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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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

The manhunt continues for two gunmen after a mass shooting in Wilkinsburg left six people dead and three others injured.


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Police: 5 Dead, 3 Wounded In Wilkinsburg Shooting Spree

Allegheny County Police say five people are dead, three others were wounded and police are looking for two gunmen after a shooting spree at a party late Wednesday night in Wilkinsburg.


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

Six years after a local man was murdered in Homewood, his loved ones are still waiting for justice and still trying to cope with the loss.


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Money Found Near Toll Booth On Turnpike’s Southern Beltway

State Police at the Pittsburgh Barracks are investigating after a Turnpike worker found cash on Monday afternoon near a toll booth on Toll Road 576.


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Proposal To Convert Clairton Church To Halfway House Creates Controversy

A church controversy is brewing in the city of Clairton.


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Gateway School District Tries To Quell Concern Over Racial Slurs, Threats

Friday was not your typical school day in the Gateway School District.


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Victims’ Attorney: Civil Lawsuit To Be Filed In Leechburg H.S. Hazing Case

The lawyer representing two boys who say they were assaulted in a Leechburg High School hazing incident says the case is far from over.


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Robbery Suspects Arrested After Holding Up Ross Twp. Bank At Gunpoint

Two men in their 60s are in police custody after robbing a First Niagara Bank branch in Ross Township at gunpoint Wednesday afternoon.


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Victim Of Clergy Sex Abuse Hopes Central Pa. Scandal Sends Harrisburg A Message

Robert Mizic, 45, lives in the small Westmoreland County borough of Vandergrift.



Heavy Police Presence Expected At Pittsburgh’s University Prep After Melee

Pittsburgh Public School District spokeswoman Ebony Pugh says there will be a lot of police keeping an eye on University Prep school in the Hill District on Tuesday.


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Charges Re-Filed Against Police Sergeant Accused Of Assault

Charges have been re-filed against a Pittsburgh Police sergeant accused of punching and shoving a 19-year-old.


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Charges To Be Refiled Soon Against Suspended Police Sgt.

Sources say that Pittsburgh Police Sgt. Stephen Matakovich is expected to face charges again on Friday in connection with a confrontation outside Heinz Field last fall.


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Crime Stoppers: Family Looking For Answers In Man’s Murder In Wilkinsburg

Police are asking for help from the public as they continue to try to solve a murder from late last year that started as a shooting and ended in a crash.


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Woodland Hills School Superintendent: “We Will Not Tolerate Violence On Our Buses”

Woodland Hills School District Superintendent Alan Johnson says two seventh grade boys have been suspended after they got into a wrestling match on board a First Student Transportation Co. school bus.




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