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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.

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Man Charged In Morningside Accidental Shooting

It was around 8 p.m. Thursday when family and friends were sitting around the dining room table in a house on Jancey Street in Morningside.

02/21/2014

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New Kensington, Arnold Students Use Holiday For Weather Make-Up Day

This Presidents’ Day should have been a day off for students in New Kensington and Arnold.

02/17/2014

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Local Couples To Spend Valentine’s Day Defending Same-Sex Marriage

For Valentine’s Day many couples will buy flowers, eat heart-shaped chocolates or go out to dinner.

02/14/2014

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Avonworth Teacher To Stand Trial In Child Sex Assault Case

An elementary school teacher accused of sexually abusing a little girl appeared in court Thursday.

02/13/2014

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Pittsburgh Native Killed In Hit & Run Accident In Florida

For Angel Larouge, who left Pittsburgh for South Florida a year ago, the move held promise.

02/07/2014

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Fire Destroys Home In Franklin Park

No day is a good day to fight a fire, but on Thursday, it was 19 degrees – felt like 12 – and up on that aerial ladder, water is spraying back at you.

02/06/2014

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Avonworth Teacher Charged In Alleged Sexual Assault Of Child

Walter Lynn Street has been a music teacher at Avonworth Elementary School since 2009. He is now charged with sexually assaulting a child.

02/05/2014

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Local Hospital Aims To Help Uninsured By Listing Prices

When you go to a drive through for fast food, you know exactly what it will cost you at the next window.

02/04/2014

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Actor’s Overdose Death Sheds New Light On Fentanyl-Laced Heroin Issue

Philip Seymour Hoffman was a fearless actor.

02/03/2014

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Police Investigate Indiana Co. Suspicious Death

Police are investigating a suspicious death in Indiana County.

01/31/2014

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Hero Police Dog Stabbed In Lawrenceville Dies

While support continues to pour in for Pittsburgh Police K-9 officer Rocco, there’s word that his condition has taken a turn.

01/30/2014

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Prolonged Cold Snap Causing Dry Skin Problems For Many

How cold is it? Furnaces are working overtime; and if you do venture out, the less exposure to artic temperatures – courtesy of the polar vortex – the better.

01/29/2014

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Saltsburg Comes Together To Remember Beloved Resident

Saltsburg, like most small towns, has at least one character, who over the years, worked his way into people’s hearts.

01/28/2014

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Pittsburgh Public Schools First Up In Statewide Education Audit

Any way you do the math, Pittsburgh Public Schools, as well as some suburban schools, are seriously in danger of a flunking grade in financial health.

01/27/2014

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Police: Man Took Video Of Westmoreland Co. Women Showering

Police have arrested a man, after they say he went around taping local women while they were showering.

01/17/2014

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