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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Knoch High School Junior Killed In Rollover Crash On Route 8

A crash on Route 8 in Butler County claimed the life of a Knoch High School junior Wednesday afternoon.


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Boil Water Advisory Issued For Thousands Of PWSA Users

Two dozen neighborhoods in the city of Pittsburgh are under a Flush and Boil Water Advisory until further notice.


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Immigration Lawyer Plans Meeting With Syrian Students In Pittsburgh

Attorney Kristen Schneck says she will meet at Brashear High School on Tuesday morning with a large group of Pittsburgh Public School students.


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Officers On Leave After Video Surfaces Showing Them Beating Facedown Suspect

A video being shared on social media shows officers hitting a facedown suspect as he shouts.


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Gov. Wolf: Pa. Taking Lead In Confronting Opioid Epidemic

Gov. Tom Wolf, speaking at a legislative reception Thursday night in Pittsburgh, said Pennsylvania has taken the lead in confronting the heroin-opioid epidemic and recognizing the problem as a disease.


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Crime Stoppers: Police Working To Solve 2015 East Hills Homicide

Pittsburgh Police are asking for help from the public solving the murder of a young man in the East Hills.


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Protestors Voice Anger Over D.A.’s Decision In Woodland Hills Wiretap Case

There was harsh criticism of Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala outside the Woodland Hills School District Administration building Wednesday night.


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No Charges To Be Filed In Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting In Sharon

With several of the shooting victim’s relatives present at the Mercer County Courthouse, the District Attorney announced the findings of his investigation into the fatal police shooting of a transgender suspect.


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Child’s Birthday Party Ends In Stabbing

A child’s birthday party turned violent over the weekend when a person was stabbed.


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Police Chief Stands By Officer Who Arrested Steelers Asst. Coach Joey Porter

Acting Pittsburgh Police Chief Scott Schubert told a late Friday news conference he stands with the arresting officer.


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Mon Wharf Off Limits To Commuters Friday Because Of Flooding Concern

The Mon Wharf will be closed to commuters on Friday because of flooding concerns.


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Liberty Tunnel Drivers Stuck After Multi-Car Crash

A three-vehicle accident inside the Liberty Tunnel as the rush hour was winding down Wednesday evening resulted in dozens of drivers getting stuck.


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Monroeville Mayor: ‘We’re Still In The Dark About Gateway School Police Authority’

A month after being sworn in, it’s become apparent that there’s still some confusion about the Gateway School District’s new, armed security force and what it can and can’t do.


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Pittsburgh International Airport Security Heightened After Florida Shooting

The deadly shooting Friday afternoon at the airport in Fort Lauderdale has heightened security at Pittsburgh International and other airports around the country.


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Allegheny Co. D.A.: Elizabeth Boro Police Officer’s Actions Were Not Inappropriate

One day after a federal civil rights lawsuit was filed against an Elizabeth Borough Police officer alleging “excessive and unnecessary force,” the Allegheny County District Attorney Office has weighed in.




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