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.

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Ebola Is Hot Topic At Pittsburgh International, But Travelers Not Too Concerned

Everybody’s talking about it. Ebola. The question at Pittsburgh International Airport is, “Is it safe to fly? Can I get Ebola on an airplane?”

10/16/2014

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IUP Homecoming Much Tamer Than Out-Of-Control St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations

It was a beautiful weekend on the Indiana University of Pennsylvania campus, perfect for a homecoming celebration.

10/13/2014

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DA To File Criminal Charges Against Bus Drivers Involved In Parkway North Crash

There were no passengers on the bus and the driver survived, but the Port Authority says the driver of a second bus involved in a violent crash may have been driving recklessly.

10/10/2014

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Father Of Man Paralyzed During Traffic Stop Asks DA To Drop Remaining Charges

At a small rally in the Hill District Friday Morning, Leon Ford Sr. reached out to District Attorney Stephen Zappala.

10/10/2014

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Carnegie Trying To Crack Down On Nuisance Graffiti Problem

Business owners in Carnegie are upset about the constant graffiti problem.

10/09/2014

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Police: Suspect Described Deadly Ambush In Writing

Pennsylvania State Police say they found writings left by ambush suspect Eric Frein that describes how he opened fire on a rural barracks and then made his escape.

10/08/2014

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2 Black Bears Spotted Near Game Lands In Wexford

Two bears were reportedly spotted in Wexford.

10/03/2014

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Vietnam Veterans Motorcycle Ride In Beaver Co. May Be In Jeopardy

Some veterans in Beaver County believe politics may put their motorcycle ride in jeopardy this weekend.

09/25/2014

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3 Pittsburgh Public Schools Evacuated Due To Threat

Three schools in the Pittsburgh Public Schools District are being evacuated due to a voicemail threat.

09/17/2014

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Thousands Participate In North Park Ovarian Cancer Walk

More than 2,500 walkers and runners took to the path around North Park Lake to raise money and remind women to look out for the symptoms of ovarian cancer.

09/15/2014

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Woman Accused Of Giving Boyfriend’s Grandson Bloody Nose, Black Eye

Police have filed charges against a Beaver County woman accused of punching her boyfriend’s grandson in the facing, giving the boy a bloody nose and a black eye.

09/10/2014

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Homeowner Charged With Arson After Ross Twp. House Destroyed By Flames

Firefighters and police were on the scene of a large house fire Friday morning.

09/05/2014

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Locals Remember Legendary Comedian Joan Rivers

People around the world are remembering legendary comedian Joan Rivers who died Thursday at a hospital in New York. She was 81.

09/05/2014

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Restaurant Owners Ready To Contest Health Dept.’s Letter Grading System

Allegheny County is a step closer to getting report cards on the safety of its restaurants. The Health Department has okayed a plan for letter grades.

09/03/2014

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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

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