Ginger Allen

Ginger Allen

Ginger is the Senior Investigative Reporter of the CBS 11 Investigative Team. She’s an award-winning journalist who has traveled the country investigating wrong-doings, following trials, and covering hurricanes.

Ginger won a 2012 Edward R. Murrow Award after helping a North Texas mother track down lost cord blood she desperately needed for her sick child. After she began investigating, authorities shut down the blood bank. Ginger then exposed loopholes in the entire cord blood banking industry potentially putting others at risk.

Ginger won the 2012 Grand Prize Stephen Philbin Award for her on-going investigation into questionable deaths at a Texas State Jail. The series of reports has gained national attention from civil rights groups around the country now working to improve the conditions at the Dallas facility. The Dallas Bar Association also awarded Ginger a 2011 Stephen Philbin Award for giving a voice to an innocent mom who witnessed a crime and was thrust behind bars as a criminal.

The Texas State Comptroller agreed to audit convenience stores around North Texas after Ginger found many of them overcharging customers by taxing items that should not be taxed. The reports won a 2012 Lone Star Emmy Award.

Computer makers around the world recalled more than 10 million batteries used in laptop computers after Ginger exposed the dangers of overheating lithium ion batteries. And, the FDA reviewed its policies after she called it to task for allowing thousands of unapproved drugs onto the market.

Ginger’s reporting has also earned her the Texas Gavel Award from the State Bar of Texas, a Katie Award from the Dallas Press Club, recognition from the Associated Press, and the California Department of Health Services Award.

Ginger began as a general assignment report at CBS 11 in 1999. She has also been the co-anchor for CBS 11 This Morning and CBS 11 Weekend News.

Before coming to CBS 11, Ginger was a lead reporter for WLWT-TV in Cincinnati. She traveled with NBC News Channel covering major national news events for NBC affiliates all over the country. She was an anchor/reporter at KBAK-TV and anchor/co-host for KERN talk radio in Bakersfield, California. She reported at KMIR-TV in Palm Springs. Ginger began her career at KCBS-TV in Los Angeles as a researcher.

She grew up in Southern California and graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with a degree in Mass Communications and an emphasis on Media.

Ginger proudly participates in a variety of charities including Special Olympics Texas, The Autism Treatment Center, Purple Stride DFW for Pancreatic Cancer, and Advocates for Special People.

Ginger and her husband, Scott, have two children.

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I team investigation  - airbags didnt deploy in head on collision.

Lawsuit: Dealerships Turned Off Airbags Before Crash That Killed Couple

The Burns bought the used car from the dealerships. Their lawsuit says before selling the car to the Burns, the dealerships were “aware” of on-going problems with the “airbag system.”

CBS 11–09/19/2016

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AUGUST 10:  A Tesla Model S is displayed inside of the new Tesla flagship facility on August 10, 2016 in San Francisco, California. Tesla is opening a 65,000 square foot store, its largest retail center to date. The facility will offer sales and service of Tesla's electric car line.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Software Maker Says Tesla Ignored Its Concerns Over “Hands-Free”

The most recent known autopilot accident involving Tesla’s autopilot happened right here in North Texas just last month as a car owner says his Tesla drove him straight into the guardrail at 80-miles an hour in Kaufman.

CBS 11–09/16/2016

Brain Scan, Concussion, MRI

Study: Young Athletes Take Longer To Recover From Concussions

A new nationwide study by Nationwide Children’s Hospital found that soccer injuries are on the rise, increasing by 78 percent each year.

09/12/2016

Tesla

Self-Driving Car Crash Raises Questions About Safety

A Dallas man says his car drove him straight into a guardrail at 80-miles-an-hour.

09/02/2016

Meeker family (CBS11)

CBS11 I-Team: Adoption Heartbreak

A Farmers Branch family is worried it will soon mourn the death of a child, and the parents are blaming an adoption agency.

08/12/2016

Kirk Dooley (CBS11)

John Hinckley, Jr’s Highland Park Classmate Talks About His “Good Friend”

“Well-liked, good guy, normal”—that is how old friends of John Hinckley, Jr. describe the man who shot President Ronald Reagan and three other people in 1981.

07/27/2016

Washing Machine

I-Team Update: Does Your Washing Machine Smell?

If you’ve ever noticed a really bad smell or slimy mold in your washing machine, you could soon be getting a check for your trouble.

07/20/2016

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I-TEAM: Choosing A Mosquito Repellant

Creams, sprays, bottles and repellant bands… with so many choices, what mosquito repellant works best? The I-Team tells you!

06/30/2016

Tobolowsky exclusive

I-Team Exclusive: Murdered Dallas Lawyer’s Widow Talks

“We’re functioning and life is terrible. All we want is justice,” said Debbie Tobolowsky.

06/28/2016

FlowerSeed

I-Team: Teens Turning To Flower Seeds To Get High

Young people are posting videos all over YouTube about their experiences after eating flower seeds.

06/01/2016

Social spoofing (CBS11)

I-Team: Dallas Company Mailing Mysterious Device

You’ve likely heard of having your identity stolen or your banking account taken over, but what about someone “becoming you” on line? A new device may be helping some people, and companies, do just that.

05/18/2016

exploding toilet

Exploding Toilets: No Laughing Matter

The CBS11 I-Team has learned a place we all frequent could actually be dangerous.

04/28/2016

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