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Allyson Brown

All Media Journalist

Allyson Brown is a southern girl from Memphis, TN ... home of the best BBQ, the Memphis Grizzlies and Elvis Presley. She has lived in the Bluff City practically her whole life.  She has been a competitive runner most of her life. She started when she was seven and ended her career at 21 at the University of Missouri. She knew she would never make it to the Olympics but plans to report on them one day. Allyson's life goal is to affect change in a positive way which is why she became a journalist. She loves good food, reading, sports (especially track and field) and meeting new people.  So if your see her around, say hello, she would love to chat.   Where were you born? Memphis, TN Where did you grow up?   Memphis, TN What was your favorite TV show then? Scooby Doo  What was the first thing you ever wanted to be? A S.W.A.T Officer How might someone have described you in high school? She’s always running. What was your first job? A camp counselor What was your first job in television? Multi-Media Journalist What do you like about your job?   Meeting new people and learning new things What do you not like about your job?   Not being able to wear jeans. What might people be surprised to know about you?  I’m short. What is the hardest thing you ever did?  Saying goodbye to my dogs. What would be a perfect day for you?  Finally seeing Beyonce in concert! What advice would you have for someone wanting to go into the business? Never give up. Chase your dream like you would chase a story. The stories about the track and field team I got to help coach at my first job. I went to this small, rural school district in Missouri to talk about a levy on a ballot . As I was waiting to talk to the principal, I heard a kid say they were heading to track practice. I went and introduced myself to the coaches and kids. The rest is history. They went from running a three minute and 55 seconds 4 x4 relay to three minutes and 38 seconds eventually placing sixth at state! If you could only keep one 5-minute tape from your career what would be on it?   Favorites  Favorite book: Count of Monte Cristo  Favorite CBS show:  NCIS Favorite food:  Good food. Favorite hobby:  Reading Favorite Miami Valley place:  Still trying to discover that place. Favorite movie:  Impossible to name. Favorite music: Again, impossible to name. Favorite travel destination:A place with a beach and sun.

Latest from Allyson Brown

Family: Attempted robbery led to fatal shooting of Springfield teen
 The Springfield Police Division is investigating the city’s first fatal shooting of the year and family said they believe an attempted robbery might have led to the killing. Cobey E. Etherington, 19, of Springfield, was pronounced dead at the scene. Officers were in the area of West Pleasant and South Yellow Springs streets when they...

Posted: 6 hours ago

The Springfield Police Division is investigating the city’s first fatal shooting of the year and family said they believe an attempted robbery might have led to the killing. Cobey E. Etherington, 19, of Springfield, was pronounced dead at the scene. Officers were in the area of West Pleasant and South Yellow Springs streets when they...
Springfield drug rehab center set to open $2.3M location in March
 One of Springfield’s largest drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers will open a new, $2.3 million facility in March after several delays. McKinley Hall will move to the larger, three-story building on Lexington Avenue. It will allow the nonprofit to be a “one-stop shop,” CEO Wendy Doolittle said. Its services currently...

Posted: 4 days ago

One of Springfield’s largest drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers will open a new, $2.3 million facility in March after several delays. McKinley Hall will move to the larger, three-story building on Lexington Avenue. It will allow the nonprofit to be a “one-stop shop,” CEO Wendy Doolittle said. Its services currently...
Springfield school participates in No One Eats Alone Day
 A Springfield school participated in a nationwide initiative for inclusiveness for elementary and middle school children last week. At Snyder Park Elementary School, Friday was No One Eats Alone Day. Beyond Differences is a national nonprofit that wants “all kids to feel included, valued and accepted by their peers,” according...

Posted: 8 days ago

A Springfield school participated in a nationwide initiative for inclusiveness for elementary and middle school children last week. At Snyder Park Elementary School, Friday was No One Eats Alone Day. Beyond Differences is a national nonprofit that wants “all kids to feel included, valued and accepted by their peers,” according...
Slain Springfield teen’s family gets billboard to stop violence
 The Springfield mother of a 15-year-old shot and killed late last year wants to send a message to the community about stopping gun violence in the area. William Allen “B.J.” Beverly Jr. was shot about 12:45 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, at the Speedway gas station in the 1300 block of East Main Street. Officers found him inside, near the...

