Dave Carlin

davecarlin1 Dave CarlinDave Carlin serves as a reporter for CBS 2 News and covers breaking news stories and major events in the Tri-State area.

Two of Carlin’s favorite live reports for CBS 2 happened in Times Square: The New Year’s Eve Countdown and the spontaneous celebration that erupted following the New York Giants’ victory over the New England Patriots at Super Bowl XLII.

Carlin has also covered major national news stories and events in the past two decades including Hurricanes Hugo in South Carolina and Iniki on Kauai, Hawaii. He also covered the Space Shuttle Program, San Francisco Earthquake, Southern California wildfires and the trial and execution of serial killer Ted Bundy in Florida.

Prior to joining CBS 2, he served as an anchor/reporter at KSWB-TV in San Diego for six years, preceded by stints at CBS affiliates including KGMB-TV in Honolulu, Hawaii where he worked for 10 years as an anchor/reporter. Before that Carlin worked at WHP-TV in Harrisburg, Pa., where he took his first job as a weekday anchor. Carlin started his journalism career at KTBC-TV in Austin, Texas as a general assignment reporter.

Carlin’s work has earned him an Emmy from The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, a Golden Mike Award and awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and The Associated Press.

Born in England and raised in Ithaca, NY, Carlin and his family also spent part of his childhood in Ghana, West Africa where his father founded a school for deaf and blind children. Carlin is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, and currently lives in Manhattan where he is thrilled to be back home in New York and close to his family and friends.

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Exclusive: Upper West Side Mosquito Mystery

An insect invasion is terrorizing New York City homeowners, making life miserable, even dangerous, for many families. Parents have been forced to take extreme measures to protect their children and their homes.

11/03/2011

Wall St. Protest (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images) ; Bloomberg (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Bloomberg: Wall Street Protests Trying To ‘Get Rid’ Of Jobs, Hurting Tourism

On his weekly radio show, Bloomberg said long-term chaos and a prolonged money drain are bad for the city. He said he is sympathetic to some protestor complaints, but certainly not all.

10/07/2011

Empty Sky 9/11 memorial

‘Empty Sky’ 9/11 Memorial Set To Open In Liberty State Park

A gleaming new 9/11 memorial for the Garden State opens this weekend. CBS 2’s Dave Carlin got the first tour of a project that is finally done after weathering legal challenges and the economic downturn.

09/07/2011

Macy's Herald Square (credit: Kristin&Joe via Flickr.com)

New Yorker Proposes Code Of Conduct For Pedestrians In The Big Apple

“There’s somebody walking slowly, that’s bad enough, but they cut you off every time you go around them,” said real estate executive Robert Selsam, who is only sort of kidding with his pretend rules and fake fines.

08/18/2011

Alex Morgan of USA (C) celebrates the first goal with Megan Rapinoe of USA (L) and Abby Wambach of USA (R) during the FIFA Women's World Cup Final match between Japan and USA at the FIFA World Cup stadium Frankfurt on July 17, 2011 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Getty Images)

Despite Loss, Women’s World Cup Team Captured Tri-State Residents’ Hearts

All over the Tri-State, people gathered to watch the US women’s national soccer team in the FIFA Women’s World Cup final, through moments of elation and despair.

07/17/2011

Despite the early threat of rain, the fireworks show at Kensico Dam in Valhalla, Westchester County was enjoyed by an estimated 15,000 revelers. (Credit: CBS 2)

Rain Unable To Dampen Patriotic Spirit Of Fireworks Fans In Westchester

Sunday’s storms did nothing to spoil the patriotic spirit at an annual fireworks display in Westchester County.

07/03/2011

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius at a ribbon cutting event at the Mount Sinai Medical Center to celebrate the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act taking effect. (credit: Kristen Artz/Flickr)

Zadroga Act Goes Into Effect As 9/11 Health Clinics Open For Business

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius cut the ribbon at the Mount Sinai Medical Center to celebrate the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act taking effect.

07/01/2011

School Bus

Brooklyn DA Reopens Case Against Bus Matron Who ‘Tormented’ Autistic Boy

A Staten Island family was optimistic Thursday night that they will get long-awaited justice for their autistic son. They said a bus matron taunted and tormented him as he injured himself while in her care.

06/30/2011

A poster used in the anti-sex trafficking campaign launched by the Brooklyn district attorney's office.

Brooklyn DA: Sex Trafficking Ring Broken Up After Slave Tips Off NYPD

Four men were arrested Wednesday in connection with a brutal sex trafficking operation in Brooklyn after a 20-year-old woman bravely came forward after eight years as a sex slave, officials said.

06/29/2011

Peter Shearer (L) and Dan Gallagher (R) (credit: CBS 2)

Proposals Follow Passage Of Marriage Equality Act

Dan Gallagher and Peter Shearer were dating for 14 years, but it took only 30 seconds to pop the question, in the middle of the New York Lesbian and Gay Pride Run no less.

06/25/2011

At least three were dead after a small plane crash in Armonk as the pilot attempted to return to Westchester Airport for an emergency landing. (Credit: CBS 2)

4 Dead After Small Plane Crash In Westchester County

At least three people are dead after a small plane crashed in Armonk near Westchester County Airport.

06/18/2011

Police charged a Brooklyn man with shooting his neighbor's dogs, including Baby (pictured) with a paintball gun. (Credit: CBS 2)

Man Charged With Using Paintball Gun To Shoot Neighbor’s Dogs In Brooklyn

Peter Wojcik was in shock that anyone would deliberately do this – his beloved dogs, Baby and Birdie, were covered in cuts and bruises, with the animals and his backyard splattered with paint.

06/17/2011

Anthony Weiner announces his resignation from Congress during a news conference in Brooklyn, New York, Thursday, June 16, 2011. (credit: AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Expert Suggests Anthony Weiner’s Next Move Should Involve A ‘Low Profile’ Job

It’s not clear what Anthony Weiner will do next to earn a living after spending his entire adult life working in politics. On Thursday during his resignation statement, Weiner already seemed eager to jump into something new.

06/16/2011

Congressman Anthony Weiner (credit: Amy Sussman/Getty Images)

Rep. Anthony Weiner Says Online Contact With Delaware Teen Not ‘Indecent’

Weiner — through a spokeswoman — has acknowledged he had online contact with a 17-year-old girl in Delaware but said the communications were “neither explicit nor indecent.”

06/10/2011

Musicians played in protest of the new "quiet zones" the Parks Department has created in Central Park. (Credit: CBS 2)

Musicians Protest New ‘Quiet Zones’ In Central Park

A crackdown in Central Park is aimed at silencing musicians in prime locations, but those artists were fighting back on Sunday, defying the rules in the new quiet zones.

06/05/2011

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