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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Some Employees Oppose New Transgender Policy At Forbes Hospital

There some dissent over a policy at Forbes Hospital that is now allowing a transgender employee to use the women’s facilities.


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Jury Deadlocked, Told To Try Again In Trial Of Woman Accused Of Killing Child

Jury deliberations continued for a third day Thursday for a woman charged in the death of her 3-year-old daughter.


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Washington Blvd. Flood Gate Sits Broken As Fight Rages Over Repair Costs

Nearly five years to the day after deadly flash flooding on Washington Boulevard, part of the system designed to prevent it from happening again, is broken.


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People Voice Strong Opinions For, Against Proposed Vaping Ban

The Allegheny County Health Department listened Monday to comments for and against a proposed ban on vaping in public spaces.


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Several Injured, 1 Killed In 5-Vehicle Crash On Route 51

Several people have been rushed to the hospital after a five-vehicle crash in Pittsburgh.


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Police: Human Remains Found In Mercer Co. May Have Been There For Months

Human remains were found in a shallow grave in Mercer County on Tuesday and police believe they had been there for several months.


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Construction Resumes On Pitt Athletic Field After Rounding Up Groundhogs

Contractors were back on the job site in the Oakland/Hill District area Tuesday, resuming work on the Trees Field expansion project.


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Kids Fighting Downtown Causes Mayhem, Leads To Arrests

Several people were arrested after fights broke out downtown Sunday evening.


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FBI: “No Connection To Terrorism” After Dump Truck Crashes Through Security Gates

An Ohio man is facing federal charges after nearly crashing into a Pittsburgh Police motorcycle officer, running several red lights and then crashing through the security gates of the FBI building on the South Side.


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2 Children Dead, 3 Injured In Marshall-Shadeland Fire

A three-alarm fire in the city’s Marshall-Shadeland neighborhood has left two people dead and three others injured.


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Local Leaders Working To Improve Community-Police Relations With Gatherings

With violence exploding in other cities across the United States, local leaders are working to keep everyone safe and improve police-community relations.


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Local Women Killed In Flight 800 Disaster Remembered 20 Years Later

It was 20 years ago today, when TWA flight 800 left John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York city – headed for Paris.


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Dr. Hamlet Officially Sworn In As New PPS Superintendent

After weeks of controversy, Pittsburgh Public Schools’ new superintendent was sworn in Friday morning.


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Victims’ Families React To Charges In Wilkinsburg Shooting

The families affected by the massacre in Wilkinsburg are reacting to the charges that were filed this past week.


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Charges Filed Against 2 Suspects In Wilkinsburg Mass Shooting

Police have filed charges against two men previously named as suspects in a Wilkinsburg mass shooting.




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