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.

Left: Cheron Shelton, Right: Robert Thomas (Photos Courtesy of Allegheny County Jail)

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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Local Pub Offering Customers Discount To Put Down Their Cell Phones

James Street Gastropub and Speakeasy is well known in the Pittsburgh area as a jazz club and restaurant.


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North Versailles Karate Instructor Facing Child Sexual Assault Charges

A karate instructor in North Versailles is facing charges for allegedly sexually abusing a student.


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Third Riot In Weeks Breaks Out At Juvenile Facility, Several Arrested

A riot broke out Sunday at a juvenile detention and treatment center in Butler County.


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Police Make Arrest In Murder Of 73-Year-Old McKees Rocks Man

A man has been arrested following a suspicious death in McKees Rocks this week.


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Mercer Co. Woman Facing Child Pornography Charges

A woman from Mercer County has been charged with taping the sexual abuse of a child.


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Pittsburgh Observes Memorial Day With Annual Parade

For 108 years, a parade has marched through the streets of Lawrenceville on Memorial Day.


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Flash Flooding Hits Allegheny County

Fast and fierce, a thunderstorm rolled through Sunday afternoon, causing a lot of flash flooding, and people caught in the cross hairs weren’t quite sure what to do.



Vigil Held For Man Burned In Pipeline Explosion

People reeling from a pipeline explosion in Salem Township gathered on Sunday to pray and search for answers.


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DNA Specialist Further Ties Murder Suspect To Crimes

The jury hearing the case against 45-year-old Allen Wade got a course in DNA Analysis on Thursday.


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Trailblazing Model, Businesswoman Raising Awareness About Alzheimer’s Disease

B Smith was the host of a syndicated TV show bearing her name. She created an empire with her restaurants, a modeling career and developed the B Smith Brand.


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Family Terrified When 3-Year-Old Goes Missing For Hours

Just after 3:30 p.m. Sunday, police got a call that 3-year-old Kymir Woods was missing from his Prospect Terrace home.


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Cam Heyward Gushes About His Mom: “She Was Always There”

Steelers star Cam Heyward says his mother has always been there for him and his brothers, insisting, “she is the backbone.”


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Crime Scene Photos Introduced In Sisters’ Murder Trial

The first crime scene photos have been introduced as evidence in the case of two sisters who were murdered in their East Liberty home.


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Sandusky Appears In Court, Seeks New Trial & Overturned Conviction

Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky is back in the courtroom this afternoon.




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