Jason Allen 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.
A Department of Veterans Affairs official told a House committee Monday he did not think ongoing problems reported at the North Texas Health System and other facilities are systemic.
They call it Lake Bacon. Even if it hasn’t rained, residents on Bacon Drive in North Fort Worth know that every day, every week, every month, if they go out their cars are going to get wet.
Days after a Denton teen was killed in an accidental shooting, and just hours after his funeral, his high school football team took the field without its senior leader.
When an annual Keller community celebration returns this month, a few months late, it won’t actually be in Keller.
The death of a Denton-Guyer High school student appears to be an accident, according to Montague County Sheriff investigators.
A 13-year-old Alvarado girl has dedicated herself to helping families with sick kids, one bottle of laundry detergent, shampoo and toothbrush at a time.
Two members of Congress said their public oversight visit to the VA North Texas System Friday, only came after extensive work trying to quietly handle complaints behind closed doors.
Mitch White was sitting on his couch Thursday,, watching a rerun of a football game, when he saw news scroll across the screen he wasn’t sure could be right. The NFL had settled a lawsuit with 4,500 retired players over head injuries.
Federal agents raided a large western store in Weatherford Wednesday, and a second location in Fort Worth. Teskey’s Saddle Shop was shut down, during an investigation that owners of the business said was related to tags on some of the merchandise.
Hackers at the University of Texas at Austin are shedding some light on the vulnerability of technology many people depend on in today’s world – the Global Positioning System (GPS).
A Blue Mound police officer was fired and another resigned after they were accused of tipping off the city’s mayor that his name was mentioned during a narcotics investigation.
Frisco ISD Superintendent Jeremy Lyon is about to embark on his first full year as leader of the school district, and he’s ready for the new challenge to begin on Monday morning.