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 with her two children.
Pittsburgh’s new police chief decried the city’s homicide rate as a “public health emergency” and promised to work with the community to defuse the culture that has fueled a spate of retaliatory killings that saw 71 people die last year.
A fast-moving fire has spread from a garage to a house in Glassport, causing a partial collapse.
A man has been arrested in connection with a robbery in Washington County.
The ambush on a northeastern Pennsylvania State Police barracks has played out on a courtroom screen.
Protesters marched down Center Avenue Sunday afternoon to rally at the Hill’s Freedom Corner.
A car and a building were riddled with bullets after gunshots rang out in a Beaver County community.
Police are investigating after threats were made against a Washington County middle school on social media
Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto was featured on Sunday’s episode of “Undercover Boss.”
A child is recovering after being burned by a firecracker Monday night.
A Perryopolis Police officer died in a car crash in Fayette County Sunday afternoon.
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.
A teenager has died following an accident Tuesday morning in Greene County.
Pittsburghers have been speaking out after the Ferguson grand jury decision Monday night, joining in protests around the city.
The city will work to repair potholes this week as part of a three-day “Pothole Blitz.”
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.