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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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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South Allegheny MS Teacher Fired, Accused Of Inappropriately Texting 12-Year-Old Student

A former South Allegheny Middle School teacher has been fired and is facing charges after police say inappropriate text message exchanges were discovered allegedly between him and one of his students.

04/22/2015

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Suspect’s Beard Helps Police Link Him To South Hills Bank Robberies

A man linked to four bank robberies in the South Hills by his red beard, who then wore a fake red beard for two more, has pleaded guilty to all six heists.

04/22/2015

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Remains From 15-20 Dogs Found In Beaver Co.

Humane officers worked Monday to gather the remains of as many as 15 to 20 dogs.

04/20/2015

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Girl Shot With Shotgun In Mercer Co.

A young girl was flown to the hospital after she was shot with a shotgun this afternoon.

04/18/2015

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Nashville Teen Accused Of Threatening Brashear HS, Several Other Schools

A Nashville teen has been arrested on a state terrorism charge after being accused of threatening schools in Tennessee and three other states.

04/17/2015

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Body Pulled From Yough River In Ohiopyle Is That Of Man Who Slipped Into Water

The body of a man who went over the falls at Ohiopyle State Park in Fayette County last month was pulled from the Youghiogheny River late Thursday afternoon.

04/16/2015

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7-Year-Old Girl In Critical Condition After Being Hit By School Van

A 7-year-old girl was taken to the hospital after being hit by a school van.

04/16/2015

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Crime Stoppers Seeking Answers In Stanton Heights Homicide

Pittsburgh Police are reaching out to the public for help in the investigation into the shooting death of 20-year-old Jordan Kearney of Stanton Heights.

04/15/2015

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Remains Of 4 Dead Dogs Found In Shallow Creek In Butler County

Police are investigating after a father and his young son made the gruesome discovery of the remains of four dead dogs just off of the side of a local road near the Butler County-Armstrong County border.

04/13/2015

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