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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Woman Accused of Trying To Get People To Rob Her Restaurant

A Washington County woman is accused of trying to get two people to rob the restaurant she worked at.


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18-Year-Old Arrested for Shooting At Workers In Lincoln-Lemington

The SWAT team has been called to a standoff situation in Larimer.


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One Woman Flown To Hospital After Freedom House Fire

One woman was flown to the hospital late Sunday morning after she suffered burns in a house fire and was forced to jump from a second-story window of her Freedom home.


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Police Seek Suspect After Chase In Indiana Twp.

Police are looking for a suspect wanted on an outstanding warrant.


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Charges Dropped Against Heinz Field Officer Accused Of Assaulting Fan

A Heinz Field police officer accused of assaulting a fan while making an arrest in November has been cleared of all charges.


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Swissvale Woman To Stand Trial For DUI Crash That Hurt 6 Kids

A woman must stand trial on charges she crashed her car while driving drunk, injuring six children in the process.


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McKeesport Shooting Leads To Sunday Sermon On Crime

Police found Eric Johnson Jr., 24, dead with a gunshot wound in a Jeep Grand Cherokee parked near Soles Street.


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Husband & Wife Killed After Car Crashes, Bursts Into Flames

Two people were killed when their car crashed into a tree and burst into flames in Manor early Saturday morning.


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Child Abuse Charges Against Police Recruit Dropped

A police recruit accused of abusing his child has been cleared of those charges.



Up To 2 Feet Of Snow Falls In Fayette Co., Schools Closed On Monday

People in Fayette County are still digging out from this weekend’s snow storm.


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Hundreds Struggle While Stranded On Pa. Turnpike

The westbound lanes of the Pennsylvania Turnpike were cluttered with tractor-trailers Saturday.


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National Guard, Salvation Army Helping People Stranded On Turnpike

Part of the Pennsylvania Turnpike is closed due to the snowy conditions, and drivers are encouraged to use caution when driving.


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Police Investigating Alleged Inappropriate Photos, Sex Acts Between North Allegheny Students

McCandless Police are investigating alleged inappropriate behavior involving students at the North Allegheny Intermediate High School.



Mexican Restaurant Targeted By Vandals

Pittsburgh’s first Mexican-Caribbean restaurant was vandalized on Friday.


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Winning Numbers Drawn For Record $900 Million Powerball Jackpot

Powerball players had the chance to win the biggest lottery prize in U.S. history Saturday night, and one local business was doing their part to spread the wealth.




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