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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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City Kids Get A Taste Of Ranch Life At Farm Camp

Unless you grew up in the country, it’s unlikely that you ever bottle fed a calf, or held a baby pig.

07/22/2014

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Tattoos For Charity: Local Shop Inking People And Donating The Money

The Brothers Keeper Tattoo Shop in West View doesn’t jibe with the stereotype of dark, dingy parlors of the past.

07/21/2014

(Photo Credit: KDKA Photojournalist Lori Sperling)

Pittsburgh Hosting BeerFest & Breweriana Conventions This Weekend

Roll out those beer cases and prime the taps! Stage AE on the North Shore is preparing for the second annual Pittsburgh Summer Beerfest.

07/18/2014

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Steelers Pass On Football Knowledge At Youth Camp

The Steelers report to training camp at Saint Vincent College a week from Friday. But team members, past and present, took time out today to teach a youth camp at West Allegheny High School.

07/17/2014

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Penguins’ Prospects Coach Local Kids At Brookline Dek Hockey Rink

Penguins’ prospects are on the bench, and they’re the ones doing the coaching!

07/16/2014

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Visitors Get Up Close With Flamingos At Pittsburgh Zoo

The closest most of us have ever gotten to a flamingo is the lawn ornament variety, but Thursday mornings, visitors to the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium get to see real flamingos up close and personal.

07/16/2014

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Grand Prix Organizers Expecting Record Number Of Classic Cars This Year

One by one, vintage vehicles roll out of the past and into a lot at the Waterfront Mall. The owners are proud to show them off.

07/15/2014

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Cyclists Travel Cross Country To Raise Money For Pulmonary Hypertension

They race through the deserts and over the mountains, on a course that takes them from California to Maryland.

07/14/2014

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“Cops And Kids” Gives Children Up-Close View Of Law Enforcement

A fire truck rolls into a parking lot on the CCAC Allegheny campus, to join police officers and North Side youngsters in a summer camp called “Cops and Kids.”

07/14/2014

(Photo Credit:  KDKA Photojournalist Lori Sperling)

CBS Sitcom Star Billy Gardell Takes Over Kennywood

Winners of WDVE Radio’s “Billy Gardell Takes Over Kennywood” contest got to spend some time with the “Mike and Molly” star before the amusement park opened Thursday morning.

07/11/2014

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Renovations Underway At Landmark Theater In Oakmont

The Oaks Theater of Oakmont was state-of-the-art when it opened its doors in November of 1938.

07/10/2014

(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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