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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D.A.’s Office Investigating 2 Deputy Constables Over Assault Allegations

Jayla Smith tells a painful story that shouldn’t happen to anyone.

12/17/2014

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Protests Continue In Pittsburgh, Shutting Down Parkway, Oakland Streets

Local demonstrators will be out again today and this weekend to protest a decision by a grand jury in New York City that cleared a white police officer in the chokehold death of an unarmed black man.

12/05/2014

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Police Search For Armed Robber Who Hit Rostraver Businesses

An armed robber hit two gas stations in Rostraver Township just days apart.

12/04/2014

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Cal U Turns To Kansas Firm To Restore Football Program’s Reputation

California University and its football program have seen better days.

12/03/2014

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Airsoft Gun Incident At Minadeo Elementary Under Investigation

Investigators are looking into an incident at Pittsburgh Minadeo Elementary School.

11/26/2014

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1 Killed By Detached Tire On Rt. 28

At least one person was killed in an accident near the Shaler Highland Compound on Route 28.

11/21/2014

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Light Up Night, WPIAL Championship Crowds Could Cause Parking Problems

If you’re planning to go Downtown for Light Up Night on Friday, be sure to bring your patience.

11/20/2014

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New Police Chief Stepping Up Security At Light Up Night

New steps are being taken to tighten security for Pittsburgh’s annual Light Up Night celebration.

11/19/2014

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WVU Suspends Greek Activities After “Catastrophic Medical Emergency” At Frat House

West Virginia University has suspended social and pledging activities, effective immediately, at its campus-affiliated fraternities and sororities following two recent incidents.

11/13/2014

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Walker Hopes Pirates Bring Martin Back, Reflects On Own Future With Team

Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman is keeping busy this off-season, but that doesn’t mean he’s not already thinking ahead to the next baseball season.

11/12/2014

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Nasty Clash Continues Between Fitzgerald, Wagner

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Rich Fitzgerald claims Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner rarely shows up at her office. But we found her there Friday. KDKA’s Paul Martino: “How often are you here?” Wagner: “My average work […]

11/07/2014

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D.A. Plans To File Charges In Port Authority Rollover Crash

It’s been more than two months since a crash involving two Port Authority buses, and there has been a lot of back and forth about what is to blame for the accident

11/05/2014

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D.A. Addresses Community Safety In Wake Of Tragic McKeesport Fire

The investigation into a fatal fire that killed six people in McKeesport continues. Nearly an entire family died in the fire, which started at a home on Express Way on Oct. 18.

11/05/2014

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Woman Charged In Cousin’s Shooting Death In Upper St. Clair

Police are investigating a shooting death in Upper St. Clair.

11/01/2014

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Bus Driver’s Attorney: Faulty Equipment Caused Parkway North Rollover Crash

It was back on Sept. 22 when a bus tumbled out of control off the Parkway North and down onto Evergreen Road.

10/31/2014

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