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Paul Martino

martino Paul MartinoPaul 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.

(Photo Credit: KDKA Photojournalist Ian Smith)

Vandalism, Deterioration Threatening American Flag Shrine In Rochester

Repairs are expected to cost thousands of dollars after vandals broke the lights that surrounded the Beaver County Flag Plaza in Rochester.

08/28/2014

(Photo Credit: Ian Smith/KDKA)

Mom Accused Of Leaving Kids Outside Of Store To Stand Trial

A Beaver County woman is facing a trial after allegedly leaving her two children alone outside of a store.

08/28/2014

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Bishop Zubik Does Ice Bucket Challenge To Help Friend

Pittsburgh Catholic Diocese Bishop David Zubik accepted the Ice Bucket Challenge this weekend to help a dear friend.

08/23/2014

(Photo Credit: KDKA)

Daughter Killed, Mother Wounded In Hill District Shooting

A woman was wounded and her daughter killed in a double shooting this afternoon in Pittsburgh’s Hill District.

08/22/2014

(Photo Credit: Al Bello/Getty Images)

Police: Charges Filed Against Steelers’ Bell, Blount

Despite being caught in possession of marijuana on Wednesday, it appears Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount made the trip to Philadelphia ahead of the team’s preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

08/21/2014

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Squirrel Hill Funeral For Sophie Masloff To Take Place Tuesday

When Bob O’Connor died just months after taking office, thousands flooded the City County Building where his body was lying in state.

08/18/2014

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Health Officials Warn Community After Rabid Stray Cat Found

Allegheny County Health Department officials are warning residents of Spring Hill and Dormont after animals were found with rabies.

08/15/2014

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Police Search For Missing North Huntingdon Man

Police are looking for a missing 29-year-old man, who was last seen about a week ago.

08/14/2014

(Source: Washington County Jail)

Police: 2 Moms Smoke Crack In Dirty Hotel Room In Front Of 4 Kids

Two women were arrested Friday morning, after police say they were smoking crack in a dirty hotel room with four children.

08/08/2014

(Source: Amy Calabrese)

Suspect In South Hills Crime Spree Has Lengthy Rap Sheet Dating Back To 1999

There are new details on Wednesday’s police chase, carjacking and shooting in the South Hills.

08/07/2014

(Photo Courtesy: Allegheny County Health Department)

Downtown Restaurant Fined For Hiding Health Alert Behind Potted Plant

The Allegheny County Health Department has fined a Pittsburgh restaurant $800 for hiding a yellow health alert notice posted on a front window behind two large potted plants.

08/06/2014

(Photo Credit: KDKA)

Torture Victim Says Night Of Alleged Attack “All Hell Broke Loose”

Four people accused of torturing a young Washington County woman with disabilities one night last April have been ordered to stand trial.

07/30/2014

(Photo Credit: KDKA Photojournalist Bryan Orr)

Local Family Leaves For Emotional Final Vacation With Terminally Ill Mother

There were applause and cheers for Dana Rossey and her family as she left the cancer center and boarded a private jet to North Carolina.

07/26/2014

(Photo Credit: NewsChopper 2/KDKA)

Teenager Scales Elizabeth Bridge, Gets Stuck In I-Beam Crawl Space

A teenage boy is in hot water with his father after he brought rush hour traffic on the Elizabeth Bridge to a halt when he had to be rescued from a catwalk under the structure.

07/18/2014

(Photo Credit: KDKA)

Hip Loft Apartments Attracting More & More People To The Strip District

There’s a place in the City of Pittsburgh where the population is exploding.

07/17/2014

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