Mike Pintek

Mike Pintek

Mike Pintek loves Pittsburgh, but being a “D” student in geography, he still can’t find his way around without a GPS. Mike’s broadcasting career began really early, much to the annoyance of his family! As a kid, he would record himself over and over, pretending to anchor NASA rocket launches. Mike was a DJ in college — but wasn’t very good at it, so he turned to news and became news director at a Harrisburg radio station.

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 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.

Hear him weekdays Noon-3 on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA!

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Trump’s RNC Speech Sparks Republican Enthusiasm

There’s a new energy coming from the Republican Party, a lot of the enthusiasm was felt over the past week at the Republican National Convention.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–07/22/2016

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Political Analyst: Melania Trump’s RNC Speech “Inexcusable”

KDKA Radio Political Analyst Bill Green was in Cleveland for Mrs. Trump’s speech and told host Mike Pintek “obviously she didn’t write the speech.”

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–07/19/2016

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“Catch Me If You Can” Inspiration On Fraud Protection

Frank Abagnale is one of the world’s most famous con artists and was depicted by Leonardo DiCaprio in the film “Catch Me If You Can.”

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–07/13/2016

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Political Analyst: Presidential Election Will Decide Makeup Of Supreme Court

KDKA Radio Political Analyst Bill Green joined Mike Pintek to discuss the importance of this year’s presidential election.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–06/23/2016

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Author: ‘America Is Awash In Guns, Yet Crimes Are At Record Low’

Cline used data from the FBI and other government bodies that show gun ownership from 1993 to 2013 is up by 1.5 guns per person. Over those same 20 years the gun homicide rate has dropped by almost half.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–06/22/2016

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Bishop Zubik “Hopeful” All Sides Can Come Together, Resolve Conflict On Contraceptive Mandate

Bishop David Zubik of the Pittsburgh Catholic Diocese discusses the Supreme Court’s decision (or non-decision) on the Obamacare contraceptive mandate.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–05/16/2016

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Pa. Rep.’s Bill Would Allow “In God We Trust” In Public Schools

Republican Pennsylvania State Rep. Rick Saccone is pushing a bill that entitles public schools to display the national motto “In God We Trust.”

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–05/09/2016

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Chief McLay: Pittsburgh Has “Strong Police Culture”

Pittsburgh Police Chief Cameron McLay joined KDKA Radio’s Mike Pintek in-studio Friday to discuss the current state of policing in America.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–03/04/2016

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NewsRadio’s Mike Pintek Calls Romney A “Loser,” “Hypocrite”

Mitt Romney had some choice words for Donald Trump Wednesday.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–03/03/2016

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Police Officers Put Through Deadly Force Training

Host Mike Pintek and KDKA-AM Program Director Jim Graci got to participate in Pittsburgh Police deadly force training.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–01/29/2016

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Psychologist Shares Insights About Parenting & “Trophy Kids”

Most parents want their children to succeed, but some parents take it too far when it comes to sports.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–07/29/2015

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Death With Dignity Legislation Proposed In Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Democrat Senator Daylin Leach is a strong support and behind the proposed Death With Dignity Legislation. Senator Leach feels that we cannot force someone to live how we want them to, just because we don’t agree with their decision.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–11/18/2014

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Big Business Of Big Butts

It seems like everyone is obsessed with butts lately.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–11/13/2014

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Would A Travel Ban Save More People From Ebola?

Dr. Amesh Adalja does not believe that a travel ban would help the spread of Ebola. He thinks that we need to keep travel open to bring the country that supplies they need.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–10/06/2014

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Women’s Shelter Director Discusses Domestic Abuse

Why is domestic abuse so prevalent among athletes? The Women’s Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh Associate Director Janet Scott-Mace joined Mike Pintek to talk about domestic abuse across the country.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–09/10/2014

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