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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Specialty Team Works To Rescue Horse On Beaver Co. Farm

Specially-trained crews worked to save a horse after it collapsed Saturday.

07/12/2014

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Pitt Researcher’s Lawyers Argue Some Evidence Should Be Thrown Out

Pretrial motions are underway in the case of a University of Pittsburgh researcher who is accused of poisoning his wife.

07/10/2014

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Body Found In Washington Co. Field May Be Missing Elderly Man

Pennsylvania State Police in Washington County reported that a body was found in a field on Daniel’s Run Road at Brady Road in Scenery Hill.

07/09/2014

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Victim Upgraded To Stable Condition, Suspect In Custody In Brookline Stabbing

Police have one person in custody and are questioning another after a stabbing in Brookline Friday evening sent a man to the hospital.

06/20/2014

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Police Search For Upper St. Clair Home Invasion Suspect

Police are on the lookout for a man who robbed an Upper St. Clair home.

06/20/2014

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