Heather Abraham

Pittsburgh native Heather Abraham joined KDKA in December 2010.
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VITALS
Joined KDKA: 2010
Hometown: Shaler, Pa.
Alma Mater: Shaler Area High School, WVU

FAVORITES
Music: I love all kinds of music but really enjoy hip-hop.
Movie: My favorite movie probably comes from my childhood. I watched the “Labyrinth” with David Bowie on repeat.
TV Show: My husband and I like to have “a show” to watch together. Some of our favorites are “Boardwalk Empire”, “Walking Dead”, and “Game of Thrones”.
Book: This is tough because I love to read! I enjoyed several books by Margaret Atwood. “Child 44” is at the top of my list. I’m always looking for a good suggestion!
Food: Um, yes please.
Local Restaurant: We are so lucky to have so many great restaurants. We don’t get out much, but we love Café Du Jour and Butcher and the Rye.
Hidden PA Gem: Coney Island hot dogs in New Castle. What I wouldn’t give for a chili dog right now!
Sport/Exercise: I enjoy Pilates but usually my exercise consists of long stroller walks!
Historical Figure: Does Rosie the Riveter count? The image most associate with “Rosie” came from a Pittsburgh artist.
Favorite Pennsylvanian: Fred Rogers
Quote: “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.'” – Fred Rogers
Word: Optimistic
Vacation Spot: We were fortunate enough to travel to Hawaii before. If I close my eyes, I can still smell Hawaii. It is such a beautiful place.
Holiday: Christmas Eve. I like the excitement before the big day.
Planet: Earth. Definitely Earth.

THIS OR THAT
Facebook or Twitter? That’s tough! I think Facebook.
Cats or Dogs? Dogs
Beatles or Rolling Stones? Rolling Stones
Comedy or Tearjerker? Tearjerker
Phone Call or Text Message? Phone Call
Mac or PC? Mac
Coffee or Tea? Coffee. Always coffee.
Paper or Plastic? Are we talking about spending or grocery store?
Morning Person or Night Person? Morning 🙂
East Coast or West Coast? I don’t know much about the west coast, but the east coast has my heart.
Star Trek or Star Wars? Yikes! Neither!

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 two daughters and two dogs.

most recent stories2 Heather Abraham

FDA-Approved Implant Helping Patients Battle Opioid Addiction

Recently, the FDA approved an implant that delivers a slow, but steady dose of buprenorphine over six months. It’s called a Probuphine implant.

02/27/2017

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.

02/10/2017

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?

02/06/2017

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.

01/25/2017

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.

01/23/2017

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

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

01/05/2017

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.

01/02/2017

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.

12/27/2016

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.

12/16/2016

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.

12/09/2016

Pittsburgh Zoo Trainers Treat Wild Pigs To Daily Massages

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

11/24/2016

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.

11/24/2016

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.

11/18/2016

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.

11/04/2016

Pittsburgh Police Chief McLay Announces Resignation

Pittsburgh Police Chief Cameron McLay is resigning from his position.

11/04/2016

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