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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Large Fire Destroys Abandoned Squirrel Hill Building, Causes Façade Collapse

A fire has sent crews to the city’s Squirrel Hill section this afternoon.

05/14/2015

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Squirrel Hill Daycare Center Closes Abruptly In Rent Dispute

The Rainbow’s End Day Care Center and Child Academy on Murray Avenue in the city’s Squirrel Hill section closed its doors for good on Tuesday.

05/12/2015

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1 Dead In Rostraver Twp. Shooting

A shooting at a Westmoreland County motor sports store left one person dead Monday morning.

05/11/2015

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Man Undergoes Hip Replacement Surgery After He, His Mother Pushed Off Port Authority Bus

A woman was hurt and her son was badly injured when they say an unidentified passenger pushed them off of a Port Authority bus in Carrick.

05/08/2015

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Police Investigating After 2 Women Found Dead In East Hills Home

Police and SWAT have been called to a home in the East End.

05/07/2015

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Police, School Officials Investigating After Student Claims Teacher Punched Him

Damon Kolich, 13, on North Baldwin, says his math teacher punched him Wednesday in a hallway at the Harrison Middle School in Whitehall.

05/06/2015

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Girl Continues To Recover After Terrifying Pit Bull Attack

An 8-year-old girl was back in the hospital Monday night to receive a round of antibiotics after she was attacked by a dog at a family friend’s home in Sharpsburg last week.

05/05/2015

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Pittsburgh’s Top Cop Says Police Have To Be More Transparent, Better Communicators

Pittsburgh Police Chief Cameron McLay wants to see his department return to the original roots of police.

05/02/2015

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Child Hospitalized After Being Bitten By Dog In Sharpsburg

A child was taken to the hospital this evening after being bitten by a dog in Sharpsburg.

05/01/2015

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Shenango Twp. Police Officer Attacked By Pit Bull, Officer’s Partner Shoots Dog

A Shenango Township Police officer was attacked by a pit bull Thursday in South New Castle Borough in Lawrence County.

05/01/2015

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Brush Fire Burns Large Wooded Area In Baldwin

Several fire departments were called to Baldwin Borough this evening to battle a raging brush fire.

04/29/2015

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Springdale Police Chief Writes Stinging Letter About Harassment

Springdale Borough Police Chief Julio Medeiros III has fired off a stinging letter addressed to the borough solicitor for help to end what he describes as inappropriate, unethical behavior on the part of some local elected officials and others.

04/29/2015

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Penn Hills School Board Members Go On Defensive Over Budget Mess

The Penn Hills School Board met Monday night after the Common Pleas Court recently gave the school district the green light to borrow up to $18 million so it can pay its bills.

04/28/2015

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Owner Expects To Face Charges After Pit Bull Mauls Neighbor’s Pomeranian

A Springdale Township dog owner whose pit bull mauled a neighbor’s pet says he expects to face charges.

04/25/2015

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ME’s Office: Capsized Kayaker Dies In The Hospital

The kayaker who capsized on the Monongahela River Thursday afternoon has died.

04/23/2015

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