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Allison Blood

allison blood1 Allison BloodAllison Blood grew up in St. Louis County and attended Parkway West High School. She then went to the University of Missouri – Columbia and graduated with a Bachelors of Journalism in Radio and Television and a minor in Political Science.

During her time there, she filed stories for KMOX out of the Jefferson City Bureau in the Capitol. Upon graduation, she worked for Missourinet in Jefferson City, until she came to KMOX in January of 2012.

Allison enjoys reporting on politics and local news. She brings in some kind of baked treat almost every Friday that she makes herself. Allison loves cooking. She also enjoys spending time with her family in Chesterfield and going to concerts and Cardinals games.

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FIVE QUESTIONS WITH ALLISON:

What is your favorite St. Louis activity?
City museum, Cardinals Baseball game or any of the festivals: Mardi Gras, Octoberfest.

What would you do if you weren’t in radio?
I would probably work for a TV station or an online news site.

Do you have any pets?
My family has two little dogs named Oscar and Lucy who are both Yorkies.

Share one random fact.
I hate cottage cheese.

If you could live anywhere else in the country, where would it be?
D.C. probably… or Austin, Texas.

Demonstrators react as police fire tear gas at them while protesting the shooting death of Michael Brown on Aug. 17, 2014 in Ferguson, Mo. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Some Protestors Say Police Firing Tear Gas at Peaceful Protests

Some protestors are refuting claims made by police that molotov cocktails and shots fired are what caused officers to shoot tear gas into crowds marching and protesting in Ferguson.

08/18/2014

Lesley McSpadden, mother of slain 18 year-old Michael Brown speaks during a press conference at Jennings Mason Temple Church of God In Christ, on August 11, 2014 in Jennings, Missouri. The fatal shooting by police of the unarmed teen in Ferguson, Missouri has sparked outrage in the community and set off civil unrest including looting and vandalism. (Photo by Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images)

Brown’s Family Upset About Release of Surveillance Video

The family of Michael Brown is upset with Ferguson police for releasing a video allegedly showing Michael Brown stealing cigars from a convenience store.

08/15/2014

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department officers gather in downtown St. Louis on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014,  in preparation for expected Michael Brown vigil and march. (KMOX)

St. Louis Police Prepare for Michael Brown Vigil, March Downtown

At about 4 p.m. Thursday, dozens of St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department officers gathered downtown to get ready for the first demostration in the city for the Michael Brown shooting.

08/14/2014

St. Louis County prosecuting attorney Bob McCulloch. (Allison Blood/KMOX)

Prosecuting Attorney: No Timeline for Michael Brown Investigation

St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch says don’t expect any details in the Michael Brown case any time soon.

08/14/2014

St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley, (KMOX/file photo)

Dooley Addresses Ferguson at County Council Meeting

St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley spoke at the first county council meeting since the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson and the outbreak of riots that followed.

08/13/2014

Just hours before more protests and tear gas, a peaceful forum in North County, provided a chance for some answers from police. Photo: KMOX/Allison Blood

Community Members, Local Leaders Meet for Forum on Michael Brown Shooting

Just hours before more protests were met with tear gas in Ferguson, community members met in Florissant at Christ the King Church to get answers from local leaders.

08/13/2014

Photo: David McNew/Getty Images

Washington Landfill Trash Can Stay, Pending Soil Test

A landfill in Washington, Mo., is overflowing, but the city might not have to move the excess trash, after all. City administrator Jim Briggs says after how bad the ordor was in Bridgeton, he really doesn’t want to have to move it.

08/04/2014

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Despite Contentious Race, Voter Turnout Expected to be Standard for 2014 Primary

The St. Louis County Executive race has been a heated one, but even that won’t mean a much higher voter turnout for this year’s primary election.

08/04/2014

Photo: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

McCaskill Confident VA Benefits Package Will Be Finalized Before August Recess

U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill says she’s sure Congress will be able to finalize the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs benefits package before Congress recesses in August.

07/30/2014

Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

McCaskill Introduces Legislation to Reduce Sexual Assaults on College Campuses

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill has introduced legislation aimed at reducing campus sexual assaults – the result of a massive survey earlier this year that showed a startling number of schools hadn’t investigated a rape claim in years.

07/30/2014

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