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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Torture Victim Says Night Of Alleged Attack “All Hell Broke Loose”

Four people accused of torturing a young Washington County woman with disabilities one night last April have been ordered to stand trial.

07/30/2014

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Local Family Leaves For Emotional Final Vacation With Terminally Ill Mother

There were applause and cheers for Dana Rossey and her family as she left the cancer center and boarded a private jet to North Carolina.

07/26/2014

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Teenager Scales Elizabeth Bridge, Gets Stuck In I-Beam Crawl Space

A teenage boy is in hot water with his father after he brought rush hour traffic on the Elizabeth Bridge to a halt when he had to be rescued from a catwalk under the structure.

07/18/2014

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Hip Loft Apartments Attracting More & More People To The Strip District

There’s a place in the City of Pittsburgh where the population is exploding.

07/17/2014

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Specialty Team Works To Rescue Horse On Beaver Co. Farm

Specially-trained crews worked to save a horse after it collapsed Saturday.

07/12/2014

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Pitt Researcher’s Lawyers Argue Some Evidence Should Be Thrown Out

Pretrial motions are underway in the case of a University of Pittsburgh researcher who is accused of poisoning his wife.

07/10/2014

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Body Found In Washington Co. Field May Be Missing Elderly Man

Pennsylvania State Police in Washington County reported that a body was found in a field on Daniel’s Run Road at Brady Road in Scenery Hill.

07/09/2014

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Victim Upgraded To Stable Condition, Suspect In Custody In Brookline Stabbing

Police have one person in custody and are questioning another after a stabbing in Brookline Friday evening sent a man to the hospital.

06/20/2014

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Police Search For Upper St. Clair Home Invasion Suspect

Police are on the lookout for a man who robbed an Upper St. Clair home.

06/20/2014

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Jimmy Buffett Concert Aims To Save Drive-In Theaters From Extinction

His shows sell out, sometimes in a matter of minutes, but on Thursday evening, Parrotheads across the country got a chance to watch Jimmy Buffett perform live from Texas.

06/19/2014

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Man In Car Crushed In Scaffolding Collapse Says He Was Saved By God

Two construction workers were injured and two cars were damaged this afternoon during a scaffolding collapse at a building that’s under construction in East Liberty.

06/18/2014

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DEP To Hold Chemical Contamination Public Hearing

Industrial chemical contamination may have affected the residential area adjacent to the former National Torch Tip plant in O’Hara Township and Aspinwall Borough.

06/11/2014

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Sarver Native Wounded In Naval Base Stabbing In Virginia

The sailor who is recovering after being stabbed in an attack on a base in Virginia on Friday is a native of Butler County.

06/07/2014

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Franklin Regional Celebrates Hope, Resiliency During Graduation Ceremony

It was a night of celebration and looking towards the future in Murrysville Friday as the senior class at Franklin Regional High School donned caps and gowns and received their diplomas.

06/06/2014

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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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