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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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Insurance rates spike after Florida lawmakers fail to address condo safety

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Plans by Florida Republicans to end Disney World's special status may not be legal

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Voting groups sue Florida, saying congressional map violates state constitution

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Mickey Mouse waves to fans during a parade at Walt Disney World Resort on March 03, 2022 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Julio Aguilar/Getty Images for Disney Dreamers hide caption

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DeSantis wants to end Disney World's special status in Florida

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Florida's legislature meets in a special session to adopt new congressional maps

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Gov. DeSantis takes over congressional redistricting in Florida

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Jury selection begins for Parkland gunman who killed 17 people

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Flowers, candles and mementos sit outside one of the makeshift memorials at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., on Feb. 27, 2018. Monday, the sentencing trial begins for the gunman who killed 17 people and injured 17 others more than four years ago. Rhona Wise/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A jury will decide if the Parkland gunman gets the death penalty

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Florida Gov. DeSantis has signed 'Don't Say Gay' bill

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Officials hope Miami Beach spring break curfew will discourage violence

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Ukrainian expats want the U.S. to do more for friends and relatives fighting Russia

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Florida Governor DeSantis wants to eliminate 2 proposed Black voting districts

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Florida Senate to vote on measure that critics dubbed 'Don't Say Gay' bill

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Julia and Max Voloshyn, owners of a gallery in Kyiv, were in Miami to exhibit Ukrainian art when first COVID and then the Russian invasion kept them from returning home. Greg Allen/NPR hide caption

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With the war, a Ukrainian art show gains new meaning

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