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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.

(Source: Beaver Falls Police)

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03/07/2014

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03/06/2014

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03/05/2014

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03/04/2014

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02/25/2014

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