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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Local Church Calls For Love And Tolerance In Wake Of Orlando Shooting

A Pittsburgh church is calling for love and tolerance one week after the Orlando mass shooting.


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Sunshine, Heat Replace Rain At Day 3 Of U.S. Open

Bottled water was in high demand at the Oakmont Country Club Saturday for Day 3 of the U.S. Open tournament. And for a course where shady areas are few and far between, the heat was downright brutal.


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1 Dead, Several Injured In 7-Vehicle Westmoreland Co. Crash

Seven vehicles, including a tractor-trailer, were involved in a Westmoreland County accident Tuesday afternoon.


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Orlando Victims Honored At Pittsburgh Pride Equality March

It was a day to celebrate cultural diversity and inclusion.


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Plum H.S. Teacher Takes Stand In Intimidation Trial

A Plum High School teacher accused of intimidating a witness testified at his own trial today.


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Crews Battle Large Fire In Cecil Township Pretzel Factory

Crews from twelve departments battled a large fire Saturday morning in Cecil Township.


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Two People Killed In Jackson Twp. Crash

Two people are dead after a rollover crash along Interstate 79 in Butler County Friday morning.


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Man Accused Of Killing 2 People In Argument Over $40 To Stand Trial

A man accused of murdering two people following an argument over $40 in Etna will stand trial.


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Aliquippa Apartment Residents Wait In Stifling Heat For Air Conditioning To Be Turned On

Residents of a Beaver County apartment building say their landlord has not yet turned on the air conditioning despite the hot temperatures we had over the weekend.


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Penguins Fans Revved Up As National Spotlight Shines On Pittsburgh

The Penguins themselves aren’t the only ones getting ready for Monday’s big game. Fans are revved up for the national spotlight to shine on Pittsburgh.


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‘Freedom From Violence’ March Held In Hill District

People gathered this weekend to take a stand against violence.



Controversial Wild Animal Ordinance Brings Clowns To City Council Meeting

Supporters and opponents, including several circus clowns, of a controversial ordinance involving wild animals packed a Pittsburgh City Council meeting today to make their voices heard.


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Allen Wade Found Guilty On All Counts In East Liberty Sisters’ Slaying

A man accused of killing two sisters who lived next door to him in East Liberty has been found guilty on all counts.


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Firehouse Dedication Held 1 Year After Devastating Fire

On Sunday, it was time to celebrate at the Robinson Township Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 in Groveton.


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Community Throws ‘Healing Day’ Three Years After Infant Shot & Killed

Three years after a 1-year-old was fatally shot, the community held a “healing day” event for children and families.




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