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Ginger Allen

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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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When It Comes To Charity All Donation Bins Aren’t The Same

You’ve probably donated some items after cleaning out your closet. New options are popping up all over. But, the CBS 11 I-Team has learned you can’t judge every donation bin by its cover.

CBS 11–08/28/2014

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Online School Diploma Worth The Money?

As with any low-quality school program students may enroll in, online schools may saddle people with debt for something that won’t help in the long run.

08/21/2014

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Lawyer Of Fallen Firefighter’s Family Calls Arson Claim “A Ruse”

The family of fallen firefighter Stan Wilson is challenging the city of Dallas’ claim that it is keeping an investigation under wraps because of an ongoing arson investigation.

08/12/2014

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Back To School Shopping: 7 Tips To Help You Save

Two teachers, plus one consumer guru, and four North Texas stores add up to seven tips to help you save on back to school shopping.

08/08/2014

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Dallas Firefighter Widow Wants Answers From Department

“Do the right thing.” That’s the message Jenny Wilson is sending to the Dallas Fire Department. “Let us know what happened.” It’s been more than 14 months since her husband, Stan Wilson, a veteran Dallas Firefighter, died battling a North Dallas apartment fire.

CBS 11–07/30/2014

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Cord Blood Company Shut Down Following I-Team Investigation

A now-shut down California Company is facing a $300,000 judgment after the I-team discovered it took money from parents to store their children’s stem cells and then closed its doors.

06/24/2014

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Texans Still Recovering After “Cruel” Life On Iowa Turkey Farm

There are two special men living in North Texas who now show little sign of the awful things that happened to them for so many years. For decades they, and 30 other Texans like them, called an Iowa schoolhouse home and gutted turkeys for $65 a month.

CBS 11–06/19/2014

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Train Accident Victims Hope Trial Brings Change

The I-team has spent months investigating possible safety concerns after a Union Pacific freight train slammed into the side of a truck Nov. 15, 2012.

05/29/2014

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Dallas Credit Company “Misled” Consumers, Ordered To Pay $34 Million

Following an on-going CBS 11 I-Team investigation, the state of Texas is ordering a former Dallas company to pay more than $34 million to consumers.

CBS 11–05/22/2014

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Are Low-T Drugs Putting Patients At High Risk?

“Lost your appetite for romance? You might not just be getting older. You might have a treatable condition called low testosterone,” the ad says. But lately, doctors say more people are using hormone replacement drugs and some might not need it.

CBS 11–05/08/2014

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Cracking The Price Tag Code To Retail Store Savings

The CBS 11 I-Team learned that numbers on store price tags are actually hidden symbols that could help you crack the code to big savings.

CBS 11–04/25/2014

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A Hope For Justice: “I Talk to God … He’s Going to Get These People”

It has been 20 years since Robbie Jean Biggar and her 2-year-old grandson, Kasey, vanished from her North Texas home.

03/19/2014

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