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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Police Arrest Suspect In Oakland Sexual Assault

Pittsburgh Police say they have arrested a man accused of sexually assaulting a woman in her Oakland apartment earlier this week.


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Hearing Postponed For School Bus Driver Charged With DUI

A woman accused of driving a school bus under the influence of alcohol was scheduled to appear in court Tuesday.


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Bicyclist Recovering After Hit-And-Run In East Liberty

Police are investigating a hit-and-run in East Liberty that left a bicyclist injured Sunday.


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New Details Emerging About Local Snake Bite Victim

Rattlesnakes are more likely to be spotted in Pennsylvania between April and October.


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Beaver County Man Dies After Being Bitten By Rattlesnake

A Beaver County man died after being bitten by a snake Saturday night.


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Video Raises Concerns About Living Treasures’ Lion Cub

YouTube is full of all kinds of home videos that show family trips to Living Treasures Animal Park in Donegal.


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Weather-Weary Community Cleans Sylvan Pool After 3rd Flood This Season

Sylvan Pool in Natrona Heights has about 300 families that use the pool almost daily, but the pool was closed again Tuesday after flash flooding in the area Monday evening.


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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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