Mary Robb Jackson

jackson Mary Robb JacksonMary Robb Jackson joined KDKA-TV as a general assignment reporter in 1980. In addition, she was a weekend anchor, lifestyle reporter and a co-host of “Evening Magazine”.

Mary Robb came to KDKA-TV after serving as a general assignment reporter, consumer reporter, and an anchor at WPXI-TV.

Among her many achievements, Mary Robb received a 1996 Mid-Atlantic Emmy Award for her series of reports from Vietnam (“Vietnam: Finding Peace”), looking at that country twenty years after the fall of Saigon through the eyes of a local veteran.

She has also received a National Gabriel Award Certificate of Merit, Matrix Awards, the Golden Quill and the Senator John Heinz Community Advocate Award. She also received Regional Emmy Award Nominations for her coverage of the Memorial to the Victims of US Air Flight 427, and the annual POW/MIA Vigil.

Mary Robb also received the Robert L. Vann Award in 2007 for television spot news, which was presented by the Pittsburgh Black Media Federation and the Distinguished Alumna Award, presented by the Pitt Alumni Association.

She has been consistently recognized for her work by “Women In Communications”, and received an Associated Press Award for her special feature reports on Pittsburgh’s homeless women.

Improving the welfare of veterans of all eras is a personal commitment for Mary Robb and she has participated in “The Vietnam Veterans Leadership Program”, “Stand Down”, “Sharing and Caring, Inc.” and “The Annual Veterans Bowl.” For those efforts, she has been honored with the Pennsylvania American Legion Patriot’s Award, as well as awards from Vietnam, and Korean War Veterans Organizations.

Mary Robb holds a Masters of Arts and a Bachelors of Arts Degree from the University of Pittsburgh where she was awarded the Charles E. Merrill Fellowship.

Mary Robb has also appeared with the Three Rivers Shakespeare Festival, and the University of Pittsburgh’s Bicentennial Production of “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf.”

A native of Pittsburgh, Mary Robb is married to Michael Challik, Chief Photographer at KDKA-News. They are the proud parents of one daughter.

Mary Robb is also a breast cancer survivor and participates in events supporting education and research.

You can e-mail Mary Robb at mjackson@kdka.com.

(Photo Credit: KDKA Photojournalist Lori Sperling)

Recent Child Abuse Case Has Advocates Calling For Change

Child advocates were in Pittsburgh Friday, rallying for harsher punishment for child abusers.

10/17/2014

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Man Arrested For Kicking Dog In The Head, Attacking Owner

A Fayette County man and his dog are recovering after they were attacked and threatened while out for a walk earlier this week.

10/16/2014

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2nd Dallas Hospital Worker Tests Positive For Ebola, Visited Ohio

A second health care worker at a Dallas hospital who provided care for the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S. has tested positive for the disease, the Texas Department of State Health Services said Wednesday.

10/15/2014

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GI Scopes Being Linked To Superbug Infections At UPMC Presbyterian

Officials say they’ve figured out how several patients at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital came down with a superbug.

10/14/2014

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Local Hospitals Say They’re Prepared For Any Ebola Cases In Pittsburgh

The death of Thomas Eric Duncan, from the Ebola virus he contracted in West Africa, has now led to the first transmitted case of Ebola in the United States, in a nurse who cared for Duncan at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.

10/13/2014

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Police: Man Tries To Kill Another Man With Tractor

Police says a Greene County man tried to kill another man with a farm tractor in Washington Township.

10/10/2014

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Mom Charged In Alleged Horrific Child Abuse Case

A Washington County woman is facing a list of charges related to the alleged disturbing abuse of her adopted daughter.

10/09/2014

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School Stabbing Suspect To Be Treated In Detention Center

A judge has reversed his own ruling and ordered a teenage boy awaiting trial in a Pennsylvania high school stabbing rampage to remain in a juvenile detention center and receive mental health treatment there.

10/08/2014

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Teen Pulls Woman From Burning Bethel Park Home

A teenager is being credited with pulling a woman from her burning home Tuesday morning.

10/07/2014

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Man Arrested In Connection With North Side Burglaries

Police arrested a man accused of burglarizing several homes on the North Side.

10/06/2014

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Officials ID Woman Who Died From Fall At McConnells Mill State Park

Officials at a western Pennsylvania state park have identified a woman who fell to her death trying to retrieve a camera she had dropped near a rocky ledge.

10/01/2014

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Point State Park Named Among Great Public Spaces Of 2014

One of Pittsburgh’s green spaces has earned a new distinction by the American Planning Association (APA).

10/01/2014

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Teacher Accused Of Having Sex With 2 Students Appears In Court

A local substitute teacher accused of having sex with two students will go to trial.

09/30/2014

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4 Arrested After $100K Worth Of Items Stolen From Construction Sites

Police get calls almost daily from construction sites where new houses are being built or remodeled.

09/29/2014

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Local Hospital Already Seeing Influenza Patients

At least six cases of influenza have been confirmed in the Pittsburgh region.

09/25/2014

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