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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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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Security Guard Accidentally Shoots Friend In Buttocks At Ross Park Mall

A security guard has been relieved of his duties after accidentally shooting his friend at the Ross Park Mall Tuesday night.


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Donations Pour In For Victims Of Duquesne Apartment Fire

The sight of all the clothes, shoes, toys for the kids and toiletries was emotional for many.


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Pittsburgh Diocese Initiative Designed To Draw People Back To Church

The Diocese says Mass attendance has dwindled from almost 247,000 in the year 2000 to just over 149,000 last year.


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McKeesport Area Ministerium Treating Officers To Free Meals

In the wake of the recent shootings involving police officers across the country, a local group is showing their appreciation.


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Local Doctor: Eating Seeds To Get High Could Be Fatal

A dangerous trend has resurfaced. Across the country, teens and young adults are eating seeds to get high.


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‘Jane’s Walk’ Encourages Revitalization Of East Liberty

A group of people in East Liberty took a walk Friday morning to promote the revitalization of the neighborhood.


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Ducklings Rescued From Sewer Grate In Aspinwall

Crews went to work Wednesday morning after spotting a group of ducklings trapped in a sewer grate in Aspinwall.



Woman Creates Beautiful, Personalized Canes For Veterans

One woman makes special walking canes for others using recycled materials.


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Man Arrested In Connection With Bloomfield Fatal Hit-&-Run

A man has been arrested in connection with a hit-and-run that killed an aspiring artist in Bloomfield this weekend.


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Port Authority Plans To Eliminate Bus Stops To Speed Up Service

The Port Authority is looking at eliminating some bus stops in Pittsburgh.




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