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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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Mother In Court After Allegedly Leaving Son In Car To Gamble At Casino

A mother accused of leaving her young son in a car while she went to the Rivers Casino was in court Friday.

08/15/2014

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Worker Injured In Butler Co. Construction Site Fall

A worker was injured in a fall at a construction site in Butler County Tuesday morning.

08/12/2014

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Dozens Arrested In Allegheny County Drug Sweep

Dozens of people were taken into custody Monday morning as a major drug sweep continues.

08/11/2014

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Shaler Community Remembers Girl Tragically Killed By Father

The Shaler community opened its hearts and wallets to support an event called “Laps for Laurin.”

08/10/2014

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Investigation Continues After Woman Critically Injured In Homewood Gunfight

An 18-year-old woman is in critical condition, with a gunshot wound to the neck.

08/09/2014

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Police Investigate Fatal Crash On Ardmore Boulevard

Police are investigating a deadly crash in North Braddock.

08/08/2014

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Hill District Shooting Injures 1 Hours After Crackdown Announced

Hours after officials announced a new crackdown on violent crime in Pittsburgh, officers responded to another shooting.

08/05/2014

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4-Alarm Fire Damages Living Treasures Animal Park

Crews are looking into the cause of a four-alarm fire at Living Treasures Animal Park in Westmoreland County.

08/04/2014

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Monroeville Flooding Leaves Drivers Stranded

Penn Hills firefighters took pictures after a heavy rain caused water from a nearby creek to spill onto Old William Penn Highway.

08/03/2014

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Suspect Sought After 1 Killed, 5 More Wounded In Strip District Shooting

Six people were shot overnight in the Strip District, one fatally.

08/02/2014

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23-Year-Old Gateway Clipper Employee Drowns After Jumping Into Mon

A Gateway Clipper employee drowned early Sunday morning after jumping into the Monongahela River.

07/20/2014

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FOP: Photo Proves Officer’s Actions Were Justified In Pride Fest Incident

The 14-second video shocked the city, a young woman allegedly getting punched and beaten by a Pittsburgh Police officer during Pride Fest last month.

07/19/2014

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Couple Accused Of Leaving Child In Hot Car Appears In Court

A local couple was in court Friday to face charges for leaving a baby in a car.

07/18/2014

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Emergency Crews Searching For Missing Jet Skier

Emergency crews are expected to resume their search for a man who went missing after a jet ski overturned on the Allegheny River in Armstrong County.

07/14/2014

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Police Probe Overnight Shootings After 3 Killed

Neighbors found 21-year-old Kevin Gibson slumped over in a bullet-riddled car on Hill Avenue in Wilkinsburg last night.

07/13/2014

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