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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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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Retired Officer Investigated After Items Discovered Missing From Evidence Room

A former Pittsburgh Police officer is under investigation after items were discovered missing from an evidence room.


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Intense Fire Damages Homes, Sends 1 To Hospital In North Braddock

One person was taken to the hospital, multiple homes were damaged and investigators are now working to determine the cause of an intense fire that erupted Tuesday morning in North Braddock.


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4moms Set To Release Self-Installing, Computerized Car Seat

Studies have shown that 80 percent of car seats have critical errors. But, what if a car seat installed itself perfectly, every time?


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Investigators Release Photo Of Missing Twins From Penn Hills

Missing for roughly a decade, investigators have released a picture of twins Ivon and Inisha Fowler as infants.


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Trial Begins For Mother Of 3-Year-Old Found Dead In Swissvale Ravine

The trial for a woman charged in the death of her 3-year-old daughter began Tuesday afternoon.


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Former Gymnastics Coach Accused Of Molesting Girls To Stand Trial

A former gymnastics coach who is accused of molesting several girls was held for trial at a preliminary hearing Monday morning.


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Kang Bobblehead Giveaway Takes Place Despite Assault Allegations

Fans crowded PNC Park for the third and final game in the series against the Padres.




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