Those two realities are at the heart of one of the longest and most bitter union battles in the country. At the largest hog processing plant in the world in the town of Tar Heel, Smithfield Pork and the United Food Commercial Workers have spent 15 years fighting over the right to represent the plant's 5,500 workers.

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