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.

Email Jason | Follow Jason On Twitter | Like Jason On Facebook

(Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Dallas VA Union Leaders Say Agency Is Wasting Money

Claiming fraud, waste and abuse of funds, the employees union at the Dallas VA Medical Center sent a letter to Washington this week asking leaders there to step in.

06/18/2015

McKinney pool party incident (credit: YouTube)

What Could McKinney PD Have Done Differently?

A McKinney police officer’s demeanor, take-down of a teenager and pulling of his weapon are all problematic, according to a law enforcement expert who broke down the video of the pool party incident with CBS 11 News on Monday.

06/08/2015

college

College Acceptance?… Not So Fast

Texas A&M Texarkana apologized Friday for what it called a technical error, that left some graduating seniors thinking they were accepted to the university, but actually were not.

06/05/2015

(credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Dallas International Film Festival Begins

More than 150 films are being shown across 11 days at the Dallas International Film Festival, which kicks off Thursday night.

04/09/2015

(credit: KTVT/KTXA)

Dr. Ian Smith Talks “Shred” Diet Cookbook

It’s time for food, but what should you eat? Do you stay on the diet, or go for whatever looks good? Dr. Ian Smith has a new cookbook that offers flavorful options for his ‘Shred’ diet plan.

03/30/2015

(credit: FREDERICK FLORIN/AFP/Getty Images)

SMU Quake Study Finds Narrow Fault Line

Scientists with SMU and the U.S. Geological Survey released an interim report on Friday sharing the initial results of their study into recent North Texas earthquakes.

02/06/2015

Image 2

GRAMMYs Host LL COOL J Dishes On This Year’s Show

LL Cool J, the host of 2015 GRAMMYs, chats with CBS 11’s Jason Allen about this year’s show and the big moments you won’t want to miss!

CBS 11–02/05/2015

(credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Colorado Geophysicists Work To Find Cause Of North Texas Quakes

The chandeliers swing, the pictures tilt and the chair shakes. Then people in Irving wait. While they wonder if they just felt another earthquake, someone in a small office 800 miles away, is trying to confirm it.

CBS 11–01/29/2015

do-not-drink

Bacteria That Causes Legionnaires Disease Found in North Texas VA

Water faucets in two North Texas VA Health Care facilities tested positive for the bacteria that causes legionnaires disease.

12/03/2014

(credit: KTVT/KTXA)

After “Icemageddon,” No Changes To Winter Plan For Dallas, Fort Worth

If a winter snow and ice storm rolls through this season, you may have a better chance of getting to the airport, and your flight may have a better chance of not being cancelled. It’s just getting out of your neighborhood that may not look any different.

CBS 11–11/11/2014

(credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Air Force Thunderbirds Jet Over Fort Worth This Weekend

Your body is forced back into the seat. The beige airport hangars and grey runway become a blur. There is a moment though during takeoff in a U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds F-16, where it’s like a faster version of a commercial flight.

10/24/2014

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

next