Jason Allen came to North Texas after working as a reporter for four years in Orlando, FL. In 2010, he spent several weeks leading WFTV’s coverage of the Gulf oil spill and reported from Alaska on the lingering impact of the Exxon Valdez disaster as part of that coverage.
While in college, Jason interned at WLS in Chicago. He received his bachelor’s degree in communication arts from Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights, Illinois and then began his career as a producer/reporter at Primary Focus. He went on to work as a reporter/anchor at KTWO-TV in Casper, Wyoming and later as a reporter at WBAY-TV in Green Bay, Wisconsin, where he reported on the prison release and subsequent re-arrest of convicted killer Steven Avery.
In 2009, Jason was recognized with a Suncoast EMMY award for exposing discrimination by a boat club operating on public land.
Jason is a native of Southern California. He and his wife, Carli, have two young boys. They’re avid baseball and tennis fans and enjoy getting outside with their dog, a spinone italiano.
Soap bubbles blown out of a gas well drifted onto yards and homes in a Mansfield neighborhood on Saturday. Firefighters said that there was nothing toxic in the substance.
Southlake has joined an advocacy group for help dealing with noise issues from DFW Airport. The move comes after weather patterns sent more flights over the city this fall.
They’re already flying missions for the military and police. Though nowadays unmanned aerial vehicles are just as likely to be flown by your new next door neighbor, eager to move into their new home.
A family’s pre-Thanksgiving kitchen clean-up in Southlake turned into an explosive mess. Glass in their oven door exploded during a self-clean cycle on the oven, sending shards of glass flying through the kitchen.
North Texas school district officials and police officers dug through a Connecticut State’s Attorney report on the Sandy Hook school shooting Monday.
A cold winter rain suddenly turned to ice west of Fort Worth Friday afternoon, coating trees and power lines.
Fort Worth Police are doubling up on their security detail for Mayor Betsy Price. Two officers will now accompany her to all public events. The civil servants will be part of a dignitary protection unit.
Some 700 Milford residents are away from home tonight. The entire town was evacuated after workers punctured a Chevron gas pipeline — causing a huge explosion. Chevron set up a claims hotline for people forced to evacuate.
Texas can take the heat. That’s the message a councilman in Denton is sending to a California hot sauce company, facing a lawsuit over its spicy recipe. A message on Twitter and Facebook invites the makers of Sriracha, to move their operation to Denton.
Hundreds of citations for code compliance violations in Fort Worth have been dropped this year, when officers failed to show up for court dates.
Thousands of people flocked to Waxahachie for the 18th Annual Texas Country Reporter Festival Saturday.
An estimated $450,000 in jewelry, stones and precious metals that disappeared in the mail, has been connected to a U.S. Postal Service delivery truck driver in Fort Worth.