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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Eager Dog Lovers Join Lottery To Adopt Rescued Yorkies

A staggering 18 Yorkies were rescued on the North Side last week.

05/11/2015

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Dorothy The Falcon’s First Egg Hatches

Happy Mother’s Day to Dorothy the Peregrine falcon who lives on the Cathedral of learning.

05/10/2015

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Couple Welcomes Big Bundle Of Joy In 13-Lb Baby

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05/08/2015

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Local Artist Spends A Year Painting All 90 Pittsburgh Neighborhoods

A Lawrenceville artist painted a scene from each of Pittsburgh’s 90 neighborhoods in a single year.

05/07/2015

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Summer Attractions Expected To Bring In $40 Mil To Pittsburgh

A wide range of attractions are on tap in Pittsburgh this summer.

05/07/2015

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Campaign Signs Sprouting Up In Butler Co.

Though campaign signs are few and far between here in Pittsburgh, you can’t miss them if you drive through Butler County.

05/06/2015

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Yorkies Get Groomed, Animal Rescue League Prepares Them For Adoption

On Monday, we reported that 18 Yorkies were taken to the Animal Rescue League of Western Pennsylvania after their owner passed away.

05/05/2015

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18 Yorkies Need Homes After Owner Dies

The Animal Rescue League is looking for homes for more than a dozen dogs brought in after their owner died.

05/04/2015

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Kennywood To Continue Tradition Of Honoring Heritage Days

Kennywood will continue their tradition of honoring different heritages by holding Italian Day on July 12th.

05/02/2015

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Local Students Meet Pittsburgh Marathon’s Elite Runners

Marathon stars from Africa were the center of attention at Community Day School on Friday morning.

05/01/2015

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Mt. Lebanon HS Wastes Little With Composting, Recycling Efforts

Food served at the Mt. Lebanon High School cafeteria is fresher, and more varied, than traditional fare of the past. Food service director Tazeen Choudhury says the food is healthier, and kids are just eating it up.

04/30/2015

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A Look At The Pittsburgh Marathon, By The Numbers

Thousands of marathoners will pound the Pittsburgh pavement Sunday, accepting water from a half million biodegradable cups.

04/29/2015

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Bantam Jeep Festival Organizers Hope To Reclaim Parade Record

BUTLER (KDKA) — Nearly four years have passed since Jeeps from all over the country made their way down Main Street in Butler. They set a Guinness World Record: 1,106 jeeps in a single parade. […]

04/28/2015

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Kennywood’s ‘Black Widow’ Continues To Thrill Riders

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04/28/2015

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