Bob 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.
A Knoxville man is facing charges after he allegedly strangled his girlfriend and attacked her with a sword.
Neighbors and their children are trying to raise money to help a family in Upper St. Clair whose house was badly damaged by a fire.
Crews battled a row house fire in Wilkinsburg on Friday afternoon.
An elementary school teacher in the Ringgold School District is banned from entering school property after she was indicted on federal drug charges.
Police say a pregnant woman who was believed to have been shot in Homewood over the weekend has given birth to her baby.
A man is facing charges after he struck a pedestrian with his motorcycle on the South Side late Saturday night.
Homeowners say they were victims of a restoration scam, targeting them at their lowest point.
Residents and business owners are wondering why it took a landslide on Route 30 for PennDOT to finally make repairs.
There are some new questions about the quality of the water supplied by the PWSA.
Residents in two Mon Valley communities woke up to another round of flooding Saturday morning.
Allegheny County Police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man in Homewood by Pittsburgh Police officers.
A parent of an Allderdice High School student was charged and taken to jail Tuesday morning after police say he showed up at the school following a fight among some students and became violent with officers.
The state fire marshal is investigating a fire that destroyed the Kiski Valley Inn in Saltsburg early Sunday.
A woman is behind bars in the Allegheny County Jail, facing a variety of charges for two separate incidents, including one where she’s accused of firing a gun into a crowd of people.
The threat may be over for students at Uniontown High School, but an unrelated threat of violence to students in the nearby Laurel Highlands School District is still under investigation.