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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Domestic Dispute Suspect Climbs Onto Roof In Homewood, Refuses To Come Down

A man is facing charges following a standoff in Homewood Friday.


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Police: Deaths Of Elderly Brother & Sister In Fayette Co. Accidental

Police and the coroner were called to a Fayette County home after a brother and sister were found dead inside.


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Officers, Community Leaders Hold Morning Of Prayer In Hill District

People came together at Freedom Corner in the Hill District to pray for peace, protection and healing.


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Vehicle Crashes Into Ohio Twp. Restaurant, Elderly Woman Not Hurt

An Ohio Township restaurant will need plenty of repairs after a driver crashed through the building and ended up in the middle of the dining room.


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City, Faith Leaders Meet In Response To Dallas Shootings

The fatal shooting of several police officers last week in Dallas has prompted Pittsburgh officials to come together to talk about building better relationships between police and the community.


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Mother Accused Of Lashing Out At Officers After Being Found Passed Out

A local mother is accused of lashing out at police officers and other first responders after she was found passed out on a bench on the South Side with her child.


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Police: Mom Left 3 Children & Infant Home Alone To Go Out To Bar

Child services officials have taken a local woman’s children into protective custody and she is facing charges.


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Hill District Church Prays For Recent Shooting Victims

The message at Sunday morning’s service at a Hill District church was all too familiar.


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Pittsburgh’s History Celebrated During Bicentennial Events

Pittsburgh celebrated its 200th anniversary Friday with a bicentennial parade through downtown in the morning and concerts and fireworks in the afternoon and evening.


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Suspects Sought In Marshall-Shadeland Double Shooting

One man is dead and another ended up in the hospital after a double shooting Friday afternoon in the city’s Marshall-Shadeland neighborhood.


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Final Preparations Being Made For Downtown Fireworks Show

Crews are making their final preparations for the EQT Flashes of Freedom fireworks show in Pittsburgh.



Few Arrests Made At Kenny Chesney Concert

Pittsburgh officials say they’ve learned their lessons since the messy Kenny Chesney concert three years ago, resulting in a comparatively small number of arrests and a little less mess left over in the parking lots.


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Brookline Pool Finally Opens After Delay Due To Failed Inspection

Children in Brookline no longer have to run under the water spray to get wet on hot days.


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Woman Charged With Pointing Gun At Cranberry Twp. Postal Employees

A woman is facing charges for pointing a gun at several postal employees in Butler County earlier this month.


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Babysitter Accused Of Assaulting Infant In North Strabane

Jennifer Lynn Steven, 37, was taken back to the Washington County Jail after being held for trial Monday.




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