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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
  • DPS, teachers union remain far apart as strike looms

    DENVER — Teachers in Denver Public Schools walked in solidarity on Wednesday in their fight for better pay as a potential strike looms. It comes as the district and the Denver Classroom Teachers Association take a break from negotiations on a new contract before resuming on Thursday. Teachers met outside of South High School for a walk-in, walking into the school together to show solidarity. The district and teachers union remain at odds over what they want. Superintendent Susana Cordova […]

  • DPS, teachers union to resume negotiations to try to avoid strike

    DENVER — Denver Public Schools and its teachers union will return to the negotiating table on Tuesday in an effort to try to avoid a strike. It will be the first of three meetings this week where the sides hope to strike a deal as the countdown clicks closer to a potential strike. On Friday, DPS presented its latest deal and the union reviewed it over the weekend. Union negotiators will return Tuesday with feedback on the proposal. Superintendent Susana […]

  • All RTD commuter train cars must be repaired after crack found

    DENVER — Every commuter train car in RTD’s fleet must be sent in for repairs after a crack was discovered in May. The same problem plagued Philadelphia’s mass-transit system in 2016 and caused headaches for commuters for months. The crack that was discovered was tiny. It’s the width of a hair and only 2 inches long. The news was initially reported by Colorado Public Radio. But RTD is grateful it discovered the crack when it did, as the repairs will […]

  • Jared Polis succeeds John Hickenlooper as governor on Tuesday

    DENVER — Jared Polis will become the 43rd governor of Colorado on Tuesday, succeeding John Hickenlooper, who is being replaced after two terms. The Colorado Department of Transportation closed off streets at 10 p.m. Monday around the Capitol. They will remain closed until about 8 p.m. Tuesday. Grant Street: Two lanes between Colfax Avenue and 14th Avenue Lincoln Street: Complete closure between 13th Avenue and Colfax Avenue Sherman Street: Complete closure from 13th Avenue to 14th Avenue 14th Avenue: Complete closure at Broadway to […]

  • CDOT continues to struggle to hire snowplow drivers

    GOLDEN, Colo. — The Colorado Department of Transportation’s push to hire snowplow drivers has stalled. The latest report shows employers added more than 300,000 jobs across the country in December and CDOT said that means there are fewer people looking for employment. In November, CDOT had 100 openings for snowplow drivers in the state. Two months later, it’s still looking for help. A spokesman said low unemployment rates and the lack of people with commercial driver’s licenses are hindering the […]

  • Fare increases on RTD bus, rail lines kick into effect

    DENVER — Fare increases on RTD bus and rail lines went into effect on Wednesday. RTD is offering big discounts to young riders, who will be getting 70 percent off rides. The goal of the increase is to raise more money for RTD by iupping fares without turning away riders. One-way local routes increased from $2.60 to $3. Regional fares went from $4.50 to $5.25. And a trip on the A Line between Union Station and Denver International Airport increased […]

  • Denver towing company refunds car owners after towing cars early on Christmas Eve

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — A Denver-based towing company said it will refund two car owners their money after outraged residents took photos documenting the trucks towing the cars ahead of schedule on Christmas Eve. Chris and Jamie Todd said it’s well known around Alvista Trailhead Apartments in Englewood that tow trucks start towing cars without permits after 11 p.m. The Todds said it’s not uncommon to see a big exodus of cars from 10:50 to 10:55 p.m., just before the grace […]

  • Widow speaks out after triple shooting leaves husband, another man dead

    DENVER — The wife of a man shot and killed in a triple shooting in east Denver over the weekend is devastated he’s dead and desperate for answers as to why it happened. Savannah Balde said she got a call Saturday that her husband was in a hospital fighting for his life. She said the two have been separated for two years. but stayed married hoping it would eventually work out. Those dreams ended Saturday when Alpha Balde died at the […]

  • New body scanners help speed up security checks at DIA

    DENVER — New body scanners to speed up the trip through security were launched this week at Denver International Airport, just in time for a busy weekend of holiday travel. The scanners move passengers through more quickly and people don’t have to lift their arms, a benefit for those with physical limitations. “The real speed is if there is a threat on the body, it’s easier to identify and it’s seconds quicker,” said Larry Nau with the Transportation Security Administration. […]

  • Thornton considering major restrictions on drones

    THORNTON, Colo. — The Thornton City Council is considering beefing up restrictions for drones within city limits. It’s exploring three options — of of which would make it illegal to take off from any public street or sidewalk. A citation could include a fine of up to $2,600. Legally, only the Federal Aviation Administration dictates where drones can fly as soon as they take off, but cities can regulate the launch spots. The three options would make it illegal to […]

  • Driver crashes Jeep into town house garages in Glendale after high-speed pursuit

    GLENDALE, Colo. — A driver crashed a Jeep into the garages of town houses after a high-speed pursuit early Wednesday morning in Glendale, the Denver Fire Department said. The crash happened before 4 a.m. in the 500 block of South Forest Street. The driver of the white Jeep fled the scene after crashing into the support beams that separated two garages. The homeowner said he woke up to what he felt was an earthquake. No injuries were reported. One vehicle […]

  • DIA’s construction project on schedule

    DENVER — A spokesperson for Denver International Airport said the first phase of its construction project is on schedule so far, with the estimated completion slated for the end of 2021. DIA’s Great Hall construction project has been divided into four phases, with phase one currently underway. Mindy Crane, a spokesperson for the airport, said crews have been focused on demolition since work started in July. “They have been working really hard to get this cleared out and get it […]