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.

NYC Subway (file)

Report: MTA Cooked Inspection Books To Meet Deadlines

A report from the MTA inspector general claims agency inspection records were doctored or even made up, possibly sacrificing riders’ safety to meet deadlines.

11/19/2010

Four Loko (credit: Getty Images)

NY Sobering Up On Sales Of Alcoholic Energy Drinks

Authorities say New York’s largest beer distributors have agreed to stop selling alcoholic energy drinks.

11/13/2010

The owners of a NJ dog are rejoicing after their cockapoo, named Dublin, was found after being missing for a year and a half.

Dog Missing For Over A Year Returned To NJ Owners

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.

11/04/2010

DHL cargo plane at JFK airport

All Clear Given After Suspicious Package Stokes Fears At JFK

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.

11/03/2010

Lincoln Square Synagogue (credit: CBS 2)

NYC Synagogues Step Up Security In Wake Of Bomb Plot

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.

10/30/2010

Fed Ex truck in Manhattan

Shipping Company Technology Accelerated Cargo Plot Probe

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?

10/29/2010

A Long Island Rail Road train - File Photo

LIRR Back On Track, But More Service Disruptions Looming

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.

10/24/2010

Crime Scene - Graphic: AP

Authorities Probe Death Of Orange, NJ Grandmother

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.

10/23/2010

Eric LeGrand

Report: Helmets Archaic, Don’t Stop Concussions

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.

10/22/2010

Israeli police arrested Eric Bellucci of Staten Island (AP Photo/Eric Sultan)

Wake Held For Murdered S.I. Couple; Suspect Returning To NY

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.

10/17/2010

(Photo/CBS 2)

Nassau County Kids Help Catch Robbery Suspect

The entire incident began with a heist caught on surveillance video at a Getty Gas Station on North Broadway in North Massapequa.

10/06/2010

Tyler Clementi (credit: Facebook)

Twin Vigils Held For Rutgers Student Who Committed Suicide

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.

10/03/2010

President Barack Obama addresses the United Nations General Assembly at the United Nations, Thursday, Sept.  23, 2010. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Obama May Issue European Travel Alert On Terrorism Fears

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.

10/02/2010

Police on the scene of a fatal stabbing in Brooklyn. (credit: CBS 2)

Fatal Brooklyn Stabbing Still Under Investigation

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.

10/02/2010

Church members turn to prayer after the fatal van crash. (credit: CBS 2)

Bronx Church Members Remember Those Lost In Crash

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.

09/19/2010

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