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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Monroeville Mall Implementing New Security Policy Following Shooting

Officials in Monroeville are making changes following a shooting at the mall Saturday night.

02/08/2015

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Police Investigating After Man Found Fatally Shot In Penn Hills

Police are investigating after a man was found dead in Penn Hills.

02/07/2015

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5th Grader Suspended After School Officials Find Hit List

A threatening note was found inside a local elementary school and police say they are not taking it lightly.

02/06/2015

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Man To Stand Trial In Shaken Baby Death

A man who allegedly shook his girlfriend’s daughter to death was in court this morning for a preliminary hearing.

02/06/2015

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Teacher Accused Of Stealing Thousands In Union Funds, Turns In Self

A local teacher and former school board member accused of embezzling funds from the teacher’s union has turned himself into police.

02/03/2015

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Suspect Sought After Butler Church Damaged During Break-In

Police are trying to track down the person who broke into a Butler City church and damaged it.

02/02/2015

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CMU Sophomores Create New Black History Month Exhibit

A pair of local college students have created a Black History Month exhibit they hope will have a positive impact on the community.

02/02/2015

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Chicora Man Accused Of Child Molestation To Take Lie Detector Test

The preliminary hearing of a man accused of molesting children at a Butler County daycare was postponed Tuesday afternoon.

01/27/2015

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Hundreds Of Police Officers Attend Bethel Park Boy’s Funeral

A young boy from Bethel Park, who lost his battle with a rare form of brain cancer, was laid to rest this morning.

01/26/2015

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Catholic Diocese Fundraiser Brings In More Than $200 Million

The Pittsburgh Catholic Diocese celebrated a major milestone Sunday.

01/25/2015

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Homestead Arson Suspect Reportedly Sought Help At Western Psych

New details are emerging about an arson suspect, one day after his arrest following a fire that destroyed nearly an entire city block in Homestead.

01/24/2015

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4-Alarm Fire Damages Beaver Co. Laundromat

A Beaver County laundromat was damaged by a four-alarm fire late Saturday night.

01/18/2015

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Fire Officials, Community Concerned About Rash Of Arson Cases In Monessen

Authorities are investigating after four overnight fires in vacant homes in Westmoreland County.

01/17/2015

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Rankin Police Chief Fundraising For Girl He Saved From Crash

A Rankin police officer who helped save a 3-year-old girl’s life after a crash is now trying to help raise money for her care.

01/16/2015

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Police Arrest Suspect In 2013 Fayette Co. Home Invasion

A suspect has been taken into custody more than a year after a violent home invasion left an elderly woman injured in Fayette County.

01/13/2015

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