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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.

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Girls Of Steel Club Qualifies For Final Round Of Robotics Competition

Robotic arms corral a bouncing ball in a central arena as competitors give chase. Area high school teams square off in what is known as the “FIRST” Robotic Competition.

04/01/2014

Photo Credit: KDKA

PNC Park Home To MLB’s ‘BallHawk’ Of The Year

Batting practice is underway at PNC Park, and a dozen “ballhawks” armed with gloves chase down home run balls in the left field stands.

03/31/2014

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High School Freshman Grabs Attention At Science Fair

More than a thousand science students gathered on the North Shore on Friday to present exhibits they hope will change the world. But the center of attention was a high school freshman for a project he presented three years ago.

03/28/2014

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Bird Watchers Eagerly Await Hatching Of Eagles’ Eggs

An eagle’s nest, tucked into a tree on a hillside in Hays, is drawing visitors to the nearby Heritage Trail.

03/26/2014

(Source: Nickolay Lamm)

Greenfield Man Is Creator Of The “Average Barbie” Doll

The Barbie doll is tall, thin and perfectly proportioned. But who could ever hope to look like her?

03/25/2014

(Photo Credit: Teenie Harris)

“Teenie Harris Photographs: Baseball In Pittsburgh” Opens At Carnegie Museum Of Art

Twenty-five years ago, Teenie Harris showed us his catalog of photographs, spanning four decades of urban life for the Pittsburgh Courier.

03/24/2014

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Wounded Marine, Wife Get Look At Progress On New “Smart Home”

An unseasonable snowfall blankets the yard of a special house under construction in Venetia, Washington County.

03/21/2014

(Photo Credit: KDKA Photojournalist Dave Forstate)

CMU’s Scrabble-Playing Robot A Bit Of A Trash Talker

“Victor” is rarely at a loss for words.

03/20/2014

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Washington Co.’s Bradford House Up For Sale By Pa. Historical Commission

Historical sites across the state are now up for sale. That includes a national historic landmark in Washington County.

03/19/2014

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Councilman Suggests Closing Bridges For More Events

It doesn’t have to be just for Pirates games. The Roberto Clemente Bridge and more have closed down for other big events.

03/18/2014

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County Council To Consider Proposal To Use Bridges As Special Events Venues

A proposal to use Allegheny County bridges as venues for special events is on the agenda for tonight’s County Council meeting.

03/18/2014

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Historical Marker Going In At Site of Old St. Nicholas Church

A steam shovel reshapes the landscape by Route 28 on the North Side. It’s just down the road from the site of the first Croatian Roman Catholic Church in the western hemisphere.

03/07/2014

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New Therapy Program Helping Boy With Cerebral Palsy

A 4-year-old boy with cerebral palsy is enjoying a new sense of freedom thanks to a device called the “Spider.”

03/06/2014

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Fish Frys Mark Start Of Lenten Season On Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday at Mount Saint Peter Parish in New Kensington. The faithful receive the ashen symbol of the cross at a church that dates back 123 years.

03/05/2014

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Local Skater Excited To Perform In “Disney On Ice” At Consol

Dozens of fantasy characters will celebrate “100 Years of Magic” when “Disney on Ice” opens Wednesday night at Consol Energy Center.

03/04/2014

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