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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Bike Riding Made Possible For Local Kids With Special Needs

Emily Zipparo, 15, straps on her helmet like a pro, even though she and others are learning to ride for the first time. Kids with special needs pedal their way to success at Bicycle Camp, in the Quaker Valley Middle School gymnasium.

07/31/2015

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Pinburgh, Pinball Enthusiasts Come To The Convention Center

Pay the admission, and play your choice of pinball machines and other classic arcade games for free! But the stakes are much higher for serious competitors at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.

07/30/2015

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Bettis’ HOF Induction Will Be Special Day For Local Artist

Steeler great Jerome Bettis will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame a week from Saturday. It’ll be a special day for Bettis– but also for a local artist.

07/30/2015

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Kennywood Opens New “Ice Age” 4D Theater

Kennywood opened “Ice Age: No Time For Nuts” 4-D Theater Wednesday.

KDKA-TV–07/29/2015

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Southpointe Iceoplex Adds ‘Look-Up Line’ To Hockey Rink

If you’re familiar with a hockey rink, you’re aware of red and blue lines on the ice.

07/28/2015

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Local Artists Paint Tribute To Jazz Artists

A group of artists are working on a new tribute to some local jazz greats.

07/27/2015

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Heidelberg Remembers K-9 Officer Rocky In Special Memorial Ceremony

Heidelberg’s only K-9 officer was memorialized Friday in a special ceremony.

07/24/2015

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Local Martial Arts Academy Owner Excited To See Himself On The Big Screen In “Southpaw”

Film crews set up on Brownsville Road in Carrick one year ago in front of a gym that doesn’t exist, except in a film called “Southpaw.”

07/24/2015

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Zoo Welcomes Pair Of Siamang Gibbons To “The Islands” Exhibit

Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium has introduced a playful pair of primates known as Siamang gibbons.

07/23/2015

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Footbridge Saved From Mall Where ‘Dawn Of The Dead’ Was Shot

The last visible feature of a suburban Pittsburgh mall that appeared in George Romero’s 1978 zombie classic “Dawn of the Dead” is being given new life.

07/22/2015

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Local Girl Recalls Meeting President Obama At Kids’ State Dinner

At Phipps Conservatory, the sweet smell of success isn’t limited to flowers.

07/21/2015

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Retired Police Detective Helping Disadvantaged Kids Turn Their Lives Around

The new film, “Southpaw,” was shot in Pittsburgh, and the boxing ring used in the movie was later donated to the Centre Avenue YMCA.

07/20/2015

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Janis Joplin’s Colorful Porsche Comes To Pittsburgh

Rock legend Janis Joplin bought a white Porsche in 1968.

07/17/2015

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Test Out SCUBA Diving At The Zoo This Weekend

Good news aspiring SCUBA divers!

07/17/2015

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Slide For Sale: Scott Twp. Puts Pool Slide Up For Auction

What would you pay for a swimming pool slide? That’s what Scott Township officials hope to find out.

07/16/2015

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