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 31-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 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 Steeler 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.
Pitt Women’s Basketball head coach Suzie McConnell-Serio joined Bob Pompeani Saturday after their 84-59 win Thursday over No. 8 North Carolina.
Nick Cotsonika of Yahoo Sports talked about the Pens with Bob Pompeani.
Derek Van Diest of the Edmonton Sun gave Bob Pompeani a scouting report on new Penguin David Perron.
Former Steelers running back Jerome Bettis joined Bob Pompeani Saturday to preview the Steelers-Ravens playoff game.
Geoff Hobson, editor of Bengals.com, joined Bob Pompeani to preview the Steelers-Bengals game Sunday night.
Pirates catcher Chris Stewart joined Bob Pompeani on Saturday at PirateFest.
Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle joined Bob Pompeani on Saturday at PirateFest.
Pirates President Frank Coonelly joined Bob Pompeani at PirateFest.
Adam Proteau of The Hockey News joined Bob Pompeani to talk about the Pens and the NHL.
West Virginia Senior Associate Head Coach Tom Bradley joined Bob Pompeani Saturday during the team’s bye week.
Steelers Offensive Coordinator Todd Haley has been one of the most polarizing figures on the team this year, so when Bob Pompeani had a chance to sit down with Haley for a rare one on one interview, he had lots of questions to ask.
After missing a quarter of last season with a nagging foot injury, Pittsburgh Steelers’ running back Le’Veon Bell decided to work on his footwork this past off-season.
Bob Pompeani talked about the Pirates offseason with Travis Sawchik of the Tribune-Review.
Penguins Assistant Coach Rick Tocchet joined Bob Pompeani Saturday to discuss the state of the team.
Bob Pompeani talked about the Pens with TSN NHL Insider Bob McKenzie.