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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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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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Public Welfare Dept. Investigating After Nun Is Scalded At Personal Care Home, Dies

State authorities are now investigating after the death of an elderly nun who died from injuries after being burned by hot water at a Bellevue personal care home.

03/07/2014

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Medical Examiner: North Side Boy Dies From Bacterial Meningitis

The Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office says a 6-year-old North Side boy has died from bacterial meningitis.

03/06/2014

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Mayor Peduto Reassures City With Winter Storm Looming

Mayor Bill Peduto, flanked by his Public Works Department team, came out Friday evening to reassure the City of Pittsburgh that they’re ready for the coming winter storm.

02/28/2014

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Local Officials, Road Crews Prep For Possible Winter Storm

Cold, snowy, gusty winds – it’s been an ugly, endless winter. And that was the scene early Thursday afternoon in the Strip District.

02/27/2014

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Morgantown Teen Sentenced In Friend’s Stabbing Death

A teenage girl from Morgantown, W. Va., will spend 30 years in prison in connection with her friend’s death.

02/26/2014

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Officials Issue Warning After Person With Measles Rides Port Authority Bus

Officials are asking people to come forward, after it was discovered that a person rode a Port Authority bus while infected with measles.

02/21/2014

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4-Alarm Fire Causes Significant Damage To Brighton Heights Building

A four-alarm fire heavily damaged a home in Pittsburgh’s Brighton Heights section this afternoon.

02/20/2014

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Suspects Sought After McKees Rocks Shooting Leaves 1 Dead

Police are investigating after a 20-year-old man was shot and killed in McKees Rocks Wednesday afternoon.

02/19/2014

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