Heather Abraham

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Pittsburgh native Heather Abraham joined KDKA in December 2010.

Heather is an award winning journalist. She was nominated for several Emmy’s , including for a deeper look into the work of the Pittsburgh Police Vice Squad.

Heather has also been passionate about breaking news and won a Golden Quill award for her reporting on a 7-alarm fire in Homestead.

Heather grew up in Shaler and graduated from Shaler Area High School. Her desire to get into news started there with the morning announcements. She continued her education at West Virginia University where she studied Broadcast News.

Before moving back home, she reported at News 12 Brooklyn, a 24-hour cable news station in New York City. Heather spent four years covering everything Brooklyn: culture, politics, crime, and neighborhood news. She also occasionally filled in on the anchor desk.

Heather is active in the community. She’s been involved with the Special Olympics of Pennsylvania, even taking part in their annual polar plunge fundraiser. When she’s not reporting or anchoring, Heather loves spending time with her family. Her husband is a City of Pittsburgh firefighter and they have one daughter and are expecting a second child.

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Texting & Driving: Can Sender Be Held Liable In Crash?

A new lawsuit in Pennsylvania is challenging if the sender of the text can be held liable if the driver they message causes an accident.


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Does It Really Do That? Flippin’ Fantastic

Flippin’ Fantastic promises perfect pancakes every time, along with eggs, omelets, and hash browns. Does it really do that?


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Mom Of Missing Twins Charged With Illegally Collecting Government Benefits

More charges have been filed in the case of twins who have been missing for over a decade.


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KDKA Anchors Make Good On AFC Championship Bet With CBS Boston

Ahead of the AFC Championship Game, the KDKA Morning News team made a friendly wager with WBZ-TV in Boston.


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Pittsburgh Fire Bureau: ‘Firefighter’ Asking For Assistance Is An Impostor

They’re brave men and women, risking their lives at times to save others.


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Hundreds Raise Money For Charity By Taking Icy Dip In Mon River

Hundreds of people jumped into the Mon River on New Year’s Day as part of the Polar Bear Plunge.


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Pa. Family Survives Treacherous Conditions After Getting Stranded At Grand Canyon

A family from eastern Pennsylvania is sharing an incredible story of survival after getting stranded last week on their way to the Grand Canyon.


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WPHS Helping Dogs Displaced By Tennessee Tornado

A tornado tore through Athens, Tennessee in late November. While people struggled in the aftermath, animal shelters also became overwhelmed.


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Pittsburgh Polar Plunge Raises Money For Special Olympics

It’s going to be cold this weekend, but that isn’t going to stop hundreds of people from taking a nice cool dip into the river.


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Pittsburgh Zoo Trainers Treat Wild Pigs To Daily Massages

Trainers at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium have taken on a new role.


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Pittsburgh Zoo Tackles Training Amur Leopard Cub

They’re commands you know if you have a pet: up, down, sit. But this is a little different than training a domesticated dog.


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Many Turning To Alternative Home Security Products

Monthly subscriptions for home security can be costly, which may be why some are turning to alternative products to guard their home.


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New Treatment Giving Addicts A 2nd Chance At Life

When an addict is ready for treatment and sobriety, the road is not an easy one.


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Pittsburgh Police Chief McLay Announces Resignation

Pittsburgh Police Chief Cameron McLay is resigning from his position.


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Horses With Hope Helping To Change Lives

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