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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IUP Football Players Charged After Fight, Armed Robbery

Two football players for Indiana University of Pennsylvania are facing charges after a allegedly fighting and committing armed robbery near the campus Friday night.

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Thousands Take Part In 38th Great Race

Thousands ran through the city as part of the Great Race Sunday.


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Ambridge Woman Saved From Fire By Dog “Charlie”

A woman escaped a fire that destroyed her house overnight, thanks to her dog.
She says she woke up just in time.


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Great Race Brings Thousands Of Runners To Pittsburgh

World-class runners have descended on Pittsburgh this weekend for the Richard S. Caliguiri City of Pittsburgh Great Race.


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Teen Accused Of Dousing Security Guards With Gasoline Charged As Adult

A 16-year-old girl is now charged as an adult after police say she poured gasoline on two school security guards and tried to set them on fire.


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Group Challenges Pittsburgh Paid Sick Leave Bill In Court

A hospitality trade group has joined four restaurants and a cleaning service in a lawsuit seeking to overturn a Pittsburgh ordinance requiring city employers to provide paid sick leave to employees.


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Pitcairn Business Damaged By Two Fires In One Day

Video from a neighbor’s cell phone caught a huge smokey fire at the Pitcairn Minimart on Wall Avenue Saturday night.


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Lifeguard Supervisor Charged With Sexually Assaulting Teenage Employee

A lifeguard supervisor and former school employee is facing sexual assault charges.


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Report: Flight From Pittsburgh To Florida Has Close Call With Drone

The FAA is investigating after a drone was reported near the path of a plane that took off from Pittsburgh and was landing this morning at an airport in Florida.


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Cyclists Pay Tribute To Slain Bike Riders, Hope To Raise Awareness

Beaver County cyclists braved wet and cold conditions for a memorial bike ride on Route 51, near Aliquippa.


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Police: Drug Payment Disagreement Led To Fatal Stabbing

A man from Chippewa has been charged in the stabbing death of a woman at the Mulberry Lane apartments in New Brighton.


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2 Wounded After Large Fight Breaks Out At Indiana Apartment Complex

At least two people were injured after a large fight broke out at an Indiana County apartment complex.


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Woman Stabbed To Death In Beaver Co. Apartment

Authorities say a man was taken into custody after a woman was stabbed to death during an altercation at a western Pennsylvania apartment building.


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Man Accused Of Killing Girlfriend, Burying Her In Yard

A man has been charged with criminal homicide in the death of his girlfriend, who authorities allege was killed in a drunken fight and then buried in his yard.


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Woman, Young Daughter Robbed At Gunpoint At Car Wash

A Scottdale man faces several charges, accused of robbing a woman at a Mt. Pleasant car wash.