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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
  • Colorado family continues to search for baby stolen from crib 32 years ago

    CASTLE ROCK, Colo. — The family of Christopher Abeyta continues to search for him after he was stolen from his crib 32 years ago Sunday. Christopher was asleep in his crib in his Colorado Springs home when someone took him, leaving his family to spend their entire lives searching for him. “There isn’t a time that we have ever stopped searching for him, ever,” said Christopher’s sister, Denis Alves. “Never imagining we wouldn’t have answers as to what happened to […]

  • EPA tests air quality after massive fire at recycling plant

    DENVER — The Environmental Protection Agency was called out to monitor the air quality near a recycling plant after it caught fire Tuesday afternoon in Adams County, sending up a massive smoke plume seen across the metro. The EPA said that workers ran tests on the air quality Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning after local health officials and firefighters expressed concern about hydrocarbons present in the material that burned Tuesday. The EPA said its tests showed chemicals in the air […]

  • Local dive shop sheds light on skills and tough conditions Thai divers endure rescuing kids

    LITTLETON, Colo. — A local dive shop showed some of the skills Thai divers are utilizing as they work to rescue 12 soccer players and their coach from a flooded cave. By Monday afternoon, rescue divers had successful evacuated 8 boys from the cave. “I am intrigued by this story,” said Scott Taylor, the owner of A-1 Scuba and Travel Aquatics Center. “It has got to be an arduous process and very exhausting.” Scott Taylor has been diving for 40 […]

  • Dogs competing in flyball tournament in Westminster

    WESTMINSTER, Colo. — Some of the best dogs in the state are running, jumping and flying in the Mile High Velocity flyball tournament in Westminster on Sunday morning. Each team has four to six dogs and each of the dogs has to complete the course. The team that completes it the fastest wins. There are also individual points that dogs can receive for fast times. The competition draws teams from neighboring states. Jen Giacchi owns Matrix Dog, a facility that hosts […]

  • Airlines ask for volunteers, bump passengers as DIA temp hits 98

    DENVER — Airlines asked passengers to volunteer to move to other flights on Saturday, pointing to the heat as the reason the planes needed to shed weight before takeoff as the temperature at Denver International Airport hit 98 degrees. Steve Cowell, an aviation expert and former commercial airline pilot, said the request to move passengers to other flights to lighten the planes during takeoff is a common practice during hot temperatures. “The complication comes in the performance of the aircraft. […]

  • Beloved artist, art gallery owner killed in Englewood hit-and-run

    DENVER — A beloved artist and art gallery owner that was killed Sunday was remembered by her family and friends on Tuesday through her artwork. According to Englewood police, Dominique Cain, 33, was driving a red Chevrolet sedan when she hit Nancy Condit near the intersection of South Downing Street and East Cornell Avenue at 1:13 p.m. Sunday. The driver of the Chevy left the scene. The cyclist was taken to the hospital in critical condition. Condit’s family said she […]

  • 21 people exposed to rabies after woman rescues baby raccoon

    WELD COUNTY, Colo. – 21 people were exposed to rabies in Weld County after a woman found a baby raccoon in her yard and brought it into her home, the Weld County Department of Public Health said on Monday. The raccoon later tested positive for rabies, making it the largest rabies exposure case in Weld County, officials said. Everyone who was exposed has started receiving rabies treatment. “This looks like a year for high rabies exposure in animals,” said Mark […]

  • Small business owners locate stolen VW photo booth with help from Problem Solvers

    DENVER — The couple searching frantically for their unique VW bus were able to rest easy Sunday night after a Problem Solvers report alerted the public. A FOX31 viewer who saw the report realized they had spotted the bus and quickly contacted the Problem Solvers, who were able to reunite the owners with their beloved bus. Original story below: A Louisville couple said their vintage VW bus they converted into a photo booth was stolen Saturday night, and now they […]

  • Pool inspections in full swing as temperatures climb

    PARKER, Colo. — Health inspectors are making rounds at public pools this summer, inspecting them to make sure water is safe for swimmers. The FOX31 Problem Solvers followed around inspectors with the Tri-County Health Department to see what it takes to check the water at a pool. At a public pool in Parker, as inspector dipped a cylinder into the pool to pull out water. Then, added drops to the water to test for chlorine, the pH levels and calcium. […]

  • Owners hope historic lodge burned in fire reopens for weddings in 2 weeks

    ESTES PARK, Colo. — The owners of Marys Lake Lodge said Monday they are hopeful they can reopen the site to weddings in two weeks after a fire burned through the attic on Saturday night. The fire started on Saturday just after 8 p.m. in the back of the building. Owners Ashley and Morgan Mulch said they were in Texas at the time and when they saw videos and pictures of the fire, they feared the worst. “We have been […]

  • Owners of historic Estes Park lodge plan to start restoration after fire

    ESTES PARK, Colo. — The owners of a historic lodge in Estes Park that was damaged in an overnight fire said restoration crews will begin work immediately with the goal of being able to reopen event spaces in two weeks. Firefighters said the fire at Marys Lake Lodge started in the back of the building after 8 p.m. Saturday. The building was built in the 1900s and was made mostly of wood so firefighters said the flames spread quickly. “Once […]

  • Auto body shop’s guide to what to do if vehicles have hail damage

    LITTLETON, Colo. — A powerful hailstorm smashed windows and dented cars as it rolled through the Denver metro area on Tuesday and by Wednesday, auto body shops were fielding calls from customers wondering what to do. Alexa White with Ultimate Auto Body Werks in Littleton said the first thing car owners should do is call their insurance company. “You want to get the call in as soon as you can just because the insurance companies are going to get back […]