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.


Cigarette Butt Helps Investigators Solve 1991 Murder Case

For years, police had no suspects very and few clues in the murder of 76-year old Myrtle McGill.


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Boy, 3, Falls 15 Feet From Homewood Balcony, Babysitter Charged

A woman is facing charges after a child fell off a second floor balcony in Homewood on Monday.


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2 Dogs Poisoned With Anti-Freeze Laced Treats In Latrobe

Officials are investigating after two dogs were poisoned with treats laced with anti-freeze in Westmoreland County.


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Family, Friends Gather To Celebrate Life Of Bill Nunn

Family members, friends and some of Hollywood’s biggest stars came to Pittsburgh to remember actor Bill Nunn on Sunday.


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Aliquippa Community Gathers For Healing After Teens Killed

Community leaders in Aliquippa are calling for an end to violence after three teenagers were charged with homicide in connection with the shooting deaths of two of their peers.


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Teens Testify Against Former Beaver Co. Coach Accused Of Sex Assault

A former youth basketball coach is headed to trial on charges he sexually assaulted two teenage girls.


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Officials: Guard Allowed People Through Out-Of-Order Explosives Detector At Nuclear Power Plant

A security guard was fired from the Beaver Valley nuclear power station after officials say the guard lied to investigators.


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Student Identified As Suspect In Beaver County Murder

Beaver County authorities have identified Aliquippa High School student Lawrence D. Reddick as the suspect in the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old male last Thursday.


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1 Attempted Kidnapping Suspect In Custody, Search Continues For Second Suspect

One man is in custody in connection to an attempted kidnapping that took place in South Fayette on Friday, but authorities are still searching for the second suspect.


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Materials Used To Make Meth Found In Wexford Home, Hazmat Called

Hazmat crews have been called to investigate at a neighborhood in Wexford.


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Police: Man Had 2 Bombs Made From Chocolate Milk Containers In His Home

State police say a western Pennsylvania man had two homemade bombs in his home when they went to arrest him on an unrelated warrant.


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Red Line T Reopens After Months Of Construction

A welcome sight for thousands of South Hills commuters: the T’s Red Line through Beechview is back in full operation.


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Sheetz Employee Performs CPR On Overdose Victim Until Paramedics Arrive

An employee at a Sheetz in Butler County is being credited with helping a woman who overdosed inside the business this morning.


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Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office Praised For Clearing Untested Rape Kit Backlog

After releasing a report about thousands of untested rape kits, state Auditor General Eugene DePasquale toured the Allegheny County medical examiner’s office Tuesday.


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Attorney Of Man Accused Of Fondling Sleeping Woman Says Incident Was A ‘Misunderstanding’

It was all a misunderstanding. That’s the explanation from a man accused of groping a woman on a flight to Pittsburgh.



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