Bob Allen

boballen Bob AllenBob Allen joined the KDKA-TV team in January 2000 as a General Assignment reporter.

Bob began his broadcasting career in 1979 at Beaver Falls radio station WBVP. From there, he went on to WKBN Radio in Youngstown. His first television job was also in Youngstown — at WYTV.

Since then, he’s worked at TV stations in Memphis, Louisville, Kentucky and Toledo, Ohio. Most recently, Bob spent three years as a General Assignment reporter and part-time anchor at the NBC affiliate in Kansas City.

During the Gulf War crisis, Bob also worked at KDKA-TV, providing hourly updates during the early morning hours.

After working at six television stations since 1982, Bob is finally fulfilling his dream of working as a reporter in his hometown — a goal that he set for himself “many years ago.”

A Langley High School graduate, Bob attended Penn State University and Point Park College. In addition to his son Ryan, Bob’s parents and four sisters also call Pittsburgh home.

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2 Wounded After Large Fight Breaks Out At Indiana Apartment Complex

At least two people were injured after a large fight broke out at an Indiana County apartment complex.

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Man Accused Of Killing Girlfriend, Burying Her In Yard

A man has been charged with criminal homicide in the death of his girlfriend, who authorities allege was killed in a drunken fight and then buried in his yard.


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Woman, Young Daughter Robbed At Gunpoint At Car Wash

A Scottdale man faces several charges, accused of robbing a woman at a Mt. Pleasant car wash.


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Beaver Co. Man Charged With Firing Shots At Neighbors On Dirt Bikes

A Beaver County man is facing charges after a neighbor dispute escalated into shots being fired.


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Homestead Shooting Leaves 1 Man Dead

Police are investigating after one man was shot and killed in Homestead Monday morning.


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Fayette Co. Man Found Fatally Stabbed, Girlfriend Charged

A Fayette County man was found fatally stabbed early Saturday morning.


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Man Arrested For Masturbating In Chip Aisle Of Uniontown Sheetz Store

Police were called to the Sheetz store in Uniontown early Friday morning for a bizarre situation.


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Former Union Twp. Volunteer Firefighter Arrested For Arson

A former volunteer firefighter from Lawrence County has been arrested, accused of setting a fire at a vacant home and then coming back to the scene to help put it out.


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1 Dead, 3 Injured After Fairywood Shooting

Police are investigating a shooting that left one person dead and two injured in the Fairywood section of the city.


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“Ninja Robbers” With Knife Chased Out Of Store By Cashier With Sword

A pair of would-be robbers armed with a knife learned a valuable lesson when a cashier chased him out of the store with a sword.


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Allegheny Technologies To Lock Out More Than 2,000 Workers

Union workers at Allegheny Technologies Inc. plants in Pennsylvania and three other states will be locked out starting Saturday.


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Washington Co. Community Sick Of Constant Gunfire

An upswing in violence has some neighbors in one local community on edge.
There have been multiple shootings in the city of Washington recently, including several on the same street.


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Group Protests National Fraternal Order Of Police Convention In Pittsburgh

Dozens of demonstrators took to the streets Sunday, voicing their anger over the National Fraternal Order of Police convention in Pittsburgh.


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Memorial Statue Of Police K-9 Rocco Unveiled On North Shore

Police officers from around the region were on the North Shore Saturday for the dedication of a new statue honoring slain K-9 officer Rocco.


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Driver Arrested After Leading Police On Chase Down Rt. 28

Police have arrested the driver who led them on a chase, hitting several cars, down Route 28 Friday morning.