Jason Allen

Jason Allen

Jason 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.

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El Centro College Repairs Will Cost More Than $585,000

After the deadly police shooting in downtown Dallas this summer, the rebuilding of El Centro College will cost more than $585,000. The school’s insurance carrier has accepted all of the charges for the project.


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I-Team: Parking Headaches Continue At VA

Cars are crammed into every space, and space outside of spaces. Some veterans, like Sam Watkins, factor an extra half hour into a trip now to find parking in the neighborhood and walk in.

CBS 11–09/28/2016

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Couch’s Lawyers Want Judge Pulled From Teen’s Case

Attorneys for Ethan Couch are trying to get the judge who sent the teenager to jail thrown off his case. The motion filed Monday follows a plea from Couch’s team last month that the teen has been wrongfully incarcerated.


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Party At Plano Mansion Ends With 6 People Overdosing

A party at a $2.1 million home in Plano got out of hand early Tuesday when police were called and six people had to be taken to the hospital. Authorities arrived and found several young adults who had taken drugs.


A sign at the main entrance of Lockheed Martin's facility in Fort Worth, Texas. (credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Lockheed Martin Facing Possible F-16 Production Gap

Lockheed Martin’s plant in Fort Worth may soon not have any more F-16 fighter jets to build. The company said Wednesday morning that there could be a possible production gap by late next year.


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Storms Damage Docks & Boats At Lake Lewisville

Storms on Monday morning wreaked havoc at the Pier 121 Marina on Lake Lewisville. According to officials, at least one dock broke free of its anchoring in the high winds, and several high-priced boats were also damaged.


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Texas Leading Multi-State Lawsuit Against Delaware

Texas is leading a multi-state lawsuit against Delaware. From the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday morning, Attorney General Ken Paxton announced that hundreds of millions of dollars could be at stake.


Charles Alvarez pleading for help before collapsing in the booking area of the jail during the early morning hours on Feb. 7, 2015.

Federal Lawsuit: North Texas Jailers Showed “Deliberate Indifference” to Dying Prisoner

The family of a man who died last year in the Parker County Jail has filed a federal lawsuit in Dallas, alleging Charles Alvarez received improper medical care and that the jail staff showed “deliberate indifference to his serious medical needs.”


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More Rain Could Bring Flooding Back To Granbury

Any rain in Granbury on Wednesday could make an already bad situation much worse. A number of people had to be rescued from their homes on Tuesday evening when their neighborhood flooded.


Tonya Couch - mug shot May 26, 2016

Tonya Couch Faces New Charge Of Money Laundering

There is a new charge against Tonya Couch, the mother of ‘affluenza’ teen Ethan Couch. She is already facing a charge for hindering apprehension and now faces a charge for money laundering.


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Building Codes Require New Schools To Include Tornado Shelters, But Many Won’t Have Them

Building codes published last year require new schools in North Texas to include tornado shelters


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University Of North Texas Team Helps Develop Drug-Sniffing Car

On patrol through a small neighborhood of old trailer homes, there was a clue something was wrong. We couldn’t see it, or smell it — but the car we were in could.

CBS 11–05/02/2016


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