Andy Sheehan

KDKA-TV Investigator Andy Sheehan began his broadcast journalism career in September 1992.
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Joined KDKA: September 1992. I was a reporter with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette hired during the newspaper strike.
Hometown: Rumson, New Jersey
Alma Mater: Columbia University, New York

Music: Solidly, Bob and Bruce (Dylan/Springsteen) but hit to all fields. Rock, Country and Jazz. It’s all good.
Movie: “Chinatown”, The Godfather I and 2 (Not 3), “On the Waterfront”
TV Show: “The Sopranos”, “Breaking Bad”
Book: “The Great Gatsby”
Hobbies: Long distance running, cooking, writing
Sports Team: The Buccos
Food: Clams and lobsters on the Jersey Shore
Local Restaurant: Tessaro’s
Hidden PA Gem: The Laurel Ridge Hiking Trail
Sport/Exercise: Marathon running. Mostly half-marathons now.
Historical Figure: Lincoln, MLK, Bobby Kennedy
Favorite Pennsylvanian: My wife, Abigail
Quote: “He not busy being born is busy dying.” Dylan
Word: Yes
Vacation Spot: Ocean Grove, New Jersey
Holiday: Thanksgiving
Guilty Pleasure: Doing crosswords while watching the Pirates on TV.
Planet: Saturn

Facebook or Twitter? Twitter
Cats or Dogs? Dogs
Beatles or Rolling Stones? Beatles
Comedy or Tearjerker? Laughs
Phone Call or Text Message? Text
Mac or PC? PC
Coffee or Tea? Coffee in the morning, tea at night
Paper or Plastic? Paper
Morning Person or Night Person? Night
East Coast or West Coast? East Coast

KDKA-TV Investigator Andy Sheehan began his broadcast journalism career in September 1992, when he joined KDKA-TV after reporting for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette for nine years. Prior to that he worked for the Daily Register in Red Bank, New Jersey.

A member of the KD Investigators, Andy’s forte is the in-depth investigative story, exposing corruption and government waste. On a daily basis, he gives viewers the inside story on breaking events with exclusive reports and interviews. Through his network of sources, he has developed over the years, he keeps you on top of the news.

Andy is always out in front on the big stories, giving you the complete story behind the city’s fiscal woes, the recent grand jury probes into key political figures and the intrigues behind the slots legislation.

Born in Red Bank, New Jersey, Andy is a graduate of Columbia University.

Andy and his wife, Abigail, live with their two sons in Pittsburgh.

most recent stories2 Andy Sheehan

Legislation, Hearing Aims At Reining In Rogue Tow Truck Operators

They’re called chasers — rogue tow truck operators who rush to the scenes of accidents.


Self-Driving Uber Vehicles Return To The Road Following Accident

There was something missing on streets of the Strip District this weekend: Uber’s driverless cars.


Long-Stalled Redevelopment Of North Side’s Garden Theater Frustrating For Community

After two decades, four mayors and $3 million, the Garden Theater and the block at Federal Street and North Avenue on the North Side are still waiting to be redeveloped.


State Police Ramping Up Recruitment Of Women, Minorities

Trooper Robin Mungo has been with the Pennsylvania State Police for 22 years, working everything from highway patrol to community relations.


Former Pa. Rep. Seeking Help For ‘Pathological Gambling Addiction’ After Law License Suspension

Former state representative Jesse White is once again in trouble with the law.


Medical Marijuana Seen By Some As Successor To Steel In Western Pa.

When the steel jobs left the Mon Valley, towns like Braddock fell into decline.


PETA Still Not Satisfied After Investigators Find No Violations At Pitt Lab

PETA’s undercover video purported to show abuse of the animals housed at The University of Pittsburgh’s John G. Rangos Sr. Research Center in Lawrenceville.


PETA Files Complaint Against Pitt Research Lab, Set To Release Undercover Video

The University of Pittsburgh says it’s been cleared by the United States Department of Agriculture, after People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals filed a complaint about the treatment of lab animals at Pitt’s Rangos Research facility in Lawrenceville.


Pa. Auditor General: Legalizing Marijuana Would Create Jobs, Generate Tax Revenue

Next year, medical marijuana will be available for purchase across Pennsylvania. So, is legalizing recreational pot soon to follow?


KDKA Investigates: Thousands In City Drinking Lead-Contaminated Water And Don’t Know It

Lead in the water can cause brain damage and a host of other medical problems.


City Councilwoman Proposes Free Water Filters For Families With Small Children

An analysis of drinking water in our schools found that Pennsylvania had the highest number of exceedances for lead in the nation.


Rise Of Online Shopping Pushing Malls To Evolve To Stay Competitive

Since the 1970s, shopping malls have been blamed for killing off Main Street; but now, many malls are facing extinction themselves.


Will Medical Marijuana Open The Door To Legalization, Decriminalization?

The Pennsylvania Department of Health has divided the state into six regions and will allow only a limited number of medical marijuana licenses in each.


McKeesport Approves Medical Marijuana Venture

Hard times hit McKeesport when the mills closed, but now the struggling Mon Valley city may be trading in steel for marijuana.


Light Of Life Mission’s Expansion Plans Draw Both Praise, Concerns

Since the 1950s, the poor and destitute have found a meal and a place to sleep at the Light of Life Mission on the North Side.



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