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.

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