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
  • CDOT preparing for heavy Renaissance Festival traffic through I-25 South Gap Project

    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. — The Interstate 25 South Gap Project is ramping up just as the stretch of highway faces its heaviest traffic months. The Colorado Department of Transportation has unveiled a new plan to help drivers get through the area faster on the weekends with the Renaissance Festival beginning in Larkspur this weekend. The stretch of the interstate between Castle Rock and Monument will become problematic on weekends because of the Renaissance Festival. CDOT says it will allow drivers […]

  • 4 people wounded in early-morning Aurora shooting

    AURORA, Colo. — Four people were wounded in an early-morning shooting Tuesday, the Aurora Police Department said. The shooting happened about 1 a.m. in the 12500 block of East Kansas Place, near South Peoria Street and East Mississippi Avenue. Four people, three adults and a 17-year-old, were self-transported to a hospital. One was reported to be in critical condition and the other three are in stable condition. The relationship among the injured and the shooter is not known. The names […]

  • 14-year-old boy seriously injured in Arvada hit-and-run

    ARVADA, Colo. — A driver is being sought after allegedly hitting a a 14-year-old on Sunday night and taking off, the Arvada Police Department said. The accident happened about 9:15 p.m. on Sheridan Boulevard near West 64th Avenue. Police said the vehicle was going northbound on Sheridan when the driver hit the 14-year-old boy. Police said the driver then fled the scene. The boy suffered serious injuries but is expected to survive. The vehicle is described as a black two-door […]

  • New program helps veterans get truck driving jobs

    DENVER — A U.S. Department of Transportation program helps veterans get truck driving jobs. The program is focused on young veterans and those serving in the reserves. It aims to get them a good-paying job as a commercial truck driver while helping with the shortage of drivers being experienced across the U.S. The pilot program would allow 18- to 20-year-olds with the military equivalent of a commercial driver’s license to operate large trucks involved in interstate commerce. The veterans must […]

  • Nuisance home that caught fire in Littleton to be demolished

    LITTLETON, Colo. — The city of Littleton will start demolition Friday on a home that has been determined to be a nuisance and caught fire earlier this year. The first step will be to go inside the home in the 7800 block of South Windermere Circle and pull out anything that’s salvageable. Then crews will knock down the home. The home caught fire in March. A neighbor said a week before, gas was leaking from the home, which was on […]

  • 3 guards injured breaking up fight at Lookout Mountain Youth Services Center

    GOLDEN, Colo. — Three guards were injured after trying to break up a fight at Lookout Mountain Youth Services Center on Tuesday, the Golden Police Department said. It’s the same facility where two sex offenders escaped earlier this month and a riot broke out that injured nearly a dozen staff members. Police said Tuesday’s fight started inside the cafeteria and was between two gangs and involved about a dozen inmates. Three guards were taken to a hospital with minor injuries. […]

  • Colorado Parks and Wildlife has reminders for boating safety

    AURORA, Colo. — Colorado Parks and Wildlife is reminding people to be prepared if they are going to spend Memorial Day on the water. Included in the proper equipment are life jackets. Not only should there be one for everyone, but they should fit properly. Also needed are a fire extinguisher and a sound device such as an air horn or whistle. Boats should be inspected before going on the water. Boats will be inspected by officials before and after […]

  • Eastbound I-70 at Washington Street closing overnight for 3 days

    DENVER — Eastbound Interstate 70 at the Washington Street bridge will be closed overnight for three days this week as part of the Colorado Department of Transportation’s plan to fix aging infrastructure. The closures will happen from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights. It’s one of nine bridges being repaired in the Denver metro area. CDOT says the goal is to improve safety for drivers and reduce wear and tear on vehicles. Crews are doing […]

  • Snowstorm leads to flight cancellations, strands travelers at DIA

    DENVER — A late-season snowstorm led to flight cancellations at Denver International Airport on Monday night and Tuesday morning, leaving several hundred travelers stranded. According to FlightAware, there were 82 canceled flights into and out of DIA on Monday and 650 delays. There were 113 canceled flights and 589 delays on Tuesday. RELATED: Denver International Airport arrivals and departures A massive line of passengers was seen waiting in lines to get rebooked on flights. Several people were seen sleeping in […]

  • Study: Drivers more distracted than ever heading into 100 deadliest days of summer

    DENVER — The 100 deadliest days of summer stretches from Memorial Day to Labor Day when there is an uptick in fatal accidents involving teen drivers. And a study by Volvo shows drivers are more distracted than they were five years ago. Cellphones are the main culprit, with 71 percent of Americans admitting to using their phone while driving. The study focused on distracted driving among generations. It found Generation Z drivers, the youngest on the roads, are less likely […]

  • Commerce City charter school cancels graduation ceremony

    COMMERCE CITY, Colo. — A charter school in Commerce City has canceled its graduation ceremony that was scheduled for Saturday. A laundry list of concerns, including a lack of police enforcement and security issues, has led Victory Preparatory Academy to cancel the ceremony, leaving parents and students upset. Students were scheduled to pick up caps and gowns on Thursday morning at the school at 5701 Quebec St. but instead are planning to protest. It’s not known if the ceremony will […]

  • City of Denver asks for public input on new ‘high comfort’ bike lanes

    DENVER — The city of Denver is asking for the public’s input on eight “high comfort” bike lanes scheduled to be built in 2020. The eight bike lanes are funded by the Elevate Denver Bond, approved by voters in 2017. The bond will put $18 million toward 125 miles of bike lanes over the next five years. The city says the latest eight “high comfort” bikes lanes are seen as the “future backbones of the bike network,” ensuring the bike […]

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