Posted: 9 days ago

The Springfield mother of a 15-year-old shot and killed late last year wants to send a message to the community about stopping gun violence in the area. William Allen “B.J.” Beverly Jr. was shot about 12:45 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, at the Speedway gas station in the 1300 block of East Main Street. Officers found him inside, near the...
Clark County receives $675K to improve domestic violence response
 The Clark County Sheriff’s Office is one of six organizations to receive a $675,000 grant as part of a national initiative to strengthen law enforcement’s response to sexual and domestic violence. The competitive grant was awarded in January by the International Association of Chiefs of Police. RELATED: Springfield man accused...

Posted: 12 days ago

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office is one of six organizations to receive a $675,000 grant as part of a national initiative to strengthen law enforcement’s response to sexual and domestic violence. The competitive grant was awarded in January by the International Association of Chiefs of Police. RELATED: Springfield man accused...
Report: Springfield hospital has $350M economic impact
 Springfield’s largest employer plans to hire about 150 workers as it expands its services to meet the needs of an aging population. Springfield Regional Medical Center is a part of Mercy Health, the largest health system in Ohio and the fifth largest employer in the state. More than 2,100 employees work at 49 locations in Clark and...

Posted: 15 days ago

Springfield’s largest employer plans to hire about 150 workers as it expands its services to meet the needs of an aging population. Springfield Regional Medical Center is a part of Mercy Health, the largest health system in Ohio and the fifth largest employer in the state. More than 2,100 employees work at 49 locations in Clark and...
Downtown Springfield building owners sue insurance agent for $50K
 The owners of a prominent downtown Springfield building have sued a local insurance agent and company. Robert and Nancy Hull are the owners of Hull Plaza. They have filed a lawsuit against State Farm agent Rick Chimento III and State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. The suit claims the agent and insurance failed to procure a policy or coverage...

Posted: 16 days ago

The owners of a prominent downtown Springfield building have sued a local insurance agent and company. Robert and Nancy Hull are the owners of Hull Plaza. They have filed a lawsuit against State Farm agent Rick Chimento III and State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. The suit claims the agent and insurance failed to procure a policy or coverage...
Ex-Springfield Twp. firefighter gets prison in cadet sex assaults
 A former Springfield Twp. firefighter was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in prison on allegations that he sexually assaulted minors in the department’s cadet program. Jonathan S. Monroe, 24, of Springfield pleaded guilty last month to felony counts of rape, gross sexual imposition, two counts of sexual battery and prostitution. He had...

Posted: 18 days ago

A former Springfield Twp. firefighter was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in prison on allegations that he sexually assaulted minors in the department’s cadet program. Jonathan S. Monroe, 24, of Springfield pleaded guilty last month to felony counts of rape, gross sexual imposition, two counts of sexual battery and prostitution. He had...
Ohio EPA to discuss controversial Mad River Twp. mine plan
 The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency will hold a public meeting to hear from concerned homeowners about a mining company’s permit request. Enon Sand and Gravel applied to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Mineral Resources Management in November 2016 to mine limestone and to merge two existing permits into one...

Posted: 18 days ago

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency will hold a public meeting to hear from concerned homeowners about a mining company’s permit request. Enon Sand and Gravel applied to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Mineral Resources Management in November 2016 to mine limestone and to merge two existing permits into one...
Clark County sheriff’s $15.2 M budget calls for more deputies, new guns
 The Clark County Sheriff’s Office plans to hire more deputies this year to combat low staffing and the drug crisis, including four detectives. Clark County commissioners approved a total $170 million budget last week, including a $43 million general fund. The sheriff’s office budget is about $15.2 million, the largest item in...

Posted: 20 days ago

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office plans to hire more deputies this year to combat low staffing and the drug crisis, including four detectives. Clark County commissioners approved a total $170 million budget last week, including a $43 million general fund. The sheriff’s office budget is about $15.2 million, the largest item in...
Springfield police need help to solve 2 shootings
 The Springfield Police Division is asking public for help after two shootings over the weekend. Three people, two men and a teenage girl were shot Friday night. The first shooting happened around 9:30 p.m. near Kroger on South Limestone Street, Springfield Police Division Lt. Jeffrey Meyer said. The victim, 21-year-old, Eric Webster, received...

Posted: 20 days ago

The Springfield Police Division is asking public for help after two shootings over the weekend. Three people, two men and a teenage girl were shot Friday night. The first shooting happened around 9:30 p.m. near Kroger on South Limestone Street, Springfield Police Division Lt. Jeffrey Meyer said. The victim, 21-year-old, Eric Webster, received...