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Jason Allen

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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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Demonstrators march from the spot where teenager Michael Brown was killed on August 14, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. (credit:  Scott Olson/Getty Images)

After Missouri Riots, North Texas Rallies Echo Message Of Peace

Dallas and Denton were among the more than 90 cities across the country where groups gathered to echo the message of peace. Thousands of Americans marked a moment of silence to honor victims of police brutality.

CBSDFW.COM–08/14/2014

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Cities Say New Meters Help Residents Monitor Water Usage

When you get close to your data limit, chances are you stop streaming all those cat videos. But what do you do when you’re using a ton of water? How can you figure out what cutting back on usage will save you?

CBSDFW.COM–08/13/2014

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North Texas Tax Office Adopts ‘In God We Trust’ Motto

The phrase is already on your money. The Tarrant County tax assessor thought it was fitting it should be on his office paperwork. The national motto, “In God We Trust,” is now printed on the back of tax office envelopes.

CBS 11–07/30/2014

A snowplough clears a road after heavy snowfall. (credit: Cesar Manso/AFP/Getty Images)

Ice Storm Memories Have One North Texas City Planning Ahead

In the heat of late July, officials in Keller are determined not to get caught off guard by the first winter freeze. The city bought two snow plow attachments for city trucks.

CBS 11–07/29/2014

Border Patrol Agents Monitor US-Mexico Border

Texas Guard Troops Ready For Border Deployment

Texas National Guard soldiers say they are ready for deployment to the border.

07/28/2014

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Denton May Become First Texas City To Ban Fracking

Denton will consider a petition to ban fracking at its public hearing on Tuesday.

CBS 11–07/12/2014

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Grapevine Residents Fight To Drive Golf Carts

Residents have driven them for decades, but a push to officially legalize golf carts on the roads of one Grapevine neighborhood may ultimately end the tradition altogether.

07/02/2014

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Colleyville Girl Helps Make Playground Accessible To Everyone

A 10-year-old girl in Colleyville petitioned the city to the make the playground more accessible for her friend. It worked.

06/27/2014

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Blue Cross Blue Shield Deductible Problem Complaints Skyrocketing

Complaints about some of the biggest health insurance companies in the state are skyrocketing and could get a lot worse. Some insurance agents told CBS 11 News that thousands of people might have insurance problems they don’t even know about yet.

CBSDFW.COM–06/18/2014

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Colleyville Expansion Project Too Close To Home For Some

Engineers presented final plans to would expand a two-lane road that some residents are trying to keep small and rural. The Glade Road expansion would add turn lanes, sidewalks and larger concrete trails, and could take up to 10 years to complete.

CBS 11–06/17/2014

Dallas VA Hospital

Dallas VA Center Among Nation’s Worst Wait Times For New Patients

Both Dallas and Fort Worth facilities are identified among the 81 national VA centers requiring further review.

06/09/2014

Kung-Fu-Saloon

Update: Kung Fu Saloon Responds To Racist Claims

Owners of the Kung Fu Saloon, an Uptown bar under scrutiny for discrimination claims, said a visit by city council members is evidence of its commitment to providing an enjoyable time to all patrons.

06/06/2014

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