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

FAVORITES
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

THIS OR THAT
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

Emergency Crews Rescue Man From O’Hara Twp. Water Tower

Emergency crews rescued a man who reportedly fell while doing work inside a water tower Monday morning.

11/14/2016

Legionella Case Confirmed At McKeesport Personal Care Home

Allegheny County officials confirm a resident at the Kane Regional Center in McKeesport has tested positive for Legionella.

11/03/2016

Former Plum Teacher Accused Of Sex With Student Reaches Plea Deal

Michael Cinefra was the third teacher involved in a sex scandal in the Plum School District.

11/03/2016

Court Overturns Man’s Conviction For Giving Ex-Wife Middle Finger

A state appeals court has overturned the disorderly conduct conviction of a Pittsburgh man who was charged because he gave his ex-wife the middle finger.

11/01/2016

3 Systems, 3 Routes, 3 Outcomes: Finding The Right GPS System For Your Needs

You probably wish your morning commute had no delays and no traffic, just a straight shot to the office.

10/31/2016

Police Believe Twins Missing For 10 Years Are Dead

A mother and son are in court Monday, accused of misleading police when asked about the whereabouts of twins who have not been seen for a decade.

10/31/2016

Pitt, City Police Investigating Report Of Sexual Assault

University of Pittsburgh and city police are investigating a report of a sexual assault that occurred early Sunday morning.

10/30/2016

Mother Of Two Shot To Death In Beaver County

Police are hunting the person who gunned down a mother of two in Rochester.

10/27/2016

Food Delivery Driver Robberies Prompts Warning From Pittsburgh Police

Pittsburgh Police have issued a warning to food delivery drivers in the city after a rash of robberies were reported in the Northview Heights neighborhood.

10/25/2016

Dozens Kneel In ‘Solidarity’ With Youth Football Team During Game

It was more than just a match up between two good football teams.

10/23/2016

Missing Teen’s Mom Pleads For Information On Her Daughter’s Disappearance

Pittsburgh Police say a teenager who has been missing for over a month may be in danger.

10/18/2016

Pitt, CMU Prepping For President’s Visit During White House Frontiers Conference

President Obama is set to visit Pittsburgh on Thursday to interact with some of the most creative minds in the country when it comes to science and innovation.

10/12/2016

Grim Reaper Stars In New Campaign Aimed At Discouraging Texting & Walking

A new public safety campaign, rolled out in Pittsburgh on Tuesday, is designed to discourage cell phone distractions for pedestrians.

10/11/2016

Ambridge Schools Will Dismiss Students Early Due To Trump Rally

After police and parents raised concerns about safety, Ambridge Area School District announced Sunday that students will be dismissed early Monday due to a Donald Trump rally later that afternoon.

10/09/2016

Former Police Sgt. Facing State, Federal Charges Now Sued Over Rough Arrest

A fired Pittsburgh police sergeant criminally charged with wrongly beating up a drunken high school football fan then trying to cover it up is now also being sued, along with the city.

09/29/2016

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