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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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Strip District Tavern Is Place To Watch World Cup Soccer In Pittsburgh

The popularity of soccer is growing in the United States.

06/26/2014

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Historic Wexford House Post Office Deli Closing Its Doors

The Wexford Post Office Deli has been serving sandwiches, salads and wraps for 35 years.

06/25/2014

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Jerome Bettis Surprises Young Athletes With $64K For Sports Programs

He may be retired, but Pittsburgh Steeler great Jerome Bettis still has all the moves.

06/24/2014

(Photo Credit: KDKA Photographer Lori Sperling)

8-Year-Old Spends The Day As Honorary Bethel Park Police Officer

Bethel Park had a tiny new officer out making the rounds Tuesday.

06/24/2014

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Boy Uses Make-A-Wish To Make Selfless Gesture

A treasure chest filled with toys brought smiles to a 4-year-old boy from Mercer, during visits to the Children’s Hospital oncology clinic.

06/23/2014

(Photo Credit: KDKA)

Pittsburgh Gymnasts Make History On Clemente Bridge With Olympian’s Help

Monday at noon. Junior gymnasts fill the Clemente bridge. They’ve come to make history, with some help from Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas.

06/23/2014

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Local WWII Vets Honored At D-Day Anniversary Ceremony In Beaver Co.

June 6, 1944. Thousands of lives hung in the balance as young men stormed the beaches. Many would not come back. Of those who did, a precious few remain.

06/06/2014

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Brett Keisel Enjoys Day Of Fishing With Children’s Hospital Patients

Far from screaming coaches and roaring crowds, Steelers veteran Brett Keisel savors the silence of the old fishing hole.

06/05/2014

(Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Westmoreland Co. Air Show Returns To Arnold Palmer Airport

The Westmoreland County Air Show is back.

06/05/2014

(Photo Credit: KDKA/Larry Richert)

Local Priest Takes Flight With Angels, Soars Through Heavens

Fr. Joseph McCaffrey shares lofty sentiments with parishioners at Saints John and Peter Church in Franklin Park.

06/04/2014

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France Thanks WWII Vets 70 Years After D-Day Invasion

June 6, 1944 – thousands of allied soldiers crossed the English Channel to the shores of France.

06/03/2014

(Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for TV Land)

Alice From “The Brady Bunch” Dead At 88

The actress iconic in her role as “Alice” from “The Brady Bunch” has died at the age of 88.

06/01/2014

(Photo Credit: KDKA Photojournalist Dave Forstate)

New Indoor Park “Sliding” Into Ross Township

America’s second “Fun Slides Carpet Skate Park” opens Saturday at the Pines Plaza shopping center in Ross Township.

05/30/2014

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First Ever Macaroni Penguin Born At Pittsburgh Zoo

For the first time ever, a macaroni penguin has hatched at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium.

05/30/2014

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Mellon Square Park Reopens After 6-Year Renovation Project

It was like old times as the lunch hour crowd gathered in Mellon Square Park Thursday afternoon.

05/29/2014

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