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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
  • ‘Hamilton’ fans frustrated after link surfaces allowing people to skip the ‘virtual’ line for tickets

    DENVER — “Hamilton” fans anxious to get their hands on hot tickets for the musical were disappointed Monday night after learning people used a link to skip the “virtual” line to access tickets. Tickets for the show went on sale online and in person at 10 a.m. A link surfaced online that when clicked allowed people to bypass the virtual waiting room where thousands sat waiting for tickets, and took them to the Denver Center for the Performing Arts site […]

  • Family, friends hold candlelight vigil for murdered Fort Collins woman

    FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Family and friends of Kimberlee Graves gathered at a park Friday night to light candles and swap stories about her life and the impact she had on people. Kimberlee Graves was first reported missing in early December. A friend found her home ransacked and Fort Collins police started investigating. Earlier this month, an employee at a state park 20 miles from her home discovered her body. Fort Collins police announced Thursday investigators arrested Khalid White, an acquaintance […]

  • 57-year-old woman dies in condominium fire

    BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. – A 57-year-old woman has died as a result of a condominium complex fire. Just after 11:15 p.m. on Friday night, officials received word of a structure fire in the 7400 block of Singing Hills Drive in Gunbarrel. Neighbors in the adjoining condominium unit assisted with the evacuation of two women who were inside of the unit that was on fire, according to Boulder County Sheriff officials. Those women were described as a 57-year-old female, and a […]

  • ‘Considerable’ chance for avalanches during holiday weekend

    BERTHOUD PASS, Colo. — The Colorado Avalanche Information Center said 7 of the 11 areas its monitors for avalanche conditions across the state were ranked “3” on the avalanche scale, meaning there is considerable chance for avalanches and conditions are dangerous. The elevated threat comes from heavy and fast snowfall Thursday night and Friday morning. Conditions are expected to improve slightly Saturday and Sunday. Snow on Monday could bring chances back up. The Colorado Department of Transportation said crews carried […]

  • IRS: Americans need to check tax calculator to make sure paychecks are correct

    DENVER — As the U.S. implements major changes to its tax system, the Internal Revenue Service said it’s ultimately up to employees to utilize the IRS tax calculator to make sure their paychecks reflect the new adjustments. Employers are being told to make sure their employees see bigger paychecks by mid-February. However, in rushing the process, employers are relying on outdated forms. Thus, the IRS said ultimately, employees need to use the IRS calculator to make sure their withholdings are […]

  • Mom has warning after 13-year-old mistakenly buys clone of Samsung phone believed to be real thing

    LAKEWOOD, Colo. — A mother of a disappointed 13-year-old is warning others after her son spent $300 on what he thought was a Samsung Galaxy S8 phone, only to find out it was a clone. Nicole Pedersen’s son searched through second-hand sites such as Craigslist, OfferUp and Letgo to find a Samsung Galaxy S8 for the right price. Pedersen said her son and her boyfriend drove to Parker to purchase the phone from a seller offering $300. Pedersen said her […]

  • Abandoned truck, trailer towed from one neighborhood only to cause problems in another

    DENVER — Neighbors were frustrated to see an abandoned truck and trailer that caused problems in one neighborhood were towed to another street instead of being taken to an impound lot. Neighbors said they spent two months calling the city of Denver to have an abandoned truck and trailer moved off their street. Finally on Friday, after the FOX31 Problem Solvers contacted the city, the truck and trailer were towed. Jeremy Golden said he watched the story on Friday and […]

  • Stores scramble to stock up as sales of new book on President Trump skyrocket

    DENVER – Retailers said they sold out of the new book detailing President Trump’s White House within minutes on Friday, a frenzy they said they didn’t expect to see with a political book. A spokesperson for Denver Public Library said by Friday afternoon, 450 people had requested to rent one of its 60 copies of “Fire and Fury: Inside Trump’s White House.” An employee at Barnes and Noble said the book sold out across its metro-area stores within 2 minutes. […]

  • Man recovering after being shot in shoulder in Highlands Ranch ambush

    HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. — A man is recovering after being shot in the shoulder when his neighbor unloaded more than 100 rounds of bullets on law enforcement, striking deputies, neighbors and nearby buildings. Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock said Matthew Riehl ambushed deputies responding to a disturbance at the Copper Canyon Apartments in Highlands Ranch on Sunday morning. Deputy Zackari Parrish died. Deputies Michael Doyle, 28, Taylor Davis, 30, and Jeffrey Pelle, 32, were injured. SWAT officer Tom O’Donnell of the Castle […]

  • Dog owner warns of dangers of dog treat after Chihuahua chokes on it

    BOULDER, Colo. — A dog owner wants to spread the word about the dangers of a dog treat after it lodged in his dog’s throat and cost him $3,000 in veterinarian bills. Lyman Sutherberg gave his dog Kona and his other dog the treats on Christmas. The dog treat was shaped with a toothbrush on one end and a oval shape on the other end. “I noticed at one point, they kind of got down to a nub and I […]

  • Body found in wooded area in Adams County; death ruled suspicious

    ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. — Detectives are investigating a suspicious death after a passerby discovered a body in a wooded area along Riverdale Road on Friday afternoon, the Adams County Sheriff’s Office said. Sheriff Michael McIntosh said investigators’ first priority is trying to figure out who the person is because the body did not have any identification on it. With that information, McIntosh said investigators can more easily determine what happened. “We don’t have a lot of information at this point. We […]

  • Price of vital cancer drug rises 1,400 percent since 2013

    DENVER — The price of a vital drug used to fight various forms of cancer has gone up 1,400 percent, according to an investigation by the Wall Street Journal. Lomustine has been used for 40 years to fight brain tumors, lung cancer and Hodgkin’s lymphoma. In 2013, NextSource Biotechnology took over the drug from Bristol-Myers Squibb. The Wall Street Journal found that under Bristol-Myers Squibb, a capsule cost $50. Under NextSource Biotechnology, that capsule now costs $768. The Wall Street Journal’s investigation […]