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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.

Brooklyn high school art teacher Sabrina Milo, 34, was arrested and charged with making terrorist threats on Friday. (Credit: CBS 2)

Brooklyn Teacher Accused Of Terror Threat Out On Bail

The Brooklyn teacher accused of making “Columbine-style” threats in a tirade at her school was out of jail Sunday night.

04/03/2011

Oakland, N.J., basement coyote

N.J. Family Wakes Up To Find Pregnant Coyote In Basement

When Ken Dunwald first saw his smashed basement window, he had no idea he wasn’t alone. Upon going downstairs and opening his basement door, he nearly stepped on something wild and furry.

04/03/2011

The new Duane Reade electronic billboard at 72nd Street at Broadway is impossible to miss and already creating a big buzz - and complaints. (Credit: CBS 2)

Billboard Battle: City Rules Electronic Sign Is Illegal

City inspectors ruled Friday night that an electronic billboard on the Upper West Side is illegal, much to the relief of many neighborhood residents.

03/26/2011

The new Duane Reade electronic billboard at 72nd Street at Broadway is impossible to miss and already creating a big buzz - and complaints. (Credit: CBS 2)

Bright Billboard Battle Intensifies On NYC’s Upper West Side

Some residents on the Upper West Side say their homes are being invaded by flashing lights, and they can’t turn them off. The bright light battle began with this week’s grand opening of a chain drug store.

03/18/2011

Jagota family

Rockland D.A.: Family Kept Woman As Sex Slave

Four members of a Rockland County family are charged with holding a woman as a sex slave and servant, accused of physically and sexually abusing her.

03/16/2011

Bronx-Westchester Fatal Bus Crash

Cuomo Asks For Inquiry On How Driver In Bronx Bus Crash Got License

The NY State Department of Correctional Services says Ophadell Williams, 40, was convicted of manslaughter for his role in a 1990 stabbing and served just over two years.

03/14/2011

Queens sex assault suspect

Flushing Residents On Edge With Predator On The Loose

Police are seeking the predator that has been terrorizing the women of Queens over the past six months. The suspect is believed to be responsible for three attacks, all out in the open, on the streets of Flushing.

03/05/2011

Seniors Exercise (credit: AP Photo/John A. Bone)

More Than 100 Senior Centers Across NYC On Chopping Block

More than 100 senior centers across New York City could close, unless funding for them is restored to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposed state budget.

03/03/2011

(AP Photo/Thomas Kienzle)

List Of Senior Centers To Be Closed Under Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Proposed Budget

Here’s the list of senior centers that may be closed under Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposed budget.

03/03/2011

NY Lawmakers Introduce Bill To Prevent Gas Price Gouging

Drivers have been reeling at the rapid rise in the cost of gas, and worries have cropped up that some prices are being pumped up to scam consumers. On Sunday, a pair of New York State lawmakers called for action.

02/27/2011

Bernard Madoff

Bernard Madoff To NY Magazine: ‘I Destroyed Our Family’

In a new bombshell interview from prison with New York Magazine, Bernard Madoff opened up about his crimes – and the fallout for his family.

02/27/2011

Controversial billboard on Sixth Ave and Watts St (Photo/Juliet Papa)

Controversial Anti-Abortion Billboard In SoHo Removed

Pressure to pull down a shocking anti-abortion billboard has worked. The controversial message, featuring a child, was on display in SoHo for days – and gone in an instant on Thursday night.

02/24/2011

(Photo/CBS 2)

Brazen Burglars Targeting Homes In Bergen And Rockland Counties

A rash of brazen burglaries in Bergen and Rockland Counties has police warning residents to be extra vigilant.

02/20/2011

A five-alarm fire raged for hours in Flatbush, Brooklyn as hundreds of firefighters tried to keep it under control. (Photo: CBS 2)

At Least 18 Firefighters Hurt Battling Five-Alarm Brooklyn Blaze

A five-alarm fire raged in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn, leaving at least 18 firefighters and three residents with minor injuries.

02/19/2011

Dirty NYC

Exasperated Residents Fed Up With Filthy NYC

The melting winter white is revealing some seriously unpleasant sights.

02/18/2011

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