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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Funeral Held For Local Soldier Who Suffered Sudden Stroke

After his flag-draped coffin was carried into St. Ann Church in Castle Shannon, Fr. Mike Caridii said it was an honor to preside over the funeral Mass for Sgt. Matthew Whalen.


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Man Says He Robbed Banks For Heroin Money

Sean Green is accused of robbing three different banks in December of 2015.


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Police: Man Leaves Stranger’s Home In Disarray While Sobering Up On NYE

A Butler County man, claiming he needed a warm place to sober up on New Year’s Eve, is facing trespassing charges.


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Injured Firefighter Recounts Near-Death Experience In Wilkinsburg

One of the firefighters injured in an out-of-control Wilkinsburg house fire talked about his near-death experience at a news conference Sunday.


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Injured Firefighters Recovering After Wilkinsburg House Fire

We often take their sacrifices for granted, but Friday’s fire in Wilkinsburg was a stark reminder of how firefighters routinely put their lives on the line.


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7 Firefighters Injured While Battling Wilkinsburg House Fire

A group of Pittsburgh firefighters are being called heroes for putting their lives on the line in a Friday morning fire in Wilkinsburg.


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Pennsylvania Turnpike Tolls To Increase By 6 Percent In 2016

Motorists will have to dig a bit deeper in a few days to pay for travel on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.


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Inmate Escapes From Greene County Jail

An inmate who escaped from Greene County Prison remains on the run more than 24 hours later.


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Allegheny County Police Investigating String Of Robberies

Allegheny County Police are investigating one robbery and two attempted robberies that occurred between midnight and 1 a.m. Sunday.


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Man Facing Charges For Castle Shannon Bank Robbery

After leading police on a car chase, a man is facing charges for robbing a Castle Shannon bank Saturday morning.


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Scott Township Home Badly Damaged In Christmas Eve Fire

A Scott Township family’s house was badly damaged while they were attending a Christmas Eve church service Thursday night.


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Young Man Who Was Struck By Lightning Graduates From College

A college student from Hampton Township almost died when he was struck by lightning earlier this year, but this weekend, he earned his college degree.


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McKeesport Soup Kitchen Receives ‘Miracle’ Toy Donation

A McKeesport soup kitchen is calling an unexpected donation of toys “a miracle.”


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Suspect In Fatal Arnold Shooting Turns In Self

The 18-year-old suspect wanted in connection to the fatal Arnold shooting from earlier this week turned himself in Thursday night.


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Police: Man Used Game Called “The Purge” To Sexually Assault Victims

Disturbing allegations against a man accused of sexually assaulting more than a half dozen girls.




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