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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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

When the kids arrive at the farm, they are sometimes apprehensive. Many times, though, when they leave they’re smiling and have a sense of accomplishment.


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Legacy Bears Offer Unique Way To Preserve Memories Of Loved Ones

One woman is giving new life to the memories of our loved ones.


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Ghosts Of Pittsburgh: Heinz History Center

The Heinz History Center is home to relics from our region’s rich history. But, many are convinced it’s holding even more within its walls.


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WPHS Raise Awareness & Funds Through Annual Shelter Sleepover

Usually, the dogs at the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society sleep alone. But, for one day, they had a companion.


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‘Death By Cyanide’ Author Talks Ferrante Murder Case

Doctor Robert Ferrante is serving life in prison for spiking his wife’s drink with a fatal dose of cyanide, killing 41-year-old Autumn Klein.


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New Pouch Offers Safe Way To Dispose Of Unused Medications

With the prevalence of opioid overdoses, a company has come up with a safe way to dispose of leftover pills.


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Officials Rescue Deer Stuck In Fineview Fence

Emergency officials worked together to free a deer that had become trapped in a fence Tuesday morning in Fineview.


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New Bag Policy, Security Changes Coming To Cultural Trust Venues

Millions visit the Cultural District every year. Security has become a top priority, with noticeable changes in effect and more coming.


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11-Year-Old Boy Honored For Helping To Catch Thief

At only 11 years old, a local boy is being honored for his quick thinking and bravery. He saw someone committing a crime, then didn’t stop until the suspect was in police custody.


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Cafeteria Worker Resigns Over “Lunch Shaming” Policy

A cafeteria employee says she has quit her job over something being called “lunch shaming,” where some students are being denied hot lunches over a new policy.



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