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 5,000 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. Dave received the “Bill Burns Award” for journalistic excellence at the 2014 Art Rooney Award Dinner.

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 ten 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 won the 2013 “March Madness of Children’s Poetry,” finishing number one in a competition of leading children’s poets around the world.

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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USA Karate Championships Held In Pittsburgh

The USA Karate Championships have come to Pittsburgh for the first time.

07/14/2016

Pickle-Themed Food Festival Turns Pittsburgh Into “Picklesburgh”

Local Businesses Whipping Up “Dill-icious” Treats For Picklesburgh

The 35-foot pickle balloon will rise again for Picklesburgh this weekend on the Rachel Carson Bridge.

07/13/2016

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Pittsburgh Zoo’s Sand Tiger Sharks Moving South

he Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium’s five sand tiger sharks are moving next month.

07/13/2016

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07/12/2016

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Abandoned McKees Rocks House Getting New Life Thanks To Volunteers

An abandoned house in McKees Rocks is getting a facelift and a bit of internal surgery, thanks to a Christian group called World Changers.

07/11/2016

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Descendants Of Pittsburgh’s First Mayor Return For City’s Bicentennial

Descendants of every former mayor of Pittsburgh, and we do mean all of them, will attend an event Friday night to celebrate the Pittsburgh Bicentennial.

07/08/2016

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Sculptures From Manchester Bridge Find New Home On North Shore

A sculpture from Pittsburgh’s past, depicting 18th century guides Christopher Gist and Seneca Chief Guyasuta, is revealed to a crowd of dignitaries and historians on the North Shore.

07/07/2016

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Sand Sculptors From Around The World Participate In Pittsburgh Competition

World class sand sculptors are working at their craft this week at Schenley Plaza in Oakland.

07/06/2016

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‘Killer Heels’ Strut Into The Frick

Whoever said “Walk a mile in my shoes” could not have been talking about the shoes on display at the Frick’s “Killer Heels” exhibit.

07/05/2016

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36-Foot Flag Raised Above Fort Pitt For Independence Day

240 years have passed since pioneers in Pittsburgh hoisted a brand new American flag above Fort Pitt.

07/04/2016

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“Cirque Du Soleil Toruk” Performers Turn Science Center “Blue” For The Day

Cirque du Soleil never fails to enchant, and the newest show is no exception.

06/21/2016

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Downtown’s Pedestrian-Friendly Strawberry Way Gets Colorful Makeover

Strawberry Way is a colorful name for an alley. In fact, it’s a colorful alley, thanks to artist Deanne Mance of Polish Hill. She’s painting the asphalt with colorful shapes and figures.

06/21/2016

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06/20/2016

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06/17/2016

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Nick Bonino Shaves Playoff Beard For Charity

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