Lynne Hayes-Freeland

Lynne Hayes-Freeland is a general assignment reporter known for live, late-breaking reporting for KDKA-TV News.
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VITALS
Joined KDKA: May, 1977
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA (Oakland)
Alma Mater: Duquesne University

FAVORITES
Music: Jazz (First broadcast job was Jazz DJ)
Movie: “West Side Story” and “Mahogany”
TV Show: “Queen Sugar”, “Greenleaf”, “The Good Wife”
Book: “The Great Gatsby”, “How Stella Got her Groove Back”
Hobbies: Tennis, Crafts, Skiing, Book Club, Gardening
Sports Team: The Steelers. Second Favorite: Tucker Middle School (In Stone Mtn. Ga, where my son is the coach)
Local Restaurant: Relatively new vegetarian – so always looking for new meatless options.
Sport/Exercise: Water Aerobics and Zumba
Historical Figure: My newest “she-roes” are the three women featured in “Hidden Figures”
Favorite Pennsylvanian: C. Delores Tucker
Quote: “This is the beginning of a new day. We have been given this day to do as we will. We can waste it or use it for good. When tomorrow comes this day will be gone forever and in its place something we left behind.” – Unknown
Vacation Spot: Anguilla and/or Negril, Jamaica
Holiday: Christmas for sure
Guilty Pleasure: Watching a good movie, on the couch with buttered popcorn

THIS OR THAT
Facebook or Twitter? Facebook
Cats or Dogs? Dogs
Beatles or Rolling Stones? Hands down, Beatles
Comedy or Tearjerker? Romantic Comedy
Phone Call or Text Message? If I know you, call. If I don’t, text.
Mac or PC? Mac
Coffee or Tea? Coffee/Latte
Paper or Plastic? Neither – China and silver
Morning Person or Night Person? Night
East Coast or West Coast? West Coast
Star Trek or Star Wars? Neither

Lynne 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.

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The University of Pittsburgh is cracking down on alcohol use at fraternities and sororities after a student had to be hospitalized.

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Police: Man Confesses To Burglarizing Catholic School

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Pittsburgh-Area Catholic Schools Targeted In Burglary Incidents

Police say in the last few weeks someone has been breaking into Pittsburgh-area Catholic schools.

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Man Accused Of Peeping At Pitt Students Fired, Hearing Postponed

The man accused of peering into University of Pittsburgh dorm rooms from a parking garage using a high-powered spotting scope has been fired from his job at the Pittsburgh VA.

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