Dave Crawley

Dave Crawley joined KDKA in April of 1988 where he reports on the interesting stories of “KD Country.”
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VITALS
Joined KDKA: 1988
Hometown: Pittsburgh (Squirrel Hill)
Alma Mater: Washington & Lee University (BA, English) Emerson College (MA, Mass Communication)

FAVORITES
Music: 60’s
Movie: “The Graduate”, “Halloween”, “Casablanca”
TV Show: “CBS Sunday Morning”
Book: “1984”, “11/22/63”
Hobbies:Writing Children’s Poetry Books, Reading
Sports Team: Pirates, Steelers, Penguins, Boston Celtics
Food: Lobster
Local Restaurant: Pamela’s
Hidden PA Gem: Frick Park Trails
Sport/Exercise: Hiking, Walking on the Beach
Historical Figure: Martin Luther King, Abraham Lincoln, Eleanor Roosevelt
Favorite Pennsylvanian: Not James Buchanan
Quote: “Quoth the Raven, Nevermore”
Word: Sesquipedalian
Vacation Spot: Little Compton, Rhode Island
Holiday: Christmas
Guilty Pleasure: Sleeping till noon on Saturday
Planet: This one

THIS OR THAT
Facebook or Twitter? Facebook
Cats or Dogs? Yes
Beatles or Rolling Stones? Beatles
Comedy or Tearjerker? Comedy
Phone Call or Text Message? What’s a Text Message?
Mac or PC? Mac
Coffee or Tea? Coffee
Paper or Plastic? Paper
Morning Person or Night Person? Night
East Coast or West Coast? East Coast
Star Trek or Star Wars? Star Wars

Dave Crawley joined KDKA in April of 1988 where he reports on the interesting stories of “KD Country.”
Throughout his career, Dave has visited many towns and has enjoyed learning about community activities and interests. He has taped more than 5,000 stories. Dave also wrote and produced a highly acclaimed documentary, “Celebrating 50 Years in Our Hometowns.” Before joining KDKA-TV, Dave was a news anchor/reporter for WMTV-TV in Madison, Wisconsin.Numerous awards have been given to Dave throughout his career. He has won 13 Emmy awards, including “Outstanding Feature Reporter” in the Mid-Atlantic states, and an Edward R. Murrow Award for broadcast news writing. Dave received the “Bill Burns Award” for journalistic excellence at the 2014 Art Rooney Award Dinner.The celebrity chairman of walkathons sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association and other groups, Dave is active in many local organizations. He is also the author of a book titled Sidelights on Wisconsin.

Known for his rhyming stories on KDKA-TV, Dave has branched out into children’s literature. Dave’s first book, the critically-acclaimed Cat Poems honors our feline friends. His second book, Dog Poems, was selected at one of “The best Children’s Books of the Year” by the Bank Street Children’s Book Committee. Dave’s book of school poems, Reading, Rhyming and ‘Rithmetic received a starred review (“Highly Recommended”) from the Library Media Connection. His 4th book of children’s poetry is titled “Crawley Bugs.” As the title suggests, it’s a book of insects, spiders, and their kin.

Dave also has numerous poems in ten anthologies: Rolling in the Aisles, If Kids Ruled the School, Miles of Smiles, I Invited a Dragon to Dinner, Peter Peter Pizza Eater, My Teacher’s In Detention, Lady Bug, Lady Bug, Pound A Poem, and What I Did On My Summer Vacation.

In addition, he has published dozens of poems in 13 national children’s magazines, including “Ranger Rick”, “Cricket”, and “Jack and Jill.”

Dave won the 2013 “March Madness of Children’s Poetry,” finishing number one in a competition of leading children’s poets around the world.

Dave makes frequent appearances at area schools, reading his rhymes to poets of the future. To contact him about making an appearance at a school, email: dcrawley@kdka.com.

A graduate of Washington and Lee University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History, Dave went on to receive a Master of Arts degree in Mass Communication from Emerson College in Boston. Born in Frankfurt, Germany, he now resides in the Squirrel Hill section of Pittsburgh. Dave enjoys traveling and meeting people in the hometowns of the tri-state area.

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08/18/2017

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08/17/2017

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08/16/2017

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08/16/2017

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08/15/2017

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KDKA-TV–08/10/2017

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08/09/2017

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08/09/2017

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08/08/2017

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08/07/2017

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08/04/2017

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08/03/2017

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KDKA-TV–08/02/2017

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08/01/2017

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07/31/2017

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07/31/2017

Hundreds Flock To Picklesburgh Opening Day

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07/28/2017

Non-Profit Offers Free Dental Care At Palumbo Center

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07/28/2017

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07/27/2017

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07/26/2017

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07/25/2017

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07/24/2017

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07/21/2017

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07/21/2017

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KDKA-TV–07/20/2017

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07/19/2017

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07/18/2017

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07/14/2017

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07/14/2017

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07/13/2017

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07/12/2017

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07/10/2017

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07/10/2017

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07/07/2017

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07/06/2017

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06/23/2017

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