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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Driver Accused In Mt. Lebanon Hit & Run Headed To Trial

A driver accused of hitting a woman crossing the street in Mount Lebanon last month is going to trial.

11/13/2014

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Conflict Kitchen Reopens Following Death Threat

The Conflict Kitchen reopened Wednesday after a death threat forced them to close last week.

11/12/2014

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Pastor Saved By Sister After Group Attacks Him Outside Of Home

A local pastor says he has his sister to thank after several men attacked him and threatened to kill him.

11/11/2014

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Patrons Support Conflict Kitchen After Closure Following Death Threat

The Conflict Kitchen has been serving up the cuisine of countries often at odds with U.S. policy, including North Korea, Afghanistan, Cuba, Iran and Venezuela.

11/10/2014

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Cops: Jailed Penn State Student Sold Drugs In Dorm

A Penn State student has been jailed on charges he sold marijuana wax and an anti-anxiety prescription drug from his main campus dorm room.

11/07/2014

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Allderdice H.S. Student Hospitalized After Fall From Window

Police and medics were called to Allderdice High School Thursday morning after a student fell out of a window.

11/06/2014

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Man Sentenced In Beaver Co. Nun Attack & Sexual Assault Case

A young man who pleaded guilty to attacking, beating and sexually assaulting a Beaver County nun last year is expected to be sentenced Wednesday.

11/05/2014

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News Story Inspires Volunteers To Clean Up Abandoned Cemetery

A symphony of mowers, weed whackers and leaf blowers combine in a sound of caring. Tombstone faces nearly erased by more than a century of weather are in the sun again.

11/04/2014

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Tattoo Removals On The Rise Despite High Costs

Humankind has been gilding the lily for a long time. The word “tattoo” comes from Polynesian culture and was traditionally a rite of passage. It continues to be wildly popular.

10/31/2014

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Family Says Elderly Couple Scammed Out Of $8,000, Jewelry

Police in Washington County are trying to track down a group of three men who stole thousands of dollars in cash and valuables from an elderly couple in McDonald.

10/31/2014

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Westmoreland Co. Coroner Auctioning Off Guns Used In Suicides

A local coroner is auctioning off about 100 guns used in suicides and accidental shooting deaths.

10/30/2014

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Washington Co. Man Accused Of Attempted Kidnapping To Stand Trial

A Washington County man accused of trying to kidnap children playing in their yard was ordered to stand trial during a hearing Wednesday.

10/29/2014

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Hempfield Township Cemetery In Disrepair, No Trustee To Be Found

It has been a peaceful final resting place for loved ones for more than a century.

10/28/2014

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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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