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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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