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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Driver Caught In Crossfire Suffers Fatal Gunshot Wound To Head In McKeesport

A man is dead after he was shot in the head while driving through McKeesport this afternoon, causing a crash that injured two other people.


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Residents On Edge After Close Coyote Encounter

Coyote sightings in several local neighborhoods are leaving some North Hills residents on edge.


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Pitcairn Woman Believes Remains Exhumed In Westmoreland Co. Are That Of Her Missing Sister

Mary Thompson, of Pitcairn, was only 4-years-old when her 13-year-old sister, Teala, vanished.


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Angry Parents Meet After Controversial Girls’ Basketball Coach Is Reinstated

A group of upset and angry parents met Thursday night in Jefferson Hills, after a vote this week by the West Jefferson Hills School Board.


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Pittsburgh Public Schools Approves Cross-District Partnership With Wilkinsburg

A final vote is being held tonight to determine if students in the Wilkinsburg School District will go to Westinghouse Academy.


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Wilkinsburg School Board Approves Plan To Send Students To Westinghouse Academy

The Wilkinsburg School Board has voted to approve a plan that will send its students to Westinghouse Academy in the Pittsburgh Public School District.


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Cyclist Killed In Oakland Crash

A cyclist died after being hit by a car in Oakland at about 5:30 p.m. Friday.


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2 Pittsburgh Firefighters Facing Criminal Charges In Separate Incidents

Two city firefighters are facing criminal charges, one is accused of stealing from a business and the other is accused in a hit-and-run accident.


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Flames, Smoke Pour From Squirrel Hill Condominium

A three-alarm fire sent crews to an apartment building in Squirrel Hill this evening.


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Fire Chief Accused Of Threatening Firefighter At Nearby Department

A fire chief in Westmoreland County is facing charges after he allegedly threatened another fireman at a neighboring department.


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2 Priests Shot With Paintball Guns Outside South Side Church

A local priest was left shaken when two of his fellow clergymen were shot at with a paintball gun while visiting his church on Pittsburgh’s South Side.


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Police Investigate Squirrel Hill Sex Assault And Robbery

Pittsburgh Police are investigating a reported sexual assault-robbery that occurred recently in a Squirrel Hill apartment.


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Severely Burned Boy On Remarkable Road To Recovery

After a rough couple of weeks, a severely burned boy is on the road to recovery.


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Community Shows Support For Robinson Drive-In At Meeting

The Robinson Township Planning Board has already given approval to a plan to sell the property where one of the last remaining local drive-ins is located, and Sheetz wants to build a gas station andconvenience store on a several acres of the property.


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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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