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.
A West Virginia mother accused of drowning her 2-year-old son in a hotel bathtub last year now faces new charges.
Charleroi Police Chief Mike Matyas confirms that his department is conducting two investigations after the girlfriend of a part-time officer was questioned about alleged drug activity in the officer’s personal car.
Ambridge police have arrested a man in connection with an alleged sex assault after a woman let him use her phone.
Judge Lester Nauhaus has re-sentenced former Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin to three consecutive one-year terms of house arrest “out of an abundance of caution,” fearing that his original three-year sentence may not have been technically correct.
The prosecution in the case of Jordan Brown, who was 11 years old when he was charged with killing his father’s fiancé, has filed an emergency motion to have an appeals court review the latest ruling that overturned his verdict.
The two men accused in the violent robbery and shooting death of a jitney driver last month in Wilkinsburg appeared in court this morning for a hearing.
The woman accused of leading police on a high-speed chase that left one police officer injured and another dead has waived her extradition hearing.
The funeral for a fallen police officer is underway in Lawrence County.
Former state Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin is expected to be sentenced Tuesday after being found guilty in a corruption trial earlier this year.
A neighbor who lives down the road from a 6-year-old boy who was the subject of an amber alert over the weekend, now faces charges including kidnapping and rape.
You can find five year old Liam Petrosky practicing his hockey skills in his yard out in Bridgeville. Last week, he got a lesson from a pretty good teacher.
When Maureen Ciarolla of Monroeville heard who the latest recipient of the Presidential Distinguished Rank Award is, she had a lot to say.
For the first time ever, Pittsburgh is a step closer to an ordinance that would govern valet parking procedures.
Anthony Bush was sentenced to 23-and-a-half to 47 years for the beating death of 11 year old Donovan McKee.
Mayor Luke Ravenstahl vowed that the Pittsburgh Marathon will not go bankrupt in the future despite any increased cost of additional security.
|Full Program Grid|
|7:00 PM||CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley|
|7:30 PM||omg! Insider|
|9:00 PM||NCIS: Los Angeles|
|10:00 PM||Person of Interest|
|11:00 PM||KDKA-TV News at 11|
|11:35 PM||Late Show with David Letterman|