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.

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