Bob 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.
Some unwelcome guests are making themselves at home in the Mars area.
Police are investigating after a violent home invasion in Elliott where a woman and her son were threatened and held at gunpoint.
A dispute is brewing over the proposed demolition of the Holy Family Church in Lawrenceville.
Dive and water rescue teams were back at Jacobs Creek in South Huntingdon on Friday, searching for a young man who is presumed to have drowned.
An ordinance banning residents from feeding deer will be introduced Monday at the Ross Township Board of Commissioners meeting.
A Knoxville man is facing charges after he allegedly strangled his girlfriend and attacked her with a sword.
Neighbors and their children are trying to raise money to help a family in Upper St. Clair whose house was badly damaged by a fire.
Crews battled a row house fire in Wilkinsburg on Friday afternoon.
An elementary school teacher in the Ringgold School District is banned from entering school property after she was indicted on federal drug charges.
Police say a pregnant woman who was believed to have been shot in Homewood over the weekend has given birth to her baby.
A man is facing charges after he struck a pedestrian with his motorcycle on the South Side late Saturday night.
Homeowners say they were victims of a restoration scam, targeting them at their lowest point.
Residents and business owners are wondering why it took a landslide on Route 30 for PennDOT to finally make repairs.
There are some new questions about the quality of the water supplied by the PWSA.
Residents in two Mon Valley communities woke up to another round of flooding Saturday morning.