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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Pittsburgh’s History Celebrated During Bicentennial Events

Pittsburgh celebrated its 200th anniversary Friday with a bicentennial parade through downtown in the morning and concerts and fireworks in the afternoon and evening.


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Suspects Sought In Marshall-Shadeland Double Shooting

One man is dead and another ended up in the hospital after a double shooting Friday afternoon in the city’s Marshall-Shadeland neighborhood.


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Final Preparations Being Made For Downtown Fireworks Show

Crews are making their final preparations for the EQT Flashes of Freedom fireworks show in Pittsburgh.



Few Arrests Made At Kenny Chesney Concert

Pittsburgh officials say they’ve learned their lessons since the messy Kenny Chesney concert three years ago, resulting in a comparatively small number of arrests and a little less mess left over in the parking lots.


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Brookline Pool Finally Opens After Delay Due To Failed Inspection

Children in Brookline no longer have to run under the water spray to get wet on hot days.


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Woman Charged With Pointing Gun At Cranberry Twp. Postal Employees

A woman is facing charges for pointing a gun at several postal employees in Butler County earlier this month.


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Babysitter Accused Of Assaulting Infant In North Strabane

Jennifer Lynn Steven, 37, was taken back to the Washington County Jail after being held for trial Monday.


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Local Church Calls For Love And Tolerance In Wake Of Orlando Shooting

A Pittsburgh church is calling for love and tolerance one week after the Orlando mass shooting.


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Sunshine, Heat Replace Rain At Day 3 Of U.S. Open

Bottled water was in high demand at the Oakmont Country Club Saturday for Day 3 of the U.S. Open tournament. And for a course where shady areas are few and far between, the heat was downright brutal.


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1 Dead, Several Injured In 7-Vehicle Westmoreland Co. Crash

Seven vehicles, including a tractor-trailer, were involved in a Westmoreland County accident Tuesday afternoon.


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Orlando Victims Honored At Pittsburgh Pride Equality March

It was a day to celebrate cultural diversity and inclusion.


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Plum H.S. Teacher Takes Stand In Intimidation Trial

A Plum High School teacher accused of intimidating a witness testified at his own trial today.


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Crews Battle Large Fire In Cecil Township Pretzel Factory

Crews from twelve departments battled a large fire Saturday morning in Cecil Township.


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Two People Killed In Jackson Twp. Crash

Two people are dead after a rollover crash along Interstate 79 in Butler County Friday morning.


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Man Accused Of Killing 2 People In Argument Over $40 To Stand Trial

A man accused of murdering two people following an argument over $40 in Etna will stand trial.




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