Greg Allen As NPR's Miami correspondent, Greg Allen reports on the diverse issues and developments tied to the Southeast.
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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 environmental stories. 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 front lines of NPR's coverage of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, arriving in New Orleans before the storm arrived 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.

More recently, he played key roles in NPR's reporting in 2018 on the devastation caused on Florida's panhandle by Hurricane Michael and on the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

As NPR's only correspondent in Florida, Allen covered the dizzying boom and bust of the state's real estate market, as well as the state's important role in the 2008 and 2016 presidential elections. He's produced stories highlighting the state's unique culture and natural beauty, from Miami's Little Havana to the Everglades.

Allen has been with NPR for three decades as an editor, executive producer, and correspondent.

Before moving into reporting, Allen served as the executive producer of NPR's national daily live call-in show, Talk of the Nation. Prior to that, Allen spent a decade at NPR's Morning Edition. As editor and senior editor, he oversaw developing stories and interviews, helped shape the program's editorial direction, and supervised the program's staff.

Before coming to NPR, Allen was a reporter with NPR member station WHYY-FM in Philadelphia from 1987 to 1990. His radio career includes working an independent producer and as a reporter/producer at NPR member station WYSO-FM in Yellow Springs, Ohio.

Allen graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1977, with a B.A. cum laude. He began his career at WXPN-FM as a student, and there he was a host and producer for a weekly folk music program that included interviews, features, and live and recorded music.

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Wednesday

Trump's lawyers ask judge to dismiss charges of mishandling classified documents

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Classified documents case: Lawyers for Trump will be in a Florida courtroom

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Friday

Fate of Florida's strict, new abortion law will be decided by voters in November

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Thursday

The first phase of the Lahaina fire report details timeline of disaster

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Wednesday

University of Miami Marine Sciences student Lauren Hayes with her catch, a 7 or 8 pound mutton snapper, which was released and returned to its reef habitat more than 100 feet below the surface. Greg Allen/NPR hide caption

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After catch and release, here's how to make sure reef fish survive

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Thursday

Former President Donald Trump asked that the Mar-a-Lago classified documents trial be thrown out, citing the Presidential Records Act. On Thursday, U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon denied the motion and said the case will proceed. Chandan Khanna/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Tuesday

Florida Supreme Court orders state's 6-week abortion ban to go into effect May 1

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Monday

Venezuelan migrants gather at the Vineyard Haven ferry terminal in Marthas Vineyard. The group was transported to Joint Base Cape Cod in Buzzards Bay. Carlin Stiehl for The Boston Globe via Getty Images hide caption

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Thursday

The Walt Disney Company and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis have called off their lawsuit stemming from a yearlong legal dispute. It involves the district that's home to Disney's central Florida resort. Walt Disney World Resort via Get hide caption

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In Florida, there's détente in the battle between Disney and Gov. Ron DeSantis

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Thursday

A wooden migrant boat lies grounded on a reef alongside mangroves, at Harry Harris Park in Tavernier, Fla., last year. The U.S. Coast Guard says that since October, has it intercepted and returned about 130 migrants to Haiti. Rebecca Blackwell/AP hide caption

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DeSantis is prepping for a wave of Haitian migrants. Advocates say he's grandstanding

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Saturday

For two decades, Orlando Capote has struggled with developers and the South Florida city of Coral Gables to protect the home his parents bought more than 35 years ago. Saul Martinez for NPR hide caption

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A Florida man who refused to sell his home to a developer now lives in the shadows

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Friday

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Gov. Ron DeSantis' war on 'woke' appears to be losing steam in Florida

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Thursday

Former President Donald Trump waves to supporters as he leaves federal courthouse in Fort Pierce, Fla., on Thursday. Wilfredo Lee/AP hide caption

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Judge denies motion to dismiss charges against Trump in documents case

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Friday

What remains on the site of the Champlain Towers South condo building is shown, June 15, 2023, in Surfside, Fla. The swimming pool deck of a beachfront South Florida condominium that collapsed in 2021, killing 98 people, failed to comply with the original building codes and standards. Wilfredo Lee/AP hide caption

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Friday

Former President Donald Trump, aide Nauta and Mar-a-Lago property manager Carlos de Oliveira face some 40 criminal counts over classified documents found at Trump's Florida residence and club. Jon Elswick/AP hide caption

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Trump's trial over classified documents in Florida could start as soon as this summer

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Lawyers argue about rescheduling Trump's classified documents trial in Florida

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Thursday

U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Geoffrey Berman announces charges against Jeffery Epstein on July 8, 2019 in New York City. Epstein was charged with one count of sex trafficking of minors and one count of conspiracy to engage in sex trafficking of minors. Stephanie Keith/Getty Images hide caption

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Friday

Manuel Rocha, charged with being a Cuban agent, appeared in federal court today

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Thursday

On Cedar Key, researchers from the University of Florida have brought in sand, put in marsh plants and used artificial reefs to encourage the growth of oyster beds offshore. Octavio Jones for NPR hide caption

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Hurricane Idalia shows nature may provide the best shoreline protection

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Monday

Trump lawyers meet with judge about the reveal of classified info in Mar-a-Lago case

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Mar-a-Lago documents case: Trump lawyers are in court for a closed hearing in Florida

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Wednesday

A federal judge dismissed the Walt Disney Company's lawsuit against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. Disney sued after DeSantis and state lawmakers removed the company's self-governing status in 2023. Olga Thompson/Walt Disney World Resort via Getty Images hide caption

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A federal judge dismisses Disney's lawsuit against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis

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Friday

Health officials at Sarasota County Mosquito Management Services study specimens of anopheles mosquitoes that cause malaria, in Sarasota, Fla. on June 30, 2023. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued an alert after five cases of malaria were confirmed, the first locally acquired cases of the disease in the United States in 20 years. Chandan Khanna/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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New gene-editing tools may help wipe out mosquito-borne diseases

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Thursday

Driven by new regulations, developers are tearing down many older buildings on the waterfront in Miami and other cities in Florida and replacing them with luxury condominiums. Giorgio Viera/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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After the Surfside collapse, Florida is seeing a new condo boom

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