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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WVU Fans Riot After Win Over Baylor, Several Arrested

The West Virginia Mountaineers pulled off a shocking upset over No. 4 Baylor Saturday afternoon. However, the fans are making more headlines than the players on the field.

10/19/2014

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New Grayson Center Aims To Bring Hill District Youth Together

The official ribbon cutting was proof of a dream fulfilled.

10/18/2014

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McKeesport Fire Leaves 6 People Dead, 1 Severely Burned

Firefighters were on the scene of a deadly house fire in McKeesport.

10/18/2014

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Steelers’ William Gay Teams With Women’s Shelter To Launch Domestic Violence App

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback William Gay is working with a women’s shelter to promote the national debut of a mobile app designed to help victims of domestic violence.

10/17/2014

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Carrick Shooting Leaves 1 Man Dead

Police are investigating after a shooting left one person dead in Carrick Monday morning.

10/13/2014

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Police Crack Down On Huge Homecoming Crowd In California Borough

An off-campus fraternity party celebrating a big homecoming win in California Borough was cut short after it became overcrowded and unruly.

10/12/2014

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Officer Honored For His Commitment To The Community

During Zone 5 Day in the community, a plaque was presented to Cmdr. Timothy O’Connor.
It was the community’s way of thanking O’Connor for supporting efforts to bring the May 2013 murder of 15-month-old Marcus White to the community’s attention.

10/11/2014

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Heightened Security At Bethel Park H.S. Causes Confusion

Students at Bethel Park High School arrived to find an increased police presence on campus Monday morning.

10/06/2014

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Man Shot In Allentown & Flees Leaving 2 Children Behind

Police say a man was shot in Allentown and left two children behind in his car Sunday afternoon.

10/05/2014

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Man Burned, Couple Escape From 2nd Story Window In New Brighton Fire

Two homes were damaged and at least one person injured after fire broke out in Beaver County.

10/05/2014

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Local Teacher Arrested, Accused Of Trying To Solicit Sex From Teen Girl

A local teacher is facing charges after police say he arranged a meeting with a 15-year-old girl.

10/03/2014

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2 Arrested In Connection With Mercer Co. Murder, Robbery

State Police in Mercer County have arrested two men in connection with the robbery and murder of a Grove City man.

09/30/2014

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Pittsburgh Police Arrest 3-Men After Chasing ATVs On North Side

Three men are behind bars, facing a long list of charges after leading police on a chase on ATVs.

09/29/2014

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Police: Woman’s Estranged Husband Killed By Her Boyfriend During Break-In

Police are investigating a fatal shooting in Esplen.

09/28/2014

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Great Racers, Steelers Fans Urged To Get Early Start Sunday

A Steelers game on Sunday afternoon always brings large crowds to Downtown and the North Shore.

09/27/2014

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