Throughout his career, Dave has visited many towns and has enjoyed learning about community activities and interests. He has taped more than 3,000 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 12 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.
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: email@example.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.
Lt. Colonel Chuck Sargent of the Air Force Reserves addressed students at Moon Area Middle School Monday.
Officials checked up on a falcon chick living on the 40th story of Pitt’s Cathedral of Learning.
Four-year-old Macin DeFazio is both player and announcer as he scores another goal in his Verona basement. Like any play-by-play man worth his salt, he knows his players.
“Meet me under the Kaufmann’s clock.” Pittsburghers have been saying that for 100 years. On Friday morning, Macy’s department store in Downtown Pitsburgh will celebrate the clock’s centennial.
A technology research center in East Liberty has taken the lead in producing adaptive devices for disabled veterans and others.
Freight trains pass each day near the banks of the Ohio.
There will be applause, and perhaps a few tears, when a Biochemistry major from West Newton accepts her diploma at Saint Vincent College on Saturday.
If you want to solve a problem, call an engineer. Or, in this case, 75 engineering students at Carnegie Mellon University.
The Washington County Fairgrounds Camporee is a chance for Boy Scouts to share stories and compare merit badges.
PNC Park welcomed 6,000 children from 60 elementary and middle schools to the first of two Pirates Education Days, before a Wednesday afternoon game.
There’s no excuse for getting lost at the Cranberry Highlands Golf Course in Cranberry.
A black bear got up close and personal with some neighbors in Lawrence County.
KDKA’s Andy Sheehan ran in the Boston Marathon. He is also training for a “half marathon” here in Pittsburgh this weekend. It’s been an eventful few months for Sheehan as he’s also celebrating the anniversary edition of a runners’ classic written by his pioneering father.
There’s a lot of activity in downtown Pittsburgh this weekend, with the Marathon and Pirates games. The icing on the cake? Kennywood opens for the season tomorrow.
There’s a one-room schoolhouse in Hempfield Township that dates back to 1881. It closed down long since, until six years ago. Now, teacher Donna Eicher comes out of retirement every May, to teach students dressed in 19th century garb.
|Full Program Grid|
|7:00 PM||CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley|
|7:30 PM||omg! Insider|
|8:00 PM||NCIS: Los Angeles|
|11:00 PM||KDKA-TV News at 11|
|11:35 PM||Late Show with David Letterman|