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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Suspect In Fatal Arnold Shooting Turns In Self

The 18-year-old suspect wanted in connection to the fatal Arnold shooting from earlier this week turned himself in Thursday night.


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Police: Man Used Game Called “The Purge” To Sexually Assault Victims

Disturbing allegations against a man accused of sexually assaulting more than a half dozen girls.


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Bus Overturns In I-70 Accident

State police are investigating a tour bus crash on I-70 in Washington County that sent more than two dozen passengers to the hospital and backed up traffic for hours.


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Four-Alarm Fire Destroys Multiple Homes In Scott Township

Seven families escaped a four-alarm fire that destroyed multiple homes in Scott Township early Saturday morning.


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Reward Offered For White Oak Bank Robbery Information

Police are investigating after two suspects robbed a White Oak bank Saturday morning.


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Hit-And-Run Driver To Stand Trial 14 Months After Accident

The family of a bicyclist killed by a hit-and-run driver is finally getting justice, nearly 14 months after the accident.


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Local Religious Leaders Offer Sanctuary To Syrian Refugees

An organization that represents thousands of congregations in the Pittsburgh area has come out in a proposal by Mayor Bill Peduto to bring Syrian refugees to Pittsburgh.


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Peters Twp. Teachers, Students Head Back To Class Despite Ongoing Labor Dispute

After nearly a month, students went back to school today in Peters Township.


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Pro-ISIS Messages Painted On Youngstown State Rock

Officials at Youngstown State University are trying to figure out who painted pro-ISIS messages on a well-known rock.


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Suspicious Package Downtown Interrupts T Service

The Wood Street T station was evacuated Monday morning because of a suspicious package.



Church Service Held For Police At Rodman Street Missionary Baptist Church

It was a day of reconciliation and building trust between the African-American community and the Pittsburgh Police Bureau.


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One Man Killed In McKeesport House Fire

Firefighters pulled a man from his burning home Friday night in McKeesport, but the man later died at the hospital.


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4 Slippery Rock Students, Including 2 Football Players, Charged In Robbery & Banned From Campus

Two local college football players have been kicked off the team for their alleged involvement in an armed robbery, and they aren’t the only ones charged.


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Vigil Held At Highland Park In Honor Of Paris Attacks

Highland Park was the sight for a gathering of Pittsburgh’s small-French community.


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Police: Several Malnourished Dogs And A ‘Kill Kit’ Found In Local Man’s Home

Animal cruelty charges have been filed after police say they found evidence of a dogfighting operation at a local home.




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