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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.

(Photo Credit: KDKA Photojournalist Dave Colabine)

Robot Taking On Germs, Bacteria At UPMC Passavant Hospital

It’s often said that the easiest place to get sick is in a hospital. But UPMC Passavant now has new technology that can take on the toughest germs and bacteria.

07/09/2014

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Sneak Peek Inside New Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High School

One by one, Catholic schools in Pittsburgh close their doors, as declining enrollments take their toll.

07/09/2014

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Movie About Steelers’ Great Could Be Made In Pittsburgh

The late Hall Famer center Mike Webster anchored the Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line in the glory days of the 1970s.

07/08/2014

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Mr. Rogers Statue Gets A Cleaning

Glowing in the mid-day sun, the bronze statue of children’s television icon Fred Rogers regains its original luster.

07/07/2014

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Boaters Test Their Building Skills With “Anything That Floats” Competition

A majestic flotilla takes to the North Shore waters of the Allegheny River for the Regatta’s traditional “Anything That Floats” race.

07/04/2014

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Pogo Championship Proves Regatta Isn’t Just About Water Sports

The Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta is not limited to water events. Some of the most compelling competitions take place on land, and in the air.

07/03/2014

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Furries Back In Town Giving Pittsburgh A Financial Boost

A 6-foot fox in a hotel lobby. A tail on a luggage cart. The “Furries” are back.

07/02/2014

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Kennywood’s 10th Annual “Wiener 100″ Kicks Off “Celebrate America Days”

The 10th Annual “Wiener 100″ dachshund race kicked off Kennywood’s first day of “Celebrate America.”

07/01/2014

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Sandsational Sand Sculpting Returns to Regatta For 4th Year

The talented team of artists that created Pittsburgh’s largest sand sculpture is back at the Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta, working on something bigger and better.

06/30/2014

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Big Butler Fair Is Part Carnival, Part Food Fest

The Big Butler Fair has been coming around for 159 years.

06/28/2014

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National Cookie Cutter Convention Comes To Town

More than 100 cookie cutter collectors are in town for International Cookie Cutter Collectors Club Convention. Lynn Maguire is a founder and president of the club.

06/27/2014

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Strip District Tavern Is Place To Watch World Cup Soccer In Pittsburgh

The popularity of soccer is growing in the United States.

06/26/2014

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Historic Wexford House Post Office Deli Closing Its Doors

The Wexford Post Office Deli has been serving sandwiches, salads and wraps for 35 years.

06/25/2014

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Jerome Bettis Surprises Young Athletes With $64K For Sports Programs

He may be retired, but Pittsburgh Steeler great Jerome Bettis still has all the moves.

06/24/2014

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8-Year-Old Spends The Day As Honorary Bethel Park Police Officer

Bethel Park had a tiny new officer out making the rounds Tuesday.

06/24/2014

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