Dave Crawley

Dave Crawley joined KDKA in April of 1988 where he reports on the interesting stories of “KD Country.”
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VITALS
Joined KDKA: 1988
Hometown: Pittsburgh (Squirrel Hill)
Alma Mater: Washington & Lee University (BA, English) Emerson College (MA, Mass Communication)

FAVORITES
Music: 60’s
Movie: “The Graduate”, “Halloween”, “Casablanca”
TV Show: “CBS Sunday Morning”
Book: “1984”, “11/22/63”
Hobbies:Writing Children’s Poetry Books, Reading
Sports Team: Pirates, Steelers, Penguins, Boston Celtics
Food: Lobster
Local Restaurant: Pamela’s
Hidden PA Gem: Frick Park Trails
Sport/Exercise: Hiking, Walking on the Beach
Historical Figure: Martin Luther King, Abraham Lincoln, Eleanor Roosevelt
Favorite Pennsylvanian: Not James Buchanan
Quote: “Quoth the Raven, Nevermore”
Word: Sesquipedalian
Vacation Spot: Little Compton, Rhode Island
Holiday: Christmas
Guilty Pleasure: Sleeping till noon on Saturday
Planet: This one

THIS OR THAT
Facebook or Twitter? Facebook
Cats or Dogs? Yes
Beatles or Rolling Stones? Beatles
Comedy or Tearjerker? Comedy
Phone Call or Text Message? What’s a Text Message?
Mac or PC? Mac
Coffee or Tea? Coffee
Paper or Plastic? Paper
Morning Person or Night Person? Night
East Coast or West Coast? East Coast
Star Trek or Star Wars? Star Wars

Dave 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 5,000 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. Dave received the “Bill Burns Award” for journalistic excellence at the 2014 Art Rooney Award Dinner.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 ten 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 won the 2013 “March Madness of Children’s Poetry,” finishing number one in a competition of leading children’s poets around the world.

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.

most recent stories2 Dave Crawley

Kennywood Hosts Wrestling Tournament

Hundreds of wrestlers hit the mats and the rides at Kennywood Park.

KDKA-TV–07/13/2017

Rare Catch: Angler Reels In Paddlefish From Allegheny River

A local angler reeled in an unusual catch while fishing in the Allegheny River in Armstrong County.

07/13/2017

Motorcycle Donated To Honor Slain Canonsburg Police Officer

A Canonsburg motorcycle shop honored a slain police officer killed in the line of duty last November.

07/12/2017

177-Year-Old Mount Pleasant Hardware Store Auctioning Off Inventory

A family-owned hardware store that served customers for nearly two centuries in Mount Pleasant is auctioning off a timeless inventory.

07/10/2017

Study: Pennsylvania Ranks Among Worst For Rude Drivers

Just a few short months ago, Pittsburgh drivers were ranked the worst drivers in the country by one study, turns out, now we’re being called the rudest drivers as well.

07/10/2017

Couple Starts Weekend-Long Pay It Forward Chain At Strip District Diner

When a pair of police officers stopped by a Strip District diner Saturday morning, a couple at another table paid their bill, starting a “pay it forward” chain that last all weekend long.

07/07/2017

Pittsburgh Zoo’s Baby Elephant Makes Public Debut

One month after making her first media appearance at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, the zoo’s brand new baby elephant made her public debut.

07/07/2017

Carnegie Science Center Replacing Omnimax Screen With 31-Hour Movie Marathon

The Carnegie Science Center is sending the Rangos Omnimax Theater out in style, with a 31-hour movie marathon.

07/06/2017

Western Pa. Pickleball Tournament Brings Hundreds To Pittsburgh

The second annual Western Pennsylvania Pickleball Tournament has netted more than 400 players from the United States and Canada.

06/23/2017

High-Tech ‘Cornhole’ Boards Have Built-In Scoreboard

A Russellton man has solved the problem of keep score during Corn Hole, he’s invented a high-tech board.

06/23/2017

One-Man Business In Latrobe Crafts Championship Belts

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06/22/2017

Carnegie Science Center Celebrates Summer Solstice With Annual Snowball Launching Party

Snowball Day is a start of summer tradition at the Carnegie Science Center.

06/21/2017

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The Art Of The Selfie… On National Selfie Day!

The “selfie” was already very popular before Ellen DeGeneres captured the most famous shot of all during the Academy Awards.

06/21/2017

Fans Come From Near, Far & Wait Hours To Meet Marc-Andre Fleury

At the break of dawn, a line stretched all the way around Dick’s Sporting Goods in Cranberry. The first 250 fans would get an autograph and a moment of conversation with Marc-Andre Fleury.

06/20/2017

Rostraver Ice Garden To Host Penguins Preseason Game

The Stanley Cup champions will play an exhibition game against the Saint Louis Blues Sept. 24 at the Rostraver Ice Garden, broadcast nationwide.

06/19/2017

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