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

‘It’s Not Going To Bring Back The Coal Industry’: Environmentalists Say Somerset Co. Mine Not Enough To Lift Industry

Environmentalists say the new Somerset County mine will be an exception and not the rule, and that the coal industry as a whole will continue to decline because of stiff completion from natural gas.


Specialized Coal Mine May Be ‘Economic Shot In Arm’ For Small-Town Somerset Co.

They say coal is dead, but among the rolling farms of Somerset County, it’s showing signs of life.


State Lawmaker Takes On So-Called ‘Ghost Teachers’

Pennsylvania Rep. Rick Saccone is taking the issue of so-called “ghost teachers,” but critics say it’s a union busting move.


Point Park Student Studying In Manchester: ‘It’s Quiet, It’s Mournful’

As news spread of a terror attack in the United Kingdom, it really hit home for Point Park University.


City Fire Officials Considering Sprinkler Requirements In All Buildings

The Pittsburgh Fire Bureau is now considering requiring all residential and office buildings to have full sprinkler systems.


Megan’s Law Sex Offenders At Halfway House Anger Braddock Community

Braddock residents are upset several Megan’s Law offenders have recently been housed in a halfway house in their neighborhood.


KDKA Investigates: Great Race ‘Slush Fund’ Expenditures Questioned

It’s a Pittsburgh tradition coming up on its 40th year, but now there are questions about just how hundreds of thousands of dollars in registration fees and donations to the Richard S. Caliguiri City of Pittsburgh Great Race have been spent.


Fire Chief Would Like Change After Fatal Fire In Older Building With No Sprinkler System

Officials say the Midtown Towers fatal fire Downtown all could have been doused immediately if the building had a sprinkler system.


Distracted Driving Causing Insurance Rates To Skyrocket

Police and lawmakers have taken steps to try to make drivers put down their gadgets and pay attention, but many people continue to be distracted while behind the wheel.


KDKA Investigates: Burn Pit Veterans Look For Answers

A US Congressman from Pennsylvania is promising action following a KDKA investigation into a new health crisis facing America’s military.


KDKA Investigates: New Major Health Crisis Facing America’s Military, Some Say

Some are calling it this generation’s “Agent Orange” — a new, major health crisis facing America’s military.


Team RWB: Running Group Is A Life-Changing Experience For Vets & Civilians

They served our country, and now, they’re on a new mission. A group of veterans are ready to run in the Pittsburgh Marathon this weekend.


‘Stay In The Damn Bike Lane’: Mayoral Candidate Makes No Apologies For Confrontation With Bicyclist

A confrontation between a Pittsburgh City Councilwoman, who is also a mayoral candidate, and a bicyclist over the city’s controversial bike lanes was caught on video.


KDKA Investigates: County Shuts Down Development Project Over Improper Asbestos Removal

The proposed developer of a Churchill site is under investigation, suspected of improperly removing tons of asbestos from buildings.


Light Of Life Mission’s Expansion Plans Hit Roadblock

Light of Life has been serving the homeless for six decades out of their North Side mission, but their plans to relocate are meeting resistance.




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