Paul Martino

Paul joined KDKA-TV in 1984 as a general assignment reporter and later became Bureau Chief in Westmoreland County.
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VITALS
Joined KDKA: 1984
Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
Alma Mater: Southern Illinois University

FAVORITES
Music: Beatles, Miles Davis, Elmore James, Vivaldi
Movie: “Godfather”
TV Show: “CBS Sunday Morning”
Book: “The Innocent Man” by John Grisham
Hobbies: Golf, piano, singing, walking
Sports Team: Pens, Pirates, Steelers, Chicago White Sox
Food: Steak, pasta, seafood
Local Restaurant: Penn Ave. Fish Co.
Hidden PA Gem: Bedford Springs Resorts
Sport/Exercise: Walking and Golf
Historical Figure: John F. Kennedy
Favorite Pennsylvanian: Tom Ridge
Quote: “Life is what happens while you’re busy making other plans.” – John Lennon
Word: Peace
Vacation Spot: Destin, Florida
Holiday: Fourth of July
Guilty Pleasure: Loud Music

THIS OR THAT
Facebook or Twitter? Facebook
Cats or Dogs? Dogs
Beatles or Rolling Stones? Beatles
Comedy or Tearjerker? Comedy
Phone Call or Text Message? Text
Mac or PC? Mac
Coffee or Tea? Coffee
Paper or Plastic? Plastic
Morning Person or Night Person? Night
East Coast or West Coast? East Coast

Paul 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.

most recent stories2 Paul Martino

Teens Tried to Ride, Attacked Donkey In South Side Park

A herd of goats and a donkey are under assault in South Side Park.

08/11/2017

Masonry Company To Restore Vandalized Jesus Statue In Honor Of Alumna

The owner of a local masonry restoration company is fixing the Carlow University’s Jesus statue, which was vandalized last month.

08/04/2017

Boy Riding Bicycle Killed After Crash With Dump Truck

A child was killed in Spring Garden after he crashed into a dump truck while riding his bicycle Thursday afternoon.

07/27/2017

Groundbreaking To Be Held For McKeesport Medical Marijuana Growing Facility

Ground will be broken Thursday on one of the area’s first medical marijuana growing facilities.

07/26/2017

Company’s Plan For Disposing Of Fracking Wastewater Is Causing Community Concerns

The Environmental Protection Agency is planning a public hearing next week on plans to inject fracking wastewater into a gas well in Plum.

07/20/2017

Alfred Angelo Bridal Stores Unexpectedly Shut Down

Anxious brides and bridesmaids rushed to the Alfred Angelo store after the company called and said the stores are closing.

KDKA-TV–07/13/2017

City Council Holds Hearing On Sanctuary City Status

Pittsburgh City Council held a hearing today on formally adopting “Sanctuary City” status.

07/12/2017

Health Dept. Cracks Down On Restaurants, Sees 5-Fold Increase In Consumer Alerts

The Allegheny County Health Department is making no apologies for its crackdown on restaurant safety.

07/10/2017

Carson Street Bar Reopens Under New Name After Deadly Shooting

The site of a deadly shooting on the South Side reopened Friday after closing its doors for six weeks.

07/07/2017

Residents Cleaning Up After More Flash Flooding Hits Pittsburgh Area

Heavy rains led to flash flooding throughout the area Thursday night, and many spots are still cleaning up from the last round of storms.

07/06/2017

Police: Heavily Armed Driver Shoots Self After Pursuit

Pennsylvania State Police say a man wearing a bullet-proof vest and driving with carful of weapons shot himself after first goading two local officers into chasing his vehicle.

07/05/2017

4-Alarm Fire Is Second This Year For Market Square Coffeehouse

Smoke billowed from Nicholas Coffee for the second time this year as a stubborn fire broke out around noon Friday.

06/30/2017

Suspect Sought In Connection With 2 Sexual Assaults In Homewood

Police are searching for a suspect after two sexual assaults were reported in Homewood this month.

06/21/2017

Ross Twp. Police Chase Ends In Crash, Suspect Injured

A police chase suspect was injured after crashing into a utility pole in Ross Township Friday morning.

06/16/2017

Turtle Creek Church Vandalized; Previously Vandalized Church Offers Assistance

For the second time in the past two months, vandals struck a church in Turtle Creek.

06/08/2017

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