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 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, learning the ins and outs of shooting video, editing and presenting news. Heather was also a co-anchor and reporter for WVU News, the school’s weekly news show.
While her career took her to New York City, Heather has always wanted to make Pittsburgh her home again. She is thrilled to be back in the ‘Burgh and excited to be a part of the KDKA family.
When she’s not reporting, Heather loves trying new restaurants, going to the movies and playing with her two dogs.
Police are investigating after a mother of five was shot and killed in McKeesport late Monday night.
Two more suspects wanted in a deadly shooting at The Waterfront have been captured.
Businesses were evacuated in Mount Lebanon Wednesday morning after a gas line was accidentally cut.
While the snow has temporarily stopped falling, the same could not be said for the temperature.
The snow is falling and temperatures are dropping, which has prompted the City of Pittsburgh to enact emergency response protocols.
One person was arrested following a drug bust on the South Side early Sunday morning.
Police had to taser a local man’s dog Friday morning after fighting with another dog.
Detectives have arrested a Murrysville McDonalds employee, who they say was selling heroin out of the restaurant.
It’s hard to miss them, scarring so many local roads. But since the city’s “pothole blitz” started, crews have been hard at work, attempting to fill hundreds of potholes by the end of the week.
Sheriff’s deputies were able to arrest a local man wanted for attempted murder early Tuesday morning.
The Steel Plaza subway station was closed for several hours Friday after a steel support bar fell down in the T tracks.
Police are looking for at least two suspects after a shooting in the parking lot of the Steak ‘n Shake at The Waterfront on Wednesday night.
With the wind chills easing a bit, most schools tried to get by with a two-hour delay Wednesday morning.
Working outside in the cold environment is certainly no picnic and local police officers and firefighters were busy with a standoff and several fires overnight.
No matter what it’s called, most people simply know it’s extremely cold outside and it could possibly be dangerous.