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.

Innovation At Automation Alley

Jun 2, 2017
Mackinac Bridge
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Host of Morning Edition Brooke Allen caught up with Automation Alley Executive Director Thomas Kelly, during his time at the annual Mackinac Policy Conference.


"Poisoned Water" To Air On WKAR-TV Tonight

May 31, 2017
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Three years after the city’s troubles began, Flint’s water is drinkable but the aftermath of the crisis remains.


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WKAR's Brooke Allen went on a ride along with Michigan State Trooper B.J. Breslin. The department is trying to crackdown on distracted driving. Mobile devices like cell phones are a huge source of problems, but they aren't the only ones.  


Beth Cafagna shares her journey of her grief, her loss and what she's doing to to help other grieving mothers. 

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In 2016, 1,300 Michigan residents received the gift of sight because of the generosity of others. A mother shared how her son's loss of life is helping others gain vision.  


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Check out our interview and picture gallery of Biggby Coffee Headquarters in East Lansing during an interview with Co President and CEO Bob Fish. 

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On Wednesday morning, Cara Nader, owner of Strange Matter Coffee Company talked about her love of coffee and starting a coffee business in Lansing. 


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All week long, the WKAR News Team is taking a closer look at coffee. 


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Doctors and police urge to dispose of old medicine on Drug Take Back Day on Saturday. 


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WKAR TV producer John J. Valadez is a Peabody award-winning filmmaker who has written, directed and produced many nationally broadcast documentary films. He speaks with WKAR's Brooke Allen about the film "The Chicano Wave" and its inspiration.


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Saturday will be Opening Day  for the Lansing Lugnuts. The baseball team has a splashy and family-friendly events to start the season. 


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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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