Monday, June 29, 2015

Bob Allen diagnosed with cancer

Bob Allen announces he's ready to beat his cancer diagnoses - will take extended leave from KHOU 11

UPDATE FEBRUARY 22, 2016
Bob Allen's cancer gone!

UPDATE SEPTEMBER 2015
Bob Allen's cancer fight update

UPDATE AUGUST 05, 2015
Pablo Alsina Joins KHOU 11 News Sports Team

Our friend and colleague Bob Allen shares he’s been diagnosed with cancer. It’s a form of T-Cell Lymphoma and Bob is...
Posted by KHOU 11 News on Monday, June 29, 2015

Bob Allen
Bob Allen
KHOU 11 announced today on Facebook that its sports anchor Bob Allen has been diagnosed with cancer. The Houston CBS affiliate reports it's a form of T-Cell Lymphoma and Bob is very encouraged about his chances for recovery.

“I’m ready for this—and I’ll beat it,” Allen was quoted on the post.

Allen has been a fixture on Houston's sport scene since the early 1970s when he joined KTRK abc13.

He stunned everyone when he left channel 13 in 2013 and went across the street to KHOU 11 where he has been ever since.

On a personal note, Allen is one heck of a nice guy and obviously a sports icon in the Bayou City. He's seen it all and been there to tell us about it.

UPDATE WITH KHOU PRESS RELEASE:

KHOU 11 News Sports Director Bob Allen has shared that he has been diagnosed with cancer. The cancer is a form of T-Cell Lymphoma and Bob is very encouraged about his chances for recovery. When he talks about facing this challenge, Bob displays the same confidence and optimism Houston television viewers have come to expect from him over the past four decades as the city’s leading sports anchor.

“I’m ready for this—and I’ll beat it,” Bob says, adding that he appreciates the support and kind words coming his way.

During his treatment, Bob will be taking an extended leave from his on-air work at KHOU 11 so he can focus all his energy and attention on getting well. He’ll keep viewers posted on his progress and KHOU 11 will make sure all the people who know him, trust him and care about him have the latest word on how he’s doing.

“Bob is a fighter—he’s never backed away from a cause or an effort he believes in,” says KHOU 11 Executive News Director Philip Bruce. “Now his cause is beating cancer. And my money’s on him.”

For now, you can share your thoughts with Bob on KHOU.com and on our Twitter and Facebook pages, using the hashtag, #GETWELLBOB.

UPDATE FEBRUARY 22, 2016
Bob Allen's cancer gone!


UPDATE SEPTEMBER 2015
Bob Allen's cancer fight update

UPDATE AUGUST 05, 2015
Pablo Alsina Joins KHOU 11 News Sports Team




11 comments:

  1. I was wondering where he's been. Matt Musil has been hosting Sports Extra the last couple weeks. At least he's in the best city in the world to get the cancer treated!

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  2. I'm pulling for a speedy recovery for Bob as he fights this!!!!!

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  3. Hey old friend. Know you'll kick ass Jen and I will say a prayer for you . Here if you need me. Wayne Dolcefino

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  4. I hope Bob Allen doesn't die from cancer

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  5. You guys might remember that Bob Allen left KTRK 13 on January 17, 2013 and moved over to KHOU on April 25, 2013, Bob Allen was replaced on January 18, 2013 by Greg Bailey from WCNC at KTRK 13

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  6. We already know about that!

    But will Greg Bailey be successful at Ch. 13 & be around for the long-term ?

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  7. My thoughts and prayers are with you Bob. Thousands of folks have you in their hearts. I was with Winius-Brandon Advertising back in the 70's and worked with you, Ed, Dave, Jim Masucci, Ken Johnson, Margaret Shilstone, Charlie Wolf, etc.

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  8. My thoughts and prayers go out to Bob and his family and more.

    I am curious too with not knowing on a Timeline and more and I am sure Bob may be out a good while will the station look for help as outside of Daniel and Matt.

    Don't know if Bob will be back before End of Year or not as I am sure Chemo takes a toll and more. But I am hoping for good things for him and he beats this and more since said it was found early.

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  9. I found this https://www.facebook.com/KTRKHouston/videos/10153187810159342/?permPage=1

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  10. I hope all goes well for you.... I lived in Houston during "luv you blue" days. I remember those days fondly.....and you at the 13 sports desk. J.G. Los Angeles

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