Rich Walsh

Rich Walsh currently is the weekend sports anchor for KDKA-TV (CBS) in Pittsburgh.
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Joined KDKA: 2014
Hometown: Penn Hills
Alma Mater: Penn Hills High School, University of Pittsburgh

Music: No question, Dave Matthews Band
Movie: This is a tough one because I like so many movies. Since I love golf, I’ll go with a tie between “Caddyshack” and “Tin Cup”
TV Show: Other than the Nightly Sports Call and KDKA-TV News at 5, 6 and 11…I was a huge fan of “The Sopranos” growing up. Now, I really like “Sneaky Pete” on Amazon, but I spend most of my time watching “Paw Patrol” with my daughters.
Book: “The Last Lecture” by Randy Pausch
Hobbies: Golf, spending time with my daughters, more golf
Sports Team: Steelers, Pirates, Penguins and Pitt Everything
Food: Pizza, of course. I’m on the board of directors of the KDKA-TV Pizza Club with Ken Rice
Local Restaurant: Roman Bistro in Forest Hills
Hidden PA Gem: Della Sala’s Pizza in Verona
Sport/Exercise: I once ran a lot…now I golf a lot
Historical Figure: Arnold Palmer
Favorite Pennsylvanian: Bob Pompeani
Quote: “A bad day of golf is always better than a good day of work.” Am I allowed to say that?
Word: Sweet
Vacation Spot: Disney World
Holiday: My Birthday
Guilty Pleasure: Buffalo Chicken anything
Planet: Earth

Facebook or Twitter? I reluctantly say Twitter
Cats or Dogs? Dogs
Beatles or Rolling Stones? Don’t hate me, neither
Comedy or Tearjerker? Comedy
Phone Call or Text Message? Text
Mac or PC? Mac
Coffee or Tea? Starbucks coffee, no tea for me…it causes kidney stones
Paper or Plastic? Paper is always my number one choice. It beats rock every time
Morning Person or Night Person? Night
East Coast or West Coast? Pittsburgh
Star Trek or Star Wars? Never got into Star Trek… so Star Wars I guess

Rich Walsh currently is the weekend sports anchor for KDKA-TV (CBS) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Walsh also makes appearances on KDKA-FM, 93.7 “The Fan.” Before accepting the job at KDKA-TV, Rich was the primary studio and game day intermission host for the Pittsburgh Penguins and also a sideline reporter/host for ROOT Sports Pittsburgh. Walsh has spent the last 12 years working in Pittsburgh as a Sports Anchor/Host/Reporter. Rich has 13 years of sports anchoring and reporting experience. Rich also worked at Fox Sports Net Pittsburgh and worked as an anchor at WTRF-TV in Wheeling, West Virginia.

During his career, Rich has had the opportunity to cover four Super Bowls, two Stanley Cup Championships, two Winter Classics, two U.S. Opens, The Final Four, an MLB All-Star game and countless other memorable events, including Sidney Crosby’s first game in the NHL. Rich is in the Steelers, Penguins and Pirates locker rooms on a daily basis and has developed many contacts throughout the years.

Rich is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and a former captain of Pitt’s track and cross country teams. Rich still enjoys running, but most of his free time now is spent on the golf course. He is highly involved in the Pittsburgh community. Rich serves on several boards, including the Leukemia and Lymphoma society and University of Pittsburgh Varsity Athletics. Rich has won awards for broadcasting and his charity work. He was just recently recognized as Pittsburgh’s 40 under 40 for raising more than $200,000 in memory of his father, Tom, who passed away from Leukemia in 2009.

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Jung Ho Kang is ready to get back in the game with the Pirates, after rehabbing an injury.


Marte Hoping For Healthy Season, Locke Makes Drastic Move To Find His Form

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Pitt Panthers Hire Former NC State OC Matt Canada

Former NC State offensive coordinator Matt Canada has been hired as the Pitt Panthers new offensive coordinator.


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Ben Roethlisberger Undergoing Concussion Protocol

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Austin Lemieux Dreams Of Playing For Pittsburgh Penguins

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Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle Talks Tough Decisions This Offseason

Clint Hurdle and the Pirates have some tough decisions to make this offseason.


