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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Pittsburgh Police Bureau Sending Officers To Washington DC For Inauguration Day

When President-elect Donald Trump gets sworn into office this month, representatives of the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police will be on hand in Washington DC.


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Rider Reaction Mixed As Port Authority Changes Go Into Effect

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Former Nursing Home Administrator Accused Of Stealing From Elderly Man

A former nursing home administrator, who was previously convicted in the death of one of her patients, was back in court to face new charges of stealing from an elderly man.


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AG: School Transit Company Owner Ignored Background Checks For Drivers

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Man Shot During East Hills Home Invasion

One person was shot Monday during a home invasion in the East Hills.


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‘Fences’ Actors Talk Film, Experience Shooting In Pittsburgh

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Crowd Comes To Support Man Allegedly Attacked For Being Perceived As Muslim

A man who police say yelled ethnic slurs and assaulted another man he believed to be a Muslim was in court Thursday.


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Man Convicted Of Murder At 14 Seeks Release From Prison

Attorneys for 51-year-old Ricky Lee Olds are asking a local judge to reconsider his sentence.


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3 PPS Immigrant Students File Harassment Claims

Three immigrant students in the Pittsburgh Public Schools District reported being harassed last week.


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City Stepping Up Security For Light Up Night Celebrations

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Penguins’ Stanley Cup Ring Stolen During Break-In At Front Office Worker’s Home

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Emergency Crews Rescue Man From O’Hara Twp. Water Tower

Emergency crews rescued a man who reportedly fell while doing work inside a water tower Monday morning.



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