Brooke Allen

Producer and Host of Morning Edition

Brooke Allen is local producer and host for Morning Edition, airing 5am-9am weekdays on 90.5 FM WKAR. She also contributes human-interest features for Current State.

Allen joined WKAR in June 2016.

Before joining WKAR, Allen served as an anchor and reporter for WWJ Newsradio 950 in Detroit. During her time at WWJ, Allen interviewed young offenders and their attorneys for Second Chance, a broadcast series that sought to provide those serving time an opportunity to turn their lives around.

Allen has also presented a number of stories and interviews, working with Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD ), telling the tragic plight of victims of alcohol-related crashes, something that has also personally affected her family.

Before her stint at WWJ, Allen served as a news and traffic reporter at a number of stations in Michigan and California, including KFI, KOST and JILL-FM.

Allen studied theatre and communications at Eastern Michigan University, and is a graduate of the Academy of Radio and Television Broadcasting in Huntington Beach, California.

When not delivering the news, you can find Allen acting in professional and community theatres.

WKAR Staff: "What We Are Thankful For"

Nov 22, 2017
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This is Thanksgiving week 2017. WKAR hosts, reporters, interns and more are sharing what they're thankful for and a favorite word associated with "Thanksgiving."


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WKAR's Brooke Allen talked with law enforcement about new saliva tests being used to test for drugs. She separated fact from fiction with a Washtenaw county Sheriff Deputy. 


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A retired computer engineer and a retired opera singer operate the Blue Hat Coffee Gallery in Coldwater, Michigan.  


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Dr. Christina DeJong, MSU associate professor in the school of criminal justice explained part of the reasons the #MeToo postings on social media went viral this week. She talked with WKAR's Brooke Allen during "Morning Edition" on October 18. 


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On the October 16 "Mondays with the Mayor Segment", Dimondale Village President Ralph Reznick talked with WKAR Morning Edition host Brooke Allen. He talked about what is included and not included in the actual village and why the community is tied in so closely to the Grand River. 


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How many times do you look on Twitter or Facebook and find out that it’s National Pizza Day or another day named after your favorite food? Or that your favorite celebrity is celebrating their birthday? Way before there was Google, a pair of brothers from Michigan compiled that information in a yearly calendar of events. 


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Our October 9, 2017 segment of "Monday Morning with the Mayor" featured Delta Township supervisor Kenneth Fletcher. He talked with "Morning Edition" host Brooke Allen about how the community of 33,000 includes the cities of Waverly and Grand Ledge. 


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The long running high school game show QuizBusters began its final season on October 7, 2017. In the first of three reports, host Matt Ottinger talks with WKAR "Morning Edition" host Brooke Allen about some of the highlights of the show. 


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If you plan to operate a Medical Marijuana business in Lansing, the city now has applications available online for you to fill out.  


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WKAR's Brooke Allen talked with Lansing Licensed Professional Counselor Karen Massoll about discussing the Las Vegas mass shooting with your children. Bottom line you have to acknowledge their fears and reassure their safety. 


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Meredian Township Manager Frank Walsh talked with Brooke Allen for our "Mondays with the Mayor" segment.  He talked about families, nature trails and the township's 75th anniversary celebration. 


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Every year, the owner of the Dunkin Donuts store in Okemos buys Michigan State University Spartan shirts for his employees.  This year, he had a touching experience while purchasing the shirts. 


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60,000 people are expected to gather for the annual Labor Day walk across the Mackinac Bridge. There will be major security restrictions this year. 


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Nathan Moore, associate professor of the Department of Geography, Environment and Spacial Sciences at Michigan State University talks with WKAR's Brooke Allen about Hurricane Harvey's impact on Houston. 


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On the August 21 "Monday Morning with the Mayor" segment, Morning Edition host Brooke Allen talked with DeWitt mayor Sue Leeming about what makes her community standout.  She's also talking about possible changes to city hall. 


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