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.


Charges Expected After 30-Girl Fight At University Prep

A large police presence was called to a school in the Hill District Monday morning.


(Photo Credit: Lori Sperling/KDKA)

Section Of Route 28 Closes After Deadly Head-On Collision

A section of Route 28 closed Saturday morning due to a head-on collision.


FILE PHOTO. (Photo Credit: Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images)

Executive, 2 Companies Plead Guilty To Cheese Having Too Much Wood Pulp

A woman whose family controls a western Pennsylvania cheese-making operation is scheduled to plead guilty – along with two of her companies – to charges that their grated cheese had too little cheese and too much wood pulp.


(Photo Courtesy: Butler County Jail)

Butler Co. Man Charged For Letting Girl, 11, Handle Loaded Gun

A Butler County man is facing charges for letting a young girl retrieve a loaded handgun from a dumpster.


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Police: Cafeteria Worker Threatened To Use Oxygen Tank To Blow Up School

A cafeteria worker has been charged with threatening to use her oxygen tank to blow up the Pennsylvania public school where she worked.


Photo: KDKA

Seniors Stranded In High-Rise Fighting To Get Elevators Fixed

Seniors living in a high-rise Westwood apartment are working hard to get their broken elevators dealt with.


(Photo Credit: Tim Lawson/KDKA)

Officers Rush Into Burning Home To Save Five Children & Two Women

Five people were sent to the hospital after a house fire in Plum Borough early Saturday morning.


(Photo Courtesy: Rupert Funeral Home)

Mom Charged After Son, 11, Overdoses On Prescription Drug

A woman is facing an involuntary manslaughter charge after authorities say her 11-year-old overdosed on the woman’s methadone.


(Photo Credit: KDKA)

Black History Month: RMU’s First African-American President

A local university is making progress and history at the same time with the hiring of a new president.


(Photo Credit: KDKA)

Woman Drives Away With Gas Pump Still Attached, Arrested For DUI

A Butler County woman is facing DUI charges after driving away from a gas station with a hose attached to her car.


Photo: Delta Foundation of Pittsburgh

Defaced LGBT Sign Prompts Rally For Acceptance

The Allegheny Unitarian Universalist Church is taking a stand against hate, while calling for diversity and acceptance.


(Photo Credit: KDKA)

Man Charged After Boy, 2, Crawls Out Window Onto Porch Roof

A man is facing charges after his 2-year-old nephew was found on the roof of a porch on Monday.


Photo: Twitter/Lincoln Burrows

Police: Teen Seen Kicking Special Needs Student In Video Will Be Charged

Penn Hills Police said Tuesday that the student seen kicking a 16-year-old boy with cerebral palsy in a video posted to social media will face charges.


(Photo Courtesy: Washington County Jail)

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.


(Photo Credit: Steve Willing/KDKA)

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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