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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Stray Bullet Hits Woman Inside Of Kennywood Park

A woman was shot in the chest inside Kennywood Park Saturday night.

07/05/2015

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Regatta Thriving Despite Cancellation Of Boat Activities

Sunday is the last day of the annual EQT Three Rivers Regatta.

07/04/2015

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What To Know Before Seeing 4th Of July Fireworks

We got a sneak peek today of Saturday’s July 4 fireworks.

07/03/2015

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Former Kennywood Employee Arrested On Child Porn Charges

The Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office has busted a former Kennywood employee for allegedly having child pornography.

06/23/2015

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Thieves Nab $15,000 Worth Of iPads From Walmart

A pair of thieves stole $15,000 worth of iPads from a local Walmart.

06/21/2015

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2 Firefighters Injured In Blaze At Volunteer Fire Department

Authorities say two firefighters were treated for smoke inhalation after a blaze at a western Pennsylvania volunteer fire department.

06/21/2015

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Thousands Show Up For Pittsburgh Pride Parade

Thousands showed their pride for the LGBT community in Pittsburgh Sunday during the annual “Pride in the Streets” parade.

06/14/2015

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Pittsburgh VA Investigating Alleged Incident, Issues Statement

Several employees are reportedly on leave while an alleged incident is under investigation at the Pittsburgh VA Hospital in the city’s Oakland section.

06/13/2015

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Local Singer Continues To Recover After Being Shot In Face

A local singer who was shot in the face is continuing to recover in the hospital.

06/12/2015

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Investigators Consider Filing Charges After 14 Dogs Found Living In Filth

More than a dozen dogs were found abandoned in squalor in a Beaver County home Tuesday, and now efforts are underway to find new homes for them.

06/09/2015

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1 Injured In Washington Co. Hit-&-Run, Driver Sought

State police are asking for the public’s help to locate a driver involved in a hit-and-run accident in Washington County.

06/08/2015

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Local Singer Shot In The Face, Suspect And Motive Unknown

A man is hospitalized after he was shot in the face.

06/07/2015

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Police Say Teller Was In On Bank Heist With Robbery Suspect

Pittsburgh police say a teller was in on a bank robbery at a PNC Bank branch last month.

06/05/2015

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Firefighters Called After 3 Houses Catch Fire In Rochester

Emergency crews were called to a house fire with reports of possible entrapment in Beaver County Monday morning.

06/02/2015

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New Brighton Apartment Fire Leaves 1 Person Dead

One man died in an apartment building fire in Beaver County Tuesday morning.

06/02/2015

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