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.

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St. Patrick's Day usually means corned beef and cabbage- unless you're fasting because it's Lent. This is the first time since 2006 the Irish holiday has fallen on a Friday during the Easter season, but some parishes are getting a dispensation.


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Democrat Gary Peters just began his third year as Michigan’s junior Senator.

He joined WKAR's Brooke Allen on Tuesday to discuss security, the Trump administration and other issues.  

Peters is now a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, so Brooke first asked him if he’s had a chance to learn about Lt. General H.R. McMaster, President Trump’s pick for National Security Adviser.

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It's almost the end of January and Linda Vail, the Ingham County Health Officer says they are noticing a fairly steady rise in flu cases. Vail says influenza can target anyone, but senior citizens, young children and people with suppressed immune systems are most at risk. 

Spitzley chosen to lead Lansing city council

Jan 24, 2017
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After four tries, the Lansing City Council finally has a new president. The council unanimously selected Patricia Spitzley.

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Bishop Wayne T. Jackson hosted then-Republican presidential candidate Donald J. Trump at his Great Faith Ministries International in Detroit during the campaign season. Jackson is one of six high-profile faith community leaders invited to take part in Inauguration Day 2017. WKAR's Brooke Allen reached Rev. Jackson by phone today to ask what his inauguration benediction would be all about.


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Nathan Moore's research in climate change has taken him to such places as China, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and the Amazon. Moore is an assistant professor at MSU's College of Environmental and Resource Sciences. He examines climate change a little closer to home in a conversation with WKAR Morning Edition host Brooke Allen.


Tashmica Torok of Lansing is will join thousands in the Women's March on Washington on Saturday. She's the executive director of The Firecracker Foundation, an organization dedicated to working with child survivors of sexual trauma and their families. Her motivation is to go on the record as someone who did not vote for Donald Trump and who doesn't think the President-Elect acts "in the best interests of the people of the United States."

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Michigan's State Senate Minority leader anticipates State of State addressing his home base of Flint.

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A Michigan policy group will listen for further economic development plans in Governor's Snyder's address tonight.

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Michigan's MIDAS system falsely identified unemployment claimants as fraudulent.  Michigan's Senate Minority leader seek answers.

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English and math are graduation requirements. Soon, CPR may be added to that list for students attending Michigan public schools. We speak to a doctor about how many lives this potential requirement could save.


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Thursday morning's I-96 pileup near Fowlerville claimed the lives of an Ann Arbor couple and a 28-year-old believed to be from Hollywood, Florida.

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Grief can be difficult to handle  on a regular calendar day, but how do you cope during the holidays? We talk to a bereavement counselor from Lansing Area Hospice and a local woman who is coping with the holidays as she approaches the first anniversary of her husband’s death.


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In an effort to raise awareness on World AIDS Day, WKAR’s Brooke Allen spoke to Dr. Susan Peters of the Barry-Eaton District Health Department about the number of Michigan residents living with HIV and the importance of HIV testing.


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GO-GIRL is a Wayne State University program designed to help girls build confidence and careers in the STEM fields. The deadline to register for the special program is this week. Current State's Brooke Allen talks with founder Sally K. Roberts.


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