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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
  • Aurora residents worry their R-Line commute about to be derailed

    AURORA, Colo. — Aurora residents worry RTD will go ahead with the proposed changes to the R-Line service, a plan it went over again at Thursday’s Town Hall. It’s a decision residents say would derail commutes for those who now depend on it. RTD’s R-line travels through Aurora and opened up in February. RTD said of all the lines it operates, R-line’s ridership is by far the lowest, averaging 40 passengers per hour. RTD said it conducted a study, and […]

  • Park Hill neighbors shocked by burglars bold moves in broad daylight

    DENVER — Park Hill neighbors said they’re shocked by burglars making bold moves in broad daylight peeking in windows and entering homes while people are home. Kevin Keller and his wife were at home when people entered into their home and stole two cell phones, a wallet and car keys. Kevin Keller was in the basement with his dog while his wife was outside in the yard. He said they had their front door unlocked as they were going in […]

  • Teen survives 30 foot fall at summer job, uses accident to promote work place safety

    FORT COLLINS, Colo. – A Highlands Ranch teen fell 30 feet from his high school’s roof onto the concrete below at his summer job, and is now using the accident to promote safety in the workplace. Sampson Briggs is now a sophomore at CSU studying business marketing and enjoying time with his fraternity brothers, a reality his doctors never thought possible two years ago. It was three days into his summer job when Briggs fell from the roof of his […]

  • Littleton man almost gored by Estes Park elk

    LITTLETON, Colo. — Video captures a man nearly gored by an elk as he observed a herd in Estes Park. Shane Paz loves elk, even studies them, which is why he was thrilled to spot a herd toward the end of a trip to Estes Park to see them. “We drove around for 2 hours I bet looking to find elk,” said Paz. Paz said he got out of his car, but kept his distance. He said he was especially […]

  • Patients frustrated, vulnerable after medical records left in Denver alley

    DENVER — Patients said Monday they felt frustrated and vulnerable after learning their medical records were left in a Denver alley, a move a chiropractor responsible for the files called an accident. On Saturday, someone alerted the FOX31 Problem Solvers that medical files were scattered around a dumpster in an alley near downtown Denver. About 70 patients’ files were recovered. They included names, Social Security numbers, insurance information and reports detailing patients’ medical history. “You think it’s going to be […]

  • What to do with used needles found in neighborhoods

    DENVER — As Colorado’s heroin epidemic continues, people living in certain Denver neighborhoods continue to see used needles littered in their alleys and street gutters. Ben Siller, a public health investigator, said he has not noticed an uptick in calls to collect dirty needles, but said there are neighborhoods that see more used ones. People living in Capitol Hill have posted online about their problems with used needles and their struggle to figure out what to do with them. A […]

  • Owner: Vets spayed French bulldog without permission, rendering her unable to compete

    DENVER — A dog owner said she’s livid the Denver Animal Shelter spayed her prize-winning French bulldog without her permission, making the dog ineligible to compete in the future. China was one of two dozen French bulldogs rescued after investigators said they found them living in deplorable conditions at Marleen Puzak’s home. Michelle Tippets sent her dog China to Puzak’s home to be shown in competitions. Tippets said Puzak did an excellent job with China at competitions, and she had […]

  • Colorado congressional leaders sound off after North Korea completes another nuclear test

    DENVER — Colorado’s congressional leaders took to Twitter on Sunday to vent their frustration over North Korea’s latest nuclear test and outlined what they think needs to happen moving forward. North Korea claims it successfully detonated a hydrogen bomb. While outside sources have not been able to confirm it was a hydrogen bomb, the U.S. Geological Survey confirmed seismic activity in the area at the time of the apparent explosion. Colorado Republican Sen. Cory Gardner issued a statement Sunday, calling […]

  • Groom stranded in Houston grateful to make wedding day in Loveland

    LOVELAND, Colo. — A groom who spent most of the week stranded in his home because of floodwaters in Houston from Hurricane Harvey was grateful to manage to escape the water and make his wedding day. Jared Clark and Bri Schock got married in Loveland on Saturday afternoon. Just a few days before, it dawned on Clark that he could miss his big day. “When the floodwaters in the bayou were pretty close to our house, reality hit that I […]

  • Newlyweds struggle to recover after semitruck swerved, hit vehicle on I-70 shoulder

    LITTLETON, Colo. — Two newlyweds face a treacherous road to recovery after the Colorado State Patrol said a semitruck swerved and hit their vehicle on the shoulder of Interstate 70, putting the husband in a coma and leaving the wife with a broken back, among other injuries. Kylina and Evan Babcock had car trouble on eastbound I-70 about three miles outside of Byers on Aug. 15. They pulled over and got out of the car, and propped up the hood. […]

  • Aurora couple on cruise ship share chaotic ride through Hurricane Harvey

    AURORA, Colo. — An Aurora woman, her husband and thousands of other people are struggling to get back home after they were unable to get off a cruise ship because of Hurricane Harvey. Four-thousand passengers on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship headed from Texas to Miami on Monday night had to wait out the storm before they can head back to Galveston, Texas. Chantelle Stevenson said the sky looked like the scene of a movie as they made their way into […]

  • Loveland bride’s groom, wedding party stranded in Houston as wedding draws near

    LOVELAND, Colo. — A bride is facing the possibility of being groom-less on her big day if tropical storm Harvey doesn’t stop and the flooding persists. Bri Schock is supposed to marry her sweetheart on Saturday. The two live in Houston and as Hurricane Harvey moved toward, they made the decision to send Schock back to Colorado to make sure she’d be there for appointments and set-up. The groom decided to stay in Texas to make sure the rest of […]