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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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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Washington Co. Woman Asks Police To Crack Down On Neighborhood Speeding

A local woman says out of control drivers are crashing into her cars, and Thursday night, she’s asking police to step in and crack down.


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Man Rushed To Hospital After Being Hit By Bus

An unidentified 21-year-old man was struck by a Myers Coach Lines bus Wednesday night, as he and a female companion were walking along the Old William Penn Highway in Murrysville.


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Massive Fire Tears Through Leetsdale Industrial Park, Prompts Evacuations

Firefighters are battling a three-alarm industrial fire in Leetsdale.


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Line Painting On Freeport Road Causes Confusion

Some drivers have been caught off-guard on Freeport Road, near the new Hulton Bridge. You can thank a PennDOT contractor who took advantage of the unseasonably mild weather for the confusion.


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Hundreds Of Pitt Students Protest High Tuition Costs As Part Of “Million Student March”

Several hundred University of Pittsburgh students blocked evening rush hour traffic Thursday in Oakland to protest the rising cost of tuition and student debt.



Crime Stoppers: Investigators Release Description Of Gunman In 11-Year-Old Boy’s Fatal Shooting

Funeral services are scheduled for this Saturday for the 11-year-old boy who was fatally shot in his home in Mount Oliver earlier this month.


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Barbershop Owner To File Complaint Against Constable For Taking Down Customer

A Washington County barber says he will be at the County Courthouse Wednesday morning to file a formal complaint against State Constable James Cox.


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Police Identify Suspect Wanted For Questioning In Fatal Shooting Of Innocent Driver

Allegheny County Police have identified a suspect in connection with a shooting in McKeesport earlier this week that claimed the life of an innocent man.


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Woman Found Safe After Going Missing While Hiking In McConnells Mill State Park

Rescue crews have found a young woman who went missing while hiking Thursday evening in a desolate area of McConnells Mill State Park.


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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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