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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Heroin Meeting In North Hills Hears From Mother Who Lost Son To Overdose

Several hundred people turned out Thursday night at St. John & Paul Catholic Church in Wexford at a meeting focusing on an increase in overdose deaths because of the opioid epidemic.


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Donald Trump Returns To Pittsburgh, Plans Energy Speech

Members of a clean air group called “NextGen ClimatePA” were meeting in Oakland Wednesday night, getting ready for a “LOVE TRUMPS HATE” rally in Pittsburgh on Thursday.


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Local Fire Official Accused Of Impersonating Police Officer

A local firefighter is in trouble Tuesday, accused of impersonating a police officer and pulling someone over.


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Body Found In South Oakland Home May Have Been Dead For Months

Police found a man’s body Friday on the first floor of a Frazier Street home in South Oakland.


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Police: Suspects Beat Postal Worker With Baseball Bat, Broke Mail Truck’s Windows

A mailman is recovering after being beaten in Carnegie.


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Crime Stoppers: Serial Robbers ‘Terrorizing’ Customers & Clerks

Pittsburgh Police are reaching out to the public after a series of what they say are increasingly violent business robberies in different city neighborhoods.


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Key Parts For Liberty Bridge Repairs Arrive In Pittsburgh

A key part needed to make repairs on the Liberty Bridge arrived in Pittsburgh Tuesday. The large beam was delivered to the bridge using a barge.


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FOP Survey Results Show “No Confidence” In Pittsburgh Police Chief

Pittsburgh Police Chief Cameron McLay released a statement Monday evening in light of the results of a survey of confidence conducted by the Fraternal Order of Police.


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Woman Hit By Flying Glass, Son Not Hurt When Bullet Hits Vehicle In Penn Hills

Police are investigating after someone fired a shot into a vehicle in Penn Hills Monday while a woman and her son were inside.


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Three Washington Co. Residents Killed In West Virginia Highway Crash

A mini-van carrying six people from two Washington Co. churches was involved in Friday night highway crash on I-79 near Bridgeport, W.Va.


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Police Post Shocking Pictures Of Adults Who Overdosed With 4-Year-Old In Car

Police in one Ohio town are hoping that the shocking reality of drug abuse will help to fight the heroin epidemic.


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Police Investigating ‘Hit List’ Targeting West Mifflin Students

Police are investigating after a “hit list” was found containing the names of eight West Mifflin Area High School students.


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Fort Cherry H.S. Teacher To Stand Trial In Sex With Student Case

A Fort Cherry High School teacher will stand trial for allegedly having sex with a student.


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Bicyclists Call For More Biker-Friendly Streets After West End Fatal Accident

A couple of hundred bicyclists advocating for safer and more bike lanes on city streets gathered on the South Side Tuesday night.


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Liberty Bridge Fire Burned To 1,200 Degrees, Contractor Taking Responsibility

Welding sparks flew on Friday, igniting an intense fire that burned to 1,200 degrees and began melting the major support beam of the Liberty Bridge.




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