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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4 Injured In Police Chase, Crash Along Route 51

At least four people were injured when a police chase ended in a violent crash overnight.


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Fans Weigh In On James Harrison Trophy Controversy

When the Pittsburgh Steelers show up at training camp, the end goal is clear: to win the season and get another Super Bowl trophy.


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Record Crowd Shows Up For U.S. Women’s Soccer Match Vs. Costa Rica

A record crowd showed up to cheer on the U.S. Women’s Soccer team at Heinz Field on Sunday.


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PennDOT Announces Weekend Parkway West Restrictions

Drivers beware – a full closure of the inbound Parkway West and the inbound Fort Pitt Tunnel is in store for this weekend.


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71-Year-Old North Side Woman Shot In Leg While Knitting

Pittsburgh police say a 71-year-old woman was wounded while knitting inside her home on the city’s North Side.


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Independent Investigation Will Look Into Armstrong Co. Jail’s Inmate Trustee Program

An independent investigator will look into the inmate trustee program at the Armstrong County jail.


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Police Looking For Missing 12-Year-Old Girl

Police are asking for help finding a missing 12-year-old girl.


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Police Arrest Suspect In Oakland Sexual Assault

Pittsburgh Police say they have arrested a man accused of sexually assaulting a woman in her Oakland apartment earlier this week.


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Hearing Postponed For School Bus Driver Charged With DUI

A woman accused of driving a school bus under the influence of alcohol was scheduled to appear in court Tuesday.


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Bicyclist Recovering After Hit-And-Run In East Liberty

Police are investigating a hit-and-run in East Liberty that left a bicyclist injured Sunday.


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New Details Emerging About Local Snake Bite Victim

Rattlesnakes are more likely to be spotted in Pennsylvania between April and October.


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Beaver County Man Dies After Being Bitten By Rattlesnake

A Beaver County man died after being bitten by a snake Saturday night.


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Video Raises Concerns About Living Treasures’ Lion Cub

YouTube is full of all kinds of home videos that show family trips to Living Treasures Animal Park in Donegal.


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Weather-Weary Community Cleans Sylvan Pool After 3rd Flood This Season

Sylvan Pool in Natrona Heights has about 300 families that use the pool almost daily, but the pool was closed again Tuesday after flash flooding in the area Monday evening.


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Macy’s Announces Downtown Store Will Close

The Macy’s store in downtown Pittsburgh is going to close.