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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Some Florida Hospitals Report More Patients Than At Any Point In The Pandemic

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Florida Gov. DeSantis Is Fighting For Fewer Health Restrictions On Cruise Ships

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Florida Reports A Four-Fold Increase In COVID-19 Cases From A Month Ago

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More Than 100 People Feared Dead As Search Through Surfside Condo Rubble Continues

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Hope Dims For Any Chance Of Surivors From Florida Condo Collpase

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Rescue Crews In Surfside Still Hold Hope In Their Search For Survivors

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Search and rescue teams continue to look for survivors and remains this week in the partially collapsed 12-story Champlain Towers South condo building in Surfside, Fla. Michael Reaves/Getty Images hide caption

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Florida Judge Orders Surfside Condo Association Board Into Receivership

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President And First Lady Biden Meet Rescue Teams, Victims' Families In Florida

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President Biden Visited Surfside, Fla., To Meet Family Of Victims And Rescue Teams

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Condo Collapse Kicks Off Inspections Of Older Buildings In Miami-Dade County

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Questions Arise As The Search Through The Condo Rubble Continues In Surfside, Fla.

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Dozens Of People Still Unaccounted For In Florida Condo Collapse

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A rescue worker walks amid the rubble where a wing of a 12-story beachfront condo building collapsed on Thursday in Surfside, Fla. Lynne Sladky/AP hide caption

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Rescue Crews Continue Search For Missing Victims In Florida Building Collapse

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Rescuers Search For Survivors After Partial Collapse Of 12-Story Condo Near Miami

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