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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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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Teen Shot Near Wood St. T Station Downtown, 16-Year-Old Suspect In Custody

A teenager is in the hospital, another teen is in police custody and the Wood Street T Station back open in Downtown Pittsburgh after a shooting caused chaos there Tuesday afternoon.


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16-Year-Old Facing Attempted Homicide Charges After Home Invasion

A 16-year-old male is facing attempted homicide and other charges after a home invasion in West Mifflin late Friday night.


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Pitt-Penn State Game Draws Record Crowds

The crowd at the Pitt-Penn State game Saturday afternoon broke a record for the largest attendance for any sporting event in Pittsburgh.


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Zoo Officials Trying To Find Permanent Home For Alligator Caught In Penn Hills

Firefighters in Penn Hills were called to an unusual situation Monday night, which involved an alligator on the loose.


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Mother Found Guilty Of 3rd-Degree Murder In 3-Year-Old’s Death

Jury deliberations were entering a fourth day Friday for a woman charged in the death of her 3-year-old daughter, whose body was found in a western Pennsylvania ravine last year.


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Judge Hears Testimony During Hearing For Man Charged With Body Slamming Boy

The man accused in the death of his ex-girlfriend’s young son after body slamming him for not cleaning his room quickly enough was in court Friday to face a judge.


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Police: Man & Woman Accused Of Forcing Teen Runaway To Have Sex For Money

A man and a woman are facing prostitution charges in Beaver County.


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Andy Warhol Bridge Closed For Repairs For 15 Months

On Monday, the Andy Warhol Bridge closed to traffic and will remain that way for some long-term and costly rehabilitation.


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Pittsburgh Police Investigating Two Overnight Shootings

Pittsburgh Police are investigating two shootings from overnight.


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West End Neighbors Concerned About Daytime Burglaries

Some neighbors in the West End are concerned about a rash of daytime burglaries, and they are trying to find a way to work together to protect their property.


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North Side Hit-&-Run Crash Involving Port Authority Bus Injures 6

Six people were injured in an accident involving a Port Authority bus on the North Side Monday afternoon.



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