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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Man, 80, Going To Jail For Stealing Thousands From Veterans’ Funeral Fund

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City Councilwoman Worried After String Of Shootings Involving Moving Vehicles

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Badly Decomposed Body Found In Wooded Area Of Brentwood

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Police: Man Trying To Lure Kids Into Van In Washington

Police in Washington say someone has been trying to lure children into a van.


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Police Investigating After Man Found Dead In Hampton

Police are investigating after a man was found dead in Hampton Township Sunday night.


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Vandergrift Man Found Guilty In Shooting Death Of Tattoo Shop Owner

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Community Calls For Change At Vigil One Week After Wilkinsburg Shooting

One week after four women, a man and an unborn child died in a mass shooting in Wilkinsburg, there was a rally Wednesday night near the shooting scene.


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Washington Co. Woman: “I Was Singled Out Because Of My Size” At Meadows Casino

A 29-year-old Finleyville woman says she was mistreated while visiting the Meadows Casino in Washington County on Monday night.


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Lucky Cat Uses Up One Of Its Nine Lives Surviving Butler Co. Fire

Three days after a fire heavily damaged a building housing an old furniture store and seven apartments in Butler County, a couple who lost everything got some good news.


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Fire Destroys Old Furniture Store In Butler, Leaves Several Homeless

A furniture store in Butler County erupted in fire Friday afternoon, sending crews rushing to the scene.


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Death Toll Rises To 6 In Wilkinsburg Mass Shooting, 2 Gunmen Sought

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Police: 5 Dead, 3 Wounded In Wilkinsburg Shooting Spree

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Crime Stoppers: Police, Family Seek Justice In 2010 Homewood Murder

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