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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Mix Of Prayer And Politics Sunday At Pittsburgh Church

Sunday service at Ebenezer Baptist Church was a mixture of prayer and politics.

11/06/2016

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Vice President Biden Reaches Out To Union Workers In West Mifflin

Members of the the United Steel Workers Local 2227 and other Hillary Clinton supporters preparing to go door to door to get out the vote.

11/05/2016

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Clairton Bears Support Aliquippa HS Star Fighting Cancer, Hold Bone Marrow Drive

High school football fans lined up in Clairton on Friday night to help find a match for an Aliquippa High School football star who needs a life-saving bone marrow transplant.

11/04/2016

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Hit-And-Run Driver Kills Hunting Dog, Injures Man

A man was injured and his hunting dog was killed Friday in a hit-and-run crash in Lawrence County.

10/31/2016

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NYC Mayor De Blasio In Pittsburgh, Says Clinton ‘Will Survive’ FBI Investigation

When he arrived at the Hillary Clinton campaign office near the University of Pittsburgh, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio gave student volunteers a pep talk.

10/30/2016

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Mayor Peduto, Boston Mayor Talk Politics At Ritter’s Diner

Bacon, eggs, toast and politics dominated the menu at Ritters Diner on Baum Boulevard.

10/29/2016

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Car Slams Into Pole In Sheraden, Shots Fired

A car slammed into a pole in Sheraden on Friday.

10/28/2016

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Police: Man Breaks Into Daycare, Steals Crackers & Juice

A man is facing charges for allegedly breaking into an Allentown daycare in order to steal food.

10/25/2016

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Grace Life Church Honors Monroeville Police Officers

It was appropriate for the morning service at Grace Life Church in Monroeville to open with a song from Monroeville police officer Jim Markol.

10/23/2016

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Cigarette Butt Helps Investigators Solve 1991 Murder Case

For years, police had no suspects very and few clues in the murder of 76-year old Myrtle McGill.

10/21/2016

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Boy, 3, Falls 15 Feet From Homewood Balcony, Babysitter Charged

A woman is facing charges after a child fell off a second floor balcony in Homewood on Monday.

10/11/2016

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2 Dogs Poisoned With Anti-Freeze Laced Treats In Latrobe

Officials are investigating after two dogs were poisoned with treats laced with anti-freeze in Westmoreland County.

10/10/2016

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Family, Friends Gather To Celebrate Life Of Bill Nunn

Family members, friends and some of Hollywood’s biggest stars came to Pittsburgh to remember actor Bill Nunn on Sunday.

10/10/2016

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Aliquippa Community Gathers For Healing After Teens Killed

Community leaders in Aliquippa are calling for an end to violence after three teenagers were charged with homicide in connection with the shooting deaths of two of their peers.

10/08/2016

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Teens Testify Against Former Beaver Co. Coach Accused Of Sex Assault

A former youth basketball coach is headed to trial on charges he sexually assaulted two teenage girls.

10/07/2016

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