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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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Man In Court After Allegedly Shooting Ex-Girlfriend 9 Times

Arthur Leroy Whitfield wasn’t talking when he was escorted out of a district magistrate’s office Wednesday.

12/11/2013

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Local Concert Promoter Shares All In New Book

For more than 40 years, concert promoter Rich Engler has been bringing some of the biggest entertainers in the world to Pittsburgh.

12/09/2013

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PETA To Protest Carriage Rides In Pittsburgh

For nearly 20 years, Mike Wertz has been operating horse drawn carriages in the Pittsburgh area. But on Saturday, PETA, the people for the ethical treatment of animals, are protesting Wertz’ carriage rides.

12/06/2013

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Boyce Park Slopes Open For Season

The Boyce Park ski slopes open Friday.

12/05/2013

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UPMC Alerting 1,300 Patients About Privacy Violation By Former Employee

UPMC is alerting some of its patients of a privacy violation.

11/27/2013

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Jury Deliberations To Continue Friday In Beaver County Cold Case Trial

Closing arguments began Thursday morning in the murder trial of former Bridgewater councilman Gregory Scott Hopkins.

11/21/2013

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Testimony Wraps Up In Beaver County Cold Case Trial

Wednesday was the final testimony in the murder trial of former Bridgewater Councilman Gregory Scott Hopkins.

11/20/2013

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Daycare Center Owner Accused Of Leaving Child Alone In SUV

The owner of a Beaver County daycare is facing charges, accused of leaving a 6-month-old in her care alone in a parking lot.

11/14/2013

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George W. Bush, Corbett To Speak At Shale Gas Conference

Former President George W. Bush and Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett are scheduled to speak at a shale gas drilling conference in Pittsburgh.

11/14/2013

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Allegheny County Is Tops In Liquor Sales

The Liquor Control Board reports that Allegheny County spent $260 million on booze last year, that’s even more than they spent in Philadelphia.

11/13/2013

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Sharon HS Football Players Remembered At Candlelight Vigil

It was a sad and somber ceremony Sunday night when loved ones came together to remember two Sharon High School football players killed in a head-on collision Friday night.

11/10/2013

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Homeless Man Found Sleeping In Hotel’s Presidential Suite

One man staying at the Omni William Penn Hotel in Downtown Pittsburgh had to trade his presidential suite for a jail cell Tuesday night.

11/05/2013

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3 Credit Bureaus To Start Paying Closer Attention To Credit Card Balances

Soon most of us will start reaching for our credit cards for holiday shopping. But after a new policy is enforced, paying off your credit card bill may become more of a hassle.

11/01/2013

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Oakland Restaurant Reopens After E. Coli Investigation

An E. coli outbreak linked to a restaurant in Oakland sickened five people this month. Today, the restaurant reopened and the Health Department has not nailed down the source of the E. coli.

10/31/2013

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D.A. Looking Into Court Papers Addressing Safety Concerns At Pittsburgh Zoo

The District Attorney’s office says it’s now looking into warnings about the safety of the Pittsburgh Zoo’s African painted dogs exhibit.

10/25/2013

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