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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
  • Denver’s craft brewery scene filling up

    DENVER — As craft breweries continue to break into the market, experts say years of almost guaranteed success are over. Denver is now home to more than 70 craft breweries. Steve Kurowski is the Operations Manager for Colorado Brewers Guild. He said in the early days of the craft brewery seen, businesses could open up shop with more ease than other industries. “There is no question craft beer has seen an unusual amount of success. Unlike most industries, there has […]

  • Equine microchips help unite horses with owners after wildfires

    AURORA, Colo. — Horses attending an event at Arapahoe Park Saturday had a chance to be microchipped by a veterinarian as part of a campaign to encourage owners to protect their animals by getting them chipped. As Dr. Lois Toll dealt out microchips on Saturday, she said they are the one true way to positively identify a horse’s owner. She said the practice has been around for 15 years, but is increasing in popularity and — in some situations — […]

  • Family frustrated after water main break floods home twice in 3 years

    DENVER — A family said they are fed up after their home was flooded a second time in three years because of a water main break. In 2015, a water main broke and sent water running downhill and into Dugg Duggan’s home. Denver Water paid $85,000 in repairs to the home and issued the Duggan’s an $8,000 check to replace personal items. Duggan said that check for personal items covered little of the estimated $45,000 of personal items that were […]

  • Thornton man loses entire business in van fire

    THORNTON, Colo. — A man is devastated after he lost his entire flooring business when his work van caught fire Saturday morning, torching all his tools and supplies inside. Mark James Villafuerte owns Home Sweet Hardwood, a small flooring business he started 14 years ago. “Just trying to build something I could leave for my family, finally getting my business to the level it needs to be,” said Villafuerte. On Saturday morning, he went outside to head to work. He […]

  • Man says someone threatened him with shot-up target practice paper in response to political yard sign

    STAPLETON, Colo. — A man said he is rattled and his children are frightened after someone put a target practice paper with bullet holes in his backyard one day after he put up a sign for a Democratic gubernatorial candidate in his front yard. Ryan asked FOX31 not to use his last name because he is worried about his family’s safety. Ryan is a supporter of Mike Johnston, the former state legislator now running for governor of Colorado in 2018. […]

  • $500 fine dropped against woman who brought apple into U.S. given to her on international flight

    DENVER — A $500 fine against a woman who took an apple provided by an airline off her international flight said Wednesday she is thrilled the fine has been dropped and her global entry status has been reinstated. The FOX31 Problem Solvers first reported Crystal Tadlock’s story in April and her story went viral around the world. Tadlock was flying back to the U.S. from Paris when a flight attendant handed her an apple. She wasn’t hungry at the time […]

  • Wheat Ridge High School students shocked to learn classmate killed after attempted carjacking

    WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. — Classmates of Alex Burger said they were shocked to learn he was killed after investigators said he tried to steal a car near Bailey and when confronted by someone about it, stabbed that person before getting shot. Investigators said the incident happened Sunday. Investigators said Burger tried to steal someone’s car along County Road 70 near Echo Valley Ranch. That person got away and alerted a worker at the ranch. That ranch worker confronted Burger and […]

  • Friends remember Boulder climber killed in Yosemite fall

    YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. — Officials have identified two climbers who died when they fell from El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. The climbers named Saturday were 46-year-old Jason Wells of Boulder and 42-year-old Tim Klien of Palmdale, California. Klien had family in Colorado. Rangers received multiple 911 calls that two climbers had fallen while climbing the Freeblast Route. Climbing.com reports the two men were roped together when they fell 1,000 feet. Friends Stefan Griebel and Brady Robinson said Wells was […]

  • Man visiting from Egypt finds $10,000 in gold coins in suitcase, spends week trying to find owner

    BOULDER, Colo. — A man visiting from Egypt found $10,000 in gold coins in a suitcase he bought at a thrift store for his trip home and instead of keeping it, spent an entire week tracking down the coins’ original owner. Ahmed Mohamed Fahmy Yousef was at University of Colorado Boulder for the academic year as a visiting faculty member. In preparing for his trip home, the researcher purchased a suitcase at a thrift store. When he got home, he […]

  • Man finds himself surrounded by 3 tornadoes after truck gets stuck in field

    COPE, Colo. — A farmer said he feels grateful to be alive after he was forced to lay in a ditch when he found himself surrounded by three tornadoes Monday. Aaron Brown said he was out finishing work in his field near Cope, on the eastern plains of Colorado, when he saw the weather around him take a turn. “The storm was coming up pretty quick,” said Brown. “It was pretty intense.” This farmer says he was surrounded by tornados […]

  • Homeless man pulls drowning stranger from Clear Creek

    GOLDEN, Colo. — Witnesses who watched a homeless man pull a stranger from Clear Creek on Saturday are commending him for his fast-action and bravery. James Murray lives in a van near Clear Creek in Golden. He was taking a break from boogie boarding when his friend said he spotted a man floating face-down in the river. Murray ran down stream to the next rapid and jumped in. “I dived and tackled him and I got his head in my […]

  • Windsor tornado survivors reflect on storm’s lasting impact on their lives

    WINDSOR, Colo. — Tuesday marked the 10 year anniversary of the Windsor tornado, and people who survived that day reflect on the storm’s impact on their lives. The tornado touched down around noon on May 22, 2008. It killed one person, destroyed 78 homes and racked up $125 million in property damage. One of the most distinct destruction images of that day was Windmill Child Enrichment Center, a day care that had been in the middle of the tornado’s path. […]