Dave Crawley

Dave Crawley joined KDKA in April of 1988 where he reports on the interesting stories of “KD Country.”
crawley1 Dave Crawley facebook icon Dave Crawley twitter icon Dave Crawley email icon Dave Crawley

VITALS
Joined KDKA: 1988
Hometown: Pittsburgh (Squirrel Hill)
Alma Mater: Washington & Lee University (BA, English) Emerson College (MA, Mass Communication)

FAVORITES
Music: 60’s
Movie: “The Graduate”, “Halloween”, “Casablanca”
TV Show: “CBS Sunday Morning”
Book: “1984”, “11/22/63”
Hobbies:Writing Children’s Poetry Books, Reading
Sports Team: Pirates, Steelers, Penguins, Boston Celtics
Food: Lobster
Local Restaurant: Pamela’s
Hidden PA Gem: Frick Park Trails
Sport/Exercise: Hiking, Walking on the Beach
Historical Figure: Martin Luther King, Abraham Lincoln, Eleanor Roosevelt
Favorite Pennsylvanian: Not James Buchanan
Quote: “Quoth the Raven, Nevermore”
Word: Sesquipedalian
Vacation Spot: Little Compton, Rhode Island
Holiday: Christmas
Guilty Pleasure: Sleeping till noon on Saturday
Planet: This one

THIS OR THAT
Facebook or Twitter? Facebook
Cats or Dogs? Yes
Beatles or Rolling Stones? Beatles
Comedy or Tearjerker? Comedy
Phone Call or Text Message? What’s a Text Message?
Mac or PC? Mac
Coffee or Tea? Coffee
Paper or Plastic? Paper
Morning Person or Night Person? Night
East Coast or West Coast? East Coast
Star Trek or Star Wars? Star Wars

Dave 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 5,000 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. Dave received the “Bill Burns Award” for journalistic excellence at the 2014 Art Rooney Award Dinner.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 ten 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 won the 2013 “March Madness of Children’s Poetry,” finishing number one in a competition of leading children’s poets around the world.

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.

most recent stories2 Dave Crawley

Greek Or Italian? Pittsburgh-Area European Festivals Kick Off Weekend

Greek or Italian? The weekend has two days, which gives you a chance to check out both the annual Greek Food Festival in East Pittsburgh and Little Italy Days in Bloomfield.

08/18/2017

Pittsburgh Ranked Number One In Nationwide Tipping Generosity Survey

A credit card website called Square Incorporated has rated the tipping generosity of diners nationwide, and Pittsburgh is rated number one.

08/17/2017

Butler County Airport To Host WWII Planes

A host of planes touched down at the Butler County Airport for an event hosted by Collings Foundation’s Wings of Freedom Tour Thursday and Friday.

08/16/2017

Steelers Fans Ranked Behind Cowboys, Patriots As NFL’s ‘Least Dateable’

Steelers fans are known to be a passionate group, but apparently their passion and plethora of Lombardi Trophies, also make them less desirable to date.

08/16/2017

Kayakers Learn To Avoid Dam On Allegheny River

Novice kayakers are joined by members of the Army Corps of Engineers and Venture Outdoors to learn how to avoid a treacherous dam.

08/15/2017

Unique Yard Sale Promises ’15 Miles Of Treasures’

Several towns in Lawrence County are preparing for the annual Route 208 Yard Sale.

08/11/2017

scarehouse etna

Yikes! Heralded Haunted House To Provide Wild 3D Experience

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the ScareHouse, the heralded haunted house in Etna has added to what it proudly calls the “ick factor.”

KDKA-TV–08/10/2017

Artists Working To Dress Up Windows Of Old Downtown Kaufmann’s Store

The empty windows of the former Kaufmann’s department store drew a cavalcade of complaints. But artists are working to change that.

08/09/2017

‘Kick That Cancer’s Butt!’: Airline Worker Goes Above & Beyond To Find Cancer Patient’s Lost Luggage

A Southwest Airlines worker went above and beyond the call of duty when a cancer patient needed to get her luggage back.

08/09/2017

Stunning Discovery Made At Site Of Point Park’s New Theater

The Pittsburgh Stock Exchange Building and adjacent properties will eventually turn into the new Point Park University Playhouse.

08/08/2017

Some Pig! Swine Judging A Big Draw At Butler Farm Show

The fairgrounds have opened for the 69th annual Butler Farm Show.

08/07/2017

Regatta’s Flugtag Event Promises Fun And Lots Of Belly Flops

KDKA’s Dave Crawley took a flight on Friday morning to give Pittsburgh a first look at the Red Bull Flugtag event.

08/04/2017

Area’s First-Ever Food Truck Park Coming Soon To Millvale

The Pittsburgh Food Truck Park, the first of its kind in our area, will be opening in Millvale’s Riverfront Park.

08/03/2017

Flugtag ‘Yinzeneers’ Creating ‘Flying Parking Chair’ For Regatta Competition

Preparations are well underway for Friday’s opening of the Three Rivers Regatta.

KDKA-TV–08/02/2017

Sandcastle Soaked In Mud After Flooding, Prompting Rare Closure At Peak Of Summer

Sandcastle Water Park has been closed by flooding since Saturday evening.

08/01/2017

next

More From CBS Pittsburgh

Get The All New CBS Local App
KDKA Weather App
Find Cheaper Gas

Watch & Listen LIVE