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 Allegheny County.

most recent stories2 Andy Sheehan

Beloved Deer Killed By Poacher Posing As Contractor

The South Hills are divided over deer.


Feds Take Over Regulation Of Self-Driving Cars

The federal government now wants a hand in regulating Uber’s self-driving cars and President Obama even weighed in with an op-ed piece in the Post-Gazette.


Stopping Deadly Encounters: Officers Practice De-escalation Techniques

It’s a shoot out — though not a real one — between a gunman and police.


Veteran Pushing For Global War On Terror Memorial

As a captain in the Army, Andrew Brennan flew Black Hawk helicopters in Afghanistan; but back stateside, in Pittsburgh, he is heading another kind of mission.


Boston Marathon Survivor Inspires Crowd In Pittsburgh

Heather Abbott was at the finish line of the Boston Marathon — on what had been a beautiful sunny day — when the first bomb went off.


ITT Technical Institute Students Looking For Answers After Campus Closures

When Bill Wenzel came to the ITT Technical Institute at the Pittsburgh Mills Wednesday morning, he found himself locked out.


KDKA Investigates: Families Say Karate Instructor Changed Names, Ripped Them Off

A karate instructor, who former clients all across the country accuse of taking their money and then disappearing, has moved into the Pittsburgh area.


Mayor Peduto Proposes Major Engineering Fix For Washington Boulevard

Until now, the focus has been on the flood gates on Washington Boulevard that didn’t work; but all agree that even when working properly, they’re just a band aid on a bigger problem.


Environmentalists Rushing To Stop Hauling Of Weapons-Grade Nuclear Waste Along Rt. 79

Trucks rumble down Route 79 everyday, right past the orchards and country store at Soergel’s Farm.


Trombetta Guilty Plea Sparks Cyber School Funding Questions

Pa. Cyber Charter School founder Nick Trombetta’s guilty plea may prompt a closer look at the operation of charter schools across the state and cyber charters in particular.


Pa. Cyber Founder Pleads Guilty To Federal Tax Fraud Charges

The founder of the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School has pleaded guilty to federal tax fraud charges.


KDKA Investigates: Youth Football Team Practicing Without Water

The Southside Bears junior football team has been practicing at Quarry Field all summer without city water.


90-Year-Old Barber Sees Community Rise, Fall, Rise Again

East Liberty is a city neighborhood that’s had its ups and downs and is currently experiencing something of a rebirth — and one 90-year-old barber has seen it all.


KDKA Investigates: City And State Clear Out Homeless Encampments

Tucked away under the Parkway on Second Avenue is a small homeless village — an encampment of a half dozen tents.


PWSA Lead Letter Causes Concerns, Customers Get Busy Signals

A letter from the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority warns of high levels of lead in the drinking water of some homes.




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