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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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More North Texas Places ‘Going To The Dogs’

A ball of fur and two puppy eyes staring out from a purse is a common sight these days. Celebrities may have started the trend, but dog lovers all over are now taking their furry friends everywhere. The question is…when should Fido be left behind?

CBS 11–12/16/2013

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Questions Linger In Texas Train Accident That Killed 4 Veterans

‏The CBS 11 I-Team looks at what role Union Pacific and the state of Texas may have played in a deadly 2012 train accident in Midland.

CBS 11–12/13/2013

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CBS 11 iTeam: Where Were The Mayors?

North Texas is starting to thaw but questions remain about where city leaders were during the worst of the winter weather.

12/09/2013

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Kratom – Pain Killer Or The Latest Designer Drug?

You’ve heard a lot of talk about the new designer drugs like K2, Bath Salts and Spice. The government has banned many of these new substances. The latest – Kratom – has many concerned.

CBS 11–11/12/2013

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North Texas Father Vs. Mother & The United States Vs. England

“What is Texas?” asked Bart Hermer to a curly-headed smiling toddler, who turns around and looks up at him. “Home,” she responds. It’s the last video the North Texas dad says he took of his little girl, Alessia.

CBS 11–11/01/2013

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HOV Violator Crackdown Catches Solo Drivers & Local Officers

“I got on and I couldn’t get off.” “They didn’t give us no choice!” Those are some of the excuses Dallas County Sheriff Deputies are hearing from drivers traveling solo in the high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes along Interstate-30 in Dallas.

CBS 11–10/16/2013

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Questions Linger In The Death Of A Dallas Fireman

The Dallas apartment fire had been burning for more than an hour. The search for trapped victims had been completed. It was time to clear the place, fight the blaze from the outside rather than the inside, and turn on the ladder pipes – huge, crane-like hoses capable of spewing tons of water onto the top of the building.

09/30/2013

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I-Team: Walgreens Shoppers ‘Paying The Price’

You’ll probably start scrutinizing your shopping receipts a little more closely after you hear what happened to the CBS 11 I-Team. A popular retail store repeatedly overcharged us on typical household items we thought we were buying on sale.

CBS 11–09/24/2013

DFR firefighter Stanley A. Wilson. (credit: Dallas Fire Rescue)

A Dallas Fireman’s Death Questioned: “What The Hell Was Somebody Thinking?”

The Dallas Fire-Rescue Department is investigating the events of a deadly morning in May when five firefighters were ordered back into a burning building three times and one firefighter lost his life.

CBS 11–09/23/2013

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Whirlpool Responds To Self-Cleaning Oven Issues

Whirlpool Corporation is responding to an I-team investigation, but some customers are not happy about what they are hearing.

CBS 11–09/20/2013

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Cooking Up A Disaster

NORTH TEXAS (CBS 11 NEWS) – Rhonda Wheeler says baking has become a guessing game. “Probably add three-more minutes. It’s a guess,” says Wheeler staring at her oven which she says hasn’t worked right since [...]

09/05/2013

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Family Of Child With Autism Battling School Over GPS Device

An Arlington family says the school district will not allow a six-year-old with autism to take a life-saving device to school.

CBS 11–08/16/2013

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