David Boraks

  • David Boraks

“Asbestos: Art, Advocacy, & Action” Festival, Keynote Speaker, Friday, September 16

David Boraks covers climate change, energy and the environment for WFAE, the NPR affiliate in Charlotte. At WFAE since 2016, he also has covered housing and homelessness, government, transportation, and business. He also occasionally hosts WFAE’s news and talk shows.

His project “Asbestos Town” was named Best Radio Documentary by the Society of Professional Journalists in 2022.

David formerly published the online news network DavidsonNews.net and CorneliusNews.net near Charlotte. He has been an editor and reporter at The Charlotte Observer, American Banker, The China News in Taipei, The Cambridge (Mass.) Chronicle, and The Hartford Courant, among others.

He was the Batten Visiting Professor of Public Policy at Davidson College in 2013 and has a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and master’s degree from Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT.