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

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.

11/01/2016

Legacy Bears Offer Unique Way To Preserve Memories Of Loved Ones

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

10/31/2016

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.

10/28/2016

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.

10/17/2016

‘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.

10/06/2016

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.

09/29/2016

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.

09/27/2016

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.

09/26/2016

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.

09/21/2016

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.

09/19/2016

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.

09/09/2016

‘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.

09/09/2016

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.

09/08/2016

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.

09/07/2016

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.

09/06/2016

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