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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Report: Teacher Under Investigation After Breast Groping Photo Surfaces

An investigation is underway after a photo was posted online showing two students grabbing a Beaver County teacher’s breasts.

07/29/2015

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U.S. Attorney’s Office Indicts 5 In Fatal Heroin Overdoses

The U.S. Attorney’s Office charged five men Friday who are accused of selling heroin to drug users who died from overdoses.

07/24/2015

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SWAT Called To North Side Home

Police and SWAT were called to a home on the North Side. e.

07/24/2015

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Beaver Co. Teen Killed On Camping Trip Remembered On Her Birthday

One of this summer’s big storms brought tragedy to a family from Beaver Falls. Their daughter was killed at a summer camp when high winds sent a tree crashing down onto her tent last month.

07/24/2015

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Soccer Star Meghan Klingenberg Back Home For Soccer Camp

It’s been a World Cup whirlwind for Pine-Richland’s Meghan Klingenberg – and the rest of the Women’s National Soccer Team.

07/17/2015

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Police Raid Suspected Meth Lab In Canonsburg

A quiet neighborhood in Canonsburg was disrupted Thursday morning when police, firefighters and Hazmat crews converged on a house with a suspected meth lab inside.

07/16/2015

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Butler Co. Man Charged With Abusing 7-Week-Old Baby

A Butler County man is facing charges in connection with the alleged abuse of his infant child.

07/15/2015

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Police: Man, Allegedly On Drugs, Terrorizes Ex-Girlfriend’s Family, Scuffles With Officers

A man is behind bars and facing many charges after police say he terrorized a family in the city’s Garfield section and scuffled with officers when they tried to take him into custody.

07/10/2015

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Juvenile To Face Charges In Beltzhoover Crash

Cars were totaled, a home was damaged and power was out for several homes in Beltzhoover Thursday after an out-of-control Lincoln Navigator sped through the neighborhood this morning.

07/09/2015

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Many Worried After Computer Glitches Interrupt NYSE, Travel, News

First, United Airlines, then the New York Stock Exchange, and then the Wall Street Journal; travel, money and news were all interrupted Wednesday by computer glitches.

07/08/2015

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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.

07/03/2015

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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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