Lynne Hayes-Freeland

hayes freeland lynne web 2015 Lynne Hayes FreelandLynne Hayes-Freeland is a general assignment reporter known for live, late-breaking reporting for KDKA-TV News. She is also producer/host of “The Lynne Hayes-Freeland Show,” a weekly half-hour show, that concentrates on local African American issues.

She began her broadcast career as the producer of the Roy Fox Show on KDKA-Radio. Since joining KDKA-TV2 in 1976, Lynne has held a variety of positions. She was a field producer for the station’s “Evening Magazine” program. In 1981, Lynne moved to the station’s programming department where she created “Weekend Magazine”, produced what was then known as the “Vibrations” program, and directed a variety of commercial efforts. In 1985, Lynne began a five-year stint as the producer of KDKA’s Annual Children’s Hospital Free Care Fund Telethon. As a result of those efforts, Lynne was named Director of Community Programs until her move to the news department.

An active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc, Lynne has also been involved in a variety of community service work including volunteering time on several local Boards. Her work has been recognized by organizations both locally and nationally.

A graduate of St. Paul’s Cathedral, now part of Oakland Catholic, and Duquesne University, Lynne resides in Pittsburgh with her two children.

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Rivalries Could Change With New PIAA Classifications

In a move that changes the landscape of high school sports, the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association approved a measure that would expand high school football classifications from four to six.

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Wild Card Preparations Underway, Including Playoff Rally Tuesday

Good news if you just can’t wait for Wednesday’s Wild Card game!


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Franklin Regional H.S. Stabbing Suspect Transferred To Prison

The teenager accused in the Franklin Regional High School stabbings has been transferred to an adult prison.


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Bomb Threat Called In To Aliquippa School By Apparent Adult

Thursday night was open house at Center Grange Primary School in Alliquippa for kindergarten, first and second grade students and their parents.


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Police: Shaler Twp. Girl Struck, Killed By Drunk Driver

A 6-year-old girl is dead after allegedly being struck by a vehicle driven by a Pittsburgh-area man who is facing homicide by vehicle and driving under the influence charges.


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3-Year-Old Vigil Shooting Victim Released From Hospital

Rodnell Lyman, 3, is going home from Children’s Hospital today.


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New Study Uncovers Startling New Statistics About College Campus Sex Assaults

There’s new startling statistics about sex assaults on college campuses.


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Medics Called After Wilkinsburg H.S. Student Pours Gas On Security Guard

Emergency officials were called to Wilkinsburg High School after a student allegedly poured gasoline on a security guard.


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Belle Vernon Mom Facing Charges For Leaving Kids Home Alone

A Fayette County mother is facing charges for allegedly leaving her young children home alone for the second time in three months.


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Commuter Survey Could Help Shape City’s Transportation Future

A new survey is aiming to help officials consider the future of transportation in Pittsburgh.


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Second Death Reported In Nationwide Salmonella Outbreak

A Texas woman has become the second person to die in a nationwide salmonella outbreak linked to tainted cucumbers sold by a California company, health officials reported Wednesday.


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Running Car Stolen From Lawrenceville Gas Station

Pittsburgh Police are looking for a man they way stole a car from gas station in Lawrenceville.


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Firefighters Battle 5-Alarm Fire In Knoxville

Firefighters were called to the scene of a five-alarm fire in the city’s Knoxville neighborhood Saturday afternoon.


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Consumer Reports: Back-To-School Student Discounts

Consumer Reports found that college students can get significant savings by taking advantage of discounts that are available.


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Hot, Dry Weather Taking Toll On Grass, Plants, Gardens

The hot, dry weather is certainly a change from earlier this summer when it seemed like the rain would never end, but the problem now is, plants and crops are starting to suffer.