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.
The jury hearing the case of a former police officer accused of conspiring with his family to steal money from an elderly neighbor who was murdered, saw new videotapes of his interrogation by police on Monday.
Testimony continues Friday as prosecutors try to prove that three family members conspired to kill their elderly neighbor and steal her money.
Testimony resumed Thursday in the trial for third member of a family charged in connection with the death of a 92-year-old woman in a plot to steal her money.
Testimony has begun for the third member of a family charged in connection with the death of a 92-year-old woman in a plot to steal her money.
Criminal charges have been filed against three people in connection with a probe that closed the Liberty Manor Personal Care home in Liberty Borough last month.
It was hard enough for the family of Marek Lapinski last week when they learned the 24-year-old died unexpectedly while having his wisdom teeth removed in California.
Carla Glover came home over the weekend to find her door knocked down and her front window smashed.
A man charged in the murder of his father and stepmother tried to revoke his no contest plea today in court, but prosecutors say his motives are suspect.
The unexpected death of a former local athlete is hitting hard today at Duquesne University.
The mother of an 11-year-old Knoxville boy who was beaten to death last year was back in court today for sentencing.
The man found guilty last month in the rape of three women was sentenced today.
At least one person has died in a seven-alarm apartment building fire in Shadyside Thursday morning.
Pittsburgh City Council decided to put off any major decisions about police side jobs, but still engaged in plenty of debate Wednesday.
Pope Francis celebrated his installation Mass this morning at the Vatican.
A teenager and a Pittsburgh Police officer are recovering from wounds they sustained during a shootout late Saturday night and early Sunday morning in East Liberty.
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|7:00 PM||CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley|
|7:30 PM||omg! Insider|
|8:00 PM||NCIS: Los Angeles|
|11:00 PM||KDKA-TV News at 11|
|11:35 PM||Late Show with David Letterman|