Stacy Smith

smith Stacy SmithStacy Smith anchors KDKA-TV News at Noon and KDKA-TV News at Four and Six.

Stacy joined KDKA-TV in July 1983 as an anchor and reporter and co-anchored the 11pm news for 15 years. During his years at KDKA, Stacy has garnered several key awards including co-anchoring with Patrice the breaking news coverage of the Crash of Flight 427 which earned KDKA-TV a Mid-Atlantic Emmy Award. In 1991 Stacy anchored the first Pittsburgh newscast to win an Emmy.

Stacy also played a significant role in several Emmy Award-winning special reports including “After the Miracle” (a report on life after transplantation) and “Generation X” (a report on the 30 and under age group).

An Emmy award-winning program for Pittsburgh’s PBS station, WQED-TV, entitled “Maazel!” was also narrated by Stacy.

Stacy was awarded a Golden Quill in 2007 for an hour special on then Pittsburgh Roman Catholic Bishop Donald Wuerl. Stacy co-produced and anchored the special. He also was honored by the Associated Press and nominated for an emmy in 2006 for a half-hour special that he produced, wrote and anchored on the 50 year anniversary of the discovery of the polio vaccine here in Pittsburgh.

The AP and UPI have also honored Stacy for reports on Dr. Thomas Starzl and on Alzheimer’s disease.

In addition, Stacy has anchored newscasts that have honored him with awards from both the Associated Press (AP) and United Press International (UPI).

In 1993, Stacy was the recipient of the Vector’s Man of the Year in Communications Award. In 2006 was honored with the Life Time Achievement Award by the Pittsburgh Radio and Television Club.

Political conventions in 1980, 1984, 1988, 1996 and 2000 were also covered in depth by Stacy. Stacy’s reporting for KDKA has meant traveling not only across the country but also to Israel and to Rome and Vatican City.

Prior to joining KDKA-TV, Stacy anchored the evening newscasts at WDAF-TV in Kansas City, Missouri, for six years. Before that, he worked at WHAS-AM/FM/TV in Louisville and WIFE-AM in Indianapolis. Stacy began his broadcast career at WLBC-AM/FM in Muncie, Indiana, in December of 1971.

Community activities for Stacy include having served on the Board of Directors of Harmarville Rehabilitations Center, Three Rivers Council for Independent Living, and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Family House of Pittsburgh. In 2007, Stacy was given the title of Chairman Emmeritus for Family House. He also has been involved with the Shriners and was named an Honorary Ambassador for the Syria Mosque.

Stacy is also a founding member and chairs The Pittsburgh Creche Endowment Committee.

Stacy is a graduate of Marian College in Indianapolis. He and his wife, Sharon, reside in a suburb of Pittsburgh. They have two children.

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Santorum: Future Of Energy Industry In Southwestern Pa. May Be In Jeopardy

The future of the energy industry in southwestern Pennsylvania could be in jeopardy, according to former Sen. Rick Santorum from Pennsylvania.

11/13/2014

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Baby Zebras Get Special Training At Pittsburgh Zoo

The Pittsburgh Zoo is preparing to debut two 1-year-old baby zebras, which came from a breeder in Pennsylvania.

06/17/2014

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Rick Santorum Hoping To Grab Support From “Guy In The Middle”

A lot of political analysts will say the Republican party loses the “PR war” when it comes to winning the hearts of the average worker.

04/10/2014

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Inventor Celebrates, Reflects On World Wide Web’s 25th Anniversary

On March 12, 1989, British scientist Tim Berners-Lee changed the world.

03/12/2014

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Johns Hopkins Teaming Up With Allegheny Health Network

The statistics are stunning: 44 percent of American women will develop a life-threatening cancer in their lifetime.

01/24/2014

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Nurse Holiday Shopping Performs CPR On Woman In Cardiac Arrest At Walmart

A local woman who was finishing her holiday shopping was thrust into the middle of a life-changing and potentially life-saving situation.

12/16/2013

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Stacy Smith Looks Back At Kennedy Assassination Report 30 Years Ago

Thirty years ago, I reported on the 20th anniversary of the Kennedy Assassination.

11/22/2013

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Pa. House Passes Transportation Funding Bill

After debating a major, multi-billion dollar transportation bill this afternoon, the Pennsylvania House has now passed it. Gov. Tom Corbett says he plans to sign it.

11/21/2013

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Santorum: President Obama Providing Very Poor Leadership

It has been a year since Barack Obama was re-elected as president, and it has been year that has seen the divide between the Democrats and the Republicans deepen.

11/20/2013

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Chief Justice Castille Dicusses Same-Sex Marriage & Corruption

Chief Justice Ron Castille recently talked about a range of issues, including one that he is sure will be coming before his court – same-sex marriage

10/23/2013

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Fitzgerald Looking To Bring Cleveland’s Bus Rapid Transit System To Pittsburgh

It is not something you hear very often in Pittsburgh, but Cleveland has something out city could use.

06/14/2013

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Expert Weighs In On Safety Of Local Bridges

Driving in our region without crossing a bridge is impossible — and the largest traffic loads are carried by our bridges.

05/24/2013

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Pittsburgher Designed Chapel Where Pope Francis Holds Daily Masses

It may seem like things are back to normal at the Vatican following the election of a new pope of the Catholic Church, but inside the walls heading into the Easter holiday, it is far from normal.

03/29/2013

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Santorum Discusses 2016 Presidential Election, Other Issues

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03/29/2013

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New Vatican Chapel Designed By Pittsburgh Architect

The College of Cardinals met Monday, but they have yet to decide when they will begin the conclave to elect a new pope.

03/04/2013

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