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.

most recent stories2 Paul Martino

Woodland Hills Bus Monitor Accused Of Roughing Up 6-Year-Old

A Woodland Hills bus monitor is accused of roughing up a six-year-old on the bus.

03/04/2016

Police Seek Man Caught On Camera Rummaging Through Vehicles

Police in McKeesport are asking for the public’s help to identify a man seen rummaging through vehicles at a business.

03/03/2016

Pittsburgh Rock ‘n Roll Legends Awards To Honor New Class

Pittsburgh is known around the world for many things, but the city has a rich history when it comes to music too.

03/02/2016

Water Service Restored After Break Creates Geyser In Shaler

Crews are working to repair a large water main break in Shaler.

03/02/2016

Judge Rules McKeesport Councilman-Elect Cannot Hold Office

Corey Sanders was told he was ineligible to serve as a councilman in McKeesport because of a drug conviction two decades ago.

02/24/2016

Police: Man Accused Of Abducting, Assaulting Teen Thought She Was 18

Police say a man is facing charges for allegedly abducting and assaulting a teenage girl, but she lied about her age.

02/18/2016

Man Charged After Posting Nude Photos Of Underage Girls Online

A man is facing charges for allegedly posting nude photos of high school girls online.

02/17/2016

Community Activists Call For Further Investigation Into Shooting Of Police K-9 Stabbing Suspect

The Alliance for Police Accountability is calling for an investigation into a shooting that killed a suspect who fatally stabbed a police K-9 in Wilkinsburg.

02/11/2016

Safety Risks Of Pittsburgh’s Food Truck Trend

Food trucks are chic, trendy and cheap. And they’re rolling into Pittsburgh where millennials are enjoying sushi, Indian food, Middle Eastern cuisine, even mac and cheese.

02/11/2016

Man Charged In Case Of Extremely Emaciated Dog

An arrest has been made in the case of Effie, a 3-year old dog who was found extremely emaciated.

02/05/2016

FBI Reviewing Pittsburgh Officer’s Arrest Of Drunk Man

The FBI has begun reviewing a Pittsburgh police officer’s arrest of an allegedly drunk man at a high school championship football game in November.

02/03/2016

Ex-Sto-Rox H.S. Coach Charged For Allegedly Using Suggestive Language About Teen

A former coach at Sto-Rox High School, who was suspended after allegations of inappropriate behavior towards a female student, has now been charged.

01/28/2016

Bomb Squad Called To West Liberty K-5 For Suspicious Device

The Bomb Squad was called to West Liberty K-5 in Brookline for a suspicious item Thursday morning.

01/28/2016

City Council May Extend ShotSpotter Contract In Pittsburgh

City Council may extend a contract to use technology that identifies gunshots and automatically notifies police in Pittsburgh’s highest-crime areas.

01/27/2016

Men Charged With Beating Women During Rap Video Shoot

Police say a combination of drugs, alcohol and guns led to a man being shot and women being assaulted in Freedom last week.

01/21/2016

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