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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Washington Co. Teen Injured In Fall From Moving Vehicle

A teenager was injured after falling off the roof of a moving vehicle in Washington County over the weekend.

09/02/2014

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Greene Co. Man Accused Of Dragging 2 Dogs Behind Vehicle

A Greene County man is facing charges after allegedly dragged two dogs behind his truck last month.

08/27/2014

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3 Charged With Taking Golf Cart Joyride In Washington Co.

Three men are facing charges for allegedly stealing two golf carts from a Washington County golf course for a joyride over the weekend.

08/26/2014

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Sources: Woman Killed In Hill District Shooting Was To Testify In Drug Case

A woman killed in a Hill District shooting was scheduled to testify in a federal drug case.

08/25/2014

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Concern After Rabid Bat Found In Oakmont Park

Health officials are warning Oakmont residents of a possible rabies risk.

08/22/2014

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Local Mother Charged After Apartment Is Found In Deplorable Conditions

A local mother is behind bars in Beaver County, after officials reportedly found the apartment where she and her family were staying to be in deplorable conditions.

08/19/2014

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Thief Takes $6K Worth Of Bestsellers From Library, Sells Online

Local libraries have been on alert after some sticky fingers have taken hundreds of books worth thousands of dollars.

08/18/2014

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Boy Injured After Electronic Tablet Battery Explodes

A young boy was injured after the battery in his electronic tablet exploded.

08/15/2014

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Police: Woman Dragged By Hair From Car Driven By Her Partner

Neighbors were awakened by women screaming and arguing on Pittview Avenue – just before 6 a.m. Wednesday.

08/14/2014

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Police: Drunk Woman Asks For Lift Home, Then Robs Good Samaritan

He thought he was doing a good deed by helping a woman stranded along the road, giving her a ride.

08/13/2014

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Robin Williams’ Suicide Raises Awareness About Depression

A day after actor and comedian Robin Williams took his own life, many are still talking about how a man known for his laughter could have been so overcome by depression.

08/12/2014

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Man Arrested In Connection With Wash. Co. Attempted Child Luring

A 55-year-old man is in jail for allegedly trying to lure and kidnap three young children in Washington County.

08/11/2014

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High Levels Of Chloride Investigated At Cecil Twp. Marcellus Shale Site

Environmental officials say they are looking into high levels of chloride found at a Marcellus Shale site.

08/01/2014

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Police Investigate String Of Car Break-Ins In Murrysville

Westmoreland Farms in Delmont is a handsome neighborhood where homes are sold almost as quickly as they go on the market.

07/31/2014

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Police: Women Stole Thousands For Dog Show Hobby

Two Westmoreland County women have been charged with stealing thousands of dollars from two elderly sisters and using the money to attend dog shows.

07/29/2014

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