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 one daughter and are expecting a second child.

most recent stories2 Heather Abraham

TSA Spokesman Demonstrates The Importance Of Thorough Screening

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

09/01/2016

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.

08/31/2016

Retired Officer Charged With Receiving Stolen Property

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

08/26/2016

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.

08/24/2016

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.

08/23/2016

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?

08/19/2016

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.

08/17/2016

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.

08/16/2016

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.

08/15/2016

Kang Bobblehead Giveaway Takes Place Despite Assault Allegations

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

08/11/2016

Former Members Of St. Anthony’s Church Continue To Fight For Reopening

When the Pittsburgh Catholic Diocese closed a local church, its former members took their fight to keep it open all the way to the top, and even after a ruling from the Vatican, they’re still not ready to give up.

08/10/2016

Penn Hills Junior Firefighter Accused In At Least 3 Suspicious Fires

A junior firefighter is facing arson charges after allegedly setting at least three suspicious fires in Penn Hills.

08/09/2016

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Monessen Mayor Finds Boy, 4, Wandering In Street, Mom Charged

A woman is facing charges after the mayor of Monessen found her son wandering in the middle of a street on Tuesday.

08/03/2016

Pet Hospice Helps Furry Friends Live Out Final Years Comfortably

It’s hard to watch our pets age and a trip to the vet can be stressful. Now, there’s a new option to help pets live out their final years in comfort.

08/01/2016

Hundreds Flock To Pittsburgh For World’s Largest Pinball Tournament

The ReplayFx Arcade and Video Game Festival is underway at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.

07/28/2016

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