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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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Local Couple Says Valentine’s Day “I Do” On Mt. Washington

The groom makes his way toward the Mount Washington overlook. The bride is soon to follow.

02/14/2014

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Locks Of Love Display Growing On Schenley Park Bridge

It all began in Paris, the city of love. Husbands, wives and lovers write their names on locks, attached to a bridge, and then throw the keys into the river Seine.

02/14/2014

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Workers Give Rare, Up-Close Look At Plane Deicing Process

Mechanical monsters from a “Star Wars” flick? No, these are the good guys. Crew members bathe each aircraft with jets of spray on Runway 28 at Pittsburgh International Airport.

02/13/2014

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Local Couple Forgoes Fancy Dinners, Gives Back On Valentine’s Day

Ginny Hannan, of Upper Saint Clair, models the dress she’ll wear for dinner Friday night. Ginny’s husband, Tim, will also be handsomely attired. After all, Valentine’s Day comes just once a year.

02/12/2014

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U.S. Women’s Backup Goalie’s Husband Ready To Watch Wife Go For Gold

The U.S. women’s hockey team plays a big game against archrival Canada Wednesday.

02/11/2014

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New Self-Serve Dog Wash Lets Owners Pamper Their Pooches

Snow, salt and slush combine to make a dog very dirty.

02/10/2014

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Remembering The Beatles’ Visit To Pittsburgh In 1964

Sunday marks the 50th anniversary of The Beatles introduction to America on The Ed Sullivan Show.

02/07/2014

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Mt. Lebanon H.S. Student Passing Out Ribbons For Cancer Awareness Week

This is Cancer Awareness Week, and a Mount Lebanon High School senior takes it seriously.

02/06/2014

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Students Take Part In History Center’s “From Slavery To Freedom” Panel Discussion

The Heinz History Center’s gripping exhibit, “From Slavery to Freedom,” has new touches.

02/05/2014

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Point Park Taking Part In New TV Series Following Directors

Performance and production are front and center in Point Park’s curriculum. The university has already had a hand in several TV reality shows.

02/04/2014

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Local Illustrators Honored During Black History Month

February is Black History Month. There are many things planned in Pittsburgh to celebrate it.

02/03/2014

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Punxsutawney Making Final Preps For Groundhog Day

Goodbye January. Goodbye minus temperatures. We hope.

01/31/2014

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Slight Warm Up Has People Headed To Car Wash

It almost seemed like spring, even though temperatures hovered in the 20s.

01/30/2014

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Murrysville Native Recalls Days As Air Force One’s Chief Steward

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Air Force One comes in for a landing at the 911th Air Base in Moon Township. It’s a flying hotel suite. “Just imagine 4,000-square feet with wings on it,” said John Haigh, [...]

01/29/2014

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Some Brave Cold To Ice Fish, Ski At North Park

You wouldn’t think the deer of North Park would get much company on a day like this.

01/28/2014

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