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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Suspects Caught On Camera Trying To Sabotage Mt. Lebanon Deer Cull

The decision to go forward with deer culling in Mt. Lebanon has been a controversial one.

03/05/2015

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Baden Borough Council Accepts Resignation Of Tax Collector

Members of the Baden Borough Council have accepted the resignation of the local tax collector whose husband is accused of stealing a large amount of public money.

03/04/2015

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Washington Co. Man, Daughters Robbed At Gunpoint By Family Friends

A Washington County family is living in fear after three armed men burst into their home, pulled a gun, demanded money and fired a shot.

02/27/2015

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Several Condos Badly Damaged In Upper St. Clair Fire

A condo fire sent people scrambling in Upper St. Clair Thursday.

02/26/2015

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1 In Custody After Downtown Chase, Crash

Police and emergency officials were called out to downtown Pittsburgh this afternoon after a crash.

02/25/2015

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Man Accused Of Raping 8-Year-Old Claims He Was Trying To Be “Sex Ed Teacher”

Additional rape charges were filed today against a man accused of sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl.

02/19/2015

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Police Arrest Driver Accused In Armstrong Co. Fatal Hit & Run Crash

The man who state police say ran from the scene of a fatal hit and run accident this afternoon in Armstrong County has been taken into custody.

02/13/2015

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2nd Arrest Expected In Death Of WVU Student

A second arrest is expected in connection to the death of a West Virginia University student.

02/12/2015

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Frat Member Charged In Pledge’s Alcohol Poisoning Death At WVU

Police have filed charges against a young man in connection with the death of a West Virginia University student who was found unresponsive last year in a frat house.

02/11/2015

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Cal U’s $850K Renovation On President’s Residence Draws Criticism

Thousands of dollars for a tub, tens of thousands for draperies and a few thousand more for Italian marble tile.

02/06/2015

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Police: Dance Instructor Arrested After Sexting Middle School Student

A visiting dance instructor at the Propel Middle School in Braddock hills has been fired and arrested.

02/05/2015

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School Bus & Tanker Truck Collide In Butler Co., At Least 1 Injured

A school bus driver was seriously injured when the bus he was driving with students on-board slammed into a tanker truck in Butler County on Wednesday afternoon.

02/04/2015

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Surveillance Video Released Of Murder-Suicide Suspect Buying Gun

Some haunting new video has been released of a man purchasing a gun, days before being accused in the fatal shooting of his girlfriend before turning the gun on himself.

01/31/2015

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Fire Officials: Hoarding Made Munhall Fire Fight Difficult

Firefighters are on the scene of a blaze in Munhall.

01/30/2015

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4-Month-Old Thrown From 2nd Floor Of Burning Home, Escapes Injury

A 4-month-old baby is safe after being thrown from a burning building into the waiting arms of a family member on Wednesday.

01/29/2015

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