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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
The Big Butler Fair is even bigger this year, with new rides – like the million-dollar “Khaos.”
The Barbershop Harmony Society is holding its championships in Pittsburgh this week.
Pilots and crew from the 911th Air Wing in Coraopolis rehearsed a series of targeted “air drops” over a Consol Energy site in Ohio Thursday afternoon.
Lunch hour visitors in Market Square were treated to four-part harmony at its finest Thursday afternoon.
The towering presence of Uncle Sam, joined by the Jocular Juggler and the annual antics of the Juggling Comedian, are a big part of Kennywood Park’s “Celebrate America” festival.
A Boy Scout log cabin on a hillside in Oakdale was actually built in North Fayette Township 280 years ago. Boy Scouts of years past moved it to its current location in 1932.
An empty shell of crumbling brick is all that remains of the Bantam car company, the Butler plant which played a huge role in winning World War II.
You can put your own creativity on display at the Three Rivers Arts Festival this weekend.
The annual “Burn Camp” in Fombell, Butler County, is a welcome change for kids who feel isolated by their injuries.
The old Wexford Station House is one step closer to its new home.
The Sunny Slopes of South Park is one of Allegheny County’s most popular sledding areas. Pray for snow, and down you go.
The underside of the Fort Duquesne Bridge hosted an unlikely confluence of community leaders and artists Thursday morning.
The pig population has increased from zero to three, at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium.
Adrianne Kelly has been teaching music at Minadeo Elementary School for 31 of her 33 years with the Pittsburgh school system. But retirement looms. This year is her last.
“This is the on-off switch for all the power. And then are the lights. You want to turn on the low beams by hitting that.”