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|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: email@example.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.
Greek or Italian? The weekend has two days, which gives you a chance to check out both the annual Greek Food Festival in East Pittsburgh and Little Italy Days in Bloomfield.
A credit card website called Square Incorporated has rated the tipping generosity of diners nationwide, and Pittsburgh is rated number one.
A host of planes touched down at the Butler County Airport for an event hosted by Collings Foundation’s Wings of Freedom Tour Thursday and Friday.
Steelers fans are known to be a passionate group, but apparently their passion and plethora of Lombardi Trophies, also make them less desirable to date.
Novice kayakers are joined by members of the Army Corps of Engineers and Venture Outdoors to learn how to avoid a treacherous dam.
Several towns in Lawrence County are preparing for the annual Route 208 Yard Sale.
Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the ScareHouse, the heralded haunted house in Etna has added to what it proudly calls the “ick factor.”
The empty windows of the former Kaufmann’s department store drew a cavalcade of complaints. But artists are working to change that.
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A Southwest Airlines worker went above and beyond the call of duty when a cancer patient needed to get her luggage back.
The Pittsburgh Stock Exchange Building and adjacent properties will eventually turn into the new Point Park University Playhouse.
The fairgrounds have opened for the 69th annual Butler Farm Show.
KDKA’s Dave Crawley took a flight on Friday morning to give Pittsburgh a first look at the Red Bull Flugtag event.
The Pittsburgh Food Truck Park, the first of its kind in our area, will be opening in Millvale’s Riverfront Park.
Preparations are well underway for Friday’s opening of the Three Rivers Regatta.
Sandcastle Water Park has been closed by flooding since Saturday evening.
Superstars of World Wrestling Entertainment parade across the stage and through an audience of fans at Children’s Hospital.
A World War II bomber known as the Flying Fortress will offer tours and flights this weekend, at Allegheny County Airport.
The inflated pickle atop the Clemente Bridge says it all. Picklesburgh is back.
Instead of athletes, the Palumbo Center was filled with dentists Friday to offer free dental care.
Recently, photographs of a Pittsburgh family from 1944 were recovered from the Life magazine archives, and editors hope someone can tell them who those people are.
You don’t have to go to State College for the famous ice cream made by Penn State’s Berkey Creamery.
It started as a desperate plea by two kids in Monongahela to get their mother a kidney.
A West Mifflin native, now living in Richmond, Virginia, is staging a gourmet “pop-up” dinner in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, Aug. 2.
A mini-flock of fluffy flamingos captivated the Rose Garden crowd at the National Aviary Friday morning.
The dating app, Hater, compiled data from local users to create a list of the top five things Pittsburghers hate the most.
Many colleges require that prospective students take the three-hour ACT test.
Wednesday marked Twins’ Day, a one-day a year celebration at Ligonier’s Idlewild Park, which is celebrating its 140th year.
A new event is coming to the 40th Annual Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta — a flugtag competition.
A Sharpsburg thrift shop has received all kinds of donations over the years, but a recent item found in a World War II footlocker has intrigued historians.
Amphibious mammals known as humans are the center of attention at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium.
Hundreds of wrestlers hit the mats and the rides at Kennywood Park.
A local angler reeled in an unusual catch while fishing in the Allegheny River in Armstrong County.
A Canonsburg motorcycle shop honored a slain police officer killed in the line of duty last November.
A family-owned hardware store that served customers for nearly two centuries in Mount Pleasant is auctioning off a timeless inventory.
Just a few short months ago, Pittsburgh drivers were ranked the worst drivers in the country by one study, turns out, now we’re being called the rudest drivers as well.
When a pair of police officers stopped by a Strip District diner Saturday morning, a couple at another table paid their bill, starting a “pay it forward” chain that last all weekend long.
One month after making her first media appearance at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, the zoo’s brand new baby elephant made her public debut.
The Carnegie Science Center is sending the Rangos Omnimax Theater out in style, with a 31-hour movie marathon.
The second annual Western Pennsylvania Pickleball Tournament has netted more than 400 players from the United States and Canada.
A Russellton man has solved the problem of keep score during Corn Hole, he’s invented a high-tech board.