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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Hard Rock Cafe Hosting Rock ‘N’ Roll Auction

Thursday afternoon, workers at the Hard Rock Cafe in Station Square prepared to honor performers Lou Christie and Donnie Iris, and the late great DJ, Porky Chedwick, at Pittsburgh “Rock ‘n’ Roll Legends.”

04/23/2015

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New Museum Exhibit Focuses On Pittsburgh’s Impact On WWII

This Saturday, Heinz History Center will open an exhibit called “We can do it! Pittsburgh’s impact on World War II.”

04/23/2015

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Pittsburgh Blues Legend Chizmo Charles Passes Away

His name was Charles Anderson, but the Pittsburgh Blues scene knew him as Chizmo Charles.

04/22/2015

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Downtown Bank Invites Public To “Check” Out Historic Exhibit

Huntington Bank in the Grant Building has some very high-priced checks. But their value has more to do with who wrote the checks, than the amounts themselves.

04/21/2015

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Arts Fest To Feature Sculpture That Absorbs City’s “Bad Energy,” Plus Other New Attractions

“Unseen and Unheard.” That’s the theme of this year’s Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival.

04/20/2015

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New Indoor “Sky Trail” Opens In Pittsburgh Mills Mall

Friday was opening day for Sky Trail Explorer, in the Galleria Food Court at Pittsburgh Mills.

04/10/2015

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Students Test Engineering Skills During National Robotics Week

It’s National Robotics Week at AlphaLab Gear in East Liberty. Organizer Laura Kelly of Innovation Works, Inc. says middle school students were helped by engineers from three local companies.

04/09/2015

Snowboard And Get Some Air

Seven Springs Hosting Superpark Snowboarding Event

They fly through the air with the greatest of ease. Snowboarding athletes don’t need a trapeze.

04/08/2015

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Pittsburgh Bike Sharing Program Finally Hits The Ground Running

A new bike sharing program looks to finally get off the ground in Pittsburgh.

04/08/2015

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Chartiers Valley Teen Headed To Quantico For Leadership Program

The Marine Corps base in Quantico, Virginia, is a well-known training ground for Marines, but that’s not all.

04/07/2015

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Fans Line Up For Pirates’ First Free Ticket Tuesday Giveaway

The line forms early at Waterworks Market District as Pirate fans await the arrival of a Parrot bearing gifts. At high noon, the big bird makes his way toward the gathering throng with 50 pairs of free tickets.

04/07/2015

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Pittsburgh Museum Takes Time Capsule During Ownership Battle

A demolition company has been ordered to give a 120-year-old time capsule to a Pittsburgh museum while it wrangles with the city over its ownership.

04/02/2015

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Sisters Make Move To Pittsburgh Just For The Penguins

Cindy Evancho’s home office in Moon Township is packed with Pittsburgh Penguins memories. Her sister and next door neighbor, Darlene Evancho, shares her passion for the Pens.

04/01/2015

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City Council Honors Penguins’ Announcer With “Mike Lange Day”

Tuesday may not have been “a hockey night in Pittsburgh,” but it was “Mike Lange Day.”

03/31/2015

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Cal U Woman’s Basketball Team Celebrates Championship With Parade

Time runs out on the basketball court, and the celebration begins. California University of Pennsylvania has won the Division II Women’s National Championship.

03/31/2015

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