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
  • Local business owner says Backcountry.com apology for long legal battle is too little, too late

    BOULDER, Colo. — A local business owner sued by Backcountry.com for using ‘backcountry’ in its name said the public apology by the e-commerce giant’s CEO cannot repair the damage done to his business and other local businesses. Jordan Phillips founded Backcountry Denim thanks to the help of support from Kickstart. However, two years ago Phillips found himself at the beginning of what would be a long and tiring fight with Backcountry.com over Phillips’ use of ‘backcountry’ in his small business’s […]

  • Transportation funding changes at VA put caregivers in a bind

    DENVER — Caregivers said changes in transportation funding at the Department of Veterans Affairs is costing caregivers time and money as they struggle to find ways to get veterans where they need to be. The changes rolled out on October 1. Under the changes, the VA no longer provides Community Adult Health Care sites with transportation reimbursement. Caregiver Anthony Tracy relays on Access-A-Ride to get his father-in-law, a veteran with dementia, to an adult day program five days a week. […]

  • Scooter riders still on Denver sidewalks despite new law

    DENVER — E-scooters are no longer allowed on Denver sidewalks, but in the two months since that became the law, little has changed. Riders aren’t allowed to use scooters on sidewalks, only on streets or bike lanes with a few exceptions. But in downtown, several people still can be seen riding the scooters on sidewalks. There have been 18 scooter-related accidents since the law was passed in August. The Denver Police Department said the accident count is likely much higher […]

  • Arapahoe High School parents to meet after 9th suicide in recent years

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. — Littleton Public School staff and mental health professionals will meet with parents of Arapahoe High School students Wednesday after the school announced a student died by suicide on Monday. In a letter sent out to parents, Arapahoe High School’s principal said a 17-year-old student died by suicide on Monday. In light of the tragedy, the district organized a meeting for parents at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Centennial from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. to […]

  • Study finds no connection between children playing youth contact sports and mental health problems

    BOULDER, Colo. — A study released by researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder did not find a connection between children playing contact sports and cognitive and mental health problems. Researchers spent 14 years collecting data and interviews from more than 10,000 participants from across the U.S. Researchers initially interviewed a sampling of 7th to 12th graders in 1994 and followed the participants into their late 20s and early 30s. In the end, the study found students who played contact […]

  • Weekend mountain snow could give boost to ski resorts eager to open

    SUMMIT COUNTY, Colo. — A round of snow headed to the mountains this weekend will be a helpful boost for ski resorts — but likely means a nasty drive home Sunday. Snow was falling Friday morning at Loveland Ski Area, one of the resorts hoping to open next week. Snow will be lighter Friday with heavier amounts moving on on Sunday into Monday. So far, Keystone Resort and Arapahoe Basin Ski Area are open. Eldora Mountain Resort, Copper Mountain and […]

  • National Mill Dog Rescue on probation; one violation from losing license

    PEYTON, Colo. — National Mill Dog Rescue, one of the largest animal rescues in Colorado, is on probation after an investigation by the state found it making critical violations that could bring infectious diseases across state lines. The rescue, located on the Plains east of Colorado Springs, said it has saved 14,400 animals since its inception in 2007. But whistleblower Jene Nelson questions how many animals have come into Colorado illegally. “There is no better way of saying it, this […]

  • Plans to develop Empower Field at Mile High’s south parking lots continue to move forward

    DENVER — Plans to develop Empower Field at Mile High’s south parking lots continue to move forward with both developers and the city working to define what the area will look like and how it will function. The project is focused on 50+ acres south of the stadium. The goal is to re-develop the parking lots into a mix of apartments, restaurants, retail spaces and parks. Affordable housing will be a priority in the development. Plans to develop the area […]

  • Broncos Walk undergoes safety, security improvements

    DENVER — The Broncos, RTD, CDOT and the city of Denver teamed up to make changes to Broncos Walk to improve safety and security for fans headed to Empower Field at Mile High. An estimated 20,000 fans utilize Broncos Walk every game day on their way to and from the stadium. The stadium’s management team said they were first made aware of problems fans were encountering along the walkway via fan surveys. “Through that survey we heard from the fans […]

  • New to Colorado? Here’s a winter storm checklist

    DENVER– The first snowstorm of the season is on the way to Colorado this week. If you are new to Colorado, or it is your first time experiencing snow, we have put together a list of a few big things to know before the snow. Vehicle Make sure your tires are in good shape Tire technician Omar Contreras says if you wait until your tires are bald to change them out, you’re waiting too long. “I’ve seen people roll in […]

  • Passenger defends driver accused in hit-and-run in LoDo

    DENVER — A passenger is defending the driver of a vehicle that police say struck two pedestrians in downtown Denver and took off. Denver Police said Manuel Saucedo hit two pedestrians when he sped off from the intersection of 20th Street and Market Street on August 25 after a large fight erupted. Saucedo’s niece Destiny Aguilar was with her uncle and his girlfriend that night. She said the video showing the sedan slamming into two people doesn’t give context to what happened leading […]

  • CDOT to close portions of I-25 in the north metro area starting Monday night

    NORTHGLENN, Colo. — The Colorado Department of Transportation said it will close 2-mile sections of Interstate 25 starting Monday night as crews install signs as part of the North I-25 Express Lanes Project. CDOT said full closures of I-25 will take place between 104th Avenue and the Northwest Parkway from 9:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. During that time, crews will install overhead signage. Northbound closures will take place Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Southbound full closures will take place Tuesday, Sunday, […]

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