Bob Pompeani

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A sports anchor for KDKA-TV News at Six and KDKA-TV News at Eleven, Bob Pompeani began his career at KDKA-TV in 1982, but his experience with hometown sports goes beyond the 33-years he’s worked at KDKA.

Growing up in an area deep in sports traditions, Bob has seen all of the biggest high school rivalries as well as met players and coaches who’ve gone on to make sports history.

In 2015 Bob was inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame.

In 1997 Bob was voted Pittsburgh’s favorite sportscaster in a reader poll of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

In 1998, Bob became the first man ever to receive the Pittsburgh Beauty Academy’s Professional Image Award — in the twenty years that PBA has handed out the honor.

Bob was also the 2000 Tri-State PGA of America Distinguished Service Award winner for outstanding contributions to local golf — getting inducted into the local Tri-State PGA Golf Hall of Fame.

Bob was inducted into the Beaver County Sports Hall of Fame in April of 2007 for his many contributions to local sports.

Bob has received the Golden Quill Award six times: first in 1987 for his report, “Earning Their Stripes,” a story about hockey officiating; second in 1988 for “Project Playoffs”; and lastly 2013 for his Pittsburgh Steeler “exclusives.”

Bob has won three Mid-Atlantic Emmy awards and eight AP awards for play-by-play of Steelers Pre-Season games and as host of the “#1 Cochran Sports Showdown.”

After graduating from Hopewell High School, Bob graduated from Point Park University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Political Science.

In between work and family time, Bob works closely with the community and is on the board of directors for the American Heart Association, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and Partners for Quality Inc, and the Give the Kids the World Foundation.

Bob has also been on the Executive Committee for the Mario Lemieux Foundation since 1995 and has served as Master of Ceremonies for the “Penguins at your Service” annual black tie dinner for the past 18 years.

Bob and his wife, Lisa, reside in Robinson Township with their two daughters, Chelsea and Celina. In his free time, Bob enjoys playing golf and spending time with his family.

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Steelers’ Art Rooney II Weighs In On Signing Michael Vick

The decision to sign Michael Vick after Bruce Gradkowski’s injury is one that was very much debated internally by the Steelers.

08/27/2015

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Sean Rodriguez: Wants To Contribute In Any Way Possible

Bob Pompeani had the chance to catch up with Pirates infielder Sean Rodriguez on his show Saturday.

93-7 The Fan–08/08/2015

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Pat Narduzzi: Players Have To Be Accountable On And Off Field

Bob Pompeani previewed Pitt training camp with head coach Pat Narduzzi.

93-7 The Fan–08/08/2015

Connor McDavid #97 of Team Orr is chased by Daniel Sprong #11 of Team Cherry during the 2015 BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game at the Meridian Centre on January 22, 2015 in St Catharines, Ontario, Canada.  (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)

Daniel Sprong: Very Happy To Be Drafted By the Penguins

Daniel Sprong, the Penguins 2nd round pick in the 2015 NHL Draft, joined Bob Pompeani Saturday.

93-7 The Fan–06/27/2015

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Mark Melancon: Pirates Rotation Best Since He Joined The Team

Pirates closer Mark Melancon, who entered Saturday as the saves leader in the National League with 23, joined Bob Pompeani.

93-7 The Fan–06/20/2015

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Cam Heyward: Key To Defense Is Being On Same Page

Bob Pompeani was joined Saturday by Steelers defensive end Cam Heyward.

93-7 The Fan–06/06/2015

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Clint Hurdle: Pirates Focus On Themselves, Not Cardinals

Pirates manager Clint Hurdle joined Bob Pompeani Saturday from Atlanta.

93-7 The Fan–06/06/2015

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Jeff Branson: Every AB Is A Team At-Bat

Pirates hitting coach Jeff Branson joined Bob Pompeani on Saturday, and talked about the team’s hitting heating up during the recent seven game winning streak.

93-7 The Fan–05/30/2015

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New Sabres Coach Dan Bylsma Reflects On His Time In Pittsburgh

Former Penguins coach Dan Bylsma joined Bob Pompeani after he was hired to coach the Buffalo Sabres.

93-7 The Fan–05/30/2015

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Peter King On Bell, Brady Suspensions

Bob Pompeani talked about Deflategate, Le’Veon Bell and NFL rules changes with Peter King of Sports Illustrated and NBC.

93-7 The Fan–05/16/2015

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Kennywood Hot Dog Eating Contest Part Of Celebrate America

You might spend the Fourth of July leisurely eating grilled hamburgers or hot dogs, but a few people will take it a step farther with a competitive eating contest.

04/28/2015

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Francisco Cervelli: New Opportunity With Pirates

Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli joined Bob Pompeani Saturday.

93-7 The Fan–04/18/2015

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Ryan Clark: Polamalu Was Face of Defense

Bob Pompeani spoke with former Steeler and current ESPN analyst Ryan Clark about the retirement of Troy Polamalu.

93-7 The Fan–04/11/2015

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Pittsburgh Native Matthew Driscoll Ready For NCAA Tournament

Bob Pompeani talked about the NCAA Tournament with Matthew Driscoll, a Bellevue native who is the head coach of the NCAA-bound University of North Florida.

93-7 The Fan–03/14/2015

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James Farrior: Wouldn’t Look Right To See Polamalu In Another Uniform

Former Steelers linebacker James Farrior joined Bob Pompeani Saturday to talk about the Steelers.

93-7 The Fan–03/07/2015

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