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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Joined KDKA: May, 1977
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA (Oakland)
Alma Mater: Duquesne University

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

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.

most recent stories2 Lynne Hayes Freeland

Long Lines Turn Out For McKeesport Medical Marijuana Dispensary Job Fair

People hoping to work at the new Pure Penn dispensary in McKeesport turned out in big numbers Thursday after crews broke ground at the site.


Hearing Postponed For Taxi Driver Accused In Downtown Crash

A taxi driver charged with hitting two men in the heart of Pittsburgh’s Cultural District was scheduled to be in court Wednesday, but the hearing was postponed.


Man Charged After Police Find His Girlfriend’s Lifeless Body In Back Of Van

A woman is dead and a man is behind bars after police found a lifeless, naked body in the back of a van during a traffic stop.


Good Samaritans Offer Help To Handicapped Woman Whose Wheelchairs Were Stolen

After KDKA reported that two wheelchairs were stolen from a handicapped woman’s porch, a number of Good Samaritans reached out to offer help.


New RV To Hit Streets To Help Gun Violence Victims

There’s new help for local families devastated by gun violence.


Complaints About Filth, Foul Smells Prompt Police To Order Homeless Out Along Fifth Ave.

The number of homeless people on Fifth Avenue and Cherry Way has been growing, and now police have ordered them out.


Infant’s Death Investigated In Ambridge, Police Say Blood Was Found In Mother’s Bed

A homicide investigation is underway in Beaver County, involving a 1-month-old baby girl who was found dead in Ambridge.


Threat Prompts Heightened Security At Plum HS Graduation

Extra security has been added for Thursday’s 2017 graduation ceremonies at Plum High School.


Mysterious Dog May Be Connected To Car Crash Into River

The mystery surrounding a dog that was found on Brunot Island may be connected to a car that crashed into the Ohio River almost two weeks ago.


‘Dance Moms’ Stars On What’s Next For The Show Post Abby Lee Miller

The Abby Lee Dance Studio is now located in Los Angeles. As for the show “Dance Moms”?


McKeesport Community Working To Heal After 14-Year-Old Shot And Killed

The tragic shooting of a 14-year-old in McKeesport last month has left an entire community shattered.


More Than 300 Cannonballs Unearthed At Construction Site

Work began Tuesday to remove hundreds of Civil War-era cannonballs from a construction site in Lawrenceville.


One Person Dead In West Mifflin Crash

At least one person was killed Sunday in a multi-vehicle crash in West Mifflin.


Girl, 8, Reported Missing In Pittsburgh Found Safe With Grandmother

A girl who was reported missing by her mother in Downtown Pittsburgh was in the care of her grandmother the entire time.


Woman, Child Injured In Pit Bull Attack At Washington Co. Shelter

A woman and a young child are recovering after being attacked by a dog in Washington County Sunday night.




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