Brooke Allen

Producer and Host of Morning Edition

Brooke Allen served as local producer and host for Morning Edition, from June 2016-March 2018.

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.

Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

Ann Arbor mayor Christopher Taylor joined WKAR's Brooke Allen for "Mondays with the Mayor" on December 11th. 


Kevin Lavery / WKAR Public Media

Just days after Gov. Rick Snyder issued rules policing medical marijuana businesses, we learned how the  the state will begin accepting license applications under a new regulatory system. Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs' Bureau of Medical Marihuana Regulation director Andrew Brisbo talked about the process with WKAR's Brooke Allen on "Morning Edition." 


Facebook page of Michigan Dept. of Civil Rights

The state department of Civil Rights wants you to know that it is a resource for filing sexual harassment claims. Director Dr. Agustin Arbulu spoke on "Morning Edition with Brooke Allen" on Thursday.  


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City of Battle Creek

Emmett Township supervisor Tim Hill and Pennfield Township supervisor Dave Morgan joined Morning Edition with Brooke Allen on Monday, December 4 for the weekly "Mondays with the Mayor" segment.


On the December 2-3, 2017 edition of Current State we explore everything from sexual misconduct investigations to why high speed broadband is scarce in some parts of Michigan to special K-9's to new safety equipment for Michigan drivers this winter.

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With the public learning of new cases of sexual harassment and assault coming to light, WKAR's Brooke Allen talked with Christina DeJong, Ph.D. She is an associate professor at Michigan State University's College of Social Science School of Criminal Justice. 

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."


Deputy Brian Webb / Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office

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. 


Brooke Allen / WKAR-MSU

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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Dank Depot / flickr creative commons

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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