Greg Allen 2010
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Greg Allen 2010
Doby Photography /NPR

Greg Allen

Correspondent, Miami

As NPR's Miami correspondent, Greg Allen reports on the diverse issues and developments tied to the Southeast. He covers everything from breaking news to economic and political stories to arts and human interest features. He moved into this role in 2006, after four years as NPR's Midwest correspondent.

Allen was a key part of NPR's coverage of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, providing some of the first reports on the disaster. He was on the frontlines of NPR's coverage of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, arriving in New Orleans before the storm hit and filing on the chaos and flooding that hit the city as the levees broke. Allen's reporting played an important role in NPR's coverage of the aftermath and the rebuilding of New Orleans, as well as in coverage of the BP oil spill which brought new hardships to the Gulf coast.

As NPR's only correspondent in Florida, Allen covered the dizzying boom and bust of the state's real estate market, the state's important role in the 2008 presidential election and has produced stories highlighting the state's unique culture and natural beauty, from Miami's Little Havana to the Everglades.

Allen has spent more than three decades in radio news, the first ten as a reporter in Ohio and Philadelphia and the last as an editor, producer and reporter at NPR.

Before moving into reporting, Allen served as the executive producer of NPR's national daily live call-in show, Talk of the Nation. As executive producer he handled the day-to-day operations of the program as well as developed and produced remote broadcasts with live audiences and special breaking news coverage. He was with Talk of the Nation from 2000 to 2002.

Prior to that position, Allen spent three years as a senior editor for NPR's Morning Edition, developing stories and interviews, shaping the program's editorial direction, and supervising the program's staff. In 1993, he started a four year stint as an editor with Morning Edition just after working as Morning Edition's swing editor, providing editorial and production supervision in the early morning hours. Allen also worked for a time as the editor of NPR's National Desk.

Before coming to NPR, Allen was a reporter with NPR member station WHYY-FM in Philadelphia from 1987 to 1990.

His radio career includes serving as the producer of Freedom's Doors Media Project — five radio documentaries on immigration in American cities that was distributed through NPR's Horizons series — frequent freelance work with NPR, Monitor Radio, Voice of America, and WHYY-FM, and work as a reporter/producer of NPR member station WYSO-FM in Yellow Springs, Ohio.

Allen graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1977, with a B.A. cum laude. As a student and after graduation, Allen worked at WXPN-FM, the public radio station on campus, as a host and producer for a weekly folk music program that included interviews, features, live and recorded music.

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Planned Parenthood Joins Campaign To Rid Miami Neighborhoods Of Zika

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Florida's Zika Cases Weigh On Businesses, State And Local Officials

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Miami Schools Take Steps To Protect Returning Students From Zika

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Miami Schools Take Steps To Protect Students From Zika

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Health Officials Identify More Cases Of Locally Acquired Zika In Florida

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Florida Keys Opposition Stalls Tests Of Genetically Altered Mosquitoes

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Wasserman Schultz Faces Tough Primary Against Sanders-Endorsed Canova

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Zika-Fighting GMO Mosquito Gets FDA Approval For Testing

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Aerial Spraying Begins In Miami Neighborhood Impacted By Zika Virus

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Miami Targets Zika-Carrying Mosquitoes With Aerial Spraying, Inspections

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At Least 10 More People Contract Zika In Florida

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Florida Officials Trace Zika To Local Mosquitoes In 4 Recent Cases

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Miami Steps Up Mosquito Control Efforts After Suspected Zika Cases

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