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
  • Pothole problems popping up all over metro after back-to-back storms

    DENVER — Drivers across the metro are complaining of problematic potholes as crews work to fix roads after back-to-back storms. The Colorado Department of Transportation said potholes are big and abundant right now because of an onslaught of storms that came in rapid succession. Crews that usually go out and repair potholes after each storm didn’t have an opportunity to do so before more weather moved in. Now, crews are hitting the roads repairing potholes. “We are getting a lot […]

  • Experts say landlords opting to sell rental homes as market normalizes

    DENVER — Experts studying trends in Denver’s housing market said more landlords are opting to sell rental homes instead of continuing to rent them out as the housing market normalizes. Nicole Rueth is a lender with the Rueth Team of Fairway Mortgage Corporation. She tracks trends in Denver’s housing market. She says right now, the market is starting to normalize — homes will continue to appreciate in value, but not at the rapid rate we’ve seen recently. As a result, […]

  • New Colorado bill would limit suspensions for pre-K to 2nd grade students

    DENVER — State Representatives will debate a bill in the House chambers this week aimed at curbing the number of young students suspended or expelled in Colorado each year. The bill would make the standards for expelling and suspending students stricter, while continuing to give school administrators the ultimate say. The Colorado Children’s Campaign has been fighting for the bill for three years. It pulled statistics from the Department of Education and found last year, nearly 6,000 preschool through 2nd […]

  • Missing young woman, man found safe after waiting out storm

    ARVADA, Colo. — An Arvada man and woman who were reported missing were found after being stranded and walking to a nearby home after the blizzard, the Arvada Police Department said in a Facebook post. Police said that Michael Lee Gomez, 20, and Olivia Megan Schack, 19, went camping with two dogs and were planning to spend the night in a car on Tuesday. They were traveling in a silver SUV. The duo did not tell their family members where […]

  • Snowcats work to keep trails clear as more snow heads to mountains

    VAIL PASS, Colo. — Snowcat drivers are working hard to keep trails maintained as snow continues to build up in the mountains and more snow is forecasted to fall in the coming days. Mountain State Snowcats are in charge of grooming 80 miles of trails around Vail Pass. Despite the long hours and tough conditions, driver Devon Scholl said this job is rewarding. “The people that run cats are passionate about their work,” said Scholl. “You’re making the trail yours. […]

  • Colorado foundation hopes to drive clunkers out and clean air in

    DENVER — A foundation is focused on driving clunkers off the road in hopes of ushering in cleaner air in Colorado. The Colorado Automobile Dealers Association started the Clear the Air Foundation in 2007. It’s focused on cars that are more than 15 years old. Mark Zeigler, the Director of the foundation, said it’s focused on these cars because they emit 100 times the pollution of new cars. Since it’s inception, the foundation has pulled 4,000 clunkers off Colorado streets, […]

  • Democrats introduce bill that would abolish the death penalty in Colorado

    DENVER — Lawmakers will discuss a bill on Wednesday that if passed, would repeal the death penalty in Colorado for all crimes committed after July 2019. A bill to repeal the death penalty is not new in the Colorado legislature but this time around, supporters feel more confident the bill will pass because democrats control both chambers and Governor Jared Polis said he’d sign the bill if it made it to his desk. Right now, there are three inmates on […]

  • Denver libraries utilize strict procedures to prevent bed bugs in books, furniture

    DENVER — Denver Public Library said it utilizes strict procedures and years of training to keep bed bugs out of library books and furniture, mimicking other libraries across the U.S. Denver Public Library spokesperson Chris Henning said concerns about bed bugs started several years ago, when bed bugs ran rampant across the U.S. “Public libraries — any kind of library — have struggled with this for years. It only takes one or two to make a problem,” said Henning. In […]

  • Heavy snow, wind trigger avalanche warning in the mountains

    SUMMIT COUNTY, Colo. — Heavy snow and strong westerly winds prompted the Colorado Avalanche Information Center to issue an avalanche warning for the central and northern mountains. The Colorado Avalanche Information Center issued the warning for the Front Range, Vail, Summit County, the Sawatch Range, Aspen, Gunnison and Grand Mesa. The warning urges people to avoid steep overhead slopes and travel in and below avalanche terrain. “Large human-triggered avalanches will be very easy to trigger, and some avalanches may release […]

  • Study shows big disparities among Colorado high schools sending students to top colleges

    DENVER — A study conducted by A Plus Colorado found big disparities among Colorado High Schools when it comes to sending students to top colleges in the U.S. A Plus Colorado conducted the study based on data provided by the Colorado Department of Higher Education and released the findings in a report, ‘A Seat at the Table: Colorado Students’ Access to Top Colleges.’ The study found 58 percent of Colorado high schoolers go onto some sort of post secondary education, […]

  • ‘Red flag’ gun bill supporters feel confident as controversial bill reintroduced at State Capitol

    DENVER — Supporters of the ‘Red Flag’ gun bill said they feel confident going into Thursday’s session at the State Capitol where the controversial bill is set to be re-introduced inside the State House of Representatives. It’s the bill’s second go-around at the State Capitol. Republicans killed it during the last legislative session. Democrats feel confident now that their party controls both chambers. Under the proposal, any family member, household member or law enforcement officer could go before a judge […]

  • Accused killer Patrick Frazee returns to court in murder of Kelsey Berreth case

    TELLER COUNTY, Colo. — Accused killer Patrick Frazee is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday morning during a preliminary hearing where prosecutors are expected to outline their case against Frazee and details into Kelsey Berreth’s disappearance. The hearing is scheduled to begin in a Teller County courtroom. FOX31 legal analyst Chris Decker said it is a chance for prosecutors to detail ‘the four cornerstones’ of their case against Frazee. The prosecution will also have to prove that there is enough evidence against […]

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