By Bob Allen

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — For 20 years, Bob Allen has been covering news all over southwestern Pennsylvania.

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Since January 2000, he’s been on the scene of countless big stories.

He has covered everything from weather to championship celebrations and feature stories

Allen spent 40-plus years in broadcasting, with half coming as a reporter in his hometown.

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“This is much more than a retirement,” Allen said. “It’s a celebration, a fulfillment of a dream. It was such an honor and a pleasure to work at KDKA.”

“My mother and I were watching TV, I was in my 20s, and she looked at a guy on KDKA and told me you can do that. Well that started the wheels turning and here I am now, many, many years later,” Allen said.

Allen said one of his proudest accomplishments was winning awards with photographer Rob Hopson.

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