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

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.

07/27/2016

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.

07/25/2016

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.

07/22/2016

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.

07/19/2016

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.

07/18/2016

‘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.

07/08/2016

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.

07/06/2016

Woman Creates Beautiful, Personalized Canes For Veterans

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

07/04/2016

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.

06/29/2016

Port Authority Plans To Eliminate Bus Stops To Speed Up Service

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

06/28/2016

Man Arrested Following Shooting At Greyhound Bus Station

A man was arrested after a shooting inside the Greyhound Bus Station downtown on Sunday.

06/26/2016

Jam-Packed Schedule Revealed For Three Rivers Regatta

There’s a jam-packed schedule for this year’s EQT Three Rivers Regatta.

06/23/2016

Judge Orders Lamar Advertising To Clean Rust From Back Of Old Bayer Sign

Now adorned with a vinyl, bright yellow Sprint banner, there’s no denying the contentious relationship between the City of Pittsburgh and Lamar Advertising over the billboard on Mount Washington.

06/22/2016

Venture Outdoors Set To Open New Kayaking Station In Aspinwall

There’s a new recreation opportunity for people who prefer to paddle their way through Pittsburgh.

06/21/2016

Kids Learn Sportsmanship, Discipline At Annual Roethlisberger ProCamp

A decade ago, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger held his first mini-camp for kids. Saturday, another group took lessons from the pro.

06/19/2016

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