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.
A woman and child were taken to the hospital after their car was hit by a truck that lost its brakes.
Police in Armstrong County are looking for an inmate who escaped from jail.
A 47-year-old woman is still hospitalized, 10 days after she was shot and critically wounded in the city’s Knoxville section.
Pittsburgh Police have identified two suspects in the weekend murder of Marshall-Shadeland barbershop owner.
A 44-year old barber was fatally shot Saturday evening at his Marshall-Shadeland shop.
Pittsburgh Police are investigating a shooting involving a police officer that happened in Carrick Saturday morning.
A benefit concert will be held at Grandview Park in Allentown to help St. Basil’s Parish after it had to cancel its annual church festival because of violence.
A two-year investigation into the child sex trade has resulted in the arrests of two local men, one of whom pleaded guilty to charges in federal court one day ago and the other who police tracked to another state and have now brought back here to also face charges.
David Sippey, 45, of Pleasant Hills, was supposed to be vacationing with his family this week in Myrtle Beach; instead, his family is planning a funeral.
The Homestead Cemetery in Munhall facing bankruptcy is about to get a group of visitors.
The man accused of robbing and beating a 91-year-old woman was in court again for the continuation of his trial.
To the chants of “take the chain down” and “cut the chain,” several dozen protestors gathered at the entrance to the Homestead Cemetery in Munhall Wednesday evening.
The mother of a 3-year-old girl found dead in a Swissvale ravine last month has been arrested on charges she asphyxiated her.
The 34-acre Homestead Cemetery in Munhall ceased operations this past Tuesday, because it has run out of money.
He’s served the Westmoreland community for most of his life and now it’s time for the community to give back.