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: email@example.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.
The simple act of washing dishes can be difficult for a boy who is disabled and legally blind.
The South Side Market House has been a local landmark for 100 years. The roof and interior of an earlier market house were destroyed by fire in 1915, leaving only the four brick walls.
Welcome to the moon! At least, that’s the scenario as the model of a lunar landing ship enters a gravel pit owned by the LaFarge Company of Munhall.
Visitors will line up at Heinz History Center Sunday morning, for appraisals of antiques and family heirlooms.
“Crime scene investigators” cover a wooded area in Raccoon Creek State Park. But these investigators are students in the criminal justice and nursing schools at Pittsburgh Technical Institute.
Fire trucks from several western Pennsylvania communities roll down Forbes Avenue with a long way still to go.
Very few teams in Pittsburgh, or anywhere, for that matter, have dominated their opponents quite like the Pittsburgh Passion.
Those who play for the Pittsburgh Penguins are accustomed to making special visits on behalf of the community. Sometimes, even their coach finds time to reach out.
The Bloomfield neighborhood is known as “Little Italy,” and these are the days that prove it.
Pittsburgh firefighters go through a 32-week intensive course at the Fire Academy, before they ever answer a call.
A lizard named Pei-Pei is getting a checkup in the animal treatment room at Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium.
A Pennsylvania couple is looking for someone new to live in a home movie fans associate with grisly death.
What brings greater comfort than a Teddy bear? A stuffed monkey or puppy, perhaps? Children’s Hospital received a special visit from a crew of Major League Baseball umpires Tuesday morning.
If you liked last winter, you’ll love this one – at least according to the Farmer’s Almanac, dating back to 1818. The pages are full of warnings of snow storms and bitter cold.
More than 40,000 fans are expected at Heinz Field, when the World Champion women’s soccer team plays an exhibition game Sunday afternoon.