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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High School Student Raises Money To Give Homeless Man A Better Life

A high school student and his friends have raised enough money to give the homeless man a better life.

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Judge Shows High School Students How Legal System Works

A local judge is taking actual court cases to area high schools to show students how the legal system really works.

03/25/2015

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Quilt Making An Art That Spans Generations For Washington Co. Family

Mother, daughter, and granddaughter. Three generations of quilt-makers work their magic together in a basement in Eighty-Four, Washington County.

03/25/2015

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Young Eagle Scout Making Impact On His Community

Ryan Farbacher, 13, is the youngest Eagle Scout in his troop. Yet he dreamed up one of the most ambitious service projects: constructing a pavilion behind St. Richard Parish in Richland Township.

03/24/2015

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Crying Piccolo Player Goes Viral Playing At Consol

Closing seconds at Consol Energy Center. Villanova goes down to defeat, as the band plays on. Video of piccolo player Roxanne Chalifoux, playing through tears, goes viral.

03/23/2015

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Community Sees Aliquippa Basketball Team Off To State Championship With Cheers, Rally

“Bring it home from Hershey!” That’s the message Aliquippa Elementary kids imparted to a high school team with a record of 29-0.

03/20/2015

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Zoo Keepers Prepare Spring Surprise Treats For Lions, Goats

Carnivore keeper Mark McDonough and his assistant prepare an “Easter flower” for lions. Mark says it’s filled with ground up cloves – a form of catnip for very big cats.

03/19/2015

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Pittsburgh Welcoming Thousands Of Visitors For NCAA Tournament

Fans settled into their seats at CONSOL Energy Center Wednesday, a full day before the first college basketball tournament game.

03/18/2015

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Historic WWII Posters Discovered Locked Away At Grove City College

The battlefield stretched around the world for American forces in World War II.

03/17/2015

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Officials Say Broken Bald Eagle Egg A Part Of Nature

Bird lovers all over the world have followed the ups and downs of a pair of eagles nesting in Hays.

03/16/2015

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2 Steelers’ Legends Lead Charge For Free Bus Passes For Vets In Need

Steeler greats Rocky Bleier and Jerome Bettis recorded a public service announcement at KDKA aimed at raising money for veterans’ bus passes.

03/16/2015

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Fishing Buddies Shocked To Reel In A Duck

Last month, Nicholas Colangelo and fishing buddy Luke Wholey reeled in a monster Muskie in northwest Pennsylvania.

03/06/2015

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Fundraiser Planned For Sisters Who Saved Children From Burning Home

The early morning hours of Jan. 8 brought a nightmarish awakening to a Point Breeze family. Their three-story house had burst into flame. Miraculously, all nine residents survived.

03/06/2015

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The Cold Never Bothered Them Anyway, Disney On Ice Comes To Town

“Frozen” is the top animated feature film of all time. Everything “Queen Elsa” touches turns to ice or snow.

03/05/2015

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Longtime Customers Flocking Back To Beloved Wilkinsburg Diner

It’s a busy lunch hour at Nancy’s East End Diner in Wilkinsburg.

03/04/2015

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