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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
  • Mother Nature gives ski resorts nice serving of snow ahead of Thanksgiving

    SUMMIT COUNTY, Colo. — Mother Nature dished up a nice serving of snow ahead of Thanksgiving, much to the excitement of ski resorts. By Friday afternoon, the winter storm dropped almost six inches of snow at Loveland Ski Area, with another few inches expected before the storm moves out. “We’re really excited. We’ve been open for a couple of weeks and this is kind of the first big storm since we’ve been open,” said John Sellers, the ski area’s spokesperson. Right […]

  • Former DPS assistant principal in coma in Dubai, family and friends struggle to get her back to U.S.

    DENVER – The family and friends of a former Denver Public Schools assistant principal are struggling to get her back to the U.S. after she suffered a massive stroke teaching abroad and is now in a coma. Mechelle Renfroe suffered from the stoke two weeks ago. On Glasgow Coma Scale’s, Renfroe is a 4, the score of 3 means a patient is in a vegetative state. “She’s been in the coma the entire time, she’s never come out of it,” said […]

  • Denver congregation sends letter of solidarity to grieving church in Texas

    DENVER – The First Baptist Church of Denver crafted a letter of solidarity, signed by parishioners, that will be mailed to the grieving congregation in Sutherland Springs, Texas. Reverend Brian Henderson said he learned about what had happened in Texas not long after he’d left Sunday service at his own church. Last Sunday in Sutherland Springs, a gunman walked into the small town church and killed 26 parishioners. “When I learned the pastor and the pastor’s wife weren’t there but […]

  • Students get dose of what it’s like to be a doctor

    DENVER – High School students spent the day learning about different careers in medicine through a program offered at the Mini Medical University at Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children in Denver. Seventy high school students spent the day observing health care professionals and receiving hands on training. “I think it moves, at least in my eyes, moves me toward something I am passionate about and something I want to move forward with so this has definitely helped,” said high school […]

  • Home invasion suspect shot, killed when he enters off-duty Denver officer’s home

    LITTLETON, Colo. — A homeowner shot and killed a  suspect during a home invasion in Littleton late Friday afternoon. The homeowner is a Denver police officer, according to the Littleton Police Department. Investigators announced late Friday night the suspect had died at the hospital. This happened in the 6200 block of South Spotswood Street at about 4:35 p.m. Littleton police said the homeowner was asleep in the basement when the suspect entered the home. Investigators also said the homeowner approached […]

  • City plans to install traffic light at dangerous intersection next year

    DENVER — The city said traffic engineers are working quickly to craft a plan to install a traffic light at a dangerous intersection near downtown. People living and working near the intersection of Lincoln Street and Fifth Avenue have seen more than a dozen crashes there this year. In March, there had been 19 accidents in or around the intersection in the past year, according to the Denver Police Department. Again on Friday, a pedestrian was injured after two cars collided […]

  • Tenant says complex refuses to fix surveillance cameras despite car thefts, break-ins

    DENVER — A tenant living at the Loretto Heights Apartments is fed up after he said the apartment complex refuses to fix broke surveillance cameras despite car thefts and break-ins in the parking lot. Ellis Jackson said his car was burglarized twice in the past two months while parked at complex. Last week, someone drove off with his 1998 Acura Integra. During all three incidents, his car was parked within view of surveillance cameras. However, the cameras are broken so police […]

  • School installs cameras in high school bathrooms; parents say students’ privacy violated

    WINDSOR, Colo. — Windsor Charter Academy’s decision to install cameras in its high school bathrooms isn’t sitting well with some parents who argue the move violates their students’ right to privacy. Windsor Charter Academy executive director Rebecca Teeples said the installation of cameras improves safety for students while helping secure the building. “We had surveillance cameras in our plans from the very start. It was part of the design of the new wing,” Teeples said. “We want to make sure […]

  • Neighborhood works together to help solve car theft

    DENVER — A car theft victim credits her neighbors for helping get her car back. She said they worked together to collect evidence, review surveillance video and investigate. All that hard work ultimately lead police to make an arrest. Ashley Butler said as soon as she saw her older Honda CRV missing from its usual spot she knew it was stolen. She posted online and neighbors started coming out of the woodwork. One neighbor told her that her vehicle had […]

  • Small business owner says Groupon accounting confusion cost her $2,000

    DENVER — A small business owner who depends on Groupon for new business said some accounting oddities have cost her $2,000 and she hopes her story reminds other small business owners to remain vigilant when working with similar third party sites. The local business owner said as part of her merchant contract with Groupon, she’s not allowed to say anything derogatory against the company so she asked the FOX31 Problem Solvers not to use her name. The business owner said […]

  • Woman says thieves bought $5,200 in gift cards minutes after stealing her purse

    AURORA, Colo. — Investigators are looking into a case in which thieves stole a woman’s wallet and bought $5,200 in gift cards in 17 minutes. The victim asked to remain anonymous, fearful the criminals could retaliate because they have her ID and information. She said she was at Costco when she noticed her wallet was missing. By that time, surveillance video shows the criminals were already at a nearby Target, purchasing $5,200 in gift cards on her company card. “Obviously, […]

  • Volunteers stuff trucks with supplies, aim to deliver hope to Puerto Rico

    AURORA, Colo. — The city of Aurora partnered with volunteers, residents and a local nonprofit to stuff trucks full of supplies that will be sent to Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico was devastated by Hurricane Maria about one month ago. A spokesman for the city said it wants to do whatever it can to help. “We hear there is so much need in Puerto Rico and this is a tangible way to react locally and get these goods delivered to them,” […]