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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Man To Run Half Marathon 1 Year After Collapsing During Event

A man has returned to compete, one year after he collapsed from cardiac arrest in the Dicks Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon.


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Former Bus Driver Charged For Allowing Middle School Student To Touch Downed Wire

A former bus driver is accused of causing a Penn-Trafford Middle School student to burn his hand on a live power line.


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Woodland Hills Students Standing Against Gun Violence

Eighth grade students from Woodland Hills Academy in Turtle Creek are taking a stand against gun violence.


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Couple Accused Of Burning Boy With Cigarettes Ordered To Stand Trial

A local mother accused of burning her 2-year-old son with cigarettes while her boyfriend watched was in court this morning.


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EXCLUSIVE: Wilkinsburg Mass Shooting Survivor Speaks Out

John Ellis is speaking out after being paralyzed from the waist down in a backyard shooting at home in Wilkinsburg on March 9.


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Rough Terrain Made Battling Laurel Mountain Fire Challenging

Fires scorched nearly 30 acres on top of Laurel Mountain near the Westmoreland-Somerset County line over the weekend.


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Pirates Fans Excited For Opening Day

PNC Park was alive Saturday, with workers making last minute preparations for the Pirates home opener on Sunday.


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Greene Co. Man Charged With Raping Girl, 12

A Greene County man is facing a long list of charges after confessing to raping a 12-year-old girl.


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Final 3 Victims Of Wilkinsburg Mass Shooting Laid To Rest

The final three victims of the shootings in Wilkinsburg were laid to rest today.


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Final Wilkinsburg Shooting Victims To Be Laid To Rest

The final three victims of the mass shooting in Wilkinsburg will be laid to rest this week.


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Funeral Held For Wilkinsburg Shooting Victim With 5 Children

It was a solemn morning at Mulberry Missionary Baptist Church in Wilkinsburg, where friends and family came to say goodbye to 37-year-old Tina Louise Shelton.


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Suspected Murder-Suicide Leaves Two Dead In Homestead

Two teenagers are dead after an apparent murder-suicide in Homestead.


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Church Services Focus On Deadly Wilkinsburg Shooting

It was a tragedy that rocked the foundation of a community. Six people were shot and killed including a pregnant woman, three others were wounded during a backyard cookout in Wilkinsburg on Wednesday.


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Search Continues For Wilkinsburg Gunmen

Police continue to search Saturday for the gunmen who opened fire on a backyard barbecue in Wilkinsburg on Wednesday night, killing five people and one victim’s unborn child.


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SUV Lands On Roof Of Greenfield Giant Eagle Store

An out-of-control SUV ended up on the roof of a grocery store in the city’s Greenfield section Tuesday afternoon, prompting an evacuation over gas leak concerns.




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