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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City Auditor Tells Dallas Fire-Rescue ‘Significant’ Improvement Needed

The city and state made 19-safety recommendations following the death of veteran firefighter Stan Wilson in 2013.

12/13/2017

US Navy ‘Rushing’ To Award 91-Year-Old WWII Vet Purple Heart

Shelby Dawson will be awarded the Purple Heart on January 6, 2018. The process usually takes up to 180 days but the US Navy told the I-Team, due to Dawson’s health issues, it is “rushing” the process.

11/30/2017

I-Team: Midland Train Crash Victims Taking Case To Higher Court

Family members spent a somber day placing flowers at the scene of the accident, but their mission now is filing a petition with the Supreme Court of Texas to reconsider their wrongful death claims.

CBS 11–11/15/2017

Family Of North Texas Teen Killed In A Bus Crash Asks For Safer Buses

Keith Pelton says he still remembers exactly where he was sitting that day in their family living room when they learned of their daughter’s death. The pain is still raw three years later.

11/06/2017

I-Team: Mother Of Teen Says A North Texas Hospital Worse Than A Jail

Renee Mauldin made a promise to her granddaughter while hugging her tightly, “I’ll never let that happen again Maddie. I promise, never, never.”

CBS 11–10/27/2017

Warning: Harvey-Related Scams On The Rise

Reports of fraud are on the rise as Tropical Storm Harvey flood waters are receding.

09/05/2017

File photo of a person holding money. (Photo by JUAN BARRETO/AFP/Getty Images)

Customers Claim Major Financial Giants Lured Them Into Money Loss

Nearly 1,000 consumer will soon receive a check from the United States Bankruptcy Court, and two well-known national companies have agreed to a multi-million settlement in connection with this case.

07/24/2017

I-Team: Bounty Hunter Rules In Texas

By state law, bounty hunters can’t wear, carry, or display any uniform, badge, shield or other insignia implying (he or she) is an officer of the state or federal agent.

05/31/2017

Tobolowsky Family Awarded $5.5M In Defamation Case

The defamation case had stalled last year when Ira Tobolowsky was murdered.

05/08/2017

I-Team: Suicide Survivor Shares Her Ordeal, Mental Hospital Under Scrutiny

A North Texas woman said she survived a gruesome suicide attempt inside an unlikely place — the mental hospital where she went for help.

05/02/2017

I-Team: Inside A Dallas Murder Mystery… 1 Year Later

It’s the place they grew up, played basketball and made countless home movies which their dad loved to edit.

04/27/2017

I-Team Update: State Rep Pushes To Make Healthcare Facilities Inspections Accessible

A State Representative is pushing a bill that if passed, would make state inspections and substantiated complaints easily accessible by the public.

04/04/2017

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