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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Husband Of Hit & Run Victim Makes Plea For Driver To Come Forward

A man whose wife was struck by a hit-and-run driver over the weekend in Butler County says he wants the driver to “do the right thing.”

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Events Across The Region Honor Veterans For Memorial Day

While many people are enjoying picnics and barbeques this Memorial Day, the holiday is meant to remember those who gave their lives for this country.

05/24/2015

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Homeowner Charged After 4 Dead Dogs Found In Beechview House

Police have charged owner of a Beecvhiew home where four dead dogs and an extremely malnourished one were found.

05/23/2015

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Defense Wants Charges Dismissed Against Accused Rapist After Victim Dies

Defense attorneys filed a motion to dismiss the charges against a man accused of raping a girl in Ohio.

05/22/2015

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Train Hits, Kills Woman In Coraopolis

One person was killed by a train in Coraopolis Friday afternoon.

05/22/2015

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Crawford-Roberts Rape Suspect To Stand Trial

A man accused of raping a woman in Pittsburgh’s Crawford-Roberts neighborhood was held for trial Tuesday morning.

05/19/2015

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Teacher’s Aide Accused Of Having Sex With 13-Year-Old Student

A Sto-Rox teaching assistant was arrested Sunday for allegedly having sex with a 13-year-old student.

05/17/2015

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Teen Killed In East Hills Shooting

A 14-year-old was killed after being shot in the East Hills Sunday morning.

05/17/2015

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Former South Allegheny Teacher Accused Of Harassing 2nd Student

A former teacher at South Allegheny Middle School is facing new charges after allegedly harassing a 17-year-old student

05/15/2015

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2 Charged With Leaving Girl, 1, In Car Outside Of Fayette Co. Bar

Two people are facing charges after leaving a 1-year-old girl in a car, outside of a bar in Fayette County on Friday.

05/12/2015

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Thousands Take Part In Race For The Cure

They are the heroes of the 23rd annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.

05/10/2015

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Hundreds Say Goodbye To Lt. Eslary

Lt. Eric Eslary was laid to rest today.

05/09/2015

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Thousands Of Athletes Hit The Streets For 2015 Pittsburgh Marathon

Nearly 40,000 runners hit the streets of Pittsburgh for the half and full marathon events Sunday morning.

05/03/2015

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Officer Killed In The Line Of Duty Recognized 78 Years Later

It’s an annual event at the law enforcement officers’ memorial on the North Shore.

05/02/2015

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4 People Injured After Car Crashes Into Port Authority Bus

A transit bus has been hit by an oncoming car in Pittsburgh, injuring four people.

05/01/2015

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