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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
Sunday’s storms did nothing to spoil the patriotic spirit at an annual fireworks display in Westchester County.
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.
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.
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.
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.
At least three people are dead after a small plane crashed in Armonk near Westchester County Airport.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
The Brooklyn teacher accused of making “Columbine-style” threats in a tirade at her school was out of jail Sunday night.
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.
City inspectors ruled Friday night that an electronic billboard on the Upper West Side is illegal, much to the relief of many neighborhood residents.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Here’s the list of senior centers that may be closed under Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposed budget.
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.
In a new bombshell interview from prison with New York Magazine, Bernard Madoff opened up about his crimes – and the fallout for his family.
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.
A rash of brazen burglaries in Bergen and Rockland Counties has police warning residents to be extra vigilant.
A five-alarm fire raged in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn, leaving at least 18 firefighters and three residents with minor injuries.
The melting winter white is revealing some seriously unpleasant sights.
Along with some less-than-stellar reviews this week, the Spider-Man musical has suffered another big blow from state safety inspectors, who slapped the show with two safety violations.
Alleged romantic encounters between Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez and a young woman from Greenwich, Conn., have sports fans and parents questioning his judgment.
If you haven’t dug out your car from the ice and snow of the recent snowstorms, you’d better dig out fast. Parking rules will go back into effect on Monday.
A new puppy finally made it to her new home in the Tri-State area Saturday after a major mix-up at the airlines – and nobody knew where she was for hours.
Along with clearing mountains of snow, sanitation workers are also getting ready to start collecting garbage again, and not a moment too soon.
The actor critically injured in the “Spider-Man” Broadway musical was back at the theater Friday night, receiving a welcome fit for a superhero.
Loved ones lashed out at the New York City Department of Sanitation on Wednesday after piles of snow were dumped into a Jewish cemetery in Brooklyn.
A livery cab driver was charged Sunday night after a horrific crash in Brooklthat left a baby boy fighting for his life, and the child’s twin brother and mother seriously injured.
Police in Westchester County are looking into the death of a Mamaroneck woman, whose body was discovered late Thursday night.
A raging fire destroyed home after home in Perth Amboy Sunday night, leaving at least 100 people with nowhere to go just days before Christmas.
Rising star Samantha Barriento saw Alvin Ailey’s “Revelations” for the first time 10 years ago and said she told her mom she wanted to dance for a living.
Anna Stanczyk said showing her bruises is the easy part. It’s talking about how she got them that is tough.
A Brooklyn boy has died after being given cough medicine. Now, the medical examiner is investigating if the medication killed him.
A local teacher has been hospitalized after a brutal beating, and his three attackers may have targeted him simply because of his religion.
Six suspects accused of storming a house by presenting flowers to the homeowner then drawing guns are expected to face a judge on Sunday morning for arraignment.
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.
At least six people have died and more were injured when a minivan carrying members from a church crashed on the New York State Thruway, about five miles north of the Woodbury Common shopping mall.
The one city block with the most severe structual damage from Thursday’s storm was Quincy Street in Bedford Stuyvesant. The NYC Buildings Department was on the scene where six row houses suffered major damage.
Chilling new evidence was released Wednesday from the home invasion and triple murder that shocked the tri-state area. A mother is seen on bank surveillance video as her alleged killers waited.