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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
  • Family searches for support, as police search for suspect in mother’s death

    DENVER –  Lydia Coronado’s family gathered for a vigil Friday night as police continue to search for the 18-year-old who officers say shot the mother of two at Huston Lake Park Sunday night. Police say Jesus Juardo Lugo shot Coronado and her brother-in-law at the park. She drove a few blocks, before she died. Her brother-in-law is in critical condition. Rosemary Sanchez was at the park with Coronado and her brother-in-law. She said the three had only just met Juardo Lugo at […]

  • Boulder family races to raise $1 million for clinical trial for daughter’s deadly disease

    BOULDER, Colo. – A Boulder girl’s family has been able to raise enough money to schedule a clinical trial for daughter’s rare disease but now they need to raise $1 million by September to pay for the trial drug. In December, Mila Makovec was diagnosed with Batten disease, a neurodegenerative disease. It’s fatal and many children die before they reach their teens. FOX31 has followed Mila’s story as her family has fought to get the word out about Mila’s condition and […]

  • Shareholders sue Chipotle, claiming the company deceived them

    DENVER – Shareholders filed a class action lawsuit against Chipotle, claiming the company deceived them with misleading information that the company had fixed its problems with food safety and now stocks are sinking. This week, Chipotle closed a restaurant in Virginia after customers became ill from eating at the store. An inspection through the Virginia Health Department confirmed one customer had norovirus after eating at Chipotle. Then in Dallas, customers said mice dropped from the ceiling while they were eating. […]

  • Fire at Waste Management facility in Adams County produces huge plume of smoke

    ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. — A fire at a Waste Management facility near the 6100 Block of Brighton Road produced a big plume of black smoke that was visible for miles. Officials got a report of a debris fire with structures threatened around noon. An official with South Adams Fire said the fire is burning a mound of garbage. This is the second fire at the Waste Management facility in just over a month. A huge fire broke out at the facility on June […]

  • Weld County seat belt use among lowest across U.S.

    WELD COUNTY, Colo. – The Colorado Department of Transportation is focusing on Weld County for its latest ‘Click it or Ticket’ campaign because the county has among the lowest seat belt use rates in the U.S. Statistics from CDOT show 84 percent of Colorado drivers use their seat belts. That percent is among the lowest across the U.S. In Weld County, that rate is even lower, at 82.2 percent of drivers using their seat belts. In 2016, 23 people died […]

  • Mother searches tirelessly for daughter she believes is being sex-trafficked

    AURORA, Colo. – It’s been one year since Lashaya Stine left home with nothing but her cell phone, and police and her family continue to search tirelessly for her, chasing tips and new leads. Sabrina Jones believes her daughter was lured away from home and forced into sex trafficking. “We’ve had lots of tips, so many. A lot of them suggest that she’s being trafficked. There is no 100 percent hard evidence, but I’m leaning toward that as well,” said […]

  • Investigation finds Longmont Police wrong in controversial drug search in low income housing development

    LONGMONT, Colo. – A report released Friday determined Longmont Police officers were out of line when they assisted Longmont Housing Authority search a low income housing development for drugs. The controversial search was conducted at The Suites in Longmont. Residents were outraged, saying police entered apartments and searched without warrants. “I refused but they said they had to come in anyway,” said resident Tamika Mcclure. Ray Appling sounded the alarm after receiving a letter that stated her apartment would be […]

  • Man stabbed while walking dog on Boulder Creek Path

    BOULDER, Colo. — Police are searching for an assailant after a man was stabbed while walking his dog on the Boulder Creek Path on Wednesday night. The Boulder Police Department said said the 53-year-old man was just south of the Boulder Public Library about 9:20 p.m. when he heard what sounded like a jogger approaching him from behind. Then, the man told police the assailant stabbed him in the stomach. The man started chasing the assailant until he realized he’d […]

  • Neighbors ask for city council’s help in fight against Colorado Christian University

    LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Neighbors living near Colorado Christian University addressed the Lakewood City Council on Monday night and asked for help in the fight over duplexes the school wants to use for housing. The dispute is over several properties the university purchased along South Cody Court near its campus. Under Lakewood’s zoning ordinance, the duplexes are zoned “R-2,” which prohibits university/college use. Neighbors are furious because they said they’re losing their neighborhood to the university and CCU is disobeying the […]

  • Massive pile of trash continues to grow at Englewood condo complex

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Condominium residents want answers as to why a large pile of trash continues to grow and overflow the dumpsters at their complex and a garbage service hasn’t picked it up. Normally, a trash service comes by three times a week to empty the dumpsters for the Fox Run Lofts and Fox Run at Centennial Condominiums. However, residents said the dumpsters have only been emptied once in the past two weeks and as a result, a smelly mound […]

  • Pregnant mom of 3 gets relief from the heat thanks to generous donor

    DENVER — Itzel Ortiz told the FOX31 Problem Solver she’d spent over a month trying to get the Artisan Apartments to fix her broken air conditioner. Ortiz is eight months pregnant and her son has asthma; she worried about her kids in the hot apartment as temperatures rose outside. After her story Friday night, an anonymous donor stepped forward. The donor purchased a portable air conditioning unit for the apartment, offering some relief until the apartment fixes her AC. “I […]

  • Mobile home park residents forced to take down fences, jeopardizing safety of children, pets

    BROOMFIELD, Colo. — Residents said managers at a mobile home community are putting children and pets’ safety at risk by forcing them to take down fences. Residents at Front Range Manufactured Housing Community (2885 E. Midway Blvd.) were told if they don’t remove the fences, managers will take them out and bill the residents. Residents said they received notices months ago alerting them the fences must meet specified guidelines. This week, residents said they received notices the fences must be […]