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Ashley Allen - Reporter

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Ashley comes to Central Texas from Syracuse, New York where she completed her master's degree in broadcast and digital journalism at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. The capstone of this program gave her a unique opportunity to spend six weeks as a Washington, D.C. reporter for WCIA 3 News in Champaign, Illinois. During this time, she localized stories about national issues like gun tracing and student loan interest rates. Her coverage of the Farm Bill and SNAP benefits appeared on Al Jazeera America's "The Stream."

A born-and-raised California girl, she completed her undergraduate education at Pepperdine University in Malibu. After graduating, she worked at LA's number one hit music station, KIIS-FM and dabbled in a PR internship. It wasn't long before she realized her unique combination of academic and work experience gave her the skills she needed to be a storyteller. Ashley has a passion for live breaking news and political journalism, particularly election coverage. 

If you have a story idea, feel free to email her at aallen@kcentv.com.

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