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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Police Issue Alert After Thefts At Sandcastle

Police are investigating after a car was stolen from the parking lot in Sandcastle and two other vehicles had items taken from inside them.

07/21/2015

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Beaver Co. Home Destroyed By Fire

A house was destroyed by fire in Beaver County Monday morning.

07/20/2015

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Driver Not Guilty Of Criminal Negligence In Route 28 Detached Tire Death Case

The driver of a truck whose wheel came off and killed another motorist was found not guilty of the most serious charge Friday morning.

07/17/2015

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Non-Jury Trial Begins In Route 28 Detached Tire Death Case

The trial for a driver of a truck whose wheel came off and killed another motorist last year began Tuesday morning.

07/14/2015

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Pitt Police Investigating After Woman Assaulted Twice On Campus

University of Pittsburgh Police are investigating after a female was assaulted on campus.

07/13/2015

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1 Sister Killed In Fire, Other One Escapes Jumping Out Window

One woman was killed and another escaped after their house went up in flames late Saturday night.

07/12/2015

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Police: Man Shot Execution-Style In Clairton

Police are investigating after a man was shot and killed in Clairton.

07/10/2015

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Former Munhall Manager Skips Out On Trial, Bench Warrant Issued

A bench warrant has been issued for the former borough manager of Munhall who is accused of embezzling thousands of dollars.

07/07/2015

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Fayette Co. Teen Devastated By Loss Of Horse Shot, Killed During Holiday Weekend

Police are investigating after a horse was shot and killed in Fayette County.

07/06/2015

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Stray Bullet Hits Woman Inside Of Kennywood Park

A woman was shot in the chest inside Kennywood Park Saturday night.

07/05/2015

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Regatta Thriving Despite Cancellation Of Boat Activities

Sunday is the last day of the annual EQT Three Rivers Regatta.

07/04/2015

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What To Know Before Seeing 4th Of July Fireworks

We got a sneak peek today of Saturday’s July 4 fireworks.

07/03/2015

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Former Kennywood Employee Arrested On Child Porn Charges

The Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office has busted a former Kennywood employee for allegedly having child pornography.

06/23/2015

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Thieves Nab $15,000 Worth Of iPads From Walmart

A pair of thieves stole $15,000 worth of iPads from a local Walmart.

06/21/2015

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2 Firefighters Injured In Blaze At Volunteer Fire Department

Authorities say two firefighters were treated for smoke inhalation after a blaze at a western Pennsylvania volunteer fire department.

06/21/2015

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