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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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A python challenge hasn't done much to reduce impact of Florida's invasive species

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The chief prosecutor in the Tampa area says he will fight his removal from office

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Supporters of former US President Donald Trump outside Mar-A-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, US, on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022. Donald Trump faces intensifying legal and political pressure after FBI agents searched his Florida home in a probe of whether he took classified documents from the White House when he left office, casting a shadow on his possible run for the presidency in 2024. Eva Marie Uzcategui/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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As the number of people fleeing Haiti for the U.S. spikes, so are related tragedies

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Jurors heard opening statements on the first day of the Parkland shooting trial

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The trial for the Parkland high school shooting begins

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At sentencing, Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz faces the death penalty

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The Parkland shooter is about to stand trial

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at a news conference at Crooms Academy of Information Technology in Sanford to discuss Florida's civics education initiative of unbiased history teachings. SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images hide caption

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Florida Gov. DeSantis takes aim at what he sees as indoctrination in schools

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How Florida's Gov. DeSantis is exerting more control over the state's schools

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The sale of 2 Spanish talk radio stations may counter the spread of disinformation

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It's been 1 year since 98 people died in the Surfside condo collapse

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In an aerial view, a cleared lot where the 12-story Champlain Towers South condo building once stood is seen on June 22, 2022 in Surfside, Florida. This week marks the first anniversary of the tragic event where 98 people died when the building partially collapsed. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Former Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum addresses the audience during an event in 2019 in Miami Gardens. Gillum, a Democrat, was indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury alleging he sought campaign donations and funneled a portion of them back to him through third parties. Saul Martinez/Getty Images hide caption

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Florida isn't ordering doses of the COVID vaccine for children under the age of 5

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