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
  • Thousands honor lives lost on 9/11 at annual Red Rocks stair climb

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — About 2,500 people gathered at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre on Wednesday morning for the 11th Colorado 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb. The annual event at the famed venue honors the 343 New York Fire Department firefighters and nearly 3,000 other people who were killed in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in 2001. Several firefighters in full gear and carrying hoses and equipment simulated the trek up 110 flights of stairs — the height of the World […]

  • Denver City Council votes to kick e-scooters off sidewalks

    DENVER — The Denver City Council voted unanimously to ban electric scooters on Denver sidewalks, barring a few exceptions. Under the new ordinance, users can only ride e-scooters on sidewalks in two situations: First, when parking a scooter. Second, immediately after mounting a scooter but before reaching a street or alley. During those times, users cannot exceed more than 6 mph. Otherwise, riders must stay on the street or use bike lanes. Denver Public Works estimates people take roughly 6,000 […]

  • We Ride: Only Women competing in this year’s Colorado Classic

    DENVER — Colorado Classic Organizers said they are only allowing women to compete in this year’s Colorado Classic in effort to fight for equity for women in sports. The race showcases the top 100 women riders in the world. Spokesperson Curtis Hubbard said it’s the only race of its kind in the Western Hemisphere that is solely focused on female athletes. The race and athletes are using the motto “We Ride” to spread their message of equity for women in […]

  • Denver installing new bike corrals for bikes, e-scooters in hopes of making sidewalks safer

    DENVER — The City of Denver is installing 13 bike corrals in strategic locations in hopes of making sidewalks safer for pedestrians while giving cyclists and e-scooter riders more places to park. Denver Public Works is installing 13 “on-street” bike corrals by the end of the month. The corrals are installed on the street so cyclists and e-scooters do not have to ride on the sidewalk to access them. The corrals will be installed under the city’s “Vision Zero” project. […]

  • Denver Public School students head back to school, greeted with High-Fives and heat

    DENVER — Denver Public School students were greeted with high-fives and heat as they headed back to class Monday morning. High-🖐🏻’s and a warm welcome from school staff and the DPS Superintendent as students return to school at DPS’s Maxwell Elementary. pic.twitter.com/q2SHnSmnir — Emily Allen FOX31 (@EmilyAReports) August 19, 2019 School staff, Superintendent Susana Cordova and Mayor Michael Hancock greeted students with smiles and high-fives as music played over speakers outside Maxwell Elementary. The temperature is expected to peak at […]

  • News, pop culture influence Back-to-School trends

    CASTLE ROCK, Colo. — As students head back to school, parents will likely see news and pop culture influencing their children’s clothing this year. Peggy Ziglin with the Outlets at Castle Rock put together a line-up of back-to-school looks for kindergarten through High School. For High School students, Ziglin said the popular TV show Stranger Things is playing a big role in clothing choices — with pieces that give a nod to the ’80’s and outfits mirroring character get-ups on […]

  • Denver Public Schools, teachers union reflect on life after teacher strike

    DENVER — As Denver Public Schools gets ready to send students back to class, both the superintendent and the Denver Classroom Teachers Association reflected on the relationship between teachers and the district after last year’s teacher strike. In February, teachers across DPS went on strike when the two sides failed to reach an agreement on teacher salaries, pay structure and other issues. Teachers picketed for 3 days and on the morning of the fourth day, the district and DCTA reached […]

  • Air quality sensors to be installed at Denver Public Schools

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  • Aurora Public Schools students head back to class

    AURORA, Colo. — Students at Aurora Public Schools headed back to class on Tuesday, officially kicking off the start of a new school year. The Aurora Fire Department greeted students at Aurora Quest K-8 Tuesday morning as part of a program that brings in community members to welcome students back to class. Students and parents will be seeing new faces within the district this school year. As part of a Mill Levy tax approved by voters in November, the district […]

  • Denver surveying downtown bike lanes to make sure it’s a ‘return on investment’

    DENVER — The city of Denver is surveying bike lanes downtown this summer to make sure people are utilizing them and that the city is seeing a “return on investment.” A spokesperson for the city said the plan is to track bike lane usage during the next three summers to study trends and changes in riding. The city wants to make sure there is a return on its bike investment — including identifying if high-comfort bikeways are better traveled. The […]

  • Click it or Ticket campaign focuses on rural Colorado

    DENVER — CDOT’s latest Click it or Ticket it campaign is underway, with the focus on encouraging people in rural Colorado to use their seat belts. Data released by CDOT showed five of the six worst counties for seat belt use were rural counties — Cheyenne, Delta, La Plata, Montezuma and Chaffee counties. In Cheyenne County, research shows only 65 percent of drivers and passengers wear seat belts. “Unfortunately, there are people who continue to believe they do not need […]

  • Mayor Michael Hancock to celebrate third Inauguration Day

    DENVER — Mayor Michael Hancock is preparing for his third Inauguration Day as the mayor of Denver with a swearing-in ceremony scheduled for Monday morning and celebrations planned at the Denver Botanic Gardens in the evening. Monday marks the start of Mayor Michael Hancock’s third term in office. He was first elected in 2011 as serving two terms on Denver’s City Council. He won again in 2015 and in a runoff election on June 4, 2019. All of the events […]

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