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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Firefighters Battle Inmetco Recycling Plant Blaze

A fire started at the Inmetco Recycling Plant in Ellwood City. Thick, white smoke was spotted by many KDKA-TV viewers across the area.


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Boat Catches Fire On Ohio River, Prompts Discussion About Fire Boat Necessity

It all happened when a boat went up in flames this afternoon, and it turns out, Pittsburgh firefighters couldn’t do much about it.


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Woman Wanted For Allegedly Beating Stowe Twp. Man With Hammer

Police are asking for the public’s help to locate a woman accused of beating a man with a hammer in Stowe Township.


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California University Student Killed In Crash

A California University student was killed in a Washington County crash Monday night.


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Mandy’s Place Pizza Shop Closing After 37 Years Due To Crime

Mandy’s Place was a staple of the North Side for 37 years, but the business has now closed.


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Structure Fire At Crafton Towers Causes Tenants To Evacuate

Tenants at Crafton Towers were forced to evacuate this afternoon as the 103-unit apartment complex caught fire.


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Suspect In Officer Shooting In Custody, Officer Recovering

They are resting easier in Beaver County now that a suspect is in custody for the shooting of a Harmony Township police officer. The arrest comes while the officer remains on the road to recovery.


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Man Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Woman, Carving Slur Into Her Back

A Turtle Creek man has been charged with rape, accused of sexually assaulting his former girlfriend.


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Emergency Shelter Employee Charged With Sexually Assaulting Teen Girls

A former employee at a local emergency shelter for teenage girls is facing charges of sexual assault.


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McKeesport Teacher’s Aide Charged For Inappropriate Relationship With Students

A teacher’s aide in the McKeesport Area School District is facing several charges stemming from an inappropriate relationship with several male students.


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Innocent Driver Injured In Crash During Police Chase Dies

An innocent driver caught in the middle of a high-speed police chase in Fayette County Friday has died.


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Arrest Made After Crash Involving State Trooper In Fayette Co.

Police have arrested the man they say caused a two-car crash which injured a state police trooper and an innocent driver while being chased Friday.


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Innocent Driver, State Trooper Injured In Vehicle Pursuit

One person was flown to a hospital after a Fayette County accident involving a State Police Trooper.


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Police, Bomb Squad Investigating After 3 Substances Found In Downtown Park

Police are investigating after workers found some suspicious materials in a park in the middle of Downtown Pittsburgh Tuesday afternoon.


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Butler Police Seek Help Identifying Vandalism Spree Suspect

Police in Butler County are asking for the public’s help after a vandalism spree.




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