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.

(Source: Urban Impact/KDKA)

Local Kids Put Own Twist On Christmas Story In YouTube Video

The birth of Christ has been portrayed countless times on stage and screen.

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Harlem Globetrotters’ Star Tries His First Primanti’s Sandwich

The Harlem Globetrotters have confused opponents and amused fans since 1926. The Primanti Brothers sandwich shop opened seven years later, in the Strip District.

12/16/2014

National Aviary

Web Cam Captures Penguin Hatching At National Aviary

A web camera has captured images of the first of two African penguins hatching at the National Aviary in Pittsburgh.

12/16/2014

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Local Teenage Athlete Battling Bone Cancer

It’s a long way from Children’s Hospital to the pitcher’s mound, where Eli Swierczewski once took command of the game.

12/15/2014

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Students Engineer Contraptions For Annual Carnegie Science Center Contest

Carnegie Science Center hosted the 14th annual Chain Reaction Contraption contest, sponsored by Westinghouse, on Friday.

12/12/2014

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Hundreds Of Kids Benefit From Bike Drive

Every kid wants a bicycle of their own, and volunteers and donors in Western Pennsylvania are making that possible for many who couldn’t otherwise afford one.

12/11/2014

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Toddler Who Underwent Rare Surgery Continues To Improve

A toddler who underwent liver surgery one month ago continues to get better.

12/10/2014

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Slain Pittsburgh Officer To Be Honored On Rose Parade Float

On New Year’s Day, flower-laden floats will roll through Pasadena, Calif. for the 126th time.

12/09/2014

(Photo Courtesy: Brian Tedeschi)

102-Year-Old Man Dies Day After Eagle Scout Honor

102-year-old Pittsburgh-area man has died a day after receiving the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award from the Boy Scouts of America.

12/08/2014

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Former Student’s Legacy Lives On At Seton Hill Music Rehearsal Hall

The Beth Ann Johnson Music Rehearsal Hall is a centerpiece of the music program at Seton Hill University.

12/04/2014

(Photo Credit: KDKA Photojournalist Tim Lawson)

Zoo Bringing Back Adorable Penguins On Parade Event

There will soon be a lot of waddling and hopping during the weekends at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium.

12/04/2014

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Holiday Grinch Destroys Ford City Christmas Display

Last Saturday was Light-up Night in Memorial Park in Ford City.

12/03/2014

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Annual First Night Celebration To Feature Music, Arts, And Of Course, Fireworks

Organizers are getting ready for the 21st Annual Highmark First Night Pittsburgh celebration.

12/03/2014

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Former Steeler Charlie Batch Helps Less Fortunate With ‘Batch Of Toys’ Campaign

Former Steelers quarterback Charlie Batch traded his helmet for a red and green “holiday hat,” as volunteers turned out for his annual “Batch of Toys” campaign.

12/02/2014

(Photo Credit: KDKA Photojournalist Dave Forstate)

Pittsburgh Zoo Caring For Sea Turtles Rescued Off Massachusetts Coast

The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is providing emergency medical care for several sea turtles that recently became stranded off the coast of Massachusetts.

12/01/2014

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