Paul Martino

Paul joined KDKA-TV in 1984 as a general assignment reporter and later became Bureau Chief in Westmoreland County.
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Joined KDKA: 1984
Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
Alma Mater: Southern Illinois University

Music: Beatles, Miles Davis, Elmore James, Vivaldi
Movie: “Godfather”
TV Show: “CBS Sunday Morning”
Book: “The Innocent Man” by John Grisham
Hobbies: Golf, piano, singing, walking
Sports Team: Pens, Pirates, Steelers, Chicago White Sox
Food: Steak, pasta, seafood
Local Restaurant: Penn Ave. Fish Co.
Hidden PA Gem: Bedford Springs Resorts
Sport/Exercise: Walking and Golf
Historical Figure: John F. Kennedy
Favorite Pennsylvanian: Tom Ridge
Quote: “Life is what happens while you’re busy making other plans.” – John Lennon
Word: Peace
Vacation Spot: Destin, Florida
Holiday: Fourth of July
Guilty Pleasure: Loud Music

Facebook or Twitter? Facebook
Cats or Dogs? Dogs
Beatles or Rolling Stones? Beatles
Comedy or Tearjerker? Comedy
Phone Call or Text Message? Text
Mac or PC? Mac
Coffee or Tea? Coffee
Paper or Plastic? Plastic
Morning Person or Night Person? Night
East Coast or West Coast? East Coast

Paul joined KDKA-TV in 1984 as a general assignment reporter and later became Bureau Chief in Westmoreland County. He now anchors weekend evening newscasts, as well as reporting during the week for KDKA-TV News.

The “You Paid For It” series on “Perks for State Lawmakers” won a Golden Quill award in 1996. Paul has always been on top of the area’s political scene.

Also a sports enthusiast, Paul has covered the Pittsburgh Pirates throughout their history and reported on the success of the Pittsburgh Penguins while traveling to Minnesota and Chicago for the Stanley Cup Championship.

The Wall Street Journal and local newspapers have referred to Paul as the “Sam Donaldson” of Pittsburgh. As a reporter for WKRG-TV in Mobile, Alabama, he received the Press Club Award in 1981 for Outstanding Professionalism for his coverage of a hostage situation involving Mobile’s mayor. In 1982, Paul received an award from the Associated Press (AP) for Best Documentary. This documentary covered Governor George Wallace’s return for a fourth term in office after overcoming partial paralysis and a history of racism. Paul went on to win another Associated Press Award in 1983 for his coverage of an execution. In 1987, he received the Golden Quill Award for his investigative reporting of a police chief’s unethical practices.

Paul spends most of his free time in the community. He plays the keyboard for his band, “Time Tested” for several charity events. Paul is also the president of the local chapter of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.

Paul earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Radio-Television from Southern Illinois University. Paul resides in the North Hills area of Pittsburgh and has three children.

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More Than A Dozen Sickened In Hand, Foot And Mouth Disease Outbreak At Summer School Program

A summer school program for Pittsburgh Public Schools was disrupted by an outbreak of Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease.


2 Dogs Killed In Westmoreland Co. Duplex Fire

Two families in Westmoreland County are picking up the pieces after a fire destroyed their duplex and killed two dogs Friday morning.


Liberty Bridge Construction Wrapping Up, But Not Before Another Weekend Closure

The Liberty Bridge rehab project has been a major inconvenience for about 60,000 vehicles a day for the last two years. It’s set to wrap up soon, but not before another weekend closure.


Man Dies After Crafton Heights Shooting

A man who was rushed to the hospital in “very critical condition” after being shot Thursday evening in Crafton Heights has died.


Police Investigating Cause Of Crash That Killed Health Clinic Receptionist

Police continue to search for answers into how and why a driver plowed into a Washington medical center Wednesday, instantly killing a receptionist.


Landlord Accused Of Lewd Acts In Tenant’s Bedroom Takes Stand At Trial

The trial was held Wednesday for a landlord accused of breaking into his tenant’s Castle Shannon apartment and committing lewd acts in her bedroom.


Veteran Volunteer Firefighter Accused Of Embezzling Thousands From VFD

A veteran volunteer firefighter in Castle Shannon was charged Thursday with embezzling nearly $140,000 from the department’s death benefit fund.


Police Increase Patrols Following String Of Burglaries In Lawrenceville

Police are warning Lawrenceville residents to be on alert following a string of burglaries in the neighborhood.


North Allegheny H.S. Student Facing Discipline To ‘Fullest Extent’ In Bomb Threat Hoax

A student in the North Allegheny School District will be disciplined in connection with a bomb threat hoax on Thursday.


Police: Neighbor Feud Led To Fatal Shooting Of Horse, Suspect Faces Felony Charges In Court

A man charged with shooting and killing his neighbor’s horse in Washington County appeared in court Thursday to face the felony charges against him.


Neighbor Charged With Shooting Woman’s Prized Horse

A Washington County woman is devastated after her prized horse was fatally shot in Carroll Township.


