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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Local Soccer Star Brings World Cup Trophy To Pittsburgh

More than 40,000 fans are expected at Heinz Field, when the World Champion women’s soccer team plays an exhibition game Sunday afternoon.

08/14/2015

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Diehard Pirates Fan Gets ‘2015 World Champs’ Tattoo

To find the biggest believer in the 2015 Pittsburgh Pirates, you’ll have to look outside of the Pittsburgh area.

08/13/2015

Photo Credit: Dave Forstate/KDKA

Police Officers Helping To Make Local Lemonade Stands A Little Sweeter

Police officers have been showing up at lemonade stands across the country, including here in Pittsburgh.

08/12/2015

Cat Adoptions

Overflowing With Cats, Animal Friends Holds BOGO Adoptions

If you’re looking for a new furry feline companion, or two, you’re in luck.

08/11/2015

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Former Steelers Punter Opens Sports Memorabilia Store That Gives Back

Steeler greats from decades past turned out for the opening of a sports memorabilia store in the Mall at Robinson.

08/10/2015

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Pirates’ Cervelli Shows Off His Culinary Talents At Children’s Museum

Francisco Cervelli has been a great catch for the Pirates ever since he joined the team this season. Behind the plate and crossing the plate, he’s given fans plenty to cheer about.

08/07/2015

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“Rural King” Store Offers Everything From Underwear To Live Chickens

Clearview Mall in Butler has the usual clothing stores, jewelry, books, farm equipment. Farm equipment?

08/06/2015

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Police Hoping To Keep Kids On Positive Track With Camp Cadet

It’s not often that you see a motorcycle escort for a bunch of kids on bicycles. But these aren’t just any kids. A select group of 64 youngsters arrives on the North Shore as part of the 11th annual Camp Cadet.

08/05/2015

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Fan Gets Surprise When Helicopter Tour Turns Into Special Day With Andrew McCutchen

With seven hours till game time at PNC Park, the grounds crew was already bustling with activity. They’re preparing the field for the evening’s game. But it’s about to get a whole lot busier.

08/05/2015

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Police Officers Wrangle Wayward Snake In Canonsburg

This past Sunday, near the stroke of midnight, Canonsburg Police Officer Matthew Tharp struggled to coax a five-foot snake from the wheel well of a car, owned by 7-Eleven employee Sandy Kirtz.

08/04/2015

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Hundreds Head To Pittsburgh For Disc Golf Championships

Competitors from all over the world have descended on Pittsburgh, for the Disc Golf Professional World Championships.

08/03/2015

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Bike Riding Made Possible For Local Kids With Special Needs

Emily Zipparo, 15, straps on her helmet like a pro, even though she and others are learning to ride for the first time. Kids with special needs pedal their way to success at Bicycle Camp, in the Quaker Valley Middle School gymnasium.

07/31/2015

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Pinburgh, Pinball Enthusiasts Come To The Convention Center

Pay the admission, and play your choice of pinball machines and other classic arcade games for free! But the stakes are much higher for serious competitors at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.

07/30/2015

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Bettis’ HOF Induction Will Be Special Day For Local Artist

Steeler great Jerome Bettis will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame a week from Saturday. It’ll be a special day for Bettis– but also for a local artist.

07/30/2015

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