Police Probe Alleged Raiders Player’s Taunting Of K-9 At Heinz Field

Police are investigating the alleged taunting of a police K-9 by a member of the Oakland Raiders at Heinz Field Sunday afternoon.


McCarthy Inducts His Greenfield Elementary School Into Super Bowl Honor Roll

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Jerome Bettis is officially a Pro Football Hall of Famer.


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Steelers’ Bettis Headlines Diverse Hall Of Fame Group

Tim Brown kept doing the math as the years ticked by and the phone call from the Pro Football Hall of Fame never came. So did Charles Haley. Not Jerome Bettis.


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Steelers Hoping To Host Super Bowl

It was the first day of practice today.


Bettis Hard At Work On Hall Of Fame Induction Speech, Plans To Thank Many In Pittsburgh

Jerome Bettis is just weeks away from being officially recognized as one of the all-time greats.


Celebration To Mark Steelers’ 50th Training Camp At Saint Vincent College

Fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers only have a few more days to wait to get reacquainted with the team at training camp.


Morgantown Abuzz With Excitement For Pirates’ New Minor-League Affiliate

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Central Catholic Football Star Makes College Choice

Central Catholic High School football star Bricen Garner makes his college choice.


Pitt WR Tyler Boyd Taken Into Custody On Suspicion Of DUI After Being Pulled Over

University of Pittsburgh football star Tyler Boyd was taken into custody on suspicion of DUI after he was pulled over early Friday morning in Jefferson Hills.


Pitt Head Coach Hints At Changes Coming To Football Uniforms

Out with the old and in with the new.


Hockey Phenom Connor McDavid Calls Penguins’ Crosby His “Role Model”

Arguably, there have only been a handful of guys in the NHL with the type of talent as Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux and Sidney Crosby.


Penguins’ Perron Hoping To Turn It Around For The Postseason

Pittsburgh Penguins forward David Perron is hoping to turn it around for the Stanley Cup Playoffs.


Top 5 Teams That Could Beat Kentucky In NCAA Tournament

March Madness is officially upon us and thousands of people agonized over last-minute bracket changes.


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Rich On The Road: Harrison Working Hard, But Finding Time For Family

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McCutchen Reflects On Busy Off-Season That Included His Wedding

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Kang Adjusting To Life As A Pirate

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Rich On The Road: Visa Issue Keeping Gorkys Hernandez Away From Spring Training

The Pittsburgh Pirates will hold their first official Spring Training workout today, but one player is missing.


Rich On The Road: First Official Practice On Tuesday

The Pirates kick their first official practice off Tuesday with a team meeting at 9 a.m.


Rich On The Road: 1-On-1 With Pedro Alvarez

We are experiencing a cold spell here in Bradenton but I really shouldn’t complain about the weather. Plus, I’m sure nobody in Pittsburgh will feel bad for me!


Colbert Excited To Evaluate New Talent At NFL Combine

This is one of Pittsburgh Steelers’ General Manager Kevin Colbert’s favorite times of the year.


EXCLUSIVE: Mike Johnston Discusses Coaching Philosophy, Crosby & Pittsburgh Food

Mike Johnston has the Pittsburgh Penguins in prime position to make another Stanley Cup run. He recently sat down with KDKA-TV’s Rich Walsh for an exclusive interview.


Local NFL Referee Retires After 20 Years

What a career Tom Stabile had. He officiated a number of Steelers games in Pittsburgh, the 2012 Super Bowl and his last game was this year’s Pro Bowl.


Pirates’ Hurdle On The Mend After Hip Surgery

One of the starkest memories many Pirates fans have about this past season is Clint Hurdle limping out to the mound.


Hurdle Battling Hip Problem As Pirates Close In On Playoff Berth

Clint Hurdle has been battling a hip problem all season that will require surgery. However, he’s not going anywhere with the Pittsburgh Pirates closing in on a second consecutive trip to the MLB postseason.


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CBS isn’t holding anything back for their Thursday Night Football production.


Steelers Offensive Lineman A True American Hero

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