Ginger Allen

Ginger Allen

Ginger is the Senior Investigative Reporter for the CBS 11 I-Team. She’s an award-winning journalist who has traveled the country investigating wrong-doings, following trials, and covering hurricanes.

Ginger received an Edward R. Murrow Award after helping a North Texas mother track down lost cord blood she desperately needed for her sick child. After she began investigating, authorities shut down the blood bank. Ginger then exposed loopholes in the entire cord blood banking industry that were potentially putting others at risk.

Ginger has also been recognized numerous times by the Dallas Bar Association. She was honored with the organization’s Grand Prize Stephen Philbin Award for her ongoing investigation into questionable deaths and medical standards at a Texas State Jail. The series of reports gained national attention from civil rights groups around the country. Lawmakers eventually closed the facility. She’s received other Philbin awards after investigating the fire that killed a veteran Dallas Firefighter — which eventually led to on-scene procedural changes — and for giving a voice to an innocent mom who witnessed a crime and was thrust behind bars as a criminal.

The Texas State Comptroller agreed to audit convenience stores around North Texas after Ginger found many of them overcharging customers by taxing items that should not be taxed. The reports won a Lone Star Emmy Award.

Computer makers around the world recalled more than 10 million batteries used in laptop computers after Ginger exposed the dangers of overheating lithium ion batteries. The FDA reviewed its policies after she called it to task for allowing thousands of unapproved drugs onto the market. Dallas County Courts shut down and revamped an online public computer database after Ginger revealed it was exposing the highly sensitive personal information of thousands of adults and minors.

Ginger’s reporting has also earned her the Texas Gavel Award from the State Bar of Texas, as well as recognition from the Associated Press, the Press Club of Dallas and the California Department of Health Services Award.

Ginger began as a general assignment reporter at CBS 11 in 1999. She also previously co-anchored CBS 11 This Morning and the CBS 11 Weekend News.

Before coming to CBS 11, Ginger was a lead reporter for WLWT-TV in Cincinnati. She traveled with NBC News Channel covering major national news events for NBC affiliates all over the country. She was an anchor/reporter at KBAK-TV and anchor/co-host for KERN talk radio in Bakersfield, California. She reported at KMIR-TV in Palm Springs. Ginger began her career at KCBS-TV in Los Angeles as a researcher.

She grew up in Southern California and graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with a degree in Mass Communications and an emphasis on Media.

Ginger’s family’s founded the HP Buddy Bowl in 2017- an annual event which allows children with mental and physical challenges to play football. She also proudly participates in several other charities including Purple Stride DFW for Pancreatic Cancer, The Autism Treatment Center, The Greater Keller Women’s Club, Young Man’s Service League and National Charity League.

Ginger and her husband, Scott, have two children.

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Growing North Texas Gift Card Scam Cheats CBS11 Reporter Ginger Allen

Allen learned the hard way about a gift card scam hitting North Texas right now.

06/26/2018

Italy High School Shooting Victim Noelle Jones: ‘I Was Preparing to Die’

“There are some nights where I just cry and I can’t control it,” said Noelle Jones, who turned 16 since the shooting. “But I don’t want to be treated as a victim. I just want to be heard.”

06/13/2018

North Texas Arson Investigators Forecasting Increase In Car Fraud Fires

THE CBS11 I-Team went behind the scenes with Dallas-Fort Worth arson investigators as they learned the latest trends in car fraud fires.

06/06/2018

HP Buddy Bowl

High Schoolers Hold Football Game For Students With Special Needs

Special needs students rushed into Highlander Stadium in Highland Park to be a part of the HP Buddy Bowl, a game founded by freshman football player Brayden Schager and his family.

05/22/2018

Prescription Drug Dispensing Errors Kill Thousands Per Year In U.S.

The CBS 11 I-Team has learned that there are more than 2.3 million prescription drug dispensing errors made every year in pharmacies across the United States.

05/14/2018

I-Team: ‘Odor Fade’ Led To Explosion That Severely Burned North Texas Man, Family Says

“To turn around and see not only your best friend, but a human being, literally covered in flames is something I will never, ever forget,” Russell McElyea told CBS 11 News.

04/30/2018

I-Team Investigation: Dallas Firefighters Were ‘Behind The Curve’ Getting To Deadly Preston Place Condo Tragedy

DALLAS (CBS11) — A CBS 11 News investigation is raising serious questions about why first responders were delayed getting to a deadly North Dallas condo fire last March. The blaze, the biggest in Dallas in more than a decade, destroyed 60 homes and claimed the life of a grandmother. An internal fire department memo which […]

02/12/2018

Second Former Cheerleader Makes Sexual Assault Accusations

A second former cheerleader is coming forward saying he too was sexually assaulted by a coach at Navarro College.

01/30/2018

Cheerleader Sues College Over Alleged Sexual Assault

A North Texas college, known for its incredible cheer program, is being sued by a former cheerleader. The now 20-year-old says he was drugged and sexually assaulted by an assistant coach.

01/29/2018

Sex Trafficking Victims Reveal Their Living Hell

Beaten, brainwashed and battered into submission, the women told their stories to the CBS11 I-Team.

01/17/2018

91-Year-Old Retired Marine Becomes One Of The Oldest To Receive Purple Heart

The military awarded the retired corporal one of the oldest medals in the armed forces.

01/09/2018

Well-Known Credit Companies Pay Consumers After CBS11 I-Team Investigation

Nearly 500 people nationwide are cashing checks from two well-known credit companies. Consumers claimed LowerMyBills.com and Experian helped destroy their credit.

12/18/2017

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