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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Former Steeler Charlie Batch Helps Less Fortunate With ‘Batch Of Toys’ Campaign

Former Steelers quarterback Charlie Batch traded his helmet for a red and green “holiday hat,” as volunteers turned out for his annual “Batch of Toys” campaign.

12/02/2014

(Photo Credit: KDKA Photojournalist Dave Forstate)

Pittsburgh Zoo Caring For Sea Turtles Rescued Off Massachusetts Coast

The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is providing emergency medical care for several sea turtles that recently became stranded off the coast of Massachusetts.

12/01/2014

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Locals Giving Back As Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign Kicks Off

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Black Friday is known as an all-day shopping frenzy. But it’s also the day that brings out the familiar red kettles of the Salvation Army. Salvation Army Lt. Kennneth Cleveland has set […]

11/28/2014

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Mount Pleasant National Guard Serves, Delivers Thanksgiving Meals To Community

Volunteers in Westmoreland County donated their time and money to help people in need this holiday season.

11/27/2014

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Oakland Boys Turkey Bowl Celebrates 50 Years

On Thanksgiving Day 50 years ago, a group of Italian kids from Oakland played a football game at the Schenley Park Oval.

11/27/2014

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Wounded Police Officer Giving Back To Homeless Vets This Thanksgiving

The Shepherd’s Heart Veterans Home in Uptown Pittsburgh is basking in the aroma of turkey in the oven.

11/26/2014

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Turkeys Get Police Escort To Pittsburgh Area Community Food Bank

Allegheny County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to the Walmart Supercenter, where they were spotted loading boxes into their vehicles.

11/25/2014

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Homeless Vets Won’t Go Hungry On Thanksgiving Thanks To Local Man

It’s a special delivery. Volunteers unload truckloads of food at Veterans Place on Washington Boulevard, to insure a happy Thanksgiving for homeless vets.

11/25/2014

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Late KDKA Employee Remembered Through Family’s Support Of Turkey Fund

No one fought harder for the KDKA-TV Turkey Fund than our late friend and colleague, Yvonne Zanos.

11/24/2014

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Pizza Shop Owner Giving Back After Fire Closes His Business

The owner of a pizza shop, whose business was destroyed when it caught fire, is giving back to a community who has supported him so much.

11/21/2014

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Macy’s Puts Final Touches On Annual Holiday Window Display

The darkened windows in Macy’s downtown department store will soon glow with excitement.

11/20/2014

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Pittsburgh Company Sending ‘Snow Dragon’ To Buffalo

Buffalo, New York is buried under feet of snow, and more was in the forecast for Thursday.

11/20/2014

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Science Center’s Miniature Railroad Celebrating 1st Location At Old Planetarium

Volunteers and staff are putting finishing touches on the Miniature Railroad and Village at Carnegie Science Center.

11/19/2014

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CMU Grad Students Create New Technology To Help Those With ALS

The ALS “Ice Bucket Challenge” raised more than $115 million this year. It also made people more aware of the debilitating illness.

11/18/2014

(Photo Credit: Fireman Creative)

Famous Commercial Recreated To Stop Pittsburgh Litterbugs

It may be the most famous anti-littering spot ever. It was produced for television in the early ’70s, and ends with a Native American shedding a tear.

11/17/2014

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