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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Ukrainian Unrest On Hearts And Minds Of Those Preparing For Festival

Under the watchful eye of Taras Shevchenko, the bard of Ukraine, bubbling pots of cabbage are readied for parish ladies to nimbly wrap around a mix of ground meats for Halupki.

07/22/2014

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Investigation Continues After Child Found Resembling “Human Skeleton”

On June 6, Mercer County Children and Youth Services got a tip that a child looking like a human skeleton was living at a house on North Second Street.

07/21/2014

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Workers Left In Limbo As Temporary Closure Of Monaca Plant Continues

What was supposed to be a temporary closure of a local plant will drag on even longer.

07/19/2014

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School Bus Driver Charged For Alleged Transporting Parochial School Kids While Drunk

Police have charged a school bus driver for driving under the influence of alcohol with more than a dozen kids on the bus. The children were on their way to parochial school.

07/17/2014

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Officials Inspecting Abandoned Plant After 2 Dogs Found Covered In Chemical Adhesive

HAZMAT and government agencies are investigating the site of an abandoned plant in Ohio, where two dogs were found covered in tar.

07/16/2014

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Girl, 1, Suffers Broken Leg On Trampoline With Father

Police are investigating after a 1-year-old child suffered a broken leg while on a trampoline with her father.

07/15/2014

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Boy, 17, Drowns While Trying To Cross Lawrence Co. Creek

Rescue crews recovered the body of a teenage boy from a creek in Lawrence County on Sunday.

07/14/2014

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Deputy Sheriffs Concerned By Trouble At Beaver Co. Pool

The pool at Old Economy Park in Baden, Beaver County, should be a safe and family friendly place to have fun. Most days it is. But not always.

07/11/2014

(Source: Dr. Robin Gehris)

Doctors Seeing More Cases Of Hand, Foot & Mouth Disease In Kids This Summer

In the Old West, an outbreak of Hoof and Mouth Disease struck fear into the hearts of cattle drivers. The viral infection could cause cows to go lame or worse. Not to be confused with that serious disease. There is another uncomfortable, yet benign infection called Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease.

07/09/2014

Dean Neiderhiser (Source: Uniontown Police)

Police: Pipe-Wielding Boss Attacks Employee Who Wanted To Quit

A man has been arrested for allegedly striking an employee with a steel pipe during an argument.

07/08/2014

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Farmer’s Stakeout Leads To Arrest Of Suspected Scrap Metal Thieves

Today’s no Independence Day for 34-year-old Keith Lawson Jessman of Greensburg – or his friend 30-year-old Dennis Patrick of Zatezalo of Latrobe.

07/04/2014

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Attempt To Serve Warrant Results In 2-Hour Standoff In Beaver County

A standoff occurred in New Galilee when a suspect initially refused to cooperate with the police when they arrived to serve a warrant.

07/03/2014

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Isiah Smith Gets 5-15 Years In Fatal Oakland Shooting

Isiah Smith, who was accused of shooting and killing a former Slippery Rock University football player, was sentenced to 5 to 15 years in prison Wednesday morning.

07/02/2014

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Washington County Man Scheduled For Execution Next Month

A Washington County man is scheduled to be executed sometime next month, but the likelihood of that happening is pretty slim.

07/01/2014

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Unidentified Tick-Like Bugs Cause Concern For Residents

The Allegheny County Health Department says they have been getting a lot of calls about swarms of unidentified flying objects, some sort of black bug that looks like a tick.

06/30/2014

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