Lynne Hayes-Freeland

freeland web headshot 2013 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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Child Severely Burned By Firecracker In Sheraden

A child is recovering after being burned by a firecracker Monday night.

12/16/2014

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Perryopolis Officer Dies In 2-Vehicle Crash

A Perryopolis Police officer died in a car crash in Fayette County Sunday afternoon.

12/14/2014

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Protestors Demand Justice, End To Police Brutality During Downtown Demonstration

Across the country and here in Pittsburgh, protests continue today in response to a decision by a grand jury in New York City to not indict another white police officer in the death of a black suspect.

12/04/2014

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Greene Co. Teen Killed In Graysville Crash

A teenager has died following an accident Tuesday morning in Greene County.

12/02/2014

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Pittsburghers React To Ferguson Decision In City-Wide Protests

Pittsburghers have been speaking out after the Ferguson grand jury decision Monday night, joining in protests around the city.

11/25/2014

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City’s Pothole Blitz Begins Monday

The city will work to repair potholes this week as part of a three-day “Pothole Blitz.”

11/23/2014

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Pittsburgh Officials Brace For Possible Outbursts To Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

The governor of Missouri has declared a state of emergency ahead of a grand jury’s decision on whether Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson will be charged in the shooting of Michael Brown.

11/18/2014

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Jury Selection Begins For Trial Of East Liberty Double Murder Suspect

Jury selection begins Monday morning in the trial of Allen Wade.

11/16/2014

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Judge Approves Electronic Monitoring For Suspect In Upper St. Clair Shooting

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A woman accused in the shooting death of her cousin in Upper Saint Clair earlier this month is being released from jail after a show of family support. A judge approved electronic […]

11/13/2014

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Man Paralyzed In Traffic Stop Halts East Liberty Traffic With Protest

The man who was shot and paralyzed during a traffic stop in November of 2012 brought traffic to a halt in East Liberty Tuesday afternoon when he led a group of demonstrators in a protest.

11/11/2014

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Witnesses Jump In, Keep Car From Rolling Onto Roof After Crash

A car crash in Carrick could’ve been much worse if it weren’t for two men who kept the car from rolling onto its roof.

11/09/2014

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Driver Accused In Mt. Lebanon Hit & Run Headed To Trial

A driver accused of hitting and seriously injuring a woman who was out for a walk in Mount Lebanon last month is going to trial.

11/06/2014

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Woman Injured In Heinz Field Tirade Out Of Hospital, Consulting With Attorney

Melissa Yancec is now out of the hospital, recovering from what she says was diagnosed as a concussion after getting pushed and hit in the head at Sunday’s Steelers game at Heinz Field.

11/04/2014

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Patrice King Brown Opens Up About Husband’s Battle With MDS

When Patrice King Brown signed off the air a few years ago, she never revealed her husband, and best friend, Dr. Paul Nemiroff was facing a life-threatening illness and he could no longer handle Pittsburgh’s winter weather.

11/03/2014

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Mean Joe Greene’s Jersey No. 75 Officially Retired

With the drop of a curtain, Joe Greene’s jersey number 75 was officially retired from the Pittsburgh Steelers line up.

11/02/2014

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