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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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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Growing Number Of Air Travelers Turning To TSA Pre-Check

Air travelers looking to cut down on wait times in airport security lines are turning to TSA Pre-Check.


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‘Brace Yourselves:’ WWII Bomber Takes People High Over Washington County

The Flying Fortress, in all its glory, sits on the tarmac at the Washington County Airport— just one of less than a dozen B-17s still airworthy.


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Pittsburgh Policing Policy Continues To Change Following Backlash

With dwindling numbers in the Pittsburgh Police Bureau, last month, Chief Cameron McLay announced that officers would no longer respond to scenes of a number of crimes.


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Officials Release Age-Progression Photos Of Missing Penn Hills Twins

Officials have released new age-progression photos of Penn Hills twins who have been missing for about a decade.


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Fire Bureau Officials Praise Firefighters Who Fought Liberty Bridge Blaze

Pittsburgh firefighters did an incredible job under difficult conditions last week, when they put of the intense and massive fire on the Liberty Bridge.


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TSA Spokesman Demonstrates The Importance Of Thorough Screening

You know the rules as you approach TSA screening: shoes off, electronics out, liquids limited.


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High-Resolution Cameras To Be Installed In Monroeville To Curb Crime

The Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office will soon purchase and install 12 high-resolution video cameras to monitor traffic in Monroeville.


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Retired Officer Charged With Receiving Stolen Property

A former Zone Two police officer was charged Friday with receiving stolen property.



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