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.


Woman Caught Trying To Sell Hundreds Of Counterfeit Purses

North Strabane Police say they put Tina Policano out of business after she sold a counterfeit Michael Kors purse to undercover officers in the Sheetz parking lot on Route 19.


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Man Recovering After Being Shot Multiple Times In East Hills

A man is recovering in the hospital after being shot in the East Hills early Monday morning.


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Crowd Grows Violent After Marilyn Manson, Slipknot Concert Canceled

A thunderstorm turned fans violent Saturday night at the First Niagara Pavilion. The storm knocked out the power, forcing the cancellation of the Marilyn Manson and Slipknot concert just moments after the show began.


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Washington Co. Man To Stand Trial For Allegedly Holding Wife Hostage For Nearly 2 Weeks

A Washington County man accused of holding his wife hostage for two weeks and abusing her will stand trial.


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Pilot Inside As Plane Catches Fire At Allegheny County Airport

Emergency crews were called to the Allegheny County Airport after a plane caught on fire Monday morning.


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Police, Community Gather In Monroeville In Effort To Close Divisions

It wasn’t the usual Sunday picnic in Monroeville Park this weekend.


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Woman Shot During McKeesport Home Invasion

A man who was targeted by armed burglars says he watched as one of them shot his girlfriend in the face during a home invasion in McKeesport early Saturday morning.


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Domestic Dispute Suspect Climbs Onto Roof In Homewood, Refuses To Come Down

A man is facing charges following a standoff in Homewood Friday.


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Police: Deaths Of Elderly Brother & Sister In Fayette Co. Accidental

Police and the coroner were called to a Fayette County home after a brother and sister were found dead inside.


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Officers, Community Leaders Hold Morning Of Prayer In Hill District

People came together at Freedom Corner in the Hill District to pray for peace, protection and healing.


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Vehicle Crashes Into Ohio Twp. Restaurant, Elderly Woman Not Hurt

An Ohio Township restaurant will need plenty of repairs after a driver crashed through the building and ended up in the middle of the dining room.


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City, Faith Leaders Meet In Response To Dallas Shootings

The fatal shooting of several police officers last week in Dallas has prompted Pittsburgh officials to come together to talk about building better relationships between police and the community.


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Mother Accused Of Lashing Out At Officers After Being Found Passed Out

A local mother is accused of lashing out at police officers and other first responders after she was found passed out on a bench on the South Side with her child.


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Police: Mom Left 3 Children & Infant Home Alone To Go Out To Bar

Child services officials have taken a local woman’s children into protective custody and she is facing charges.


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Hill District Church Prays For Recent Shooting Victims

The message at Sunday morning’s service at a Hill District church was all too familiar.




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