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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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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Powerboat Racing Returns To EQT Three Rivers Regatta With A Fury

You could hear the engines roaring all the way in Mount Washington, Formula One boats gliding on the Allegheny River at speeds well over a hundred miles an hour.



Woman Caught Trying To Sell Hundreds Of Counterfeit Purses

North Strabane Police say they put Tina Policano out of business after she sold a counterfeit Michael Kors purse to undercover officers in the Sheetz parking lot on Route 19.


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Man Recovering After Being Shot Multiple Times In East Hills

A man is recovering in the hospital after being shot in the East Hills early Monday morning.


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Crowd Grows Violent After Marilyn Manson, Slipknot Concert Canceled

A thunderstorm turned fans violent Saturday night at the First Niagara Pavilion. The storm knocked out the power, forcing the cancellation of the Marilyn Manson and Slipknot concert just moments after the show began.


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Washington Co. Man To Stand Trial For Allegedly Holding Wife Hostage For Nearly 2 Weeks

A Washington County man accused of holding his wife hostage for two weeks and abusing her will stand trial.


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Pilot Inside As Plane Catches Fire At Allegheny County Airport

Emergency crews were called to the Allegheny County Airport after a plane caught on fire Monday morning.


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Police, Community Gather In Monroeville In Effort To Close Divisions

It wasn’t the usual Sunday picnic in Monroeville Park this weekend.


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Woman Shot During McKeesport Home Invasion

A man who was targeted by armed burglars says he watched as one of them shot his girlfriend in the face during a home invasion in McKeesport early Saturday morning.


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Domestic Dispute Suspect Climbs Onto Roof In Homewood, Refuses To Come Down

A man is facing charges following a standoff in Homewood Friday.



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