Dave Crawley Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Family, Wife, Left CBS Pittsburgh, Lawsuit, Net Worth, and Salary

Dave Crawley Biography

Dave Crawley is a German Emmy Award-winning Anchor, Reporter, Author, and Poet known for having worked for CBS Pittsburgh – KDKA-TV in Pennsylvania as a special assignments news reporter. He worked for the station from April 1988 to 2022.

Dave Crawley Age

Crawley was born in the year 1949 in Frankfurt, Germany. He is therefore 74 years old as of 2023. However, he has not yet disclosed the date and month he was born.

Dave Crawley Height

Crawley stands at an approximate height of 6 feet and 0 inches.

Dave Crawley Family

Crawley has managed to keep his personal life away from the limelight hence he has not disclosed any information about his parents. It is also not known if Crawley has any siblings.

Dave Crawley Wife

Crawley is a married man and his spouse is Laurel Herman. They reside happily in the Squirrel Hill section of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. An update of further information regarding his wife and their marriage will be provided as soon as he mentions any in the limelight. There is no information regarding whether they have any kids or not.

Dave Crawley Net Worth

Crawley has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million-$5 Million which he has earned through his successful career as an Anchor, Reporter, Author, and Poet.

Dave Crawley
Dave Crawley

Dave Crawley Salary

Crawley earned an annual salary ranging from $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.

Dave Crawley Career, Awards, and Education

Crawley is a proud 1969 alumnus of Washington and Lee University. There he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. During his time there, he served at the W & L Newspaper and WLUR Radio. Crawley is also a graduate of Emerson College, where he obtained a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication.

Crawley has recently served at CBS Pittsburgh – KDKA as a special assignments reporter based in “KD Country” for over 3 decades. He reported for both KDKA TV News and KDKA Newsradio 1020. Over the years with KDKA-TV, Crawley got to visit lots of towns and had a great time getting to know what the people in those communities were up to. He made recordings of over 5,000 stories. Crawley even created a well-liked documentary called “Celebrating 50 Years in Our Hometowns,” which got a lot of praise.

Prior to going to KDKA-TV, Crawley was a news reporter and anchor for WMTV-TV in Madison, Wisconsin. He has received numerous awards in his journalism career. This includes an Edward R. Murrow Award for his work in broadcast news writing. He also won 13 Emmys, one of which was for “Outstanding Feature Reporter” in the Mid-Atlantic states. In the year 2014, Crawley was honored with the “Bill Burns Award” for his excellent journalism at the Art Rooney Award Dinner. He’s the celebrity chairman for walkathons supported by the Alzheimer’s Association and other groups, and he’s active in many local organizations.

Dave Crawley Lawsuits

Crawley has had 2 controversies, all revolving around taking legal action.

a). Lawsuit Against KDKA-TV | Leaving CBS

In August 2017, Crawley was chosen to report on the Red Bull Flugtag happening at the Three Rivers Regatta. People at this event flew off a big pier in all sorts of funny things and landed in the river. On August 4, 2017, while jumping off the 22-foot pier, Crawley got hurt, injuring his diaphragm and spleen as well as his head.

Even though he went back to work for ten days, he fell down while reporting a story on August 21, 2017. After that, he couldn’t work anymore. Crawley asked for worker’s compensation and following his contract ending in July 2018, CBS Pittsburgh didn’t give him a new one. In March 2020, Crawley took legal action against CBS and KDKA, saying that he got punished for asking for worker’s compensation and also treating him unfairly because of his age.

The people the case is against, the defendants, asked the court to decide without a full trial. They said Crawley couldn’t prove he was treated unfairly because of his age or as a punishment. Judge W. Scott Hardy agreed with CBS and KDKA. He found that Crawley couldn’t show that younger employees got better treatment than him. The court also said in a 35-page document that Crawley admitted he couldn’t go back to work as a reporter. So, CBS had a good reason not to give him a new contract. Although Crawley said younger reporters got treated better, the court said that Crawley’s beliefs alone weren’t enough to prove his case.

Regarding the claim that he was punished for speaking up, Crawley said that CBS Pittsburgh – KDKA didn’t involve him in its 70th-anniversary shows and didn’t talk about him on TV once he was on medical leave. But Judge Hardy agreed with the TV station. They said they wouldn’t talk about an employee’s medical situation on TV without permission. The judge also said that Crawley couldn’t prove that he was left out of the anniversary shows because of retaliation. The judge mentioned that Crawley might still be able to take his retaliation claim about asking for worker’s compensation to state court.

However, in July 2022, a federal judge decided against Crawley in his age discrimination case against CBS and KDKA. Judge W. Scott Hardy accepted the defendant’s request to decide the case without a full trial. He found that Crawley couldn’t show that the station treated him unfairly because of his age. Even though he’s no longer with KDKA, Crawley is still dedicated to his work as an author, creating poems that aim to inspire, amuse, and empower children.

b) Lawsuit Against Red Bull and Other Agencies

Crawley and his wife have taken legal action against the EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta, Red Bull, and a marketing agency. Their claims include allegations of fraud, nondisclosure, and fraudulent misrepresentation. This lawsuit stems from injuries he sustained during a 2017 promotional stunt when he descended 22 feet into the Allegheny River in a DIY flying contraption.

Dave Crawley CBS Pittsburgh – KDKA

Crawley worked at CBS Pittsburgh alongside other famous CBS Pittsburgh meteorologists, anchors, and reporters including;

  1. Shelley Bortz
  2. Jon Delano
  3. Chris DeRose
  4. Ross Guidotti
  5. Chris Hoffman
  6. Andy Sheehan
  7. Josh Taylor
  8. Bob Pompeani
  9. Rich Walsh

Dave Crawley Books and Poems

Besides being a journalist, Crawley is also known as an author and poet. As an author, he has written a book called “Sidelights on Wisconsin.” Crawley’s rhyming stories on CBS Pittsburgh – KDKA-TV are quite famous, and he’s extended his talents to children’s literature. His very 1st book was “Cat Poems,” and it was highly praised and celebrates our feline friends. Crawley’s 2nd book, “Dog Poems,” was recognized as among “The Best Children’s Books of the Year” by the Bank Street Children’s Book Committee. The Library Media Connection gave his book of school poems, “Reading, Rhyming and ‘Rithmetic” a top review. His 4th book of kids’ poetry is named “Crawley Bugs,” and as the title implies, it’s all about spiders, insects, and their relatives.

Crawley’s poetic talent shines through in his contributions to 10 different anthologies: “If Kids Ruled the School,” “Rolling in the Aisles,” “Miles of Smiles,” “Peter Peter Pizza Eater,” “I Invited a Dragon to Dinner,” “My Teacher’s In Detention,” “Pound A Poem,” “Lady Bug, Lady Bug,” and “What I Did On My Summer Vacation.” Additionally, he has shared dozens of his poems in 13 national children’s magazines, including “Cricket,” “Jack and Jill”, and “Ranger Rick.”

In the year 2013, Crawley achieved a remarkable feat by winning the “March Madness of Children’s Poetry,” securing the top position in a competition among leading children’s poets from around the world. He’s also a frequent guest at local schools, where he shares his rhymes with the young poets of the future.

Dave Crawley Social Media Platforms

He is active on his social media accounts and often posts on his Facebook and Twitter. He has over 4K followers on Twitter.

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