At 70 years old, Houston’s beloved former ABC13 Sports Director, Bob Allen has succumbed to cancer.
Bob’s fight with a form of T-cell Lymphoma began summer 2015
ABC13 Eyewitness News was home to Allen for 38 years, his final sign off in 2013 seems like a few 10:00 oclock segments ago.
Not ready to give up the anchor bug, he made KHOU11 home for a few years before, beginning his battle.
Visiting 13 studios as a child, he rose through the ranks of weekend sports anchor to Sports director in one year.
Interviewing greats from Muhammad Ali, Bum Phillips, and Indy 500 winner A.J. Foyt are some of the memoriable moments we have with Allen.
Bob Allen was our eye on the ball, our front row set, and our highlight reel.
Thank you for the memories
Rest in Peace
The Al Rucker Show