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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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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Crews Work To Prevent Flooding Along Interstate-35W

While showers on Wednesday morning created a huge traffic problem along Interstate-35W in Fort Worth, things were much different when the rain rolled in again early Thursday morning.

04/21/2016

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Bell Helicopter Responding To Noise Complaints

Bell Helicopter is planning to ask the Federal Aviation Administration to let pilots at its training academy fly at a higher altitude, after noise complaints from residents and cities in Tarrant County.

04/07/2016

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Veterans Frustrated By Dallas VA Medical Center’s Parking Situation

Parking officers are writing tickets for parking on an unapproved surface at the VA Medical Center in Dallas .

03/29/2016

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Green Energy Project Leads To Lawsuit Over Safety Concerns

A legal dispute is keeping a green energy project-turned safety hazard, perched high above the town of Addison.

03/25/2016

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Task Force Report On FW Animal Control Omits Complaints

Complaints, criminal past and state investigation involving a veterinarian working for Fort Worth… all problems not addressed in a newly-released task force report about Fort Worth Animal Control.

03/22/2016

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More Rain Forces Area Lake Closures

The Tarrant Regional Water District started closing lakes Tuesday, as the effects from last year’s record rains continued to spill over into the new season.

03/08/2016

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City Admits Building Code Mistakes But Neighbors Remain Unhappy

On a well-established, tree-lined street near Fort Worth’s prestigious Colonial Country Club, there stands an unfinished home much bigger than those around it.

03/07/2016

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Is It Time To Sell Your Home In This Hot Market?

Your real estate dollar doesn’t go as far as it did a few years ago.

02/29/2016

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Mysterious Tunnels Under North Texas Explained

Dallas is going under the river, and through the mud, for a project you rarely get to see up close.

02/08/2016

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Does ‘Affluenza’ Mom Tonya Couch Have Mental Illness?

A court has ordered experts to assess Tonya Couch for a mental illness. The order includes assessing whether the mother of Ethan Couch is competent to stand trial for the charge of hindering apprehension of her son.

01/11/2016

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Tarrant County Sheriff Names ‘Affluenza’ Teen Top Fugitive

The Tarrant County Sheriff said he would not be surprised if “affluenza” teenager Ethan Couch is no longer in the country. Sheriff Dee Anderson said Couch is now the top fugitive his investigators are trying to find.

12/16/2015

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