Paul Martino

Paul joined KDKA-TV in 1984 as a general assignment reporter and later became Bureau Chief in Westmoreland County.
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VITALS
Joined KDKA: 1984
Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
Alma Mater: Southern Illinois University

FAVORITES
Music: Beatles, Miles Davis, Elmore James, Vivaldi
Movie: “Godfather”
TV Show: “CBS Sunday Morning”
Book: “The Innocent Man” by John Grisham
Hobbies: Golf, piano, singing, walking
Sports Team: Pens, Pirates, Steelers, Chicago White Sox
Food: Steak, pasta, seafood
Local Restaurant: Penn Ave. Fish Co.
Hidden PA Gem: Bedford Springs Resorts
Sport/Exercise: Walking and Golf
Historical Figure: John F. Kennedy
Favorite Pennsylvanian: Tom Ridge
Quote: “Life is what happens while you’re busy making other plans.” – John Lennon
Word: Peace
Vacation Spot: Destin, Florida
Holiday: Fourth of July
Guilty Pleasure: Loud Music

THIS OR THAT
Facebook or Twitter? Facebook
Cats or Dogs? Dogs
Beatles or Rolling Stones? Beatles
Comedy or Tearjerker? Comedy
Phone Call or Text Message? Text
Mac or PC? Mac
Coffee or Tea? Coffee
Paper or Plastic? Plastic
Morning Person or Night Person? Night
East Coast or West Coast? East Coast

Paul joined KDKA-TV in 1984 as a general assignment reporter and later became Bureau Chief in Westmoreland County. He now anchors weekend evening newscasts, as well as reporting during the week for KDKA-TV News.

The “You Paid For It” series on “Perks for State Lawmakers” won a Golden Quill award in 1996. Paul has always been on top of the area’s political scene.

Also a sports enthusiast, Paul has covered the Pittsburgh Pirates throughout their history and reported on the success of the Pittsburgh Penguins while traveling to Minnesota and Chicago for the Stanley Cup Championship.

The Wall Street Journal and local newspapers have referred to Paul as the “Sam Donaldson” of Pittsburgh. As a reporter for WKRG-TV in Mobile, Alabama, he received the Press Club Award in 1981 for Outstanding Professionalism for his coverage of a hostage situation involving Mobile’s mayor. In 1982, Paul received an award from the Associated Press (AP) for Best Documentary. This documentary covered Governor George Wallace’s return for a fourth term in office after overcoming partial paralysis and a history of racism. Paul went on to win another Associated Press Award in 1983 for his coverage of an execution. In 1987, he received the Golden Quill Award for his investigative reporting of a police chief’s unethical practices.

Paul spends most of his free time in the community. He plays the keyboard for his band, “Time Tested” for several charity events. Paul is also the president of the local chapter of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.

Paul earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Radio-Television from Southern Illinois University. Paul resides in the North Hills area of Pittsburgh and has three children.

most recent stories2 Paul Martino

Woman Whose Alleged Rape Case Wasn’t Prosecuted Urges Sexual Assault Victims To Come Forward

A local woman who says she was a victim of sexual assault says she’s angered that powerful men appear to be getting away with sexual assault and not getting prosecuted.

12/07/2017

Westmoreland Co. Sheetz Installs Blue Lighting System In Hopes Of Deterring Drug Use

A Westmoreland County Sheetz has installed a blue light system in their restrooms to reduce drug use inside.

12/06/2017

Police Use Cellphone Tracking Technology To Locate Kidnapping Victim

Two men were arrested after police used cellphone tracking technology and a court order to locate a kidnapped woman.

11/29/2017

‘Proverbial Bat Out Of Hell’: Hawk Crashes Through Couple’s Living Room Window

An unexpected guest at a home in Ross Township caused a big scare and left a pile of damage ahead of the holiday.

11/22/2017

Tractor Trailer Loses Brakes, Crashes Into 9 Vehicles In Churchill

A tractor trailer lost its brakes and crashed into nine vehicles in Churchill on Friday afternoon.

11/17/2017

Couple Handcuffed, Placed In Police Cruiser For Hours After Insurance Agent Mistakes Hibiscus Plants For Marijuana

A Buffalo Township couple says they were handcuffed and placed in a police cruiser for hours while police searched their property after an insurance agent mistook the couple’s hibiscus plants for marijuana.

11/16/2017

Police Concerned About Teams Of Shoplifters After South Hills Village Theft

Police in Bethel Park are worried about teams of shoplifters hitting stores this holiday season after three women were arrested earlier this month for shoplifting together at the South Hills Village Mall.

11/09/2017

Quaker Valley H.S. Experimenting With Later Start Times, Says Students Need More Rest

Starting classes later for teenage students is becoming a national trend.

11/08/2017

Contractor Who Ripped Off Elderly Widow, Mother-To-Be Turns Himself In

A contractor who ripped off multiple people, including an elderly widow and a mother-to-be, turned himself in to police Friday.

11/03/2017

Police Searching For Contractor Who Ripped Off 84-Year-Old Woman

A contractor from McKeesport was charged Thursday with ripping off an elderly woman of thousands of dollars.

11/02/2017

Police Looking For Cop Impersonator In Irwin

Police are looking for a man who is pretending to be a cop in Westmoreland County.

11/01/2017

Police: Racial Slurs Carved Into Vehicle In Hempfield Township

State police are searching for the person who committed a string of crimes in Hempfield Township, including carving racial slurs into the exterior of one vehicle.

10/26/2017

Superintendent To Visit North Side Elementary School, Looking For Solutions To Violence

The Pittsburgh Public Schools superintendent is speaking out after two recent incidents of violence against teachers at an elementary school on the North Side.

10/25/2017

Rep. Murphy’s South Hills Office Cleared Out With Resignation Going Into Effect

Saturday is the final day in office for U.S. Congressman Tim Murphy.

10/20/2017

Trump Administration Pulls Back On Employer Birth Control Mandates

The Trump administration pulled back Friday on mandates that require employers to pay for birth control.

10/06/2017

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