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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
  • Program to help seniors shovel sidewalks struggles to find volunteers

    DENVER — Volunteers of America said it doesn’t have enough volunteers to keep up with demand for its program that connects seniors with volunteers to shovel their sidewalks and driveways. Volunteers of America’s Snow Buddies program helps seniors clear snow after more than 1 inch accumulates on the ground. The program operates in seven counties around the metro area. After it snows, Volunteers of America Colorado division director Dale Elliott said it can be dangerous for seniors to clear the snow […]

  • Servicemen, servicewomen gather at Fort Logan for Veterans Day

    DENVER — Active duty military, veterans and their families visited Fort Logan Cemetery on Sunday to commemorate Veterans Day. The group gathered in the snow to honor those who made the choice to serve. The group listened to various speakers, including keynote speaker Major General Michael A. Loh, the 43rd Adjutant General of Colorado. Sunday also marked the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. Otto Smolik served in the Vietnam War. Now he comes to Fort Logan […]

  • Colorado company brings flu treatment to patients’ homes

    DENVER – A Colorado company has a new idea with an old-school feel: bringing healthcare house calls back so sick patients can receive treatment for illnesses like the flu from home. DispatchHealth deploys a physician’s assistant and EMT team to a patient’s home. From there, patients receive the same treatments they can get in a brick-and-mortar urgent care facility as well as some additional services. Last year, almost 23 million Americans visited doctors’ offices for the flu. DispatchHealth said their […]

  • As temperatures drop, Denver’s housing market cools slightly

    DENVER — Experts said Denver’s housing prices are down about 4 percent this fall, part of a seasonal market compression customary for this time of year. Kelly Moye with the Colorado Association of Realtors said Denver’s housing market goes through a compression every fall. She said properties sell quickly from January through late June and then slow in July and August. “July and August may as well be Christmastime around here, because it’s very slow,” said Moye. As a result, […]

  • Health officials in Colorado urging people to get flu shots

    DENVER — One month into the flu season and 10 people in Colorado already have been hospitalized with the virus. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is urging people to get a flu shot. Last season, workers tracked the highest number of hospital visits recorded because of the flu. Health care workers hope they push even more people to get vaccinated this year. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, while Colorado so far has a […]

  • Driver crashes through fence into backyard of Park Hill home

    DENVER — A driver crashed through a fence and came up against a house in the Park Hill neighborhood early Wednesday morning, the Denver Police Department said. Pieces of the car were strewn on the road near East 38th Avenue and Jasmine Street about 1 a.m. Skid marks can be seen from the car as it crossed the road, over the sidewalk and into the backyard. The passenger side door and the trunk of the vehicle were propped open and […]

  • Denver says feces, urine, litter prompted large homeless sweep around shelter

    DENVER — Denver police are keeping a close eye on a block of downtown Denver following a sweep of homeless camps set up on Lawrence Street on Monday. The sweep impacted about 100 homeless people and is being called the largest homeless sweep since 2016. The Denver Department of Public Health says the big push was brought on because of cold weather moving in as well as environmental issues such as feces, urine and litter. The city began the effort […]

  • Arapahoe County businesses hit in smash-and-grab burglaries

    ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. — At least eight businesses were hit in smash-and-grab burglaries early Monday morning, the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office said. Three stores were hit in the 19700 block of East Smoky Hill Road; two in the 20200 block of East Smoky Hill Road; and one each in the 5600 block of South Gibraltar Way, 8400 block of East Iliff Avenue and 2100 block of South Parker Road. Among the stores there hit were a Starbucks, Great Clips, Fontana […]

  • Contractor suffering from severe burns, in coma after oil tank battery site explosion

    LOVELAND, Colo. — The girlfriend of a contractor involved in an explosion at a oil tank battery site said Sunday that he’s on life support, in a medically-induced coma and 65 percent of his body is covered in severe burns. Derae Caro said she dropped her boyfriend Dillon off at work Saturday only to get a phone call later asking if she’s heard from him. “Right then I just knew, because I have always been a little worried,” said Caro. […]

  • $1.6 billion Mega Millions drawing to be held Tuesday night

    DENVER — The Mega Millions jackpot drawing with $1.6 billion at stake will be held Tuesday night. Based on sales projections, 75 percent of winning combinations will be chosen, making it more than likely there will be a winner. The jackpot is the largest in U.S. history and has created a frenzy at stores across the country. The pot has been growing since July. There are 302 million combinations. If one person gets all of the numbers, they can choose […]

  • Denver woman says burglar used her shower, sat on her couch naked

    DENVER — A woman said she feels uncomfortable and violated after a burglar broke into her apartment, used her shower, sat on her couch naked and watched pornography on her TV. Hannah Jones said she woke up about 6:20 a.m. Sunday to her two dogs barking relentlessly inside her apartment in the 6300 block of East Girard Avenue. RELATED: Dewayne Jordan probable cause statement Jones said when she got up to investigate, she found the dogs had corned a stranger, […]

  • Westminster haunted house hands out 5,000 costumes to kids in need

    WESTMINSTER, Colo. — Children of families in need picked through 5,000 costumes on Saturday and got to take home their favorite for free as part of The Frightmare Compound’s 35th anniversary celebration. The Frightmare Compound’s owner Josh Holder said he’s been wanting to give away costumes to kids in need for years. “It’s heartbreaking that you see these little kids come in that don’t have costumes. Some have them and some that don’t have anything. We have thought about it […]