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.
Bob spends the school year presenting the KDKA-TV “Extra Effort” award to local students who excel in athletics, academics and community service. In its 33rd year, Bob has visited over 1,200 local schools and produced feature stories on each outstanding student.
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 most recently in 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.”
In 2011, Bob was named “Father of the Year” by the National Father’s Day Council, and in 2012 he was awarded a People’s Choice Award for “Dancing With Pittsburgh Celebrities.”
In 2015 Bob was also awarded with a lifetime achievement award by the Syria Shriners of Pittsburgh.
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.
The Pirates kept busy after acquiring Travis Snider. With that deal and two others made today, the Pirates had to make a few roster moves.
Pirates catcher Michael McKenry joined Bob Pompeani on 93.7 The Fan Saturday to talk about the team’s recent success and his growing role in it.
Penn State football head coach Bill O’Brien joined Bob Pompeani on 93.7 The Fan Saturday to talk about how he and his staff have been handling the unprecedented penalties that the NCAA has levied on his program.
The Pirates were in this same position one year ago. In fact, they took the Central Division lead late into July. Then, a complete collapse. They went 19-43 the rest of the way to ensure their 19th straight losing season, a North American record.
While the Stanley Cup is mere days away from being handed out to either the Los Angeles Kings or New Jersey Devils, the Pittsburgh Penguins are still analyzing just what went wrong this year.
A North Allegheny wrestler is competing in the 2012 London games Jake Herbert has the chance to win a gold medal in the 185-pound freestyle weight class. “Red, white and blue and black and gold – that’s what I keep telling people,” he said.
Golf was on the agenda, but football on their minds as the OTAs will get the offense together for the first time with new offensive coordinator Todd Haley.
The draft board is wide open, and one of the things the Steelers do better than just about every team is they don’t miss on their first-round draft pick.
The Pittsburgh Penguins against the Philadelphia Flyers is a playoff series that many people think should be an Eastern Conference Final, and not a first round series.
KDKA’s Bob Pompeani had an exclusive interview with Ben Roethlisberger. One of the topics of discussion was the future of Mike Wallace.
After 14 seasons with the Steelers and a potentially “Hall of Fame” worthy career Hines Ward now has a lot of free time on his hands. He’s spending his retirement at his palatial home outside of Atlanta, Georgia where he recently took KDKA’s Bob Pompeani on an exclusive tour.
Ben Roethlisberger was a Bruce Arians backer and lobbied hard to keep him in place as the offensive coordinator. When that didn’t happen, it took a while for Roethlisberger and Haley to connect – they waited a week and a half before they met and now that working relationship is under way.
KDKA’s Bob Pompeani caught up with Mike Tomlin at the NFL Owners Meeting in Palm Beach, Fla., for an exclusive interview covering Todd Haley, Mike Wallace and more.
KDKA-TV Sports Anchor, Bob Pompeani sat down with Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin Tuesday Morning. The interview will air tonight on the KDKA-TV News at 5 p.m. The Fan Morning Show spoke to Bob today to give us a preview of what Tomlin said.
Bryant McFadden was released several weeks ago, the Hines Ward announcement came yesterday and today, it is veteran defensive lineman Aaron Smith.