Andy Sheehan

KDKA-TV Investigator Andy Sheehan began his broadcast journalism career in September 1992.
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VITALS
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

FAVORITES
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

THIS OR THAT
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

KDKA Investigates: Fatal ODs Reach Another All-Time High In 2016

At the Onala Club in Pittsburgh’s West End, alcoholics and drug addicts meet about their common problem of addiction and strive to overcome it.

01/04/2017

Homicide Rates Decrease Locally, But Some Communities Struggling With Violence

Unlike other parts of the country, homicides in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County actually decreased in 2016. However, some local communities are struggling more with gun violence than others.

01/02/2017

Abused Dog Effie Healthy, Thriving Almost One Year After Rescue

Nearly one year ago, she was an emaciated dog rescued from death’s door, but this Christmas, Effie is thriving.

12/23/2016

Western Pa. Humane Society Responds To Ads Questioning National Organization

At the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society, there are dogs, cats and even parakeets awaiting adoption.

12/22/2016

KDKA Investigates: Chef Answers Tough Questions On Stalled Launch Of Braddock Restaurant

Kevin Sousa is a rock star among Pittsburgh chefs, but after playing a pivotal role in launching the local restaurant scene into national prominence, he abruptly left the stage.

12/21/2016

Connellsville Flood Victims’ Lives Starting To Come Back Together

It’s been a tough year for about four dozen families in Connellsville, many of whom have lost their homes. But now at Christmastime, they say their lives are starting to come back together.

12/20/2016

KDKA Investigates: Home Health Aid With Criminal Past Raises Questions, Concerns

The criminal history of a local home health care aid is raising questions and concerns.

12/19/2016

Arbitrator: Pa. Cyber Charter School Must Give Teachers Jobs Back

Citing declining enrollment, the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School laid off several teachers last year.

12/02/2016

KDKA Investigates: Scam Baiters Turn The Tables On Scammers

Pick up the phone these days and chances are it’s a scammer on the other end.

11/30/2016

KDKA Investigates: Police Pursuits Called Into Question

High-speed police chases: are they worth it — especially when the stakes are so high and the risk to innocent human life is so great?

11/25/2016

Jubilee Kitchen Serves Up Thanksgiving Dinner For Those In Need

Thanksgiving Day is special at the Jubilee Kitchen, where the needy are treated to a full turkey dinner and the dignity they deserve.

11/24/2016

7,700 Runners Take Part In YMCA Turkey Trot

A river of runners — 7,700 strong — woke up early to wind their way through the North Shore and downtown on Thanksgiving morning.

11/24/2016

Report On Offensive Emails: Justice Not Undermined, No Names

A new report flags 38 people as high-volume senders of inappropriate emails, and says 13 senders were judges or senior government officials.

11/22/2016

KDKA Investigates: ‘Virtual Kidnappings’ Taking Phone Scams To Terrifying New Level

It’s called a “virtual kidnapping” and scammers are targeting people across the country.

11/14/2016

State Revokes Glade Run Residential Care Facility’s Operations License

State investigators say lax oversight at a Butler County residential treatment facility for children with autism and other developmental disabilities continues to jeopardize the safety of those who live there.

11/14/2016

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