July 4, 2022

Ginger Allen Biography, Young, Education, KCBS, CBS11, Husband, Awards, HP Buddy Bowl

Ginger Allen Biography

Ginger Allen is an American Murrow and Emmy award-winning senior Investigative Reporter and journalist for the CBS 11 I-Team. Due to her prowess, the reporter has traveled all over the country investigating wrong trials, reporting on hurricanes in real time as well as reporting injustices which have made her stand out.

Ginger Allen Young| Education

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 Allen KCBS- TV

Ginger began her career in journalism at a young age, starting her career at KCBS-TV in Los Angeles as a researcher and content creator for the shows.

Ginger Allen WLWT-TV

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.

Affiliate stations Ginger Allen Anchored

She was an anchor/reporter at KBAK-TV and anchor/co-host for KERN talk radio in Bakersfield, California.  Additionally, she reported at KMIR-TV in Palm Springs.

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Ginger Allen CBS 11

Allen joined CBS11 in the year 1999; beginning her career as a general assignment reporter . Due to her prowess, she climbed up the ranks and in the year 2007, the news station’s early morning program reporter replaced early morning co-anchor Shannon Hori, who left CBS11 to join CBS-owned WFOR-TV in Miami. She also previously co-anchored CBS 11 This Morning and the CBS 11 Weekend News getting to work with anchors such as Brian New.

Ginger Allen HP Buddy Bowl & Charities

In 2017,Ginger’s family’s founded the HP Buddy Bowl; an event taking place each year that 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 Allen Married| Husband | Family

Allen is married to husband, Scott, have two children who are “getting more involved in school and sports,”

Ginger Allen Blood Bank News

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 Allen Lithium Batteries

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 Allen Awards & Nominations

Due to her prowess in reporting emerging issues; Ginger has been recognized numerous times by the Dallas Bar Association.

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.

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.

Allen’s reporting prowess 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.

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