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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Macy’s Announces Downtown Store Will Close

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


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Candlelight Vigil Held For Slain 3-Year-Old On Her Birthday

A candlelight vigil was held at the Mulberry Community Church in Wilkinsburg Sunday to remember Adrionna Williams.


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Vandals Leave Vulgar Messages On Cars, Garages In Observatory Hill

Graffiti vandals spray painted vulgar messages in Pittsburgh’s Observatory Hill neighborhood overnight.


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2 Arrested In Connection With New Kensington Shoemaker Robbery

Two people have been arrested in connection with a robbery at a shoe repair shop in Westmoreland County.


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Mother Accused Of Drowning Sons Found Competent To Stand Trial

After being charged in the drowning deaths of two of her sons last year, Laurel Michelle Schlemmer of McCandless has been determined competent to stand trial.


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Public Works Manager Suspended For Racially Charged Text Messages

A Pittsburgh Public Works supervisor was suspended for sending a racially-charged text message to one of his employees.
The message was sent last month after the employee called in sick.


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Airline Operation Manager Working On 9/11 Charged With Traveling To Pittsburgh For Sex With Woman & Girl

An American Airlines operations manager involved in the response to the 9/11 hijackings has been arrested near Pittsburgh on charges he arranged sex with a woman and a 10-year-old girl and sent sexually explicit messages.


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DA Plans To Pursue Death Penalty For Triple Murder Suspect

A man charged in three murders could get the highest punishment possible, if convicted, after the District Attorney announced his intentions today.


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D.A.’s Office To Oversee Investigation Into Route 51 Shootout

It was a dangerous scene that put both police and the public in harm’s way.


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Safety In Question After Man Exposes Self Outside Of Whole Foods

The parking lot at the Whole Foods in East Liberty is busy right up until closing.


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As City Pools Open For Summer, Hill District’s Ammon Pool Remains Closed

The swimming pool at Ammon Recreation Center in the Hill District is 80-years-old and in need of repair. The city’s Parks and Recreation Department thought it was on track to do just that until last month.


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Boxes Of Cloverleaf YMCA Employees’ Personal Information Found In Dumpster

A local YMCA is investigating after boxes of documents containing employees’ personal information were found in a dumpster.


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Man Watches Pickup Truck Roll Into Yough River, Crews Called To Remove Submerged Vehicle

Emergency crews were called to McKeesport after a pickup truck rolled into the Yough River Monday morning.


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Hill District Pool Closed For Summer After New Filtration System Mistakenly Shipped To Middle East

Kids in the city’s Hill District neighborhood will have to find another place to go swimming this summer.


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Turtle Creek Woman Claimed God Wanted Church Friend To Spend $300K On Lavish Gifts

A Turtle Creek woman is accused of swindling another woman from her church out of nearly $300,000 in gifts, like designer purses and diamond jewelry, by saying it was God’s will.