His overseas coverage includes Operation Desert Shield in Saudi Arabia in 1990, the government of Kuwait’s memorial to the local lives lost during Operation Desert Storm in 1993, and the funeral of Pope John Paul II in 2005.
Locally, Harold follows up on stories that made headlines years ago and still have impact on the community. For example, he covered the 1981 court-ordered desegregation that resulted in the merger of the Woodland Hills School District. Twenty years later, he found one of the students he interviewed then — who had become a parent of a graduate that year.
Harold is involved with many community organizations. A recipient of a scholarship from the Negro Educational Emergency Fund (NEED), Harold has since become a spokesperson for the organization and upon his mother’s death in 1994, Harold created a scholarship in her name for local students. He also helps raise money for the Rev, J. Harold Hayes Scholarship, named for his late father, former pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in McKeesport.
After graduation from college, Harold worked as a research assistant in the “Reading is Fundamental” program, sponsored by the Urban League of Pittsburgh. In 1976, he became a staff announcer for WSIV AM-FM Radio in Pekin, Illinois. The following year he took the position of weekend anchor/producer/reporter at WRAU-TV in Peoria, Illinois and worked there until accepting his present position at KDKA-TV.
Born in McKeesport, Harold went on to graduate from South Hills High School and the University of Pittsburgh in 1975 with a Bachelor’s degree in Speech and Communications. Harold spent all of his youth in the area and currently lives in Pittsburgh with his wife. His oldest daughter is a graduate of the University of Maryland and his youngest daughter is a student at Penn State.
Beaver County Sheriff George David made the relatively short walk from his office to the courtroom Wednesday where he was arraigned on charges of allegedly making violent threats to a reporter and to a campaign worker.
Investigators think they are making progress in the description of the getaway car used in a fatal South Strabane Township bank robbery Sunday.
The former East Washington Police Chief was sentenced to 11 years in prison Friday on corruption charges.
The Steelers have announced a new policy for fans at Heinz Field this upcoming season. It’s a policy dictated by the NFL.
KDKA-TV has obtained FBI surveillance recordings, previously introduced in court, which were key to the prosecution of former East Washington Police Chief Donald Solomon.
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — There’s new information in the case of three men charged in the stabbing of Steeler Mike Adams. Lawyers for two of the suspects were in court Wednesday while investigators search hundreds of [...]
The district judge presiding over a prescription drug case that closed a local personal care home threatened to throw the case out unless crime lab results are in by next month.
Starting next year, PNC will do away with completely free checking, but says it will only affect a small percentage of customers.
Breona Moore, the woman charged with kidnapping a 3-day-old baby from Magee-Womens Hospital last year, and claiming the child as her own, was finally in court today for her preliminary hearing.
A Washington County man and his stepmother were in court today for sentencing for their roles in connection with the murder of their elderly neighbor.
Pittsburgh Police have obtained an arrest warrant for a third suspect in the stabbing and attempted carjacking of Pittsburgh Steelers’ lineman Mike Adams.
After a 10-month investigation, Pittsburgh Police have taken dozens of drug dealers and thousands of dollars worth of drugs off the streets.
Testimony continued Friday in the case of a teen accused of killing another teen and setting her house on fire.
There will be a retrial of the civil lawsuit that Jordan Miles filed against three Pittsburgh police officers. But it won’t happen as soon as first thought.
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|Full Program Grid|
|7:00 PM||CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley|
|7:30 PM||omg! Insider|
|8:00 PM||The American Baking Competition|
|9:00 PM||Criminal Minds|
|10:00 PM||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation|
|11:00 PM||KDKA-TV News at 11|
|11:35 PM||Late Show with David Letterman|