While in Harrisburg, he broke the story of the Three Mile Island nuclear accident by managing to get a call through to a reactor control room tech who told him, “I can’t talk now — we’ve got a problem!” No kidding! Later he anchored and reported for a Washington, D.C., station. (Favorite story: Trying to interview very stoned and incoherent “Legalize Marijuana” protestors outside the Reagan White House.) Ultimately, he landed here at his favorite station, KDKA.
Mike also has been a TV host and “Newsbreak” anchor, as well as a talk host on CBS Radio stations in St. Louis and Baltimore. Mike appeared as a TV reporter in the film “Dead and Alive,” starring Tony Danza, Samuel L. Jackson and Ted Levine. During a couple of trips to the Middle East for live broadcasts on KDKA, Mike dodged softball sized rocks thrown by Hezbollah on the Israeli border with Lebanon, got to see the pyramids in Egypt and climbed Mt. Sinai in pitch-black darkness to see the sunrise.
Mike currently resides in an undisclosed location (just like Dick Cheney) with his black cat, Halle. Hear him weekdays Noon-3 on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA!
KDKA Radio’s Mike Pintek and expert forensic analyst Dr. Cyril Wecht review the Tomlin foot-fumble footage.
Dr. Charles Krauthammer’s new book, “Things that Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics,” addresses three decades of his news experience.
Employees argue they should not be working on the holidays. Councilwoman Rudiak believes employees have the right to spend time with their family.
Mike Pintek’s high school tours have taken him around the city and today he’s in Woodland Hills!
Author Peter Savodnik studied in depth the life and experiences that Lee Harvey Oswald had while living in the Soviet Union.
The proposed transportation package could increase gas prices by .28 cents.
Viewers are tricked by “Frankenbytes” to believe much of the drama in reality television shows.
A veteran police detective in Melbourne, Australia believes that after four years of continuous research and writing, he has uncovered just how President John F. Kennedy was killed.
“Space may be the final frontier, but it was made in a Hollywood basement,” says a Pittsburgh Freeland Video Producer.
Penn State University plans to charge all employees who do not undergo a health screening $100 a month!
Go Topless.org will host a rally on Sunday Aug. 25 in honor of Women’s Equality Day from 3 until 6 in the evening beginning at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh.
CBS Radio held the Marcellus Shale Festival on Thursday Aug. 15 in hopes of maximizing public and private partnership on Marcellus Shale.
Obesity can increase a person’s chances for heart disease, diabetes and premature death.
FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai joins Mike Pintek in studio for the hour to talk all about the FCC.
Dr. Alveda C. King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is asking for American’s on both sides to come together, transform our hearts to love and pray for the Zimmerman’s and the Martin’s.