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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.

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Blunt Makes Stop in St. Louis, Speaks to Officers About Narcotics, Parole Policies

U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt capped off a trip around the state to speak with law enforcement officials in St. Louis on Monday afternoon. The conversations he had with the heads of several local police forces had little to do with Ferguson unrest.

11 hours ago

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Hispanic Festival Kicks Off Today in Soulard Market Park

In the mood for some empanadas or tacos? Want to learn to salsa dance?

09/26/2014

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay speaks at the ground-breaking ceremony for the next phase in the St. Louis Gateway Arch Grounds Project on Sept. 25, 2014. (Allison Blood/KMOX)

Ground Breaks on Next Phase in Arch Project

Another ground-breaking ceremony took place today for the St. Louis Gateway Arch Grounds Project as a third phase of construction begins.

09/25/2014

A relatively small crowd met at the Ferguson City Council meeting on Sept. 23. Photo: KMOX/Allison Blood

Ferguson City Council Tables Civilian Review Board, Approves Municipal Court Revisions

Despite planned protests and a riotous St. Louis County Council meeting last week, protestors, for the most part, stayed away from Tuesday night’s meetings.

09/24/2014

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Education Officials Laud Riverview Gardens for Jump in Accreditation Scores

It was a night of congratulations for the Riverview Garden’s School district as the state education department met with parents for an update on the district’s progress.

09/23/2014

The first in a series of town halls in Ferguson was held on Monday, Sept. 22. Photo: KMOX/Allison Blood

Media, Non-Residents Barred From First Ferguson Town Hall

The Department of Justice barred media from attending the meeting, but reporters weren’t the only ones told to leave.

09/23/2014

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Reverse Mortgages On the Rise

Recent numbers show that across the country, many Americans are worried about having enough money in retirement, and one solution many are turning to is reverse mortgages.

09/22/2014

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Mold Temporarily Closes Classrooms in South St. Louis Grade School

Reports of mold at one Catholic grade school in South St. Louis have parents worried that their children won’t have a school to go to.

09/18/2014

Activist Anthony Shahid leads the crowd in an "Arrest Darren Wilson" chant at the St. Louis County Council meeting on Sept. 16. Photo: KMOX/Allison Blood

Protestors Demand Action from Stenger in Michael Brown Case

Many told Stenger that he has until noon on Wednesday to denounce County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch, who endorsed Stenger’s bid for County Executive in the primary.

09/17/2014

Photo: KMOX/Michael Calhoun

Effort to Recall University City Councilman Gains Steam

In just a week, the petition from the group Citizens for Restoring Transparency, aimed at a recall of Councilman Stephen Kraft, has gotten nearly 500 signatures.

09/16/2014

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