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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
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    DENVER — Two teachers said they are the latest victims of a scam renovation company, accusing its owner of stealing their money, failing to complete jobs and leaving their kitchen in ruin. CJ and Amanda Hanna said they spent months researching renovation companies before choosing their neighbor, Andi Champion with Craft Masters Renovations and/or Life Management LLC. “She said had some like really good deals to offer. She said she could really work with us and really wanted to help […]

  • Bear sitter, neighbors keep watch over mom, 2 cubs in Boulder

    BOULDER, Colo. — Colorado Parks and Wildlife, a bear sitter and neighbors kept a watchful eye over a mother bear and her two cubs as they foraged for food near Flatirons Elementary School in Boulder on Wednesday. The bears were spotted Wednesday morning, prompting the school to go on lockout for the third time in two weeks because of the visiting wildlife. While students stayed inside, neighbors and a volunteer bear sitter followed the bear and her cubs, making sure […]

  • Body camera video shows man pulling gun on deputies during traffic stop

    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. — Video released by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office shows a man opening a car door and pointing a handgun at deputies during an Aug. 31 incident. All three deputies on the scene shot and killed the man. Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock released the video and images during a news conference on Monday. Spurlock said deputies pulled over the vehicle for a traffic violation on Highway 85 just north of Delva Road in Sedalia. During the stop, deputies […]

  • Four bears break into Snowmass Airbnb

    SNOWMASS, Colo. — A Denver couple said they woke up Sunday to four bears raiding the kitchen of their weekend rental home in Snowmass. Morgan Adrian and Cullan Barkau said the encounter started around 6:30 a.m. when they awoke to a bear scratching at the basement window of their Airbnb. They said the mother bear and her three cubs made their way up the stairs to the home’s deck. Then, Adrian and Barkau said they heard a loud crash and […]

  • Supporters, protesters visit Rocky Flats Wildlife Refuge on opening day

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — Visitors and protesters showed up at Rocky Flats Wildlife Refuge on Saturday for opening day. The site has been at the center of controversy. The wildlife refuge is a former nuclear weapons facility where 10.3 miles of new trails opened Saturday. The plant manufactured plutonium triggers for nuclear bombs between 1952 and 1989. According to the Associated Press, the area where plutonium was processed underwent a $7 billion cleanup but remains closed to the public. A buffer zone surrounding the […]

  • Trial begins for truck driver accused of striking, killing Colorado State Patrol trooper

    CASTLE ROCK, Colo. — The prosecution and defense presented their opening statements to a jury Wednesday in the trial for a commercial truck driver accused of hitting and killing a Colorado State Patrol trooper in November 2016. Investigators said Noe Gamez-Ruiz was driving northbound on Interstate 25 near Castle Rock in the far right lane when he hit and killed Colorado State Patrol trooper Cody Donahue. Donahue was standing in the shoulder filling out a report for a crash he was […]

  • Neighborhood prepares for 3-day Grandoozy music festival

    DENVER — Residents living near Overland Golf Course got free tickets and parking passes on Monday in preparation for Grandoozy, a three-day music and arts festival with headliners including Stevie Wonder and Florence and the Machine. Residents living near the golf course spent months fighting against the festival, even signing a petition hoping to get it moved. Some neighbors are still bitter about its location. “We just didn’t want it in our location. This is an old neighborhood. We would […]

  • Most fans pleased with Broncos’ new mobile ticketing system

    DENVER — Broncos fans used their smartphones to get into the team’s home opener at Broncos Stadium at Mile High on Sunday, a change from last year’s paper ticket system. The Broncos rolled out the mobile ticket system this year to cut down on counterfeit tickets and fraud. The team also hopes the system will decrease lines into the stadium. Most fans standing in line Sunday said they are pleased with the change. “I think it’s great the way it’s […]

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  • Grief counselors assist in wake of parade accident that killed 8-year-old boy

    WINDSOR, Colo. — Mental health counselors offered assistance Tuesday to a school community, witnesses and loved ones grieving the loss of an 8-year-old boy who was killed when a parade float ran over him. Brycen Zerby was participating in Windsor’s annual Harvest Festival Parade on Monday when he fell off his church’s float and was run over. On Tuesday, his principal at Frontier Academy Elementary School, Bradford Every, spoke about the impact of his death on his school and on […]

  • Grandfather says grandson killed after using himself as shield to save son from gunfire

    AURORA, Colo. — A grandfather said his grandson was killed Friday night after he used his body to shield his son from gunfire. Dave Gerardi said his grandson, Anthoni Readus, 26, drove to his ex-wife’s apartment to pick up his son. Gerardi said the ex-wife alerted Readus that she and her partner were fighting. “He went over, took his son by the hand, headed back to his vehicle,” said Gerardi. “Then shots started happening.” Gerardi said his great-grandson was struck […]

  • Woman warns drivers after escaping from attempted carjacking

    DENVER — A woman wants other drivers to lock their door and always remain alert after she said she escaped from an attempted carjacking. The woman said a man approached her car while she was stopped at West 11th Avenue and Speer Boulevard. She said he started tugging aggressively on the handle and yelling at her to open the door. She refused and drove through the stoplight. She said he chased her for several blocks, all the way to her […]