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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Ringling Bros. Jugglers Give Local Kids A Lesson In Dexterity, Showmanship

Clowns from the Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus juggled their schedule to meet with kids from the “juggling club” at Quaker Valley Middle School Friday morning.

11/07/2014

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Season Of Thanks Arrives At Swissvale Community Food Pantry

Every other Thursday is a busy day at the Swissvale Community Food Pantry.

11/06/2014

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Historic “Ghost Sign” Vandalized In Polish Hill

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The economic history of a neighborhood and a city is written large in the fading script of “ghost signs” on the walls. These commercial mosaics are subject to the whims of weather […]

11/05/2014

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Mayor Joins Charge To Get ‘Jagoff’ Added To Dictionary

If you turn to “J” in the dictionary, it’s clear something’s missing between “jaggy” and “jaguar.” But a popular website is attempting to overcome the oversight.

11/04/2014

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Local Culinary Students Treat Families Of VA Hospital Patients

Chef Jeremy Reed teaches in the culinary school at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh.

11/04/2014

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Flash Flood Victim’s Friends, Family To Continue Cookie Baking Tradition

It was an unthinkable tragedy. A woman trapped inside her van with her two daughters unable to escape the rising floodwaters on Washington Boulevard.

11/03/2014

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Just In Time For Halloween, It’s Also National Bat Week

You know it’s Halloween, but did you know this is also “National Bat Week?”

10/31/2014

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Local Preschoolers Help Set New World Record For Literacy

A total of 240 Pittsburgh pre-schoolers gathered in the West Lounge of Heinz Field Thursday morning.

10/30/2014

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Army Vet, Fiancé Turn Wedding Into Fundraiser For Wounded Warriors

A Beaver County Army veteran and his fiancé share a love of motorcycles, and a deep respect for America’s wounded warriors.

10/29/2014

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Group Hoping To Have Frank Conrad’s Garage Rebuilt As Broadcasting Museum

Broadcasters and radio buffs gathered in Wilkinsburg Friday afternoon where Rick Harris, of the National Museum of Broadcasting, continued the fight to rebuild Dr. Frank Conrad’s garage as a museum.

10/17/2014

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Local Detective Works Through Injuries To Dance For Good Cause

Corinne Orchowski rehearses at Arthur Murray Dance Studio downtown to compete in Friday night’s “Dancing for a Cause” fundraiser.

10/16/2014

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Ringling Bros. Clowns Provide Smiles, Laughs For Habitat For Humanity Volunteers

McKEESPORT (KDKA) — A dilapidated house in East McKeesport is a perfect candidate for the handiwork of Habitat for Humanity. Ripping up the walls and flooring, volunteers must de-construct the house before rehab can begin. […]

10/15/2014

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Pittsburgh Goes For Cookie Dunking Record

How many gallons of milk does it take to fill 2,000 cups?

10/14/2014

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Crafton School Celebrates 100 Years

How does a school celebrate a century?

10/14/2014

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Remembering Mazeroski’s Home Run More Than Just Annual Tradition For Some

Oct. 13, 1960: Bill Mazeroski launches the greatest home run in baseball history, as the Pirates beat the Yankees to win the World Series.

10/13/2014

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