Dave 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.
Several firefighters were hurt – one seriously – and more than a dozen residents were left homeless by a raging fire Saturday morning in Brooklyn.
The shooting happened just after 5am Sunday as gunfire erupted on Avenue W in Sheepshead Bay, according to police. Three people were hit and two of the victims, a man and woman, were killed.
The USS New York – which includes 7.5 tons of World Trade Center Steel its hull – was adopted by September 11 families in a special ceremony in Staten Island.
Is it dog abuse or a misunderstanding? A canine controversy surrounds a panhandling pet named “Coffee,” who is well known to many Mets fans.
An orthodox Jewish father of four said he was apparently punished for worshipping his own way after an attack left him with burns covering 50 percent of his body.
Whatever you want to call it – judgment day, the end of days, rapture – the predictions for the end of the world didn’t come to fruition on Saturday.
The US Airways jet known for its famed “Miracle on the Hudson” landing, has spent the last two years just outside Newark, but it will soon be moving to a permanent display at a Charlotte, N.C. museum.
A city-wide search was underway Thursday for a taxi driver who allegedly raped a passenger who had passed out. In an unexpected twist, cabbies are working to help police solve the case.
The most emotional moments of President Barack Obama’s visit to ground zero on Thursday may have been away from the cameras.
A gang of muscled-up thieves were caught on surveillance video plucking motorcycles off Manhattan street – Kawasakis, Yamahas and more getting snatched up in a matter of seconds.
Police are still searching for a man wanted for an assault near a Queens subway station that happened earlier this month.
Authorities said the suspect enters residences through unlocked apartment doors and removes property, including jewelry, before fleeing the locations.
Armstrong posted on her Facebook page a half hour before the murder-suicide: “I’m so sorry everyone forgive me please for what I’m gonna do… This is it!”
A 33-year-old man has been arrested in the stabbing death of his girlfriend inside the couple’s Manhattan apartment.
Investigators spent Sunday night searching for the cause of a deadly fire in New Jersey. Flames shot through a condominium complex in Secaucus, turning one woman’s apartment into a death trap.