Ralph Iannotti

iannotti Ralph IannottiRalph Iannotti began working as a KDKA-TV general assignment reporter in 1982. You can watch for his reports weeknights on KDKA-TV News at Eleven.

Ralph is an investigative reporter and produces a weekly segment called “Crime Stoppers” in cooperation with local police departments. This segment provides information to viewers about unsolved cases in an effort to bring the fugitives to justice. Ralph is well known for his gritty no-nonsense style and his track record of being first to break major stories.

Ralph started his broadcast career in 1968 as a radio talk show host with WAFS-AM in Amsterdam, New York. From 1967 to 1976, he worked as an announcer and then news director at radio station WPTR, in Albany, New York. In 1974, Ralph joined The New York Daily News as a special Albany correspondent. Two years later, he began working at WTEN-TV in Albany, New York as a weekend anchor, special projects coordinator, and general assignment/features reporter. While he was at WTEN-TV, Ralph received an award for producing the best local radio commercial.

Ralph recently, was the recipient of distinguished service award from the 2,000 member Pennsylvania Homicide Investigators Association – in recognition of his work with Western Pennsylvania Police Agencies.

Ralph attended Emerson College in Boston and currently lives in the South Hills. His hobbies include bike riding, weightlifting and jogging.

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2 Teens, Pregnant Woman Shot In Rankin

The gunman opened fire around 8 p.m. in an alley, wounding the three victims, a woman who is four-and-a-half months pregnant and two teenage boys.

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Residents Evacuated, 3 Treated At Ross Twp. Apartment Fire

Crews have been called to a fire at an apartment building in Ross Township this afternoon.


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Police: 14-Year-Old Boy Holds Students, Teacher Hostage At School

Police say a 14-year-old boy held several students and a teacher hostage at a West Virginia school.


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Man Charged In Murder Of His Father In Sharpsburg

One man is dead following a stabbing at a Sharpsburg apartment this evening.


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Chemical Spill Shuts Down Road, Sends Hazmat To Coraopolis

A chemical spill created a big mess and shut down part of 5th Avenue in Coraopolis Monday.


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Plane Crashes Into Kiski River

Authorities say no one was injured when a plane crashed into the Kiski River Sunday.


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Pa. Auditor General To Probe Penn Hills School District Finances

The Pennsylvania Auditor General says he’s planning to investigate the finances of the Penn Hills School District.


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Director Of Charity For Terminally Ill Kids Facing Federal Fraud Charges

The director of a charity set up to help children dealing with serious illnesses is accused diverting money from the program to himself.


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Neighbors Worry As Fire Marshal Probes String Of Suspicious Fires In New Castle

The Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshal is investigating after several empty homes and a building that used to house a business recently went up in flames in Lawrence County.


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Shots Fired Near Store Days After Clerk Chases Would-Be Robbers With Sword

Police are investigating after shots were fired at a store just days after a clerk chased away two would-be robbers with a sword.


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Mom, 2 Children Recovering After Stolen Vehicle In High-Speed Chase Crashes Into Their Car

Two children continue to recover from serious injuries after the car that their mother was driving was struck by a vehicle in a high-speed police pursuit on Route 51.


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Recovering Addict Speaks Out After Rash Of Heroin Overdoses

Washington County officials say police and paramedics responded to 17 suspected drug overdoses on Sunday.


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Coroner: 3 Dead, Others Treated After Suspected Overdoses

Authorities in western Pennsylvania say three people died of suspected heroin overdoses over the weekend and more than a dozen other overdose victims were transported to hospitals.


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Jeremiah’s Place Offers Shelter To Pittsburgh Families In Times Of Crisis

Many families across the country face times of crisis, and here in the Pittsburgh area, there’s a place where those people can turn to get them through tough times.


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Boy, 5, Injured In Armstrong Co. Shooting

Police are investigating an apparent accidental shooting that left a child injured in Armstrong County Wednesday.