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.
Former Bridgewater councilman Gregory Scott Hopkins has been found guilty of third-degree murder in the 1979 strangling death of 23-year-old Catherine Walsh.
Earlier this year, union workers and residents worried about the future of Friendship Ridge nursing home in Beaver County.
At today’s Butler County Commissioners meeting there was more passion about plans to sell Sunnyview Nursing and Rehabilitation Home.
A judge has delivered a guilty verdict in the murder trial for a former armored truck guard accused of killing his co-worker and stealing millions of dollars.
The murder trial for a former armored truck guard accused of killing his co-worker and stealing millions of dollars resumed on Monday.
The house arrest sentence for former state Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin has been dropped, but could mean she’ll see jail time.
The man accused of killing his ex-wife in a 14-year-old cold case was found guilty by a jury Friday afternoon.
Testimony continued Thursday in the murder trial of a former armored truck guard accused of killing his co-worker and stealing millions of dollars.
Testimony continues today in the murder trial of a former armored truck guard accused of killing his co-worker and stealing millions of dollars.
Testimony continues today in the murder trial of the former armored truck guard accused in the death of his co-worker and stealing millions.
The trial is underway for a former armored vehicle guard charged with killing his work partner and stealing $2.3 million in a heist last year.
Jury selection was expected to resume today in the case of an armored car guard who is accused of killing his work partner and stealing more than $2 million.
An Allegheny County judge is giving all sides time to agree on someone who can run the August Wilson Center until its financial problems can be worked out.
Opening statements are underway in the murder trial of John Minch.
A local teacher, accused of sexually assaulting two teenage students, has pleaded guilty.