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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FBI: “No Connection To Terrorism” After Dump Truck Crashes Through Security Gates

An Ohio man is facing federal charges after nearly crashing into a Pittsburgh Police motorcycle officer, running several red lights and then crashing through the security gates of the FBI building on the South Side.

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2 Children Dead, 3 Injured In Marshall-Shadeland Fire

A three-alarm fire in the city’s Marshall-Shadeland neighborhood has left two people dead and three others injured.


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Local Leaders Working To Improve Community-Police Relations With Gatherings

With violence exploding in other cities across the United States, local leaders are working to keep everyone safe and improve police-community relations.


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Local Women Killed In Flight 800 Disaster Remembered 20 Years Later

It was 20 years ago today, when TWA flight 800 left John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York city – headed for Paris.


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Dr. Hamlet Officially Sworn In As New PPS Superintendent

After weeks of controversy, Pittsburgh Public Schools’ new superintendent was sworn in Friday morning.


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Victims’ Families React To Charges In Wilkinsburg Shooting

The families affected by the massacre in Wilkinsburg are reacting to the charges that were filed this past week.


Left: Cheron Shelton, Right: Robert Thomas (Photos Courtesy of Allegheny County Jail)

Charges Filed Against 2 Suspects In Wilkinsburg Mass Shooting

Police have filed charges against two men previously named as suspects in a Wilkinsburg mass shooting.


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Local Pub Offering Customers Discount To Put Down Their Cell Phones

James Street Gastropub and Speakeasy is well known in the Pittsburgh area as a jazz club and restaurant.


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North Versailles Karate Instructor Facing Child Sexual Assault Charges

A karate instructor in North Versailles is facing charges for allegedly sexually abusing a student.


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Third Riot In Weeks Breaks Out At Juvenile Facility, Several Arrested

A riot broke out Sunday at a juvenile detention and treatment center in Butler County.


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Police Make Arrest In Murder Of 73-Year-Old McKees Rocks Man

A man has been arrested following a suspicious death in McKees Rocks this week.


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Mercer Co. Woman Facing Child Pornography Charges

A woman from Mercer County has been charged with taping the sexual abuse of a child.


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Pittsburgh Observes Memorial Day With Annual Parade

For 108 years, a parade has marched through the streets of Lawrenceville on Memorial Day.


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Flash Flooding Hits Allegheny County

Fast and fierce, a thunderstorm rolled through Sunday afternoon, causing a lot of flash flooding, and people caught in the cross hairs weren’t quite sure what to do.



Vigil Held For Man Burned In Pipeline Explosion

People reeling from a pipeline explosion in Salem Township gathered on Sunday to pray and search for answers.



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