Emily Allen works in Charleston covering the state Legislature and public affairs throughout southern West Virginia.
Emily came to West Virginia through Report for America, an initiative from the GroundTruth Project to place emerging journalists in newsrooms throughout the country. As an RFA corps member, Emily intends to hold decision-making bodies accountable for their impact on constituents so West Virginians can make the right decisions for themselves and their families.
Emily most recently worked for the Grand Forks Herald in North Dakota, covering all that falls under the purview of local government -- everything from how international trade discussions impact regional industries to military issues, economic development and the 2018 midterm elections.
Emily graduated from the University of Minnesota with a B.A. in Journalism. As a student, she interned at the Star Tribune in Minneapolis and American Public Media’s podcast division. She also covered local arts and entertainment for the University’s student-run Radio K.