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.
Students at Avonworth Senior High School are getting a dose of reality, seeing what can happen when someone drives under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Police are searching for the driver and passenger of a vehicle that was involved in a head-on collision that killed one person early Friday morning.
The New Kensington Police Department put out a statement on Facebook thanking everyone for their condolences and saying they would be taking food donations at the fire department for family and the department.
The Allegheny County Police Department put out a statement on the fallen New Kensington Police Officer.
A four-alarm fire in Upper Saint Clair destroyed a home Tuesday afternoon.
A hot air balloon crashed down on a Greene County church Saturday morning.
The condition of a Beaver County native critically injured in the shooting attack at a concert in Las Vegas is slowing starting to improve.
A man is facing charges for severely beating his girlfriend with a baseball bat in McKeesport.
The second suspect wanted in the shooting deaths of two sisters in McKeesport has been arrested.
A Butler County man was arrested after police say he pushed his 5-year-old son over a hillside in a stroller while overdosing on heroin.
Two teenagers charged in the fatal shooting of another young man during a robbery are headed to trial.
Two years ago, a random act of violence nearly silenced the voice of a renowned local jazz singer. But, Carlton Leeper refused to be a victim. His recovery has amazed even veteran medical professionals.
The Butler County man accused of fatally shooting his girlfriend because he thought she was cheating, setting her body on fire and then dumping her remains in the woods will stand trial.
A man is in hot water after entering an eating contest at a Robinson Township restaurant, and running out without paying after he was disqualified.
A Finleyville family rescued a blind cow that was swept away in a creek during Friday night’s severe flooding.