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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Church Services Focus On Deadly Wilkinsburg Shooting

It was a tragedy that rocked the foundation of a community. Six people were shot and killed including a pregnant woman, three others were wounded during a backyard cookout in Wilkinsburg on Wednesday.


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Search Continues For Wilkinsburg Gunmen

Police continue to search Saturday for the gunmen who opened fire on a backyard barbecue in Wilkinsburg on Wednesday night, killing five people and one victim’s unborn child.


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SUV Lands On Roof Of Greenfield Giant Eagle Store

An out-of-control SUV ended up on the roof of a grocery store in the city’s Greenfield section Tuesday afternoon, prompting an evacuation over gas leak concerns.


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Tanker Rollover Causes Evacuations In West Mifflin

An area of West Mifflin has been evacuated after a tractor-trailer rolled over Monday.


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Mother Of Boy Who Fatally Overdosed On Methadone Faces Judge

The Armstrong County mother of an 11-year-old boy who was found dead after overdosing on her methadone went before a judge Tuesday afternoon.



Charges Expected After 30-Girl Fight At University Prep

A large police presence was called to a school in the Hill District Monday morning.


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Section Of Route 28 Closes After Deadly Head-On Collision

A section of Route 28 closed Saturday morning due to a head-on collision.


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Executive, 2 Companies Plead Guilty To Cheese Having Too Much Wood Pulp

A woman whose family controls a western Pennsylvania cheese-making operation is scheduled to plead guilty – along with two of her companies – to charges that their grated cheese had too little cheese and too much wood pulp.


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Butler Co. Man Charged For Letting Girl, 11, Handle Loaded Gun

A Butler County man is facing charges for letting a young girl retrieve a loaded handgun from a dumpster.


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Police: Cafeteria Worker Threatened To Use Oxygen Tank To Blow Up School

A cafeteria worker has been charged with threatening to use her oxygen tank to blow up the Pennsylvania public school where she worked.


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Seniors Stranded In High-Rise Fighting To Get Elevators Fixed

Seniors living in a high-rise Westwood apartment are working hard to get their broken elevators dealt with.


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Officers Rush Into Burning Home To Save Five Children & Two Women

Five people were sent to the hospital after a house fire in Plum Borough early Saturday morning.


(Photo Courtesy: Rupert Funeral Home)

Mom Charged After Son, 11, Overdoses On Prescription Drug

A woman is facing an involuntary manslaughter charge after authorities say her 11-year-old overdosed on the woman’s methadone.


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Black History Month: RMU’s First African-American President

A local university is making progress and history at the same time with the hiring of a new president.


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Woman Drives Away With Gas Pump Still Attached, Arrested For DUI

A Butler County woman is facing DUI charges after driving away from a gas station with a hose attached to her car.




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