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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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CMU Working With Disney To Research 3-D Printing

It seems like 3D printing, computer driven objects of plastic and metal, is a science fiction fantasy come to life.

05/19/2014

(Photo Credit: KDKA Photojournalist Mike Regan)

Inspirational Artist Participating In Butler Co. Chainsaw Carving Contest

The Butler Farm Show Grounds are buzzing with activity, at the second annual Butler Chainsaw Carving International.

05/16/2014

(Photo Credit: KDKA Photojournalist Lori Sperling)

Rain Doesn’t Dampen First Farmers Market Of Season In Market Square

Multicolored umbrellas added a splash of brightness to rain soaked Market Square, as the Thursday Farmers Market opened its 10th season.

05/15/2014

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Pittsburgh Ranked No. 2 In Courteous Drivers Poll

We’re number two! That’s the opinion of a national company that conducted a poll of courteous drivers.

05/14/2014

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Pittsburgh International Children’s Festival To Attract Thousands Downtown

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust President Kevin McMahon cuts the ribbon, and Pittsburgh’s 28th International Children’s Festival is underway.

05/14/2014

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Washington Monument Scaffolding Could Show Up On Great Allegheny Passage

The Washington Monument re-opened Tuesday, after being closed for nearly three years following an earthquake that cracked and shook loose some of the stones.

05/13/2014

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“Geese Police” Patrol Dogs Keeps Canada Geese Off Golf Course

Treesdale Country Club is a long way from Canada.

05/13/2014

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Seton Hill Senior Brings Sculptures To Life On SyFy’s “Creature Shop”

It’s one thing to make a sculpture.

05/12/2014

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Local Crossing Guard Dedicated To Her Post For 51 Years

Kids come from all directions every school day morning, and Miss Ruth is always there to greet them at her post in Wilkins Township.

05/09/2014

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Brashear High School’s AP Courses Featured In “The New York Times”

Advanced placement classes were once reserved for gifted students only. But Brashear High School has opened the door to others, as long as they are willing to work.

05/08/2014

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Beaver Co. Residents Want Missing Replica Weapons Replaced At Bronze Military Statue

A memorial to Beaver County veterans has towered over McIntosh Square in Beaver since 1900. But the weapons they once held have been missing for some time.

05/07/2014

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West Deer Firefighter Runs Marathon In Full Gear

There were 23,457 runners in T-shirts and shorts participating in Sunday’s Pittsburgh Marathon.

05/06/2014

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New Men’s Underwear Store Hopes To Have More Than Just Brief Success

Is Pittsburgh ready for a men’s underwear store? Thomas West, the owner of “Trim,” says the answer is, “Yes.”

05/05/2014

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Parents Run For Son Who Died In Last Year’s Half-Marathon

The Pittsburgh Half Marathon is a grueling 13 miles.

05/04/2014

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Pizza Cone Is Latest Food Trend Catching On In Pittsburgh

Customers stop by for pizza cones – that’s right, pizza cones – at a new shop in Squirrel Hill called Pizza Cono.

05/02/2014

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