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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Kevin Davenport, an aquarist and coral biologist, feeds krill to growing corals in a warehouse for growing and rehabilitating coral populations in Orlando, Fla., on Sept. 13. Zack Wittman for NPR hide caption

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Here is what scientists are doing to save Florida's coral reef before it's too late

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Signage for the FTX Arena, where the Miami Heat basketball team plays, is seen illuminated on Saturday. The rapid collapse of cryptocurrency exchange FTX into bankruptcy has driven arena owner Miami-Dade County to seek a break in its naming rights deal with FTX. Marta Lavandier/AP hide caption

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Miami-Dade County asks to end a naming rights deal with FTX

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Hurricane Nicole makes landfall in Florida, raising concerns about climate change

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After reaching Florida's east coast, Nicole weakens to a tropical storm

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Nicole is thrashing the Bahamas and is forecast to strike Florida

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, his wife Casey DeSantis and their children walk on stage to celebrate victory over Democratic gubernatorial candidate Rep. Charlie Crist during an election night watch party at the Tampa Convention Center on Tuesday in Tampa, Florida. Octavio Jones/Getty Images hide caption

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Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooter Nikolas Cruz enters the courtroom for a sentencing hearing Tuesday at the Broward County Courthouse. Amy Beth Bennett/AP hide caption

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Parkland survivors and victim family members unleash anger at the shooter

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Florida is poised to change the way it imposes the death sentence in trials

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Families of Parkland school shooting victims are lashing out after jury's decision

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Parkland Shooter sentenced to life in prison without parole

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Jurors in Florida will consider the death penalty for the Parkland school shooter

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Closing arguments in the Parkland shooter's trial are underway

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