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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Lower Burrell Teen Found Dead In Car Hours Before Her High School Graduation

A 17-year-old girl was found dead in a car outside her home in Lower Burrel.


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Police Investigation Into Man’s Mysterious Death Stalls, Family Pleading For Help

The family of a man who was found badly injured in an alleyway near a Brookline pizza shop and later died are pleading for help because police say their investigation has stalled.


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Embattled Plum Superintendent Has 48 Hours To “Consider Offer” From School Board

After an emotional and sometimes hostile meeting, the Plum School Board made an “offer” to school superintendent, Dr. Timothy Glasspool, on Tuesday night.


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Penn Hills School Board Trying To Move Forward After District Audit

The Penn Hills School Board met Monday night in the first meeting since last week’s bombshell audit report from the state auditor general.


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Attorney: 2 Inmates Allegedly Molested By Staff Member At Butler Co. Prison

An effort is underway to get two inmates out of the Butler County Prison.


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Pittsburgh Schools’ Board Of Directors Appoints New Superintendent

The Pittsburgh Public School District’s new superintendent is Dr. Anthony Hamlet.


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Penn Hills School District Audit To Reveal Millions Wasted In Mismanagement

Stunning allegations are expected to come at a news conference Wednesday morning in Penn Hills.


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Vandergrift Man Headed To Altoona To Send Message About Clergy Sex Abuse

Robert Mizic, 45, of Vandergrift will be joining several other abuse victims and drive to Altoona Tuesday evening.


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Clarion Co. Boy Makes Remarkable Return To Baseball After Gruesome Injury

A local boy who had his arm severed in a gruesome accident last fall made a remarkable comeback to the baseball diamond Friday night.


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Crime Stoppers: Reward Offered In Wilkinsburg Money Mart Armed Robbery

Wilkinsburg Police and Crime Stoppers are looking for help from the public in identifying the man who held up a Money Mart store last month.


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Police Seek Suspect In 2 Possible Luring Attempts In Deer Lakes Park

Allegheny County Police say they are investigating a pair of possible attempted child luring incidents in Deer Lakes Park.


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Testimony Phase Set To Begin In Armstrong Co. Jail Escapee Murder Trial

A jury of six men and six women was seated Monday in a much-publicized murder case in Armstrong County.


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Young Man Shot, Wounded While Riding In Car In Beechview

Pittsburgh Police are investigating after a young man was shot and wounded Friday evening in the city’s Beechview area.


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2 Men Questioned In Shooting That Claimed Washington Co. Woman’s Life

One day after a senseless murder in Washington County, no one has been arrested and no clear motive has been disclosed.


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Crime Stoppers: Police Still Searching For Local Mom’s Killer

It was nearly four years ago when the bullet-riddled body of a 30-year-old mother of two was found face down on a dead-end street in Homewood.




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