Lynne Hayes-Freeland To Step Down From KDKA Midday Show

Lynne Hayes-Freeland will step down from her daily 12-3pm show on Audacy News/Talk 1020 KDKA/100.1 W261AX Pittsburgh on November 12.

Hayes-Freeland joined KDKA in January 2019 after spending 42 years at former sister station KDKA-TV as a general assignment reporter and hosting a weekly show about African American issues. After stepping down from the daily show, she will continue to appear weekly for one hour with 9am-12pm host Marty Griffin, write a weekly column for, host the monthly Minority Health Matters, contribute to the station’s social media and endorsements.

She told the station’s website, “Coming to KDKA-Radio felt like a homecoming. It’s where I started my broadcast career after college, and it seemed like the perfect place to circle back to. But like so many others, the pandemic gave me a clarity I did not expect. I used to laugh when I heard people retire or leave a job and say they wanted to spend more time with family. I get it now.”

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