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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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Wounded Teen Dies After Being Found On Hill District Stairs

Pittsburgh Police are investigating the shooting death of a teenager who was found by passersby late Friday night on some city steps in the Hill District.

03/29/2014

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College Students Tell Police They Were “Playing” After Shooting Pellet Gun

Two students will have to face the consequences after police say they brought a pellet gun to school.

03/25/2014

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Railroad Company Says It Didn’t Know Search Crews Were Out Saturday

The company that owns the train which struck and killed a volunteer firefighter Saturday says its cooperating with officials.

03/23/2014

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Elderly Woman Killed In Richland Twp. House Fire

An elderly woman was killed and her daughters hospitalized after an intense fire consumed a home overnight in Richland Township.

03/22/2014

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16 Evicted After Ambridge Apartment Building Is Condemned

Nine people find themselves without a place to live, after their apartment building was condemned.

03/21/2014

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Property Owners, Manager May Face Fines In Glassport CO Poisoning

GLASSPORT (KDKA) — A family overcome by carbon monoxide Wednesday night in Glassport is okay, but the property manager may face charges, after it was discovered the house was never inspected. Natalie Henderson returned Thursday [...]

03/20/2014

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Pitt Fans Excited For NCAA Tournament To Begin

Now that the NCAA has spoken, the Oakland Zoo is going on the road to Florida.

03/17/2014

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2 Firefighters Killed 10 Years Ago Remembered At Church Service

Ten years ago today was one of the worst fires in Pittsburgh history when the Ebenezer Baptist Church caught on fire in the Hill District.

03/16/2014

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Revelers Pack Downtown For St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Party

Thousands lined both sides of Grant Street downtown, wearing green and ready for the sights and sounds of the 144th St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Pittsburgh Saturday morning.

03/15/2014

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Allegheny Co. Executive Says Air Quality, Jobs Improving

During a preview of his state of the county address next week, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald had some good news about the quality of air we breathe.

03/14/2014

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Rochester Native Lauryn Williams Reflects On History-Making Medal Wins

Lauryn Williams wears her silver and gold Olympic medals proudly.

03/13/2014

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Suspect Arrested In Fatal Homewood Bar Shooting

Police have arrested a man in connection with a fatal Homewood bar shooting over the weekend.

03/04/2014

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Landlord Jailed After Failing To Make Changes To Suspected Crack House

A landlord is in jail, after he failed to make changes ordered by a judge.

03/03/2014

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Industry Borough Gets Through Storm With Donations

In Beaver County, some crews are going without their trucks, plows and salt.

03/02/2014

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Man Killed, 4 Others Injured In Homewood Shooting

Investigators continue to look for suspects after one person was killed and four others were injured when gunfire erupted overnight at a bar in Homewood.

03/01/2014

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