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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Woman Waves Toilet Paper Out Bathroom Window After Drunk Man Mistakenly Enters Her House

Beth Gresock of Ross Township was awakened early Friday morning by someone moving about downstairs in her Lillac Avenue home.


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Elderly Woman Safe After Plum House Fire

An elderly woman as able to escape after fire broke out in her home Wednesday night in Plum.


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Mother Of Driver Charged In Shaler Crash That Killed 6-Year-Old Could Also Face Charges

KDKA-TV Investigator Mary Griffin has learned that the Allegheny County District Attorney’s office is now investigating whether the mother of Travis Grayson gave him alcohol, and if she knew he was drunk when he left their home Saturday night.


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Pirates Fall To Cards In Start Of Crucial Series

It was a scoreless game until the top of the ninth, when St. Louis put three runs on the board.


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Authorities Investigating Baby’s Death In Beaver Co.

Police and the Beaver County Coroner’s Office are investigating the death of a small child.


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Body Pulled From Ohio River In Monaca

Authorities are in Monaca where a body has been pulled from the Ohio River.


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School, Classmates Honor Marine Killed In Vietnam In 1966

The Thomas Jefferson High School Class of 1965 kicked off their 50th class reunion weekend Friday night by remembering one of their own.


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Woman In Wheelchair Struck By Vehicle In Crosswalk, Driver Facing Charges

A woman in a wheelchair suffered serious injuries when police say a car ran a stop sign in East Liberty Thursday afternoon and struck her as she was in a crosswalk.


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Teen Upset With High School After Being Forced To Cover Confederate Flag Patch

The Confederate flag has been a source of controversy and debate across the country lately, and now it’s become an issue in a local school district.


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Plum School Board Comes Under Fire By Angry Parent In Teacher Sex Case

The Plum School Board met Tuesday night for more than three hours with members focusing on, among other things, bus transportation, district finances and lights for the school gym.


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Mold Suspected In Third UPMC Patient Death

UPMC announced Friday night that a third transplant patient has died and mold is suspected to have contributed to the patient’s death.


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Police: Baby Injured After Being Ejected From ATV With 2 Drunk Adults

A baby was flown to the hospital after police say he was ejected from an ATV he was on with two drunk adults.


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Suspects Sought In Violent Stowe Township Home Invasion Robbery

Police are investigating a violent home invasion in Stowe Township.


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Communities Call For End To Pittsburgh Violence: Mayor, Police Chief To Unveil Plan

The City of Pittsburgh is experiencing more and more shootings, many involving young suspects and victims.



Churchill Residents Speak Out Against Fracking

An overflow crowd of fracking opponents showed up Monday night at a Churchill Borough Council meeting.