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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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Smithton Native Claiming Life-Threatening Illness Charged With Hoax

It’s a little town filled with big-hearted people. Smithton, Westmoreland County has a population just fewer than 400 people.

04/16/2014

(Source: Pulaski Township Police Department/Facebook)

Cops Go Undercover As Amish To Try And Nab Flasher

A male police officer spent much of December and January dressed as an Amish woman in hopes of scaring off a man suspected of exposing himself to Amish children in Lawrence County.

04/15/2014

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Student Killed In Accidental Shooting Remembered At St. Vincent College

At 4 p.m. Monday afternoon, students at St. Vincent College stopped what they were doing and gathered at the Mary Mother of Wisdom Chapel to try to understand their loss.

04/14/2014

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Man Arrested After 4-Month-Old Hospitalized With Severe Injuries

A Westmoreland County man was arrested last month after allegedly assaulting a 4-month-old child.

04/11/2014

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Franklin Regional HS Baseball Player Remains In Critical Condition

A 17-year-old from Franklin Regional High School remains on life support after being stabbed.

04/10/2014

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Pittsburgh Foundation Submits Bid To Buy August Wilson Center

Gray skies are reflected in the glass, steel prow and sail of the August Wilson Center for African American Culture.

04/08/2014

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CPSC Rates Kids Falling From Windows A Top 5 Home Hazard

A 5-year-old girl remains in the hospital after falling out of her bedroom window in Ross Township on Thursday afternoon.

04/04/2014

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Doctor Offers Mental Health Perspective On Why Some Moms Harm Their Kids

Whatever was going through the mind of Laurel Michelle Schlemmer, we likely will never know.

04/02/2014

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I-70 Wrong Way Driver Turns In Self Following Crash

A wrong way driver has turned himself in after causing an accident on Interstate 70 Monday morning.

04/01/2014

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Man Accused Of Leading Police On High Speed Chase With Guns And Baby In Car

Police have a suspect in custody after they say he led them on a high speed chase with a baby and guns in the car.

03/28/2014

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Child Has Reconstructive Surgery After Donora Dog Attack

A young boy is recovering in a local hospital after a pack of dogs attacked him in Donora on Wednesday evening.

03/27/2014

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Fire Destroys Barn, Kills 2 Horses In Butler County

A devastating overnight fire destroyed a barn in Butler County and left two horses dead.

03/25/2014

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Award-Winning Pittsburgh Film Crew Attacked In Ukraine

The State Department has updated its warning, urging U.S. citizens to avoid all travel to Crimea and eastern regions of Ukraine.

03/21/2014

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Mom Accused Of Stealing Money From Cheerleading Squad Going To Jail

A mother from Bethel Park showed up in a courtroom today with a personal check in hand and an apology.

03/20/2014

(Source: Beaver Falls Police)

Police Find Toddler In Father’s Car After High-Speed Chase

Ayende Crawford’s arrest two years ago was hard to forget. He was arrested as his girlfriend was giving birth to their daughter.

03/19/2014

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