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Richard Cook
Richard Cook is a contributing reporter for Patch. Cook began his journalism career in 1981 as an intern for KDKA Radio, where he eventually became news director. During his tenure, the station was recognized by the Associated Press as the top news operation in Pennsylvania three years in a row.
He joined KDKA-TV in 1994 as a news producer and then went to WTAE-TV as executive producer in 1999, earning his first Emmy Award for breaking news coverage of a mass shooting in Wilkinsburg. His work also earned awards from the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters, the Associated Press and the Press Club of Western Pennsylvania. Richard earned his second Emmy in 2009 as producer of WTAE-TV's 50th Anniversary special. Rich is also a producer for WQED's "Pittsburgh 360" and "Horizons."
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