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.

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Man Dies After Falling From Roof In Hazelwood

A man has died after falling from the roof of a building in Hazelwood.

12/19/2014

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A Note From Mary Robb Jackson On Her Retirement

“How best to begin – at an ending.”

12/18/2014

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Sketch Artist Hopes To Help ID Embalmed Head Found In Beaver Co.

Police in Beaver County are hoping that a sketch artist’s rendering will help them identify the embalmed head of a woman that was found in the woods last week.

12/17/2014

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CHP Gives Premature Baby A Fighting Chance

A premature baby has a fighting chance and his parents thank Children’s Hospital for his improving condition.

12/16/2014

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Thieves Steal Copper Piping From Butler Co. Homes For Sale

Police in Butler County are investigating after several homes, which were for sale, were broken into.

12/16/2014

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3 At Washington Co. Shelter Treated For Rabies Exposure

Three people are getting medical treatment after being exposed to a rabid cat at a Washington County animal shelter.

12/12/2014

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Burglar Quickly Arrested After Breaking Into Local Restaurant

A burglar was arrested after surveillance video captured him rifling through a local restaurant in search of anything of value.

12/09/2014

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Man Luring 14-Year-Old Caught By Girl’s Older Sister On Snapchat

Timothy Hughes is charged with trying to lure a child into his vehicle, corruption of minors and using internet communications to carry out his plans.

12/05/2014

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Health Officials Warn Flu Vaccine May Be Less Effective This Winter

The flu vaccine may not be very effective this winter, according to U.S. health officials who worry this may lead to more serious illnesses and deaths.

12/04/2014

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Surveillance Video Released Of Brazen Downtown Armed Robbery

Surveillance video has been released of a brazen armed robbery in Gateway Center.

12/02/2014

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Younger Crowd Takes To Malls For Black Friday Shopping

There were few lines, no pushing or shoving… can this be Black Friday?

11/28/2014

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Baby In Critical Condition, Mother Dies After Being Hit By Minivan

Jodie Guthrie will never hold the baby boy that she, and her boyfriend, George Weatherwalk, were expecting in a month.

11/27/2014

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Accused Thief Tried To Sell Scrap Metal To Man He Stole It From

WASHINGTON, Pa. (KDKA) — Whether it’s beer kegs, cemetery vases, or copper wire, scrap metal thieves are always on the lookout for something they can turn into cash. “Scrap metal theft in the area is […]

11/19/2014

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“Ian Walks America” Speaks At Conference 1 Year After Brother’s Suicide

Last Labor Day, Ian Cummins crossed the Golden Gate Bridge. It was a labor of love.

11/18/2014

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Body Found In Bethel Park Creek

Police are investigating after a body was found in a creek.

11/14/2014

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