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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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Penguins Help To Raise Spirits Of Franklin Regional Victims

The long road to recover continues for the victims of the stabbing rampage earlier this week at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville.

04/11/2014

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3 Epilepsy Patients Receive Therapy Dogs

The Epilepsy Foundation is helping three people in our area live with less fear about when their next seizure may occur.

04/06/2014

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DNA, Video Leads To Trial In Sisters’ Slayings

The next-door neighbor accused of robbing and fatally shooting two sisters in their East Liberty home earlier this year has been ordered to stand trial.

04/04/2014

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Wounded Clairton Officer Featured In New Documentary

Clairton Police Officer James Kuzak is holding out hope that someday he’ll be able to stand up and get out of his wheelchair.

04/03/2014

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KKK Recruiting Signs Spark Outrage In Emsworth

There is outrage in Emsworth after someone posted signs trying to recruit people to join the KKK. Police say the signs aren’t illegal, so people in the neighborhood are taking some action of their own.

04/02/2014

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DA: Fatal McKeesport Fire Sparked By 5-Year-Old

A fire that destroyed three houses and left a 2-year-old girl dead is believed to have been started by a child playing with a cigarette lighter.

03/27/2014

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Man Arrested Following Police Chase, Crash In Edgewood

One man is in custody after leading police on a chase and injuring two woman in a crash Wednesday morning.

03/26/2014

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Jewelry Store Guard Confronts, Detains Pharmacy Shoplifter

Upscale Walnut Street in Pittsburgh’s Shadyside neighborhood is a place you usually don’t expect much crime. But at 1:30 p.m. Friday, pandemonium broke out as a security guard went after a shoplifter.

03/21/2014

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Jordan Miles Takes Stand In Civil Re-Trial Of 3 City Officers

The civil re-trial for three Pittsburgh Police officers accused of using excessive force against a former CAPA student continued Thursday.

03/20/2014

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Police Probe Vehicle Vandalism Spree In Imperial

Police are investigating after dozens of vehicles were broken into during an overnight vandalism spree in Imperial.

03/19/2014

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Bellevue Man Dies Along Parkway North While Driving To Hospital

A Bellevue man died along the Parkway North Sunday.

03/16/2014

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Protestors Rally Against McKeesport Strip Club Plans

A big fight to try and stop a strip club from opening is underway in McKeesport.

03/16/2014

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Contractor Pulls Plug On Surveillance Cameras After City Doesn’t Pay Bill

With a series of surveillance cameras all over the city, we all know big brother is watching

03/14/2014

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D.A. At Odds With Mayor’s Office Over Double Homicide Investigation

Long before suspect Allen Wade was arrested and charged with the murders of Susan and Sarah Wolfe, we all knew about surveillance video, DNA and a timeline created by the alarm system at the victims’ home.

03/12/2014

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Family, Community Hold Vigil For Boy Who Died Of Meningitis

Community members gathered for a vigil Saturday evening to remember a 6-year-old North Side boy who passed away suddenly earlier this week from meningitis.

03/08/2014

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