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.

Ann Arbor Art Fair photo
Courtesy photo / Ann Arbor Art Fair

Thousands of artists converge in Ann Arbor for the Ann Arbor Art Fair every year. Current State’s Brooke Allen fills us in on everything happening within the 29 city blocks of the event.


portrait: Tim Busfield
Stacy Hoxsey / WKAR-MSU

Emmy-winning actor and East Lansing native Timothy Busfield is now an artist-in-residence at the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University.

Courtesy City of Ferndale

Should someone who has served time for a criminal offense be obligated to tell a prospective employer about their criminal history...even if it doesn’t pertain to the job for which they're applying?

More than 100 U.S. cities and counties have decided to ‘ban the box,’ removing questions about criminal history from job applications.

Today, the city of Ferndale joins a growing list of Michigan cities adopting a ‘ban the box’ policy.  

Alycia Meriweather photo
Courtesy photo / Detroit Public Schools

The Detroit Public Schools will get more than $600-million to begin paring down debt and to launch a new debt-free district. Current State talks with interim Superintendent Alycia Meriweather.


Ruth Johnson photo
Joe Ross / flickr creative commons

Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson discusses the ProtectMiChild registry to keep kids away from adult online content.


Brooke Allen in Old Town Lansing
Katie Cook / WKAR

Our new Morning Edition host, Brooke Allen, spends some time getting to know Lansing.


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