Reserve Twp. Police Officer Arrested In Ohio For Suspected Drunk Driving

A Reserve Township Police officer is under investigation.


New, Higher Quality Of Medical Marijuana Now Available In Pennsylvania

For patients seeking relief, Pittsburgh’s medical marijuana supplies have been limited.


Duquesne-McKeesport Bridge Briefly Closes After Being Hit By Barge

The Duquesne-McKeesport Bridge briefly closed Friday afternoon after a bridge pier was hit by a barge.


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State Police Looking For Suspects Throwing Beer Bottles At Cars On Rt. 288

A dangerous prank has police and drivers in Ellwood City on alert.


Caretakers Sentenced To Prison In Man’s 2015 Starvation Death

Two people who pleaded guilty to third-degree murder charges in connection with the death of a man in their care appeared in court for sentencing.


FirstEnergy Starts Process Of Shutting Down Beaver Valley Power Plant

Eight hundred jobs could be lost as FirstEnergy has started the process to shut down the Beaver Valley nuclear power plant in Shippingport, but those job losses are a long way off.


Study: Pa. 2nd Worst In Nation In Waterway Industrial Pollution

A new study ranks Pennsylvania as the second worst in the nation when it comes industrial pollution in our waterways.


Firefighters: Vandergrift Apartment Building Fire Started By Candle

A fire sent one woman to the hospital, killed a family pet and left three families homeless when it destroyed an apartment building in Westmoreland County on Wednesday.


Officials Assure Pa. Bridges Built Using Same Technique As Collapsed Fla. Bridge Are Safe

The pedestrian bridge that collapsed in Florida on Thursday was built with a process known as Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC), and it turns out Pennsylvania has at least 35 bridges built with that technique.


2 UPS Employees Charged With Stealing Merchandise, Then Pawning It

Two UPS employees in Pittsburgh are accused of stealing tens of thousands of dollars in valuable merchandise from packages, and then pawning it.


Monroeville Road Flooded After Landslide Blocks Creek

Huge rocks tumbled down a hillside, filled a creek and badly flooded a Monroeville road Friday morning.


Father Back In Jail In Connection With Death Of Son Who Was Shaken As Infant

A father, who served time years ago for severely injuring his infant son, is now charged with murder after the young man died from those injuries several years later.


Sources: Garfield Human Remains May Be That Of Woman Allegedly Murdered By Husband

Police are releasing new details about human remains found in a backyard in Garfield earlier this week.


Suspect In Pitt Student’s Murder Appears In Court For Unrelated Rape Charges

A man who is already headed to trial for the murder of a Pitt student was back in court on rape charges Friday.


Franklin Regional School District Closed Due To Potential Threat

A 17-year-old boy was apprehended Friday after posting some ominous pictures on Snapchat, but police later said they didn’t believe it was a serious threat.


West Virginia Murder Suspect Found Dead In Washington Co.

A suspect wanted in connection with a fatal shooting in West Virginia was found dead in Washington County Friday morning.


Former Shop Manager Held For Trial On Pizza Milano Attack Charges

A former pizza shop manager who was seen in a video viciously attacking a woman is headed to trial.


Man Accused Of Killing Pitt Student To Stand Trial For Homicide

A man accused of stabbing and beating a 20-year-old Pitt student to death will stand trial for homicide.


Massive Ice Jams Worry Residents Living Along Kiski River Banks In Leechburg

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Commercial Fire At Apartments In Butler City

A fire has broken out at a Butler City commercial building.


Surveillance Video Shows Missing Woman At Bethel Park Bar

The bitter cold temperatures forced police to call off the search for a Bethel Park woman who has been missing since late last month.


Ambulance Carrying Police Officer Injured In Fire Struck Head-On By Truck

A police officer was injured while responding to a fire in McKees Rocks Wednesday morning.


Mother Accused Of Hitting Daughter With Wooden Plank Over Incorrect Homework Answers

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Van Driver Arrested, Accused Of Inappropriately Touching Non-Verbal Female Student

A school van driver has been arrested for allegedly inappropriately touching a non-verbal female student.


ESPN’s ‘Sunday NFL Countdown’ To Broadcast From Pittsburgh For Steelers-Patriots Game

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Winter Weather Advisory Issued As Snow Falls On Western Pa.

Another round of winter weather arrived Wednesday bringing snowfall and icy roads. Several alerts and advisories have been issued.


Woman Whose Alleged Rape Case Wasn’t Prosecuted Urges Sexual Assault Victims To Come Forward

A local woman who says she was a victim of sexual assault says she’s angered that powerful men appear to be getting away with sexual assault and not getting prosecuted.


Westmoreland Co. Sheetz Installs Blue Lighting System In Hopes Of Deterring Drug Use

A Westmoreland County Sheetz has installed a blue light system in their restrooms to reduce drug use inside.


Police Use Cellphone Tracking Technology To Locate Kidnapping Victim

Two men were arrested after police used cellphone tracking technology and a court order to locate a kidnapped woman.