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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Woman Sentenced To 20-40 Years For 3-Year-Old Daughter’s Death

A woman convicted of third-degree murder in the death of her 3-year-old daughter, whose body was found in a ravine, was sentenced Tuesday.


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Neighbors Frustrated As Street On Wilkinsburg, Homewood Border Becomes Dumping Ground

Neighbors living near the border of Wilkinsburg and Homewood say they are tired of people using a street there as their dumping ground.


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Allegheny County Proposal Suggests Required Lead Testing For Young Children

It was a major problem that will forever be associated with Flint, Mich., and now local health officials are considering mandatory lead testing for young children.


(Source: Butler County Prison)

Officers Assaulted In Separate Weekend Incidents In Butler Co.

Two people are facing multiple charges in separate weekend incidents in Butler County that led to police officers being assaulted.


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Police Investigate Shooting Incident In Monroeville

Police are investigating after a man showed up at UPMC East hospital in Monroeville with gunshot wounds Friday afternoon.


(Source: Allegheny County Police)

Police: Dormont Shooting Was Over Marijuana, Suspect Turns Himself In

Police have taken a suspect into custody one day after a shooting victim was found dead in the backyard of a home in Dormont.


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Police: Customer Pepper Sprayed, Stabbed Trying To Stop Robber

Police say a man is going to be okay after he was pepper sprayed and stabbed while trying to stop a robbery suspect at a market in Arlington.


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Police Question Man In Death Of Retired Sheriff’s Deputy

Police in Butler County are questioning a man in connection with the death of a retired sheriff’s deputy.


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Man, 74, Found Fatally Shot In Butler County Home

One person is dead after a home invasion in Butler County on Friday night.


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2 Suspects Sought After Violent Canton Twp. Home Invasion

Police are looking for two suspects in connection with a violent home invasion in Washington County.


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Man Arrested In Connection To October Shooting

Two months after a woman was shot in Hazelwood, Pittsburgh Police say they’ve arrested the person who pulled the trigger.


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Weekend Rain Causes Severe Flooding In Greene County

Greene County was hit with severe flooding Sunday.


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1 Taken To Hospital, At Least 9 Displaced After Carrick Fire

One person was taken to the hospital and multiple people were displaced after a fire in Carrick on Saturday morning.


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After More Students Show Up With Confederate Flag Clothing, School Bans It

More students are coming to class wearing Confederate flag attire, according to a statement posted on Plum School District’s website.


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Man Sentenced To Life In Prison As Juvenile Released After 40 Years

A Pittsburgh man who was sentenced to life in prison as a juvenile was released after 40 years on Saturday because of a Supreme Court decision that was made early this year.



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