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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.

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.

14 hours ago

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

A demonstrator, protesting the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown, stands his ground as police fire tear gas on August 13, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on Saturday. Ferguson, a St. Louis suburb, is experiencing its fourth day of violent protests since the killing.  (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

COPS Training Police Agencies to Improve Community Relationships

One division of the Department of Justice is in town with the goal of preventing any more rioting in Ferguson as the Michael Brown investigation continues.

09/15/2014

Photo by Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images for Challenge Triathlon

St. Louis Working Toward Reducing Obesity with Jump N2 Shape

Last May, KMOX told you about St. Louis city’s goal of reducing obesity by 5 percent by the year 2018. Health department officials now are saying more than 700 people have signed up for one of their fitness programs.

09/12/2014

Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

McCaskill to Goodell: NFL Has Serious Problem With Domestic Violence

Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill has harsh words for the head of the National Football League in the wake of the video showing former running back Ray Rice punching his now-wife.

09/12/2014

Photo: KMOX/Michael Calhoun

University City Councilman Under Fire From Residents

They say he threw a water bottle at a citizen and called another an “A-hole,” and now a group of University City residents are trying to get councilman Stephen Kraft fired.

09/09/2014

Jamilah Nasheed. Photo: KMOX

State Sen.: No County Prosecutor Should Ever Be in Charge of Officer-Involved Shooting

State Sen. Jamilah Nasheed and Rep. Jay Barnes will be filing a bill in December allowing for a special prosecutor in any officer-involved shooting case, in any municipality across the state.

09/05/2014

Missouri Sen. Jamilah Nasheed stares down police as she attempts to deliver petitions calling for special prosecutor in Michael Brown shooting case. (Photo: Kevin Killeen/KMOX)

State Sen.: Stenger’s Political Ties to McCulloch Could Cost Him County Executive

The fight to remove St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch from the Michael Brown case could hurt Steve Stenger’s run for County Executive.

09/04/2014

The 'Don't Shoot Coalition' calls for County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch to step down from the Michael Brown investigation. Photo: KMOX/Allison Blood

‘Don’t Shoot Coalition’ Renews Calls for McCulloch to Step Down from Michael Brown Investigation

A new coalition of 43 different social justice organizations called the “Don’t Shoot Coalition” is calling for County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch to step down from the Michael Brown case.

09/03/2014

Teaching Ferguson forum on Sept. 2. Photo: KMOX/Allison Blood

Teachers Share Strategies, Resources on Talking to Students About Ferguson

“Teaching Ferguson,” a forum designed to help teachers learn how to talk to their students about racism and the Michael Brown shooting, drew a crowd of nearly 100 people Tuesday night at Saint Louis University.

09/03/2014

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