Paul Martino

martino paul web 2015 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.

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Pitt’s Langley Hall Damaged In Crane Accident

A crane slammed into the side of Langley Hall on the University of Pittsburgh’s campus Friday morning.

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2nd Plum Teacher In Court On Sex-Related Charges

For the second day in a row, a Plum High School teacher was in court for sex-related charges.

07/02/2015

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Bond Revoked For Plum H.S. Teacher Accused Of Having Sex With Student

A Plum High School teacher accused of having sex with a student had his bond revoked during a hearing Wednesday morning

07/01/2015

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Rolling Stones Coming To Pittsburgh This Weekend

The Rolling Stones will be in Pittsburgh Saturday.

06/19/2015

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Preparations Underway At Heinz Field For Rolling Stones Concert

Preparations are underway at Heinz Field for the Rolling Stones concert this weekend.

06/17/2015

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Lawyer Denies Claims Plum Resource Officer Knew Of Alleged Inappropriate Relationship In 2011

As the investigation continues into the Plum High School teacher-student sex scandal, a lawyer for the school’s police officer is now disputing some school board claims.

06/11/2015

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Plum School Board Accepts Member’s Resignation As Grand Jury Probe Continues

As a grand jury investigation continues into the alleged teacher-student sex scandal at Plum High School, the school board held a meeting tonight where one of its members resigned.

06/10/2015

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Police: Yough Senior High Coach Posed As Female, Solicited Nude Photos From Teen Boy

A Yough Senior High baseball coach is facing charges after allegedly posing as a female and soliciting nude photos from a 14-year-old student.

06/05/2015

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Police Hoping Posters Will Help Solve East Hills Teen’s Murder

Police spent Thursday canvassing the East Hills with posters about the recent death of a 14-year-old.

06/04/2015

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Police, D.A. Probe Alleged Ethnic Intimidation Case After Man Attacked, Thrown On T Tracks

Police and the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office are investigating a case of possible ethnic intimidation after a man was beaten and tossed onto the T tracks downtown last weekend.

06/03/2015

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Woman, Dog Okay After Becoming Trapped On Hillside

Police are working to retrieve a dog and a person who went over a hillside in Harrison Hills Park.

05/25/2015

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Search Warrants Reveal 8 Possible Victims In Plum HS Scandal

Investigators returned to Plum High School Wednesday seeking more records in a grand jury probe of alleged inappropriate sexual relationships between teacher and students.

05/20/2015

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Crews Pull Teen’s Body From Connoquenessing Creek

Water rescue crews have recovered the body of a teenager who went under the water tonight in the Connoquenessing Creek near Ellwood City in Lawrence County and never resurfaced.

05/15/2015

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Ammo Found In Penn Hills Home Made Fire Difficult To Fight

A fire destroyed a home in Penn Hills on Monday night.

05/04/2015

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Jeannette Bank Robbed After Suspect Demands Cash With Note

Police are looking for the person who robbed a Jeannette bank Thursday afternoon.

04/30/2015

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