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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Kaufman County Commissioner Threatened Over Road Conditions

Two sources said the threat prompted increased security awareness at a county commissioners meeting Monday morning.

12/15/2015

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Extra Security At Fort Worth School After Shooting

Students at Arlington Heights High School in Fort Worth school can expect to see increased security on Friday after a fight and shooting near the campus on Thursday afternoon.

12/04/2015

alleged video of Ethan Couch

DA Investigating Video Allegedly Showing “Affluenza” Teen Partying

The Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office is looking into a video posted to Twitter, allegedly showing North Texas “affluenza” teen Ethan Couch, at a party with several people playing beer pong.

CBS 11–12/03/2015

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CBS11 I-Team: Inspections Missed On Local Flood Control Projects

A 2011 annual report to Congress shows as many as a dozen projects went four years without an inspection.

11/30/2015

A caution sign identifying a natural gas underground pipeline. (credit: Getty Images/Tim Boyle)

I-Team: Underground Gas Lines Damaged Often

The explosion that nearly killed a woman in Waxahachie is September, happened in an instant. The type of mistake the led to it, we discovered, happens nearly every day.

11/25/2015

Mark Matthews

Group Of Keller Residents Try To Recall City’s Mayor

A group of Keller residents is trying to recall the city’s mayor, 18 months into his term

11/19/2015

A caution sign identifying a natural gas underground pipeline. (credit: Getty Images/Tim Boyle)

Daycare Centers Evacuated After Arlington Gas Leak

Several businesses and two daycare centers in Arlington were evacuated on Wednesday morning after a construction worker struck a gas line. This happened in the 1900 block of East Abram Street.

11/11/2015

Softball field at Arlington's Vandergriff Park (CBS11)

Arlington Park Finally Back Open After Safety Concerns

The re-opening came after board members and parents said there had been little news from the city about why the fields weren’t usable, other than there was a permitting issue.

11/09/2015

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RRC Says Weak Link Between Wells & Quakes

Two wastewater wells connected to a swarm of earthquakes will not have any changes to their permits.

11/03/2015

The West Fertilizer Company, shown from the air, lies in ruins on April 18, 2013 in West, Texas. (credit: Getty Images)

Hundreds Of West Fertilizer Plant Explosion Lawsuits Will Continue

Hundreds of lawsuits over a fertilizer plant explosion in West will continue, even after an agreement was reached in the first group of cases. Attorneys for the group would not say how the decision might affect the other lawsuits.

CBS 11–10/12/2015

Valley Mills Fire Department personnel view the railroad tracks near to the fertilizer plant that exploded on April 18, 2013 in West, Texas. (credit: Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

Families Of 3 Firefighters Killed In West Explosion Reach Settlement

Potential jurors received phone calls telling them not to report to jury duty.

10/11/2015

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Parties Near TCU Campus Getting Out Of Control

Police say they’ll start writing students tickets and could make arrests.

10/07/2015

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