Dave Crawley Biography and Career Life

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In April of 1988, Dave Crawley became a valued member of KDKA, reporting on the captivating tales of “KD Country.” Throughout his career, he has traversed countless towns, reveling in learning about various community activities and interests.

With over 5,000 stories under his belt, Dave’s talents also extend to writing and producing the highly acclaimed documentary “Celebrating 50 Years in Our Hometowns.” Before joining KDKA-TV, Dave held the position of news anchor/reporter at WMTV-TV in Madison, Wisconsin.

Dave’s exemplary work has earned him numerous accolades and awards. He boasts an impressive 13 Emmy awards, including recognition as “Outstanding Feature Reporter” in the Mid-Atlantic states, and he has received an Edward R. Murrow Award for broadcast news writing. In 2014, he was honored with the “Bill Burns Award” for journalistic excellence at the Art Rooney Award Dinner.

An active advocate for local causes, Dave serves as the celebrity chairman for walkathons organized by the Alzheimer’s Association and other groups. His involvement in various community organizations showcases his dedication to making a positive impact.

Beyond his remarkable TV stories, Dave has ventured into the realm of children’s literature. He is the author of several books, including “Cat Poems,” “Dog Poems,” and “Reading, Rhyming and ‘Rithmetic,” all of which have garnered critical acclaim and appreciation from young readers. Additionally, his poetry has been featured in numerous anthologies and national children’s magazines.

A proud alumnus of Washington and Lee University, Dave holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. He furthered his education by attaining a Master of Arts degree in Mass Communication from Emerson College in Boston. Though born in Frankfurt, Germany, Dave now calls the Squirrel Hill section of Pittsburgh home. He thoroughly enjoys traveling and connecting with people in the tri-state area’s hometowns.