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David Highfield

david highfield David HighfieldYou may have seen David at the anchor desk or reporting in the field, but he actually began behind the scenes at KDKA.

David got his start at KDKA as a writer in 1991 before being promoted to a newscast producer. It wasn’t long, though, before he was in front of the camera, first as the Westmoreland County Bureau Chief and then later the Beaver/Butler Bureau Chief. Since 2001, he has been reporting primarily for the 11 p.m. news.

Among the news events David has covered: Pope Benedict’s visit to the U.S., the shootings at Virginia Tech, the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the Amish schoolhouse shootings, the death of Mayor Bob O’Connor, the crash of Flight 427 and Richard Baumhammers’ shooting spree.

David also co-hosts KDKA-TV’s newsmagazine “Your Pittsburgh” with Kimberly Gill. The show highlights new and exciting things happening in our area. In addition to hosting, he’s the program’s executive producer.

David has won four Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards and has been nominated for 16 others. He’s also won Golden Quills for feature reporting, an award from the Pennsylvania Associated Press Broadcasters Association, and a Matrix award for flood coverage. His hometown inducted him into the Ford City Hall of Fame in 2008, and in 2013, he was inducted into the Armstrong County Sports Hall of Fame for numerous sports-related stories he’s covered over the years.

He has donated his time to several local charities including the American Red Cross, the Muscular Dystrophy Association, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the Progressive Workshop of Armstrong County.

David attended Ford City High School and graduated from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University with high honors.

He lives in Lawrenceville.

You can connect with him on Twitter @DavidHighfield or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/davidhighfield.tv

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Last-Ditch Effort To Save Conneaut Lake Park Unveiled

Many Pittsburgh families have made memories at historic Conneaut Lake Park.

07/30/2014

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In Your Dreams! Separating Nightmare Myths From Reality

Nightmares, we all have them occasionally, but why? What causes them? Are there ways to stop them? Do spicy foods play a role? What about the temperature of the room you sleep in?

07/29/2014

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DPW: Man Didn’t Declare Gas Royalties For Welfare

The state Department of Public Welfare says a western Pennsylvania man didn’t declare $206,000 in natural gas royalties he received last year when he filled out a form to receive food stamps and help with his heating bill.

07/29/2014

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Lawyer Of Woman Arrested During Pride Fest Releases New Photos

More pictures have been released of the violent confrontation between a police officer and a 19-year-old woman who was arrested at a Pittsburgh Pride event.

07/25/2014

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Police: N. Braddock Shooting May Be In Retaliation To Rankin Shooting

Police are investigating a double shooting this afternoon in North Braddock.

07/23/2014

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Listeria Concerns Halt Production At Schwebel’s Youngstown Bakery

Schwebel’s has stopped production at its bakery in Youngstown, Ohio, over concerns of possible listeria at the facility.

07/22/2014

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Video Of Singing Baby Doctor Going Viral

What a local doctor does after he delivers a baby is attracting attention across the nation.

07/18/2014

Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 leaving Schiphol Airport in Schiphol, the Netherlands, on July 17, 2014. (Photo credit: Fred Neeleman/AFP/Getty Images)

Aviation Expert: Crash Investigators Will Complete “Autopsy On Plane”

A local man is watching developments in Ukraine very closely.

07/17/2014

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Former Steelers & Penguins Face Off In Pittsburgh Sports Trivia Challenge

It’s a difficult dilemma for Pittsburgh sports’ fans.

07/17/2014

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Couple Trades Day Jobs To Run Houseboat B&B

Pittsburgh’s newest bed and breakfast is pretty unusual.

07/15/2014

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Friends And Allies Of Gay Men Donate Blood In Light Of Ban

Gay men aren’t allowed to donate blood in America, and some people in the North Hills say it’s time for that to change.

07/14/2014

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CCBC Air Traffic Controller Students Rejected By FAA Over New Hiring Process

Some students at a local school that trains air traffic controllers are getting bad news: rejections from the FAA because of a new way of hiring.

07/11/2014

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New Recycling Rules: Myth From Reality

So you thought you were doing the right thing by sorting your recyclables and putting them out on the curb, but are you doing it correctly?

07/09/2014

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Deer Foaming From Mouth Attacks Woman

When an East Huntingdon Township woman showed up for work Tuesday, she was greeted by an angry deer foaming at the mouth.

07/09/2014

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All 4 Winning Millionaire Raffle Tickets Sold In Western Pa.

Some of your neighbors could be a whole lot richer.

07/07/2014

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