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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2 Students Disciplined After ‘Hit List’ Found At Washington Co. School

State Police have been notified after a hit list was found at a Washington County middle school earlier this month.

02/24/2015

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Firefighters Battle Flames At Jeannette Salon

Firefighters battled flames at a salon in Jeannette Sunday morning.

02/22/2015

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Continuous Snowfall Creates Traffic Mess Throughout Pittsburgh Region

It’s no surprise, the continual snowfall Saturday morning made a mess for drivers on the roads.

02/21/2015

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Dogs Found Without Food, Out In Cold At Penn Hills Home

The owner of seven dogs is facing charges after the animals were found in the backyard in the extreme cold.

02/20/2015

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City’s Homeless Trying To Stay Warm During Deep Freeze

Sunday was an especially difficult day for people who work and live outside.

02/15/2015

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Hill District Church Badly Damaged By Fire

A Hill District church was significantly damaged and a firefighter injured after it caught fire overnight.

02/14/2015

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Fire Damages 3-Story Building In Bloomfield

Firefighters were on the scene of a three-alarm blaze in Bloomfield Saturday morning.

02/14/2015

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Fire Destroys Collectible Cars At Washington Co. Garage

A fire in Washington County over the weekend destroyed a number of collectible cars worth nearly $1 million. The owner had insurance, but the cars cannot be replaced.

02/10/2015

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Horse Euthanized After Becoming Stuck On Wash. Co. Hillside

A horse in Washington County was euthanized after becoming stuck on a hillside in Washington County Tuesday morning.

02/10/2015

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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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