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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
  • Openly gay bishop calls Church’s ruling confusing but promising

    DENVER — An openly gay bishop in the United Methodist Church called Friday’s ruling that allows her to stay in her position confusing but promising. Bishop Karen Oliveto became the United Methodist Church’s first openly gay bishop when she was elected to preside over 400 churches in Colorado, Utah, Montana, Wyoming and one church in Idaho. Her election has been met with both praise and condemnation, pitting religious progressives against religious conservatives. According the United Methodist Church’s teachings, “all persons […]

  • Weld County communities mourn 2 tragedies in 2 days

    FREDERICK, Colo. — A community gathered outside a church Tuesday night to mourn the deaths of two men killed in a house explosion Monday as well as another man killed in a motorcycle crash Sunday. The joint vigil was hosted at Rocky Mountain Christian Church in Frederick. The family of Grayson Wolff, who died in the motorcycle accident, had originally planned the vigil for Tuesday night. After Monday’s home explosion, they invited the Martinez family and friends to participate as […]

  • Denver to pay $47,000 in settlement with woman in lawsuit against police

    DENVER — The Denver City Council approved a $47,000 settlement to a woman in a lawsuit against police to avoid going to court. The money will be paid out to Linda McGee, who suffered a broken wrist during the incident. Officers were looking for a man near McGee’s neighborhood. An officer approached her nephew, Dakota Randall, thinking he was the person they were looking for. In cellphone video provided by McGee’s attorney, Randall explains to the officer that he is not the […]

  • Woman finds used needles containing blood, heroin steps from back door

    DENVER — A woman living in the Capitol Hill neighborhood said she’s “at a loss for words” after finding used needles containing blood and heroin steps from her back door. Randi Bartling knows there are heroin users who walk through her neighborhood. “You’ll see them walking up in the alley zoned out a lot of times, so that’s not uncommon,” Bartling said. However, finding used needles a few steps from her home is a new low. “I don’t really know […]

  • Group raises enough money to save iconic Denver sundial

    DENVER — The group behind the Save Our Sundial campaign reached its goal of raising enough money to save an iconic city landmark that was in its final hour. The sundial and terrace at Cranmer Park was built in the 1930s. Its founders did not build it on a solid foundation and over the decades, it’s continued to crumble. “Cracks in the mortar, it’s a little bit sloppy right now,” neighbor Andrew Schwartz said. “You can see the concrete is dug […]

  • Children unexpectedly disenrolled from Thornton preschool

    THORNTON, Colo. — Families said they were shocked and frustrated Friday after receiving an email from their children’s preschool alerting them they’d be disenrolled starting Monday. In the email, HighPointe Academy’s owners said the school has been making necessary staffing changes. As a result, the preschool does not have enough teachers to comply with the state’s student-to-teacher ratio so it had to disenroll students. The email was sent Friday morning and the change is effective Monday. The owners sent the […]

  • Governor’s wife joins fight to help family raise $4 million for clinical trial

    DENVER — Robin Hickenlooper co-chaired a fundraising event at the Governor’s Mansion on Monday to raise money to help a Boulder family raise $4 million to start a clinical trial to find a cure for their daughter’s deadly disease. In December, Mila Makovec was diagnosed with Batten disease, a neurodegenerative disease. It’s fatal and many children die before they reach their teens. Her family has started StopBatten.org, with the goal of raising $4 million to start a clinical trial to find […]

  • Nonprofit accuses Bellco Credit Union of discriminating against new moms

    DENVER — Denver Metro Fair Housing Center filed a lawsuit against Bellco Credit Union, claiming the company discriminated against new moms by refusing to consider women on maternity leave for home mortgage loans. Denver Metro Fair Housing Center executive director Arturo Alvarado said his nonprofit surveyed the top home mortgage lenders in the area. Women posing as being on maternity leave spoke with Bellco Credit Union employees about applying for home loans. Alvarado said during the recorded conversations, the women […]

  • Climatologists say Colorado ski season will get shorter

    KEYSTONE, Colo. — Climatologists said Colorado’s ski season will get shorter as the climate continues to get warmer during a panel hosted at Arapahoe Basin Ski Resort Saturday. The panel included Jim White, the director of the University of Colorado’s Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, Katja Friedrich, an associate professor with CU’s Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, and Keith Musselman, a researcher at the National Center for Atmospheric Research. White said the data show Colorado’s ski season will start […]

  • Beer lovers celebrate National Beer Day with a side of baseball

    DENVER — Beer lovers celebrated National Beer Day and the Rockies’ home opener across the city Friday. Denver Beer Company was packed with Rockies fans decked out in gear with beers in hand. “National Beer Day is an exciting time. Especially the fact that it coincides with Rockies’ home opener,” said Benjamin Wolff, general manager at Denver Beer Company. According to Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation, the beverage industry employees 9,300 people locally. Denver ranks second among the top 50 […]

  • Aurora police chief addresses officer-involved shooting

    AURORA, Colo — The Aurora police chief answered questions Monday about an officer-involved shooting Saturday that left a wanted suspect with serious injuries and sparked questions about the officer’s decision to shoot. The Aurora Police Department was conducting surveillance in the area of Sable Boulevard and Colfax Avenue on Saturday. Officers wanted to arrest Michael Torres, who was wanted for aggravated motor vehicle theft. Police said they believed he was armed and dangerous. When police tried to arrest Torres, he […]

  • Questions emerge about use of force after officer-involved shooting in Aurora

    AURORA, Colo. — A criminal defense attorney said based on the information available, he has questions about an officer-involved shooting that left one man with serious injuries in Aurora on Saturday. The family of 24-year-old Michael Torres said he was shot and seriously injured by police as they were trying to make an arrest. The shooting happened around 3 p.m. just north of East Colfax Avenue on Sable Boulevard. Police said officers were conducting surveillance in the area. They wanted […]