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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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Remembering The Beatles 50 Years After Their First, Only Stop In Pittsburgh

Sunday marks the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ first, and only, visit to Pittsburgh.

09/12/2014

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Stage Icon Honors Kelly Strayhorn Theater On Its 100th Anniversary

Few performers can match the elegance and the grace of Carmen de Lavallede.

09/11/2014

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Washington Co. Bridge 1 Of 10 To Be Featured In “Covered Bridge Festival”

The Ebeneezer Bridge in Mingo Park, Washington County, is one of 10 that will be featured in the 44th annual “Covered Bridge Festival.”

09/10/2014

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Officer Kuzak Receives Wheelchair-Accessible Truck

Clairton Police Officer Jim Kuzak was shot five times while answering a home invasion call back on April 4, 2011.

09/09/2014

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Cyclists Pedal To Pittsburgh For Convention

A half-dozen bicycle riders appear relaxed and refreshed as they pedal toward the old Pump House in Homestead.

09/08/2014

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New History Center Exhibit Marks Heinz’s 145th Anniversary

The giant neon ketchup bottle atop Heinz History Center points the way to a fascinating exhibit.

09/05/2014

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Film Contest Worked On By Point Park Students Coming To TV

This past winter, actors and crew at Point Park University worked on films backed by Hollywood producer Chris Moore.

09/04/2014

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Former Cop Helps To Reopen Hill District Boxing Gym

Boxing was big when the old YMCA in the Hill District was constructed in 1922. That ended decades ago, but hard work by an ex-police officer and local residents has brought the old gym back.

09/04/2014

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Student Entrepreneurs Take Recycling Business To International Competition

Some of the kids at City Charter High School are volunteer recyclers, a student-run business that led their classmates to a national championship and competition in Moscow for the World Cup presented by SAGE: “Students for the Advancement of Global Entrepreneurship.”

09/03/2014

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Owner Scrambles To Coax Missing Exotic Bird Out Of Neighbor’s Tree

An exotic bird was on the loose in Mt. Lebanon.

09/02/2014

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Food Lovers Fill Up On Last Day Of Rib Fest

Marching in Pittsburgh’s Labor Day Parade can work off a lot of calories. So can running in the “Steelers 5K.”

09/01/2014

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Zoo’s Newest Attraction Allows Guests To Interact With Giraffes

The giraffe is an animal you can’t help looking up to.

08/29/2014

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Artist Raising Money To Help With “Gentle Demolition” Of “House Of Gold”

At a busy corner in Wilkinsburg stands the “House of Gold.”

08/29/2014

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Would-Be Groom Turns Canceled Wedding Reception Into Charity Fundraiser

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — It was all set. A would-be groom had shelled out more than $15,000 for a Sunday reception at The Priory, on Pittsburgh’s North Side. And then, the wedding was cancelled. Phil Laboon [...]

08/28/2014

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Assumption School Joins Ice Bucket Challenge Craze

“ALS” is a terrible disease which usually ends with paralysis and death. But as we have seen, the ALS Association has come up with a unique way to raise funds for research.

08/27/2014

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