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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Woman Struck, Killed By Train In North Braddock

A pedestrian was struck and killed by a train in North Braddock Thursday evening.


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Snapchat Post Leads To Racial Tension On IUP Campus

A social media post drew strong reactions from Indiana University of Pennsylvania students and faculty, after it appeared to be targeted at African American students.


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Close Call For Kids In Stroller After Ross Twp. Shoplifting Incident

Two women, who police said were seen on store surveillance cameras stealing clothes from the Kohl’s department store on McKnight Road in Ross Twp., face multiple charges after an incident Monday night in the Kohl’s parking lot.


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Mt. Washington Bank Robbery Suspect Fatally Shot By Police

Police rushed to the scene of an attempted bank robbery on Mount Washington Friday morning.


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“Grinch” Steals Family’s Outdoor Christmas Lights

Juan Jaramillo lives on a quiet street in Monroeville with his wife and two young daughters.


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Suspect Arrested, Charged In Shooting Of Cab Driver In Hazelwood

Investigators are releasing new details today about the shooting of a Muslim cab driver in the city’s Hazelwood neighborhood in the early morning hours of Thanksgiving Day.


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Mt. Oliver Boy Killed In Shooting Tearfully Remembered At Candlelight Vigil

There was a vigil Tuesday night in Mount Oliver for the 11-year-old boy who was shot and killed exactly one month ago while he and his older brother were playing video games in their home.


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Police: Fatal Cop Shooting Suspect Fired 3 Rounds From Close Range With Rifle

In a very detailed press conference Monday morning, police released new information about the fatal shooting of a St. Clair Township officer.


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Local Boy Who Had Arm Reattached By Surgeons Is Back Home

A Clarion County boy, who had to have his right arm reattached by surgeons after a horrific accident, is back home with his family in the small town of Knox.


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Holiday Shopping Kicks Off On Thanksgiving Day

Turkey day is no longer just turkey day anymore. It’s a day when many people kick off their holiday shopping.


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Man In Custody After SWAT Situation In Ross Twp. Prompts Evacuations

A police SWAT team was called to a home in Ross Township Wednesday after a man barricaded himself in the basement.


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Jeannette HS Football Player May Miss Playoff Game Due To NFL Dad’s Objections

Jeannette High School plays Clairton High School for the Class A WPIAL Championship title on Saturday at Heinz Field.


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Pittsburgh Police Chief Orders Review Of Police Pursuit Policy

Pittsburgh Police Chief Cameron McLay has put out an order to rank and file officers and their supervisors regarding police pursuits.


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Parkway East Closes On Busy Weekend For Greenfield Bridge Demolish Prep

The Parkway East is now closed down in both directions for the weekend as work crews begin dismantling the Greenfield Bridge.


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Parkway East Closure Begins This Weekend

Parkway East drivers will soon be feeling the effects of the Greenfield Bridge reconstruction project.




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