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Emily Allen joined FOX31 and Colorado’s Own Channel 2 as a reporter in December 2016. Before moving to Denver, Emily worked as a reporter and anchor at KRDO NewsChannel 13, Colorado Springs’ ABC affiliate.

Emily has covered stories in Colorado that have gained national and international attention. She’s covered large wildfires like the Black Forest Fire in 2013 to devastating floods across the state to high-profile shootings like the Planned Parenthood Shooting in November 2015.

From a young age, Emily dreamed of being a journalist. Now, as a reporter living out that dream, she’s reminded every day of the importance of journalism in society. She believes in telling stories, documenting humanity, being an advocate to the voiceless and holding the powerful accountable.

Emily was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota but she got to Colorado as quick as she could! Before joining the FOX31 and Channel 2 team, Emily worked in Colorado Springs. She became known as a lead investigative reporter in the market, utilizing sources to break big stories that changed policies and bettered the community.

Emily graduated with Honors from the University of Missouri’s esteemed journalism school. While living in Missouri, she worked at Columbia’s NBC-Affiliate, KOMU-TV, as a reporter and anchor. After graduation, she joined NBC Nightly News’ team. In 2012, she traveled with NBC to London to help with its coverage of the Olympics. After the Olympics wrapped up, she worked on NBC’s Decision 2012 team. She traveled with NBC to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina and the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida. She covered the first Presidential Debate in 2012 in Denver before joining KRDO in Colorado Springs.

Outside of work, Emily enjoys skiing and hiking. She’s also a foodie and enjoys exploring Denver’s thriving food scene and checking out new restaurants. She loves to travel around Colorado, the U.S. and the world. She’s lived in London twice and backpacked through much of Europe. She grew up traveling to Central America where she volunteered at an orphanage in Guatemala. She recently went to Australia and her next trips include Ireland, Cuba and Asia.

You can send Emily an email, Emily.Allen@KDVR.com.

Recent Articles
  • Arvada woman files complaint against U.S. customs for $500 fine for airline apple

    DENVER — A woman fined $500 by U.S. Customs and Border Protection for an apple given to her by an airline filed a complaint with the federal agency over the incident. Crystal Tadlock was flying from Paris to the U.S. With a few hours left in her flight, she was given an apple by a Delta Air Lines flight attendant. Tadlock said she wasn’t hungry at the time so she threw it in her bag. When Tadlock went through customs […]

  • Avalanche fans disappointed in final score but proud of season

    DENVER — Avalanche fans filing out of the Pepsi Center on Sunday night said they were disappointed in the final score of the game, but proud of the team’s season. Ahead of the Avalanche’s sixth playoff game, hopes were high. Fans yelled and cheered heading into the game, waving flags and dressed in burgundy and blue. “Playoff season, you know, it’s awesome I love it,” said Emilio Arvizo. However, it didn’t take long for playoff dreams to start to deflate as […]

  • Colorado kids sell lemonade to make veterans smile

    MEAD, Colo. — Two kids from Mead hosted their third annual lemonade stand to raise money for Honor Flight of Northern Colorado. Maisie and Jackson McPherson along with their parents started a lemonade stand three years ago to generate money to send veterans to Washington, D.C. through Honor Flight. Honor Flight is a program that flies veterans for free to the U.S. capitol to tour memorials. On Saturday, Maisie, Jackson and their friends passed out lemonade and collected donations. Maisie […]

  • Arvada woman trying to stomach $500 fine for free airline snack, files complaint with customs

    ARVADA, Colo. — An Arvada woman said she’s facing a $500 fine from U.S. Customs and Border Patrol after she saved a free apple she received from an airline on her way home from Paris. Crystal Tadlock said toward the end of her flight, attendants passed out apples in plastic bags. She wasn’t hungry at the time so she threw the snack in her bag and planned to eat it during the second leg of her trip back to Denver. […]

  • Police asking motorcyclists to quiet down driving through Morrison

    MORRISON, Colo. — The Morrison Police Department will start enforcing a noise ordinance this weekend in hopes of quieting motorcyclists headed through town. In a letter given to motorcyclists, it said officers will be listening for “unreasonable noise” and then looking for exhaust system modifications and “evidence of an EPA stamp.” The first citation is $200 and the second citation increases to $400 and a court appearance. Motorcyclists had mixed reaction to the ordinance. “I think it’s a good thing. […]

  • Denver Parks and Recreation considering loosening limits on alcohol use at parks

    DENVER — Denver Parks and Recreation is asking for the public’s input as it explores the idea of making changes to its policy regarding alcohol sales at parks. Starting in 2019, state law will no longer require a designation of 3.2 percent beer being consumed in parks and open spaces. In response to that change, Denver Parks and Recreation said it’s analyzing its alcohol policy and determine if there are other ways to improve its existing alcohol policy. Under Denver […]

  • Neighbors band together, hoping community involvement drives violence out of neighborhoods

    DENVER — People from the Sloan’s Lake and Highland neighborhoods gathered Sunday for a vigil in hopes of banding together and working to drive out violence on their streets. Police said there has been an uptick in violent crime in the area. On March 17, a teen was shot and killed while driving on West Colfax Avenue. A few days later, police said Brad Kottke was shot and killed while walking home from the grocery store on a Sunday afternoon. […]

  • More than $1 million spent recovering CDOT files held at ransom

    DENVER — It’s estimated that it has cost between $1 million and $1.5 million to recover files through alternative systems after CDOT’s files were hijacked and held at ransom. Criminals infiltrated CDOT’s systems through a weakness it detected in early February. The criminals deployed ransomware hijacking the files unless CDOT paid the ransom to get an electronic key to unlock the files. Deborah Blyth, Colorado’s Chief Information Security Officer, said it’s the state’s policy not to pay ransom. Plus, Blyth said […]

  • Bill that would allow school nurses to administer marijuana passes House committee

    DENVER — Colorado lawmakers in a House committee passed a bill on Thursday that would allow school nurses to administer medical marijuana to students. The vote was 9-4. Quintin’s Bill now moves to the full House for debate. It would amend an existing law that already allows students to use medical marijuana at school. The amendment would allow school nurses to possess and administer medical marijuana to students who have a prescription from a doctor. The bill is named after […]

  • Girl sexually assaulted along Coal Creek Trail

    LAFAYETTE, Colo. — Police said officers are stepping up patrols along Coal Creek Trail after police report a juvenile girl was sexually assaulted along the trail Friday night. Lafayette Police said the girl was walking home between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. when a man came after her and sexually assaulted her. Police are now asking anyone who saw anyone suspicious or noticed any suspicious activity along the trail Friday night to contact police. The assailant is being described as […]

  • Longmont residents continue to wonder, worry as mom’s disappearance remains unsolved

    LONGMONT, Colo. — The streets of downtown Longmont are filled with photos of Rita Gutierrez-Garcia and as her family and police continue to search for her, residents continue to wonder what happened. The mom of three was out with friends celebrating St.Patrick’s Day. She was last seen in the alley behind 3’s Bar in downtown Longmont around 2:30 am. Sunday, March 18. Since then, her family has hung hundreds of flyers around Longmont while police investigate every lead. Longmont residents […]

  • Police report 36 car break-ins in Sloan’s Lake neighborhood in 2 weeks

    DENVER — Police are warning residents to keep their cars locked and take their valuables with them after officers have tracked 36 break-ins in two weeks in the Sloan’s Lake neighborhood. The Denver Police Department said of the 36 break-ins, 17 involved license plates being stolen. In another 17 cases, police said car owners left items in plain view. Police said one of the most concerning cases was one in which criminals got away with a high-caliber weapon. “It’s too […]