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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North Texas real estate market (CBS11)

Is It Time To Sell Your Home In This Hot Market?

Your real estate dollar doesn’t go as far as it did a few years ago.

02/29/2016

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Mysterious Tunnels Under North Texas Explained

Dallas is going under the river, and through the mud, for a project you rarely get to see up close.

02/08/2016

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Does ‘Affluenza’ Mom Tonya Couch Have Mental Illness?

A court has ordered experts to assess Tonya Couch for a mental illness. The order includes assessing whether the mother of Ethan Couch is competent to stand trial for the charge of hindering apprehension of her son.

01/11/2016

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Tarrant County Sheriff Names ‘Affluenza’ Teen Top Fugitive

The Tarrant County Sheriff said he would not be surprised if “affluenza” teenager Ethan Couch is no longer in the country. Sheriff Dee Anderson said Couch is now the top fugitive his investigators are trying to find.

12/16/2015

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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

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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

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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

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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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