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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PyroFest Returns To Butler County

What appears to be trash – tubes and metal poles strewn on a hillside at Cooper’s Lake Campground in Butler County – will produce brilliant fireworks shows Friday and Saturday night.

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HS Rowing Club Excels After Devastating Fire Destroys Boats

A season appeared to go up in smoke the night of Dec. 27.

05/21/2015

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New Fort Pitt Museum Exhibit Explores Surprising Topic

A new exhibit at the Fort Pitt Museum, in Point State Park, explores a topic which may surprise many visitors.

05/21/2015

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Idlewild Ready To Welcome Families To Newest Attraction, “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood”

Daniel Tiger debuted 60 years ago on Josie Carey’s “Children’s Corner,” on WQED-TV.

05/20/2015

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Girl, 14, Builds Lavish Treehouse, Township Ordering Her To Take It Down After Neighbor Complaint

A front yard treehouse in a Leet Township neighborhood has everything a kid could want. However, the township council has ordered it be taken down.

05/19/2015

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Teacher’s Career Comes Full Circle After Educating Whole Family

The cycle of learning has come full circle in Dianne Rotz’s third grade class.

05/18/2015

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Strip District Company Prints T-Shirts By The People For The People

What your T-shirt says on the outside is often a reflection of how you feel on the inside.

05/15/2015

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Pittsburgh Hosts International Science And Engineering Fair

Science fair winners from all over the world have come to the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh for the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.

05/14/2015

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City To Transform Into “Picklesburgh” During July Food Festival

Pittsburgh palates have been picky over pickles ever since H.J. Heinz founded his company in 1888. Five years later, the Heinz pickle pin was the hit of the Chicago World’s Fair.

05/13/2015

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You Gotta Regatta: This Summer’s Festivities Include Power Boats, Ferris Wheel, Fireworks

They struck up the band at Rivers Casino Amphitheater as plans were announced for the EQT Three Rivers Regatta – July 3-5.

05/12/2015

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Painting Featuring Western Pa. Football Greats To Be Auctioned Off For Good Cause

Johnny Unitas. Joe Namath. George Blanda. Joe Montana. Jim Kelly. Dan Marino. Of the 23 quarterbacks in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, six were born and raised in western Pennsylvania.

05/12/2015

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Eager Dog Lovers Join Lottery To Adopt Rescued Yorkies

A staggering 18 Yorkies were rescued on the North Side last week.

05/11/2015

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Dorothy The Falcon’s First Egg Hatches

Happy Mother’s Day to Dorothy the Peregrine falcon who lives on the Cathedral of learning.

05/10/2015

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Couple Welcomes Big Bundle Of Joy In 13-Lb Baby

A local couple welcomed a big – and we mean big – bundle of joy Thursday.

05/08/2015

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