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Dave Crawley

crawley1 Dave CrawleyDave Crawley joined KDKA in April of 1988 where he reports on the interesting stories of “KD Country.”

Throughout his career, Dave has visited many towns and has enjoyed learning about community activities and interests. He has taped more than 4,000 stories. Dave also wrote and produced a highly acclaimed documentary, “Celebrating 50 Years in Our Hometowns.” Before joining KDKA-TV, Dave was a news anchor/reporter for WMTV-TV in Madison, Wisconsin.

Numerous awards have been given to Dave throughout his career. He has won 13 Emmy awards, including “Outstanding Feature Reporter” in the Mid-Atlantic states, and an Edward R. Murrow Award for broadcast news writing.

The celebrity chairman of walkathons sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association and other groups, Dave is active in many local organizations. He is also the author of a book titled Sidelights on Wisconsin.

Known for his rhyming stories on KDKA-TV, Dave has branched out into children’s literature. Dave’s first book, the critically-acclaimed Cat Poems honors our feline friends. His second book, Dog Poems, was selected at one of “The best Children’s Books of the Year” by the Bank Street Children’s Book Committee. Dave’s book of school poems, Reading, Rhyming and ‘Rithmetic received a starred review (“Highly Recommended”) from the Library Media Connection. His 4th book of children’s poetry is titled “Crawley Bugs.” As the title suggests, it’s a book of insects, spiders, and their kin.

Dave also has numerous poems in nine anthologies: Rolling in the Aisles, If Kids Ruled the School, Miles of Smiles, I Invited a Dragon to Dinner, Peter Peter Pizza Eater, My Teacher’s In Detention, Lady Bug, Lady Bug, Pound A Poem, and What I Did On My Summer Vacation.

In addition, he has published dozens of poems in 13 national children’s magazines, including “Ranger Rick”, “Cricket”, and “Jack and Jill.”

Dave makes frequent appearances at area schools, reading his rhymes to poets of the future. To contact him about making an appearance at a school, email: dcrawley@kdka.com.

A graduate of Washington and Lee University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History, Dave went on to receive a Master of Arts degree in Mass Communication from Emerson College in Boston. Born in Frankfurt, Germany, he now resides in the Squirrel Hill section of Pittsburgh. Dave enjoys traveling and meeting people in the hometowns of the tri-state area.

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Local Woman Celebrates Her 106th Birthday

“Happy birthday to you…” Friends and family sing the familiar song as they gather at a Hill District church to celebrate Lillian Allen’s 106th birthday.

04/23/2014

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Soldiers & Sailors Hall Getting Green Makeover

Even a grand old building like Soldiers and Sailors Hall is not immune to the elements.

04/22/2014

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Local Family Makes Second Appearance On “Family Feud”

It’s Family Feud and there’s the family, catching the show with friends at the Walnut Grill in Bridgeville.

04/22/2014

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Locals Become YouTube Stars With Popular Video

All you need to get on YouTube is a camera and someone — or something — to star in your video.

04/21/2014

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Local Girl Gives Back On Her 8th Birthday

Mya Fox learned early in life that it’s better to give than receive.

04/18/2014

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Etna Residents Observe Good Friday With Way Of The Cross Tradition

On Good Friday in Etna, the faithful take part in a tradition that started 20 years ago, symbolically retracing the final steps of Jesus.

04/18/2014

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Easter Is Busy Season For Local Sweet Shops, Bakeries

Easter is the busiest season of the year for Lincoln Bakery in Bellevue.

04/17/2014

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“Dance Moms” Cast Visits With Kids At Children’s Institute

The moms and dancers of Abby Lee Miller’s studio in Penn Hills are known across the country thanks to the popular “Dance Moms” show on the Lifetime network.

04/16/2014

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Vocational Students Build New Steps For Soldiers & Sailors Hall

Soldiers and Sailors Hall in Oakland has stood the test of time for more than a century. So has the auditorium. But the steps?

04/15/2014

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Celebrate Tax Day With Local Distillery’s “Rebellious” Whiskey

As we all know, April 15 is income tax day. A tax on whiskey in 1794 led to rebellion, in western Pennsylvania.

04/14/2014

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Community Clean-Ups, Parties Aim To Put City’s Best Foot Forward For Marathon

Runners in the Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon on May 4 will pass through 13 Pittsburgh neighborhoods.

04/11/2014

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Murrysville Community Shaken, But Staying Strong After Stabbings

The Wednesday morning stabbings at Franklin Regional High School left the entire community shaken. But people in Murrysville vow to come back, stronger than ever.

04/10/2014

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Tekko 2014 A Colorful Celebration Of Japanese Pop Culture

The David L. Lawrence Convention Center has an unconventional look in the current celebration of Japanese pop culture.

04/04/2014

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Fan Bears Uncanny Likeness To Pirates’ 3rd Baseman

Fans arrive early, as the players limber up. The threat of rain is not enough to keep them away from Pittsburgh’s newest band of heroes.

04/03/2014

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Eagle Cam Giving Students Real-Life Lessons On Nature, Wildlife

Three for three! The third eagle egg hatched in the nest in Hays Wednesday afternoon, as the world watched.

04/02/2014

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