Bob 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.
The threat may be over for students at Uniontown High School, but an unrelated threat of violence to students in the nearby Laurel Highlands School District is still under investigation.
Two drivers found themselves in precarious positions on the Parkway on Saturday.
A man wanted for arson died Tuesday in an Elizabeth house fire.
A Beaver County nursing facility had to be evacuated over the weekend after a pipe burst and caused severe damage.
Follow KDKA-TV: Facebook | Twitter PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The holiday spirit was alive and well as volunteers served up dinner, with a side dish of Christmas carols. Volunteers participated in the annual Christmas Day dinner sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh and the Salvation Army. “We put on a beautiful Christmas dinner for about 2,500 […]
Students at Avonworth Senior High School are getting a dose of reality, seeing what can happen when someone drives under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Police are searching for the driver and passenger of a vehicle that was involved in a head-on collision that killed one person early Friday morning.
The New Kensington Police Department put out a statement on Facebook thanking everyone for their condolences and saying they would be taking food donations at the fire department for family and the department.
The Allegheny County Police Department put out a statement on the fallen New Kensington Police Officer.
A four-alarm fire in Upper Saint Clair destroyed a home Tuesday afternoon.
A hot air balloon crashed down on a Greene County church Saturday morning.
The condition of a Beaver County native critically injured in the shooting attack at a concert in Las Vegas is slowing starting to improve.
A man is facing charges for severely beating his girlfriend with a baseball bat in McKeesport.
The second suspect wanted in the shooting deaths of two sisters in McKeesport has been arrested.
A Butler County man was arrested after police say he pushed his 5-year-old son over a hillside in a stroller while overdosing on heroin.