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.
It was a major problem that will forever be associated with Flint, Mich., and now local health officials are considering mandatory lead testing for young children.
Two people are facing multiple charges in separate weekend incidents in Butler County that led to police officers being assaulted.
Police are investigating after a man showed up at UPMC East hospital in Monroeville with gunshot wounds Friday afternoon.
Police have taken a suspect into custody one day after a shooting victim was found dead in the backyard of a home in Dormont.
Police say a man is going to be okay after he was pepper sprayed and stabbed while trying to stop a robbery suspect at a market in Arlington.
Police in Butler County are questioning a man in connection with the death of a retired sheriff’s deputy.
One person is dead after a home invasion in Butler County on Friday night.
Police are looking for two suspects in connection with a violent home invasion in Washington County.
Two months after a woman was shot in Hazelwood, Pittsburgh Police say they’ve arrested the person who pulled the trigger.
Greene County was hit with severe flooding Sunday.
One person was taken to the hospital and multiple people were displaced after a fire in Carrick on Saturday morning.
More students are coming to class wearing Confederate flag attire, according to a statement posted on Plum School District’s website.
A Pittsburgh man who was sentenced to life in prison as a juvenile was released after 40 years on Saturday because of a Supreme Court decision that was made early this year.
Authorities are investigating after a man was shot in broad daylight at a Schenley Heights basketball court Tuesday.
A man plowed his car into a group of pedestrians at Ohio State University and then got out and began stabbing people with a butcher knife before he was shot and killed by an officer Monday morning, campus police said.