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.
A report from the MTA inspector general claims agency inspection records were doctored or even made up, possibly sacrificing riders’ safety to meet deadlines.
Authorities say New York’s largest beer distributors have agreed to stop selling alcoholic energy drinks.
When a New Jersey family’s dog went missing, they never gave up hope. The search stretched to a year and a half – and then came a miracle.
New York City remained on edge Wednesday night after yet another terror scare at an area airport. This time, investigators rushed to JFK Airport after reports of a suspicious package from Yemen.
In the tri-state, synagogues are seeing a heavier police presence as the packages in Friday’s bomb plot were addressed to synagogues in Chicago.
UPS, Fed Ex and DHL have a host of screening and security procedures in place, from visual inspections to X-rays, but are they enough?
After a weekend of delays and cancelled trains, it appears the Long Island Rail Road will be back on track to start the work week – but this won’t be the end to the ambitious upgrade work.
A community is on edge as police search for suspects who killed a New Jersey grandmother. The gruesome discovery may have been made by the victim’s 11-year-old granddaughter.
A Friday night football tribute was paid to paralyzed Rutgers player Eric LeGrand. At a high school game in West New York, N.J., a team honored LeGrand by placing his number 52 on their helmets.
Friends and family bid an emotional goodbye to a murdered couple on Staten Island, and all as their son, arrested in Israel, was on a flight back to New York to face charges.
The entire incident began with a heist caught on surveillance video at a Getty Gas Station on North Broadway in North Massapequa.
The outpouring of emotion over a student suicide at Rutgers University is spilling across the region Sunday night. Two candlelight vigils are planned for Sunday evening, as calls for justice and understanding grow louder.
Americans could be facing a European travel alert by Sunday. The Obama administration is considering issuing the advisory over concerns that al-Qaida is planning to attack some European cities.
Officials told CBS 2HD that what began as a vicious domestic dispute left a woman dead and three others injured, including a 4-year-old boy.
There were prayers and tears on Sunday night at the Bronx Church that lost its bishop, his wife and four others members in a tragic crash on the New York State Thruway.