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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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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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McKeesport Mayor Issues Warning To Gentlemen’s Club Owner

At the former site of Chick’s Grill on Walnut Street in McKeesport, they’ve been working round the clock to get a so-called gentlemen’s club that is set to open by Valentine’s Day.

02/13/2014

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Community Worried As Chevron Makes Plan To Put Out Gas Well Fire

Chevron says it’s formulating a plan to safely put out a gas well fire that sparked Tuesday morning in Greene County.

02/12/2014

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Hundreds Show Up To Mourn K-9 Officer Rocco At Funeral

Hundreds showed up to mourn the loss of police K-9 Rocco, killed in the line of duty.

02/07/2014

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Ride-Sharing Service Launch Causing Controversy With Local Cab Drivers

Look out Yellow Cab, there’s a new kid in town with a pink mustache on the front grill. “Lyft” is an on-demand, ride-sharing company that responds to an app on your smartphone.

02/06/2014

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Weather Partially To Blame In Crafton Roof Collapse

The weather is partially to blame for a roof collapse in Crafton that caused significant damage to a printing business Wednesday morning.

02/05/2014

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Bail Set At $1 Million For Suspect Accused Of Killing K-9 Officer

The man accused of leading police on a chase, injuring three officers and killing a police K-9 officer was arraigned Friday.

01/31/2014

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Police, Humane Officials Concerned After Disturbing Discovery In Fawn Twp.

They are helpless animals, defenseless creatures. Even so, someone – for whatever reason – decided to hang a cat, probably while it was alive.

01/30/2014

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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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