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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A 4-year-old girl is recovering after police found her unresponsive in a pool Friday afternoon in Armstrong County.


Body Of Naked Woman Found In Van, Officials Describe Driver As ‘Incoherent’

A bizarre series of events Wednesday evening led police to the discovery of woman’s body in the South Hills.


North Braddock Cop, Suspended & Under Investigation, To Meet With Mayor

The North Braddock Borough Council met Tuesday night, but there was no public discussion of a controversy surrounding North Braddock Police Officer Michael Foley.


Injured Leechburg Police Chief Ties The Knot

Weeks after he was nearly killed when a firework exploded in his hand, Leechburg Police Chief Michael Diebold is out of the hospital and celebrating life in a big way.


Greensburg Diocese Sponsors Prayer, Drug Meeting In Fayette County

About 120 people turned out Tuesday night in the social hall of the Connellsville Church of the Immaculate Conception Parish.


Two Wheelchairs Stolen From Handicapped Woman

A handicapped woman in the South Hills says she feels “violated” after someone stole two wheelchairs from her home.


Officer Injured By Fireworks Leaves Hospital To Hero’s Welcome

It was a hero’s welcome Thursday night for a local police chief who was seriously injured by fireworks last week.


Accused Homewood Rapist To Stand Trial

A man who allegedly attacked and sexually assaulted two women in Homewood will stand trial.


Rankin Man Organizes Picnic To Help Children Of Friends Killed By Gun Violence

Neighbors, friends and family members of two Rankin men killed in gun violence got together Tuesday for a picnic and fundraiser.


Controversial ‘Freedom Bench’ Moved From Oil City Park To Private Property

There’s a new permanent home for a controversial park bench in Oil City in Venango County.


9-Year-Old Boy Dies After Falling Into Lake

A 9-year-old boy died Saturday afternoon after he fell into a lake in Wayne Township.


Pirates Fans Give Life-Saving Umpire Standing Ovation During Pre-Game Ceremony

The Pittsburgh Pirates finished up their three-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays Thursday evening, but before the game started, the team took time to honor the umpire who saved a woman’s life.


Suspicious Fires In Sharon Have City On Edge

There’s growing concern in the City of Sharon, in Mercer County, after a rash of suspicious fires.


Vacant Homes, Multiple Fires Cause Concern In East End Neighborhood

A fire destroyed a vacant duplex Tuesday evening in the city’s East End, causing more fears for neighbors already concerned about public safety in their community.


NWS: Tornado Touched Down In Amwell Twp.

The National Weather Service confirmed that a tornado caused damage in and around the community of Amwell in Washington County on Friday.




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