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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Bullied Penn Hills Student Thrown Surprise Birthday Party

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Brothers’ Extended Family Very Proud Of Both After National Championship Game

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Left: Kris Jenkins (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images), Right: Nate Britt (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

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Cats can be a source of happiness and love, but new research suggests they might also be responsible for unexpected outbursts of anger.


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Peduto: Pittsburgh Police Worried About Possible Retaliation Over Wilkinsburg Shooting

It’s been nearly a week since that fateful night in Wilkinsburg when six people, including an unborn child, were killed in an ambush attack at a backyard cookout.


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New Movie Starring Denzel Washington To Be Filmed In Pittsburgh

A new movie starring Denzel Washington and Viola Davis will be shot right here in Pittsburgh.


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Off-Duty Officer Rescues Woman From Car Explosion, Fire

A woman was rushed to the hospital after a car fire in Beaver County.


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Family Of Man Who Stabbed K9 To File Wrongful Death Lawsuit

The father of a man who was shot and killed by police after fatally stabbing a K-9 was in court Thursday.


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Teen Suffers Critical Injuries After Falling Or Jumping From Trunk Of Car

A teenager had to be hospitalized after either falling or jumping from the trunk of a car.


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Uber Hoping To Curb DUIs With South Side Breathalyzer Kiosk

Uber has announced that they will be helping South Side patrons get home safely Friday night.


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Allegheny Co. Sheriff’s Dept.’s New K-9 Gets His License From Treasurer’s Office

The area’s newest police dog got his license on Thursday.


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Black History Month: Det. Howard McKinney & Hill City

In the late 1930’s, an African-American Pittsburgh Police detective came up with a novel approach to helping children in the community.


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Man Accused Of Leading Police On Overbrook Chase To Stand Trial

A man accused of leading police on a chase that ended in a three-car collision will stand trial.


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Officers are looking for a former senior living center employee who accused of lifting residents’ credit cards.


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