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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Crews Investigating Cause Of Fayette Co. Recycling Plant Fire

A recycling plant fire in Fayette County kept firefighters busy for hours early Sunday morning.

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State Police: 1 Killed, 2 Injured In Suspected DUI Crash In Indiana Co.

State police say one person was killed and two others injured in a suspected DUI crash Friday night in Indiana County.

03/28/2015

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Trial Begins For Woman Accused Of Fatally Shooting Niece On Wedding Day

Opening arguments began this morning in the trial of a bride who’s accused of shooting and killing her niece last year.

03/24/2015

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Officers Responding To Traffic Accident End Up Delivering Baby

Police officers headed to the scene of a car accident ended up finding more than they expected overnight.

03/21/2015

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Man Covered In Flames Spotted Running Through Uptown

A man is recovering in the hospital after he was spotted running down the street while on fire in Uptown.

03/20/2015

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New Castle Home Invasion Suspect Leaves Phone At Scene, Easily Identified

A Lawrence County man made it pretty easy for police to identify him after a home invasion last week.

03/17/2015

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Mom Charged After Ramming Infant Into Revolving Door Downtown

A woman is facing charges after dropping her 5-month-old child several times in Downtown Pittsburgh Sunday night.

03/16/2015

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Allegheny River Ice Jam Causing Flooding Problems In Clarion Co.

Rain and ice jams are causing a variety of flooding concerns around the area.

03/15/2015

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Beaver Falls Fire Leaves 1 Woman & 3 Dogs Dead

A house fire in Beaver County left one woman and her pets dead early Sunday morning.

03/15/2015

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Sea Of Green Flocks Downtown For Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Downtown Pittsburgh has gone green this weekend.

03/14/2015

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Millvale Officer Sentenced After Using Stun Gun On Cuffed Man

A Millvale Police officer found guilty of violating a suspect’s civil rights by repeatedly zapping him with a stun gun, even after he was handcuffed, was sentenced Friday morning.

03/13/2015

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Man To Stand Trial In Unborn Baby Murder-For-Hire Case

A man accused in a murder-for-hire plot in which investigators say he tried to have his unborn child killed was due in court Tuesday.

03/10/2015

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RMU Basketball Player Arrested On South Side

Robert Morris University basketball player Stephan Bennett was arrested over the weekend on the South Side.

03/09/2015

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Man Shot By State Police After Allegedly Aiming Rifle At Officers

State Police shot a man in Butler Township, after they say he aimed a rifle at them.

03/08/2015

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SUV Crashes Into Penn Twp. Home

First responders were called to a house in Westmoreland County after an SUV crashed into the dining room.

03/07/2015

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