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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Young Man Found Guilty On Several Charges In Brashear H.S. Shooting

A young man has been convicted of attempted homicide and other counts in a shooting outside of Brashear High School in 2013.


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Black History Month: LeMoyne House

The home of one local abolitionist still stands, providing a unique look into just one of the many stops on the Underground Railroad.


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2 Arrested, 1 Sought After Shots Fired Into Home Hosting Birthday Party

Two people have been arrested and a third is sought in connection with shots being fired into an occupied home in Fayette County.


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Former Youth Counselor Accused Of Assaulting Teen

A FamilyLinks employee faced his teen accuser in court on Monday.


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Duquesne Basketball Team Recalls Being Stranded On Turnpike For 24 Hours

The Duquesne University men’s basketball team spent nearly 30 hours stuck on the Pennsylvania Turnpike this weekend.


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Hit-And-Run Crash Shuts Down Westmoreland Co. Road

Investigators are still putting together the pieces of what happened on Route 22 in Westmoreland County on Thursday, but it snarled traffic in the area for hours.


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Man Accused Of Sending Pornographic Material To “Dance Moms” Cast Going To Jail

A California man accused of sending pornographic material to the cast of the show “Dance Moms” is going to prison.


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Steelers Fans React To Season-Ending Loss

Steelers fans react to a season-ending loss to the Broncos.


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Man In Custody After Hitting Pedestrian, Several Vehicles In Squirrel Hill

A woman is in the hospital, several vehicles were damaged and a man is in police custody after driving erratically through Squirrel Hill.


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Winter Weather Leads To Numerous Accidents

Pittsburgh’s first winter storm of the season is leading to a lot of accidents.


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Father Accused Of Planting Drugs For Son In Custody

A father has been accused of planting drugs in a bathroom for his son to find.


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Snow, Ice, Wind Lead To Problems, Abundance Of Plows On The Road

Pittsburgh Public Works crews are preparing for snow and icy road conditions that could affect the area until Tuesday.


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Walmart Employee Saves Woman From Burning Car In Parking Lot

A Walmart employee is being hailed as a hero after rescuing a woman from a burning car.


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Beaver County Courthouse Evacuated Due To Gag Gift

The Beaver County Courthouse was evacuated Wednesday morning due to a “suspicious package.”


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Man Charged In Connection With Deadly ATV Crash

A man is facing charges after a night of drinking ended in a deadly crash.




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