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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 Trio Reflects On Winning Dairy Queen Jingle Contest

A Dairy Queen jingle contest to promote its S’mores Blizzard drew submission from online musicians from coast to coast.

08/04/2014

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Report: Hospitals Bracing For ‘Polar Vortex Baby’ Surge

It was only a few short months ago that the Polar Vortex had its icy grip on the area. Now, local delivery rooms are preparing for a surge in “Polar Vortex babies.”

08/04/2014

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First Phase Of New Botanic Garden Now Open

The Pittsburgh Botanic Garden opened Friday morning as part of the Secretary of the Interior’s commitment to water restoration and connecting youth to the great outdoors.

08/01/2014

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Children’s Museum Offers Free Lemonade For Good Deeds

“When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh is giving a new twist to that old expression.

07/31/2014

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Local Golf Course Offers First ‘Footgolf’ Course In Western Pa.

There was a record Pittsburgh crowd at Heinz Field last weekend, as America’s interest in soccer continues to grow. Meanwhile, the popularity of golf continues to decline. The answer just may be found in the burgeoning sport of “footgolf.”

07/30/2014

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Owner Explains Story Behind Dog’s Adorable Viral Video

You’ve probably heard by now of the Murrysville dog who was so excited about reuniting with her master, that she fainted.

07/29/2014

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Dog Passes Out From Excitement After Being Reunited With Owner

A Murrysville schnauzer is stealing the social media spotlight, after the dog fainted from sheer joy and it was caught on camera.

07/28/2014

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Four Cheetah Cubs Move Into The Pittsburgh Zoo

Four young cheetahs pause in a holding area, on the cusp of a brand new life.

07/25/2014

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Group Looking For 60-Year-Old B-25 Bomber Asks To Dredge Mon River

Do the murky waters of the Monongahela River hide a mystery, submerged for 58 years?

07/24/2014

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Local Gym Owner Helping “Southpaw” Crew Find Local Boxers To Serve As Extras

A film crew was in Carrick again today, shooting scenes for the Jake Gyllenhaal movie called “Southpaw.”

07/23/2014

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Colo. Boy With Life-Threatening Tumor Gets Wish To Visit PNC Park, Meet Cutch

A 12-year-old boy, with a life-threatening tumor, longed to see a game in PNC Park, and maybe meet a player or two.

07/22/2014

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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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