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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Residents Evacuated From Apartments After Body Is Found In Pitcairn

Authorities are investigating after a body was found this afternoon in Pitcairn.

01/06/2015

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Crews Battle Intense Churchill House Fire

Crews battled an intense house fire in Churchill this morning.

01/06/2015

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Fire At Hempfield Township Home Leaves 1 Dead

A woman has died following a fire at her Hempfield Township home.

01/04/2015

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Ice Sends Salt Truck Barreling Into Shaler Home

Saturday morning’s freezing rain caused many accident, and in one case, sent a salt truck barreling into a house.

01/03/2015

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Baldwin High Rise Apartment Fire Kills 1

One person is dead after a fire broke out in a Baldwin high rise apartment complex.

01/03/2015

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Boathouse Fire Destroys 40 Boats, Causes Hundreds Of Thousands In Damage

A fire at a Robinson Township boathouse destroyed 40 boats, causing hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of damage.

12/28/2014

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Woman Found Guilty Of Stealing Neighbor’s Husky, Having It Put Down

A Pittsburgh woman has been convicted of stealing her neighbor’s dog and having it euthanized.

12/26/2014

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Crews Working To Repair Ross Twp. Water Main Break

Crews are working to repair a water main break that is affecting several businesses in Ross Township.

12/23/2014

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Police Hope Artist Sketch Will Help ID Beaver Co. Remains

Police are hoping a sketch will help in identifying the person whose remains were found in Economy Borough earlier this month.

12/22/2014

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2 Injured In Wash. Co. Car Wash Explosion

Two people were injured in a car wash explosion Sunday morning in Washington County.

12/21/2014

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Volunteers Help Search For Missing South Side Man

About 100 people showed up Saturday morning to search for a missing South Side man.

12/20/2014

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Police Seek Suspect Who Shot Dog Between Eyes, Left It To Die

Police are asking for help to find the person who shot and killed a dog and left its body along a road in North Braddock.

12/16/2014

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Missing Teen Found Dead In Wilkinsburg

A teenager missing since the end of November has been found dead in Wilkinsburg.

12/15/2014

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Anonymous Donor Gives $50K For Cancer Patient’s Treatment

Matt Klutka thinks he’s a lucky man even though he’s been fighting cancer for a year.

12/14/2014

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Man Shot By Police After Fleeing Traffic Stop, Ignoring Commands

A man was shot multiple times by police after trying to flee from officers and damaging cars and private property in the process.

12/13/2014

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