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.

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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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Thanksgiving is a time to watch football, hang out with family, and of course enjoy that one favorite dish you look forward to all year long.


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We talk to former Michigan House Speaker Craig DeRoche about his appearance in Ava Duvernay’s Netflix documentary “13th.”


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Last week, Holt High School students told us who they would vote for in their mock election. This week, they tell us how they are feeling about the results of the real presidential election.


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Mid-Michigan voters cast their ballots around the capital region today as Election 2016 entered its final hours.  WKAR's Brooke Allen caught up with several area residents who made their choices today, starting with a one Clinton supporter...

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It’s election season at Holt High School. They are holding a mock election, with voter registration, debates, campaign posters, and rallies. We find out who they are voting for and why.


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Michigan law requires voters to be 18 years old and a resident of the state, but what if you have been convicted of a felony or are currently in prison? Can you vote? We talk with an inmate and a former inmate about the election.


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Branding can make all the difference, especially when it comes to the candidates running for President. We speak to a University of Detroit marketing professor about the unique ways Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have decided to market themselves during this historic run for President.


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Flint native David Tarver talks with Brooke Allen about the Urban Entrepreneurship Symposium taking place in Flint Oct. 19-21.

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What are the signs of someone thinking about committing suicide and how can we prevent it?  Current State’s Brooke Allen talks with a local woman about her struggle with depression and the area director from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.


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An MSU professor says if your spouse is happy, you will be healthy. Current State’s Brooke Allen follows up on the research with MSU researcher Bill Chopik.


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The first presidential debate was last night. Rick Pluta of the Michigan Public Radio Network and Emily Lawler of MLive discuss the first face-to-face meeting between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.


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The star-studded Athena Conference is designed to promote leadership and empowerment for women of all ages. We discuss the program with chairperson Sarah Jennings.


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