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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Car Parade Leading Up To Annual Vintage Grand Prix At Schenley Park

Dozens of vintage cars gathered on the Roberto Clemente Bridge Wednesday evening; 120 vehicles were expected to fill the bridge surface and 50 more were parked on Federal Street for a street party at Atria’s.

07/15/2015

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Downtown Bus Shelter Becoming Known As “Pittsburgh’s Smallest Jazz Club”

Which would you rather do? Wait at a bus stop, or listen to the mellow sound of jazz?

07/15/2015

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Brothers Find Recipe For Success After Transforming Church Into Base For Pickle Business

Later this week, the Rachel Carson Bridge will be transformed into a mythical land called “Picklesburgh.” The festival takes place Friday afternoon and all day Saturday.

07/14/2015

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Pirates’ Cardinals Wins Have Pittsburghers Buzzing With Excitement

The Pirates’ series at PNC Park with the St. Louis Cardinals could not have been more important.

07/13/2015

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New, Improved Beaver Co. Racetrack To Host Historic Car Races Ahead Of Vintage Grand Prix

Classic cars from the past will race through Schenley Park next weekend in the 33rd edition of the Vintage Grand Prix. But the first races, involving “historic” cars, begin Saturday at a new and improved race track in Beaver County.

07/10/2015

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Furries Back In Pittsburgh For 4-Day Anthrocon Convention

The Anthrocon convention is back in town, opening a four-day weekend at David L. Lawrence Convention Center.

07/09/2015

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Pirates’ Grounds Crew Member Back On The Job After Getting Swept Up In Tarp

It was a complete team effort for the Pirates Tuesday night.

07/08/2015

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Free Swimming Lessons Draw Hundreds To County Pools

Hundreds of “future swimmers” turned out at four Allegheny County pools Tuesday morning, on the opening day for free swimming lessons.

07/07/2015

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Pine-Richland Community Excited As Hometown Favorite Wins World Cup With Women’s Soccer Team

“USA! USA!” The chant was heard many times at Schenley Plaza Sunday night as the U. S. women’s soccer team scored early and often to win the World Cup, 5-2.

07/06/2015

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New Rides, Popular Events Here For Big Butler Fair

The Big Butler Fair is even bigger this year, with new rides – like the million-dollar “Khaos.”

07/03/2015

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Competition Heats Up In Second Day Of Singing Championships

The Barbershop Harmony Society is holding its championships in Pittsburgh this week.

07/03/2015

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911th Airlift Wing Crew Practice Airdrops

Pilots and crew from the 911th Air Wing in Coraopolis rehearsed a series of targeted “air drops” over a Consol Energy site in Ohio Thursday afternoon.

07/02/2015

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Barbershop Quartets Serenade Pittsburgh During Convention

Lunch hour visitors in Market Square were treated to four-part harmony at its finest Thursday afternoon.

07/02/2015

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Kennywood’s “Celebrate America” Festival Comes Back With Hot Dog Eating Competition

The towering presence of Uncle Sam, joined by the Jocular Juggler and the annual antics of the Juggling Comedian, are a big part of Kennywood Park’s “Celebrate America” festival.

07/01/2015

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Boy Scouts Getting Help To Save Colonial-Era Cabin

A Boy Scout log cabin on a hillside in Oakdale was actually built in North Fayette Township 280 years ago. Boy Scouts of years past moved it to its current location in 1932.

06/12/2015

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