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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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Hurdle Gives Speech Of Inspiration To Franklin Regional Graduating Seniors

They’ve been through more than any high school students should ever have to deal with.

06/05/2014

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Public’s Help Sought To Identify Fayette Co. Police Chase Suspect

State police are searching for a man who led troopers on a chase last month.

06/04/2014

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Sutersville Cleaning Up After Roaring Creek Causes Flash Flooding

The surging creek roared through Sutersville Wednesday night like a freight train.

05/29/2014

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Wilkinsburg School District Secretary Accused Of Inappropriate Contact With Student

A lot of questions surround an employee of the Wilkinsburg School District over her alleged involvement with a student.

05/23/2014

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Corbett Says Only Approval Rating That Matters Is In November

Gov. Tom Corbett has had a consistently low approval rating the last four years.

05/22/2014

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EBay Asks Users To Change Password After Breach

E-commerce site eBay is asking users to change their password after a cyberattack compromised a database containing encrypted passwords.

05/21/2014

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Residents Displaced By Apartment Roof Leak In Washington Co.

Several apartments were flooded by a roof leak in Washington, Pa.

05/16/2014

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Suspected Con Man In Jail, Accused Of Pretending To Be Blind To Steal Diamond

Police are investigating after a suspected con man, who they say was pretending to be blind, ripped off victims in seven states, including a local jewelry store where a pricey diamond was stolen.

05/15/2014

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Principal Accused of Exposing Himself At Local Gym Found Guilty

A local principal has been found guilty of soliciting men for sex at a local gym.

05/14/2014

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County Council Approves Drilling Under Deer Lakes Park

The Allegheny County Council has voted to approve a deal to drill for natural gas under Deer Lakes Park.

05/06/2014

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Brothers Return To Pittsburgh To Find Mother’s Gravesite Neglected

The Pittsburgh Marathon is bringing a lot of people back to town this weekend, but for a pair of brothers who grew up in Sherdan, the trip back home has become a painful one.

05/02/2014

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Engineers Check Convention Center After Concrete Falls From Ceiling Beam

Chunks of concrete came tumbling down from the ceiling Wednesday night at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center and engineers are now trying to make sure the building is safe.

05/01/2014

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Wounded Marine Receives Handicapped-Accessible Home

He lost both legs from a bomb in Afghanistan. But now, he’s got a handicapped-friendly home in Uniontown for free.

04/26/2014

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Health Dept. Orders Carrick Townhouse Residents Out

More than a dozen residents of a Carrick townhouse are scrambling to find a place to live after being told to vacate the building immediately because of health concerns.

04/25/2014

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Defense Lawyers: Adams’ Toxicology Test Cancelled Before Surgery

Lawyers for the three men charged in the stabbing of Pittsburgh Steelers’ offensive tackle, Mike Adams, continued to try to discredit his story about last summer’s attack as the trial continued Thursday.

04/24/2014

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