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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Local Teacher Arrested, Accused Of Trying To Solicit Sex From Teen Girl

A local teacher is facing charges after police say he arranged a meeting with a 15-year-old girl.

10/03/2014

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2 Arrested In Connection With Mercer Co. Murder, Robbery

State Police in Mercer County have arrested two men in connection with the robbery and murder of a Grove City man.

09/30/2014

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Pittsburgh Police Arrest 3-Men After Chasing ATVs On North Side

Three men are behind bars, facing a long list of charges after leading police on a chase on ATVs.

09/29/2014

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Police: Woman’s Estranged Husband Killed By Her Boyfriend During Break-In

Police are investigating a fatal shooting in Esplen.

09/28/2014

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Great Racers, Steelers Fans Urged To Get Early Start Sunday

A Steelers game on Sunday afternoon always brings large crowds to Downtown and the North Shore.

09/27/2014

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Man Headed To Trial For Allegedly Running Over Officer, Carjackings, High-Speed Chase

A man accused of leading police on a chase – dragging an officer from his car – and carjacking two vehicles will go to trial.

09/26/2014

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Fans Weigh In On Harrison Rejoining Steelers From Retirement

A recent Instagram video offers a rare glimpse at the softer side of James Harrison, talking to his sons about football, of all subjects.

09/23/2014

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Police Investigating Murder Inside Homewood Bar

Police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man inside a bar Sunday night.

09/22/2014

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Oakmont Church Carries On Despite Devastating Fire

Members of the congregation at St. Paul Baptist church in Oakmont showed up for regular Sunday service.

09/21/2014

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Carrick Residents Upset After KKK Recruiting Signs Are Left On Parked Vehicles

It’s happened few times over the past several months.

09/20/2014

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Man Charged With Sending Lewd Photos To Teen Daughter’s Friend

Police were called to Ambridge High School after a 16-year-old student showed a counselor inappropriate pictures and text messages on her cell phone.

09/20/2014

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Fire Sweeps Through Apartment Complex In Swissvale

A fire sent emergency crews to a Swissvale apartment complex this afternoon.

09/13/2014

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Man Accused Of Fatally Striking Neighbor In Head Going To Trial

A man accused of fatally striking his neighbor in the head while he was trying to break up a domestic dispute is heading to trial.

09/12/2014

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Teens Charged With Attacking 4 In California Borough

Three teenagers are facing serious charges in the alleged assault of four people over the weekend in Washington County.

09/09/2014

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Steelers Fever Contagious At Home Opener

Steelers fever was contagious, tailgaters wore their game faces for the home opener against the hated Cleveland Browns.

09/07/2014

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