Lynne Hayes-Freeland

freeland web headshot 2013 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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Autopsy: Man Dies Of Asphyxiation After Confrontation With UPMC Security

On December 10, 2013, 39-year-old Ricardo Martinez went to the ER at UPMC Shadyside Hospital.

05/20/2014

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Dept. Of Public Welfare Investigating Attack At Circle C Youth Home

Circle C Youth and Family Services offers traditional homes throughout the area for at-risk kids.

05/19/2014

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Local Veterans Finally Laid To Rest During Moving Ceremony

For the past few years, the unclaimed remains of 26 veterans have been waiting to be buried; and on Thursday, they were finally laid to rest at the Cemetery of the Alleghenies.

05/15/2014

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Woman Put In Coma After Flying Out Of Port Authority Bus Door

A Port Authority bus, the 22 McCoy last Friday, turned the corner from Stanwix Street and Ft. Duquesne Boulevard and 38-year-old Melissa Mauk flew out the rear door.

05/13/2014

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Stolen Car Plows Into Revolving Doors At Mercy Hospital

A woman was hurt and is now facing charges after the stolen vehicle she was driving plowed into the front entrance to UPMC Mercy Hospital late this morning.

05/13/2014

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Family Attacked By Rabid Cat Speaks Out After “Terrifying” Ordeal

A woman and two children are recovering tonight after they were attacked by a rabid cat.

05/11/2014

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Thousands Pack Schenley Park For Annual ‘Race For The Cure’

Thousands of people packed Schenley Park for the 22nd Annual Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure Sunday morning.

05/11/2014

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Abuse Allegations Prompts Diocese To Send Letter To North Catholic Alumni

The doors to Bishop Donald Wuerl High School are slated to close at the end of this school year, but there is a cloud hanging over the former North Catholic High School.

05/06/2014

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Thousands Of Athletes Hit The Streets For Pittsburgh Marathon

Thousands of runners have begun a 26.2-mile journey through the city as part of this year’s Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon.

05/04/2014

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Chatham University Trustees Vote To Admit Men To Undergraduate College

The Board of Trustees at Chatham University has voted to approve the admission of men to its undergraduate college for the first time in its 145-year-old history.

05/01/2014

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Mt. Lebanon Native Dies After Assault In South Carolina

A man, who was originally from Mount Lebanon, has died in South Carolina after being assaulted.

04/29/2014

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Retaining Wall Collapse Closes Part Of Riverview Avenue

A collapsed retaining wall has closed down a section of Riverview Avenue in Bellevue.

04/22/2014

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Is Coffee Becoming An Addiction For Some?

Is coffee becoming an addiction like drugs or alcohol and should it be treated as a psychological illness?

04/16/2014

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4th Surgery Goes Well For Stabbing Victim, Teachers And Students Prepare To Return

Doctors say a 17-year-old student who was among the most critically injured in a high school stabbing rampage outside Pittsburgh continues to improve after undergoing another surgery.

04/13/2014

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Clergyman Charged In Australia Faces “Credible” Allegations From Time At North Catholic HS

The Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh says a clergyman awaiting trial on charges he molested four students 30 years ago at a school in Australia is the subject of a “credible” allegation of abuse from when he taught at the city’s North Catholic High School.

04/03/2014

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