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.

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Medical Marijuana Delayed As Operators Try To Overcome Roadblocks

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Will Rahmael Holt Be Given The Death Penalty For The Murder Of Officer Brian Shaw?

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A new data analytical study says Allegheny County has the most dangerous intersections in the state.


All-Night, Sprawling Manhunt Leads To Capture Of Man Accused Of Fatally Shooting Officer

The manhunt for the suspect in the fatal shooting of New Kensington Police Officer Brian Shaw intensified overnight as a team of officers began a hot pursuit.


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KDKA Investigates: Program To Retrain Miners Over-Promises, Under-Delivers

It seems like a great program, training unemployed miners and under-employed others at computer coding boot camps.


KDKA Investigates: Fire Officials Making Push To Have All Buildings Retrofitted With Sprinkler Systems

After last spring’s fatal fire at Midtown Towers downtown, fire officials are making a push to have all buildings retrofitted with sprinkler systems.


U.S. Wants Prison For Former Pittsburgh Police Sergeant Accused Of Excessive Force

A former Pittsburgh police sergeant is headed to court Wednesday for sentencing for a fight with fan outside Heinz Field two years ago.


Doctor Continues To Help Addicts While Battling Rare Cancer

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Is The Catholic Church Dying? Bishop Zubik Hopes Plan Will Bring Diocese Alive

Under Bishop David Zubik, the Pittsburgh Catholic Diocese will undergo a reorganization of parish consolidations.


PWSA Votes On Budget, Includes Multi-Year Rate Increase For Customers

The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority has released its 2018 budget and rate plan, and if you’re a customer, you can expect your rates to go up by double digits in the coming months.


Increase In Asian Population Is Changing Region Culturally, Economically

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New, Revised Agreement Could Soon Get Redevelopment Of Civic Arena Site Underway

The long-delayed redevelopment of the old Civic Arena site may finally be getting off the ground.


New International Internet Scam Targets Animal Lovers

The FBI has a new warning about an international scam that has already made victims out of hundreds of Americans.


Parents Of Slain Pitt Student Want More Than Justice

As they await the extradition and trial of their daughter’s alleged murderer, the parents of a slain Pitt student are trying to make a difference.




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