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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 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.

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Taillon: Would Like To Learn From Burnett

Bob Pompeani caught up with Pirates pitching prospect Jameson Taillon before the start of spring training.

93-7 The Fan–02/01/2014

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Roethlisberger: Keep Playoff Format The Way It Is

Bob Pompeani talked about Jerome Bettis’ Hall of Fame candidacy and the Super Bowl with Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.

93-7 The Fan–02/01/2014

Andrew Lambo

Lambo: Looking Forward To Proving Himself

Bob Pompeani previewed the season with first baseman/outfielder Andrew Lambo.

93-7 The Fan–01/25/2014

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Ferry: Local Rivalries Great For Duquesne

Bob Pompeani talked about the state of Duquesne basketball with head coach Jim Ferry.

93-7 The Fan–01/11/2014

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Pirates Not The Only Team Waiting To Hear From AJ Burnett

As the Pirates wait to hear back from starter AJ Burnett about whether or not he intends on playing again in 2014 or retiring to spend time with his family, the Baltimore Orioles find themselves in the same situation as they have identified Burnett as their top target remaining on the market.

93-7 The Fan–01/07/2014

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Lawless: Pens-Jets Trade Would Be Tough To Complete

Bob talked about the Penguins and the Canadian Olympic team with Gary Lawless of the Winnipeg Free Press.

93-7 The Fan–01/04/2014

Frank Coonelly

Coonelly: We’d Love To Have Burnett Back

Pirates President Frank Coonelly joined by Bop Pompeani at PirateFest to talk about the Pirates offseason.

93-7 The Fan–12/14/2013

A.J. Burnett

Trib’s Sawchik Pessimistic About Burnett’s Return

Bob Pompeani talked about the Pirates offseason with Travis Sawchik of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

93-7 The Fan–12/07/2013

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Chris Huston: Pitt’s Donald Deserving Of Heisman Consideration

Bob Pompeani talked about candidates for the Heisman Trophy with Chris Huston of NBCSports.com.

93-7 The Fan–11/30/2013

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Joe Greene Opens Up About Time With Steelers, Teammates’ Passing

The Steel Curtain. It’s an iconic title used in many ways to describe the legendary Pittsburgh Steelers teams of the 1970s.

11/25/2013

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Kevin Allen: Too Early To Make Decision On Zatkoff

Bob Pompeani talked about the state of the Penguins with Kevin Allen of USA Today.

93-7 The Fan–11/23/2013

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Biertempfel: Winter Meetings Could Be Deadline For Burnett Decision

Bob Pompeani talked about the Pirates offseason with Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

93-7 The Fan–11/16/2013

Jarvis Jones

Rang: Jones Has Been Disappointing So Far

Bob Pompeani dissected the Steelers recent poor drafts with Rob Rang of CBSSports.com.

93-7 The Fan–11/02/2013

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Cotsonika: Pens Still An Elite Team

Bob Pompeani talked about the state of the Pens and NHL with Nick Cotsonika of Yahoo! Sports.

93-7 The Fan–10/26/2013

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Casserly: Discipline Against Pryor Will Be Key

Bob Pompeani previewed Steelers-Raiders with Charley Casserly of the NFL Network.

93-7 The Fan–10/26/2013

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