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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Crime Stoppers: Police Still Searching For Local Mom’s Killer

It was nearly four years ago when the bullet-riddled body of a 30-year-old mother of two was found face down on a dead-end street in Homewood.

05/05/2016

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Caught On Camera: Thief Cuts Power Cord, Takes Entire Cash Register With Him

Police in Westmoreland County are looking for a suspect in connection with a smash and grab burglary at a local bar.

05/03/2016

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Men Accused Of Selling Heroin In Burger King Play Area

Two men have been arrested in North Versailles, accused of selling heroin in the play area of a Burger King.

05/02/2016

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Natural Gasoline Pipeline Explosion, Inferno Shakes Salem Twp. Neighborhood

Federal and state investigators are trying to learn the cause of a massive pipeline blast in Westmoreland County on Friday that injured one man and forced a partial evacuation of a neighborhood.

04/30/2016

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Students Make Emotional Appeal To Blackhawk School Board Over Possible Teacher Furloughs

It’s no secret that money is tight in school districts all over. And, Thursday night, a district in Beaver County grappled with its financial woes.

04/29/2016

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State Officials Meet With Penn Hills School District Administration

State officials were in Penn Hills Thursday to meet with school district administrators.

04/28/2016

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Murder Of Elderly North Braddock Woman Remains A Mystery

Police are asking for help from the public as they continue to investigate the death of an elderly woman in her North Braddock home back in February.

04/27/2016

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Zappala Concedes To Montgomery Co.’s Shapiro In Race For Democratic Nomination For Pa. AG

Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala conceded the race for the Democratic nomination for Pennsylvania Attorney General late Tuesday night.

04/26/2016

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Police Seek Suspect After Woman Is Assaulted In North Park

Allegheny County Police are investigating after a woman told them she was assaulted outside of a bathroom in North Park.

04/21/2016

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Crime Stoppers: Police Hope Witness Will Come Forward In 2015 Homewood Murder

Police are still looking for suspects in the fatal shooting of a man in Homewood in 2015.

04/21/2016

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Man Wounded In Exchange Of Gunfire With Police In Murrysville

A man is in the hospital after police say he exchanged gunfire with officers outside of a gas station in Westmoreland County Wednesday night.

04/20/2016

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Pharmacy Thefts In Washington Co. Have Police Stymied

Police are investigating unusual cases of prescription drug theft in Washington County.

04/19/2016

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Transgender Bathroom Debate Reaches Pine-Richland High School

Parents, students and officials are split over transgender students being allowed to use the bathroom they identify with.

04/18/2016

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ICA Votes Not To Renew ICA Executive Director’s Contract

The Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority has voted not to renew the contract of its executive director who has been at the center of a controversy in recent weeks.

04/15/2016

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City’s Public Safety Director Praises Police Response To Trump Protests

Pittsburgh’s new Public Safety Director Wendell Hissrich says he’s pleased with how law enforcement handled Wednesday night’s protests.

04/15/2016

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