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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5 Arrested On Drug Charges After Shots Fired In North Side Apartment

Pittsburgh Police arrested five people on drug charges on the North Side early Sunday morning.

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Brownsville School Employee On Leave Following Allegations Of Assault Plot

The Brownsville school employee accused of arranging to have three administrators assaulted has been put on leave.

11/21/2014

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Police Arrest Student In Fatal Shooting Near Edinboro U. Campus

Police have arrested a student in connection with a fatal shooting near the campus of Edinboro University.

11/18/2014

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Leaky Roof Forces Residents Out Of Penn Hills Row Houses

A leaking roof forced residents out of their homes and into the frigid temperatures in Penn Hills this morning.

11/18/2014

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6 Cal U Players Charged In Beating Headed To Trial

A preliminary hearing was set for six suspended football players from a state-owned university in western Pennsylvania charged with beating and stomping a man outside an off-campus restaurant, then yelling “Football strong!” as they drove away.

11/17/2014

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Hundreds Honor Fallen Cops At Officer Down 5K

Hundreds raced along the North Shore Sunday to honor police officers killed in the line of duty.

11/16/2014

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Troopers’ Wives Selling ‘PSP Strong’ Tee-Shirts To Support Ambush Victims’ Families

There’s a big show of support here in Pittsburgh this weekend for Pennsylvania State Police and the families of the two troopers who were shot in an ambush earlier this year on the other side of the state.

11/15/2014

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WVU Fraternity Had Lost Charter Days Before Student’s Death

There are new details today as the investigation continues into the death of a freshman who was found unresponsive in a fraternity house earlier this week.

11/14/2014

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School District Seeks $500,000 From Natural Gas Deal

Under the lease agreement, EQT will explore 170 acres owned by the East Allegheny School District for natural gas drilling.

11/11/2014

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Convicted Sex Offender Accused Of Using Facebook To Meet Teen For Sex

A convicted sex offender is accused of Megan’s Law violations for allegedly contacting a boy on social media and arranging meetings that led to sex.

11/10/2014

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Pittsburgh Salutes Military Men & Women At Annual Veterans Day Parade

The 95th Annual Veterans Day Parade in Downtown Pittsburgh gave many people an opportunity to say thank you to the men and women who have served their country in peacetime and in war.

11/08/2014

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2 Cal U Football Players Charged In Attack Appear Before Judge

Corey Ford, a California University of Pennsylvania football player, had a bond hearing Friday afternoon in connection with the assault of a West Chester man.

11/07/2014

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Police: Drunk Man Drives Car Into Bar, Asks Owner For Drink

A Pulaski Township man was arrested Sunday after allegedly drove drunk right into a local bar.

11/04/2014

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Family Wants Answers After Bicyclist Hit & Killed On Route 51

A man who was hit and killed while riding his bicycle in Beaver County Friday night has been identified.

11/02/2014

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Missing Man’s Family Holds Candlelight Vigil, Hopes For Break In Case

The family of a missing Pittsburgh man gathered for a candlelight vigil Saturday afternoon, where they pleaded for someone to come forward with information in the case.

11/01/2014

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