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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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Pittsburgh Police Dog Clinging To Life After Being Stabbed

A green blanket comforts Rocco as a team of veterinarians tend to him in the ICU at the Pittsburgh Veterinary and Specialty Emergency Center.

01/29/2014

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Staff, Owner’s Son Get Into Angry Confrontation Over Care Home Closure

The state is now investigating after dozens of elderly residents living in a Tarentum personal care home were forced to leave overnight when the facility closed with little warning.

01/24/2014

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Winter Supplies Becoming Harder To Find

The prolonged cold and repeated bursts of snow are really doing a number on hardware supplies this winter.

01/23/2014

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Business’s Elaborate Security System Captures Chase, Crash

A police chase in the Strip District ended with a crash that caused significant damage to a business there, and a surveillance camera was rolling.

01/22/2014

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Man Charged In North Hills Indecent Exposure Incidents

A man accused of exposing and fondling himself in front of shoppers in the North Hills is facing charges.

01/17/2014

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New Mayor Bill Peduto Making His Presence Known

Only about two-weeks into the job, but it seems like Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto is everywhere.

01/16/2014

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400 Take Polar Bear Plunge Into Icy Beaver River For Good Cause

Here they go again – jumping into a frigid river in the middle of January. Are they crazy?

01/11/2014

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Beaver Co. Nuns Hold Vigil At Site Of Elderly Sister’s Attack

The Sisters of St. Joseph and St. Titus Parish held a prayer service Friday – a month after an elderly sister was sexually assaulted and attacked.

01/10/2014

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County Hoping To Implement New System To Grade Restaurants

A new way of grading restaurants could be coming to Allegheny County.

01/09/2014

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Woman Arrested After Son, 2, Found Wandering In Cold

Police have arrested a woman after her 2-year-old son was found wandering in the Ross Park Mall parking lot on Tuesday.

01/08/2014

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Injured Hockey Player Returns To Rink To Watch Team Play

A local hockey player who was severely injured during a game last month has returned to the rink.

12/21/2013

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Students Hurt In School Bus Collision In Butler County

Firefighters and rescue crews are on the scene of a crash that reportedly involves two school buses in Jefferson Township.

12/20/2013

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Man Accused Of Raping Young Girls While Babysitting

A Washington County man was arrested on charges he sexually assaulted two young girls he was babysitting.

12/20/2013

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Police Probe 2 Armed Robbery Incidents Near CMU’s Campus

The campus of Carnegie Mellon University in Oakland is quiet now that most students have left for the holiday break. But not before there was trouble in the early morning hours of Wednesday just blocks from campus.

12/18/2013

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Greensburg Businesses Targeted In Graffiti Rampage

A parking garage, an outdoor amphitheater, the Palace Theatre and more places were all part of a graffiti rampage that happened over two nights.

12/13/2013

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