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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Is the Department of Homeland Security in Town?

Despite denial by local and state law enforcement agencies, sources tell KMOX the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has as many as 80 agents in town.

11/17/2014

Sunset Hills Mayor Mark Furrer (KMOX file photo)

Sunset Hills Aldermen Give First Reading to Bills that Allow Impeachment of Mayor

The mayor of Sunset Hills is vowing to fight any attempt to impeach him, but denies allegations that he threatened aldermen who are leading that charge.

11/12/2014

FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 13:  Police Chief Thomas Jackson fields questions related to the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown during a press conference on August 13, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on Saturday. Ferguson has experienced three days of violent protests since the killing.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Ferguson Crafting Civilian Review Board for Police Department

The Ferguson City Council is responding to calls for better accountability for police and are working on forming a civilian review board for the Ferguson Police Department.

11/11/2014

Photo of Ollie Caruthers courtesy of Parkway West High School.

Parkway West High School Raises Thousands for Custodian

A few high school students collecting change for an ailing custodian has sparked a fundraising campaign that’s raised more than $7,000 in just one day.

11/06/2014

St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch. Photo: KMOX/Kevin Killeen

McCulloch: Michael Brown Grand Jury Still Hearing Evidence

St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch says don’t expect a verdict in the Michael Brown case this week or even next.

11/05/2014

"Hands up! Let's vote!" at a Ferguson area voting rally on Nov. 3, 2014. (Allison Blood/KMOX)

Ferguson Residents Encouraged to Vote by Clergy, Michael Brown’s Family

“Hands up, let’s vote,” was the message from the attorney for Michael Brown’s family, Benjamin Crump, during a Monday night vote rally in Ferguson.

11/04/2014

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Effort to Free Jeff Mizanskey from Life Sentence for Marijuana Takes Big Step

A group of Missourians have been asking Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon to grant clemency to a Missouri man serving life for marijuana possession. Now, they’re taking big steps to make sure he’s getting the message – two billboard-sized steps.

10/31/2014

The Ferguson City Council meeting on Oct. 28 filled to capacity. (Allison Blood/KMOX)

Two Deadly Force Resolutions Passed by Ferguson City Council

The Ferguson City Council passed two resolutions asking for stricter laws when it comes to police using deadly force.

10/29/2014

ST. LOUIS, MO - SEPTEMBER 21: Janoris Jenkins #21 of the St. Louis Rams returns an interception for a touchdown in the second against the Dallas Cowboys at the Edward Jones Dome on September 21, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Nixon: No Talks in a While with the Rams

Nixon says he’ll have an informal talk with officials this weekend at the Governor’s Cup in Kansas City, but real negotiations won’t happen until after football season is over.

10/23/2014

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County Council Unanimously Passes Resolution to Speed Up Coldwater Creek Cleanup

The council unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday night calling for more money for the Army Corps of Engineers to ramp up the effort.

10/22/2014

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