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.
Two teenagers charged in the fatal shooting of another young man during a robbery are headed to trial.
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The Butler County man accused of fatally shooting his girlfriend because he thought she was cheating, setting her body on fire and then dumping her remains in the woods will stand trial.
A man is in hot water after entering an eating contest at a Robinson Township restaurant, and running out without paying after he was disqualified.
A Finleyville family rescued a blind cow that was swept away in a creek during Friday night’s severe flooding.
A man is facing charges for allegedly sending sexual and threatening messages to a teenage girl in Bethel Park.
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Churches all over Western Pennsylvania held Easter services Sunday.
A fatal shooting in Rankin has been determined to be a suicide.
An investigation into an alleged “peeping tom” at a local mall is growing.
A memorial service was held for Dr. Thomas Starzl, a pioneer in organ transplantation, on Saturday, one week after his death.
Police in Washington County are investigating a bizarre situation.
A University of Pittsburgh student athlete remains in the hospital recovering from severe injuries after falling several stories from a campus dorm room window in Oakland.
A tractor-trailer crash shut down a major Pittsburgh road on Friday.
A woman convicted of third-degree murder in the death of her 3-year-old daughter, whose body was found in a ravine, was sentenced Tuesday.