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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Fire Causes $75,000 Worth Of Damage To Playground

A playground was badly damaged by fire in Beltzhoover Saturday afternoon.

04/25/2015

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AG Files Charges Against Nurse Accused Of Forging Painkiller Prescriptions

State Attorney General Kathleen Kane filed charges against 34-year-old Stephanie Letters, for allegedly forging prescriptions to buy painkillers for her husband, 31-year-old Taylor Letters.

04/24/2015

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Mother, Baby Caught In Crossfire But Uninjured When Shots Ring Out In Marshall-Shadeland

A family with a young child became caught in the crossfire when gunfire rang out Thursday in the city’s Marshall-Shadeland neighborhood.

04/23/2015

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Duo Arrested In Connection With At Least 50 Area Burglaries

Police have arrested two men in connection with a series of burglaries in Robinson and Kennedy Townships.

04/20/2015

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50 Cars, Home Burglarized In Week-Long Crime Spree

Police are looking into dozens of burglaries, in fact more than 50, that occurred just since last week.

04/19/2015

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Party Of More Than 500 Breaks Into Brawl At Monroeville Mall Winghart’s

Police responded to reports of a riot at the Monroeville Mall overnight.

04/18/2015

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Improvements In DNA Testing Led To Arrest In 12-Year-Old Murder Case

Police have made an arrest in 12-year-old murder case of a Beaver Falls woman.

04/06/2015

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Search For Suspect After Brentwood Pharmacy Robbed

Police were called to the scene of a robbery in Brentwood Sunday morning.

04/05/2015

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6 Years Later, Loved Ones Remember Officers Killed In Stanton Heights

Three officers were killed during a wild shootout in Stanton Heights in 2009.

04/04/2015

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Wilkinsburg Boy Dies After Allegedly Taking Pill From Another Boy

A 12-year-old Wilkinsburg boy died after his family says another boy gave him a pill.

04/03/2015

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Crews Free Man Stuck In Mud After Butler Co. Trench Collapse

Emergency crews worked to rescue a man after a trench collapsed in Butler County Tuesday morning.

03/31/2015

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Girl & Deaf Grandparents Killed In House Fire Hours Before Rape Trial

A northeast Ohio prosecutor says a 10-year-old girl died in a house fire early Monday morning, hours before a man suspected of raping her was scheduled to go on trial.

03/30/2015

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Crews Investigating Cause Of Fayette Co. Recycling Plant Fire

A recycling plant fire in Fayette County kept firefighters busy for hours early Sunday morning.

03/29/2015

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State Police: 1 Killed, 2 Injured In Suspected DUI Crash In Indiana Co.

State police say one person was killed and two others injured in a suspected DUI crash Friday night in Indiana County.

03/28/2015

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Trial Begins For Woman Accused Of Fatally Shooting Niece On Wedding Day

Opening arguments began this morning in the trial of a bride who’s accused of shooting and killing her niece last year.

03/24/2015

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