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Bill Rehkopf

Bill-RehkopfBill is a native of Murrysville and attended Franklin Regional High School before studying communications at Clarion University.

He returns to KDKA after helping to launch sister CBS station All News 99.1 WNEW in Washington, D.C.

Before that, Bill was the morning news anchor at KDKA, succeeding the retiring Bob Kopler.

Prior to coming home to Pittsburgh, Bill was the News Director at WPOC in Baltimore, where he led the station’s marathon local coverage of the events of September 11.

He also provided coverage of the D.C. sniper story and the funerals of Presidents Reagan and Ford for stations across the country.

Bill is a volunteer firefighter and emergency medical technician and enjoys church, boating and sports with his wife and two children.

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Pa. State Senator Reacts To Steelers’ Running Backs Marijuana Charges

State Senator pushing for the legalization of marijuana reacts to the arrest of two Steeler running backs.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–08/21/2014

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Retired Sprint Car Driver Weighs-in On Stewart Accident

So far no charges have been filed against NASCAR driver Tony Stewart in connection with a deadly crash Saturday night at a Sprint-car race in New York.

08/11/2014

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“Deadliest Catch” Star Happy To Be Back In Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) — Captain Wild Bill Wichrowski may be known as the short-tempered skipper of the Cape Caution on Discovery Channel’s “Deadliest Catch,” but at heart, he’s just a normal fisherman from Pittsburgh. [...]

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–08/06/2014

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Iconic Bayer Sign On Mt. Washington To Go Dark

It looks like it is going to be lights out the an iconic Mt. Washington sign. Hear about the efforts to save it.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–07/31/2014

A nurse puts 3D glasses on the face of a surgeon before an operation at the Argenteuil hospital, in a Paris suburb, on July 25, 2013. AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR

Local Doctor Addresses Worries Ebola Outbreak Could Come To U.S.

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has claimed over 700 lives. Should we be worried about virus reaching the United States?

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–07/31/2014

This 19 August, 2004 NASA Solar and Heliospheric Administration (SOHO) image shows a solar flare(R) erupting from giant sunspot 649. The powerful explosion hurled a coronal mass ejection(CME) into space, but it was directed toward Earth. (Photo Credit: HO/AFP/Getty Images)

Pitt Professor Explains Importance Of 2012 Solar Flare Close Call

Could a solar flare knock out our access to the technology we use everyday? A local professor explains the chances and circumstances.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–07/28/2014

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Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership Celebrates 20 Years Of Business

The Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership is celebrating 20 years of business.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–07/15/2014

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Best And Worst 4th Of July Locations – Where Does Pittsburgh Rank?

Find out where Pittsburgh ranks on the list of 2014 Top Cities for the 4th of July.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–07/02/2014

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Avoiding Scams Like Alleged KFC Scarred Child Hoax

The story that started a fund for a 3 Year Old kicked out of a KFC turns out to be a hoax. Are there more stories like this out there? How common are they?

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–06/25/2014

Luke Bryan

Afternoon News Dives Into The Luke Bryan Wrap Up

The KDKA Afternoon News is taking a look at Luke Bryan this weekend from a variety of viewpoints.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–06/23/2014

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First Bald Eaglet Leaves The Nest

Have you checked out the Hays bald eagle cam lately?

06/20/2014

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Pittsburgh Hospital Makes U.S. News Honor Roll

UPMC Children’s Hospital ranks in U.S. News World Reports Top 10 Children’s hospitals.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–06/10/2014

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World War II Veteran Remembers D-Day

World War II Veteran talks about his experience with D-Day.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–06/05/2014

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Local Woman Remembers Renowned Author, Poet Maya Angelou

Remembering author and poet Maya Angelou, who died at the age of 86.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–05/28/2014

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Surviving Student Loans And Moving Forward

College grads are putting life milestones on hold because they are dealing with piles of student debt.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–05/27/2014

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