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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Father Opens Neurological Recovery Center To Help Son Walk Again

At 20, Spencer Conti is a different person than he was at 19. He’s obsessed with sports now. Portuguese is coming along as a favored second language and he’s learning to walk again.

07/27/2015

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Legionella Bacteria Found At North Texas VA Facility

Water samples taken at the VA North Texas facility in Bonham have tested positive for legionella bacteria. The bacteria was detected in the community living center at the Sam Rayburn Memorial Veterans Center.

CBS 11–07/17/2015

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Texans Targeted In Veterans Raffle Scam

The man behind the raffle though wasn’t able to offer any proof of where the money went, and never actually owned the grand prize airplane buyers were hoping to win.

07/16/2015

Consistently ranked among the top five wooden roller coasters in the country, the Boss will definitely push you around.  Featuring four drops, including a huge 15-story double-down double drop, riders reach speeds of nearly 70 miles per hour. People love its "terrain twister" style, where the cars dip up and down with the ground beneath it. (Photo Credit: hagerman)

Amputee Sues Six Flags For Discrimination

Fort Worth man says park refused to let him get onto as many as 13 rides because he has just one leg.

07/08/2015

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Spike In Accidental Child Drownings Seen As Epidemic

Halfway through the deadliest time of the year for drownings, at least 11 children have died in the region, and dozens more have been hospitalized.

07/02/2015

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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

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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

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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

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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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