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.

Exclusive: Upper West Side Mosquito Mystery

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.

11/03/2011

Bloomberg: Wall Street Protests Trying To ‘Get Rid’ Of Jobs, Hurting Tourism

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.

10/07/2011

Empty Sky 9/11 memorial

‘Empty Sky’ 9/11 Memorial Set To Open In Liberty State Park

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.

09/07/2011

New Yorker Proposes Code Of Conduct For Pedestrians In The Big Apple

“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.

08/18/2011

Despite Loss, Women’s World Cup Team Captured Tri-State Residents’ Hearts

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.

07/17/2011

Rain Unable To Dampen Patriotic Spirit Of Fireworks Fans In Westchester

Sunday’s storms did nothing to spoil the patriotic spirit at an annual fireworks display in Westchester County.

07/03/2011

Zadroga Act Goes Into Effect As 9/11 Health Clinics Open For Business

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.

07/01/2011

School Bus

Brooklyn DA Reopens Case Against Bus Matron Who ‘Tormented’ Autistic Boy

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.

06/30/2011

Brooklyn DA: Sex Trafficking Ring Broken Up After Slave Tips Off NYPD

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.

06/29/2011

Proposals Follow Passage Of Marriage Equality Act

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.

06/25/2011

4 Dead After Small Plane Crash In Westchester County

At least three people are dead after a small plane crashed in Armonk near Westchester County Airport.

06/18/2011

Man Charged With Using Paintball Gun To Shoot Neighbor’s Dogs In Brooklyn

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.

06/17/2011

Expert Suggests Anthony Weiner’s Next Move Should Involve A ‘Low Profile’ Job

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.

06/16/2011

Rep. Anthony Weiner Says Online Contact With Delaware Teen Not ‘Indecent’

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.”

06/10/2011

Musicians Protest New ‘Quiet Zones’ In Central Park

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.

06/05/2011

Several Firefighters Injured In Raging Fire In Prospect Park

Several firefighters were hurt – one seriously – and more than a dozen residents were left homeless by a raging fire Saturday morning in Brooklyn.

06/04/2011

Triple Shooting In Sheepshead Bay Leaves Two Dead, One Critically Injured

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.

05/29/2011

USS New York Adopted By 9/11 Families At Ceremony In Staten Island

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.

05/28/2011

Coffee The Panhandling Dog

ASPCA: Lay Off Owner Of ‘Coffee,’ Citi Field’s Panhandling Pooch

Is it dog abuse or a misunderstanding? A canine controversy surrounds a panhandling pet named “Coffee,” who is well known to many Mets fans.

05/25/2011

Police: NY Man Badly Burned In Religious Dispute

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.

05/22/2011

Doomsday Bus Shelter Ad

NYC Back To Business As Usual After Failed Doomsday Predictions

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.

05/21/2011

‘Miracle’ US Airways Flight 1549 Headed To Charlotte Museum For Display

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.

05/20/2011

Taxi rapist sketch

Taxi Drivers Join Forces With NYPD To Find Alleged Rapist

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.

05/12/2011

911 Memorial Preview Site

Private Meeting With Obama A Success — For Those Who Actually Got In

The most emotional moments of President Barack Obama’s visit to ground zero on Thursday may have been away from the cameras.

05/05/2011

Gang Of Thieves Stealing Motorcycles Right Off Manhattan Streets

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.

04/27/2011

Queens Subway Assault Suspect

Police Search For Suspect In Brutal Attack At Queens Subway Station

Police are still searching for a man wanted for an assault near a Queens subway station that happened earlier this month.

04/23/2011

Manhattan Upper East Side Burglary Suspect

NYPD Seeking Burglary Suspect Wanted In 6 Upper East Side Heists

Authorities said the suspect enters residences through unlocked apartment doors and removes property, including jewelry, before fleeing the locations.

04/22/2011

Family Planning Funeral For LaShanda Armstrong, Children Drowned In Minivan

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!”

04/15/2011

Boyfriend Charged In Fatal Stabbing Of College Student

A 33-year-old man has been arrested in the stabbing death of his girlfriend inside the couple’s Manhattan apartment.

04/10/2011

Authorities Investigate Cause Of Fatal Secaucus Blaze

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.

04/03/2011

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark

Safety Inspectors Slap ‘Spider-Man’ Show With 2 Violations

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.

02/13/2011

Mark Sanchez

Report: Sanchez, Teenager Romantically Linked

Alleged romantic encounters between Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez and a young woman from Greenwich, Conn., have sports fans and parents questioning his judgment.

CBS 2 NY–02/09/2011

As Parking Rules Return, NYers Forced To Dig Out Cars

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.

02/07/2011

Puppy Arrives At New Tri-State Home After Airline Mix-Up

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.

02/05/2011

NYC To Resume Garbage & Recycling Collection Monday

Along with clearing mountains of snow, sanitation workers are also getting ready to start collecting garbage again, and not a moment too soon.

01/30/2011

Love Shown: Injured ‘Spider-Man’ Actor Attends Friday Show

The actor critically injured in the “Spider-Man” Broadway musical was back at the theater Friday night, receiving a welcome fit for a superhero.

01/07/2011

Cemetery destruction

Sanitation Dept. Gets Earful In Wake Of Cemetery Destruction

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.

01/05/2011

Baby Twins Among 7 Injured In Brooklyn Crash

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.

01/02/2011

Mamaroneck homicide

Police Investigate Mysterious Death Of Westchester Mom

Police in Westchester County are looking into the death of a Mamaroneck woman, whose body was discovered late Thursday night.

12/31/2010

At Least 100 Homeless After Raging Perth Amboy Fire

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.

12/19/2010

Queens Native Calls Role In ‘Revelations’ Surreal

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.

12/10/2010

Anna Stanczyk

Dog Poop-gate: Woman Alleges Beating By NYPD

Anna Stanczyk said showing her bruises is the easy part. It’s talking about how she got them that is tough.

12/08/2010

Did Cough Medicine Contribute To NYC Infant’s Death?

A Brooklyn boy has died after being given cough medicine. Now, the medical examiner is investigating if the medication killed him.

12/03/2010

Exclusive: Religion A Possible Factor In NYC Teacher Beating

A local teacher has been hospitalized after a brutal beating, and his three attackers may have targeted him simply because of his religion.

11/28/2010

LI Home Invasion Suspects Facing Arraignment

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.

11/21/2010

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Authorities: 6 Dead In Church Van Crash In NY

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.

09/18/2010

Bed-Stuy Slammed By Fast-Moving Storm

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.

09/17/2010

911 Calls, Video Released In Cheshire Home Invasion

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.

09/15/2010