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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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Ex-YMCA Aquatics Director Headed For Trial On Child Pornography Charges

Hiding his face as he exited a preliminary hearing, Hart Williams will go on trial for allegedly downloading 58,000 photos and 250 videos of child pornography.

05/14/2014

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New Wilmington Boy Undergoes Tests After Being Stuck With Hypodermic Needle

A New Wilmington boy was treated at a hospital in Lawrence County after being stuck with a hypodermic needle at a local ball field.

05/13/2014

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2 Firefighters Injured While Battling Dormont Blaze

Two firefighters were injured while battling a four-alarm fire in Dormont Thursday morning.

05/08/2014

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Man Facing Child Porn Charges After A.G.’s Office Searches Penn Hills Home

A Penn Hills man is behind bars on child pornography charges, after agents with the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office searched his house and seized his computer.

05/07/2014

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Local Man Walking Across America To Raise Mental Health Awareness

Ian Cummins has 775 miles behind him and 2,200 more to go on his cross-country trek.

05/07/2014

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Babysitter Facing More Charges In Child Abuse Case

A man from Bentleyville is looking at more charges against him in a case of child abuse.

05/06/2014

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Teen Gets 14 To 28 Years For Beaver Co. Woman’s Killing

A western Pennsylvania boy who was just 14 when he fatally shot a woman who told him to “get a job” when he tried bum a cigarette from her boyfriend must spend 14 to 28 years in state prison.

05/05/2014

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Obama Administration Trying To Decrease Sexual Assaults On College Campuses

How safe is your daughter or son from sexual violence at college? The numbers may surprise and alarm you.

04/29/2014

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Local Couple Marries In ER After Groom Has Heart Attack On Way To Wedding

A local couple got hitched at Forbes Hospital after the groom suffered a heart attack on the way to the wedding.

04/28/2014

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FBI Searches Home Of Overbrook Brothers Accused Of Craigslist Scam

The Isabella family living on Maytide Street in Overbrook got a wake-up call from the FBI early Friday morning. The agents had a search and seizure warrant.

04/25/2014

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Former Mayoral Candidate, Wife Held For Trial

Former Pittsburgh mayoral candidate A.J. Richardson and his wife were in court Wednesday afternoon.

04/23/2014

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Coach Pleads No Contest In Connection With Steubenville Rape Case

A volunteer football coach in Steubenville is expected to plead no contest today to charges that arose from the rape of a teenage girl.

04/22/2014

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New Castle Residents Urge Police To Go After ATVs

Drivers of all-terrain vehicles in New Castle are ruffling some residents’ feathers.

04/18/2014

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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

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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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