Allison 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The consul general of Israel to the Midwest came to St. Louis to give an update on the violence in Gaza. Roey Gilad spoke at the Jewish Community Center, saying Israel won’t stop its attacks in Gaza until Hamas agrees to a cease fire.
The organization says “Lucky” the dog was brought in by someone who witnessed him being thrown from a vehicle while driving on I-70.
The St. Clair County Board voted in favor of a zoning change that allows for medical marijuana farm “Nature’s Cure” to open in Marissa, just south of Belleville.
The proposed center is called “Nature’s Cure,” and it would grow the plants in an enclosed, locked facility in Marissa, south of Belleville.
Missouri has scheduled what could be its eighth execution this year. The state Supreme Court set Sept. 10 as the execution date for convicted killer Leon Taylor.
Tony Pousosa, an alderman from Green Park, said his years of service in the county make him the best choice, while state lawmaker Rick Stream said his experience as Budget Committe chair will keep the county on the right financial track.
The national debate over the Supreme Court’s ruling on Hobby Lobby and employer-provided birth control has made its way to the St. Louis County Executive’s race.