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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Baby Food Recall, Misleading Labels & App to Reduce Food Waste

Baby Food Recall Beech-Nut Nutrition is recalling 1,920 pounds of baby food because the jars may contain tiny shards of glass. The affected product is their 4 – ounce glass jars of Stage- 2 Sweet […]

04/15/2015

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Firefighter’s Widow Demands Change, Accountability, for Husband’s Death

The widow of a Dallas firefighter will hold a press conference tomorrow to demand accountability and change within the Dallas Fire and Rescue Department.

04/13/2015

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I-Team Update: Popular Kids Store Faces Federal Lawsuit

A lawsuit has been filed against a well-known North Texas store following an I-Team investigation.

04/08/2015

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What’s Brewing In Your Coffee Maker?

You could be brewing up more than you realize in your morning cup of coffee or tea.

04/01/2015

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No Carbon Monoxide Detectors In Most North Texas Schools

According to Texas law, schools are not required to have carbon monoxide monitors.

03/03/2015

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Brine Good For Icy Roads, But Bad For Your Car

Days before the storm hit, TXDOT trucks pre-treated roads with a brine, a mixture of salt and water.

02/24/2015

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Moldy Front-Loading Washing Machines Result In Class Action Suits

It’s helped tackle dirty laundry, using less energy, less water, and less detergent. However, front-load washing machines may be triggering more service calls, more trouble, and more lawsuits than manufacturers ever expected.

CBS 11–02/17/2015

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I-Team: Construction Zone Oversight Leaves Grieving Family In Limbo

You call Texas home, so you likely drive by road work every day. But what happens if someone working in a construction site hits your car? Or worse- what happens if you get hurt?

CBS 11–02/06/2015

This November 21, 2013 photo shows pages from iPad and iPhone apps Snapette(L) and Pricegrabber. As the holiday shopping season opens, shoppers will be armed with smartphones and an array of apps. Some will compare prices, offer gift suggestions, provide price alerts and more.Snapette says nearly two million people have downloaded the app for iPhones or Android handsets to fill a need for people who want to use online tools but shop in local stores. AFP PHOTO / Karen BLEIER        (Photo credit should read KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Copycat Websites With Dallas Ties

The internet makes us all bargain shoppers, but beware of ‘copycat’ websites.

12/09/2014

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CBS 11 I-Team Looks At What’s In Your Water Tower

You most likely don’t know Ron Perrin. But next time you pour a glass of tap water, you might consider giving him and his crew a toast. Why? Because they work to keep your water clean.

CBS 11–11/19/2014

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Key Cloning Gives Criminals Easy Access

Burglars are using new technology to copy your key and have access to your home.

CBS 11–11/12/2014

LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 10: Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers throws a pitch against the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium on July 10, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.

Pitcher Clayton Kershaw In North Texas Challenging Students

First it was the ice bucket challenge. Now it’s time for Kershaw’s Challenge. The Dodger Pitcher and two-time Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw kicked it off at Highland Park High School where his pitching career began.

CBS 11–11/10/2014

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